When I was contacted by Protect-A-Bed to review a product for them at first I wasn’t going to do it. Unlike other blogs that offer reviews, I’ll only review products related to children or parenting children. I quickly realized that reviewing their crib protector would be more than acceptable…but one little problem…our little girl doesn’t sleep in a crib or toddler bed. However, soon I realized that since we are a family that co-sleeps we need this product even more! Our California King mattress cost a lot more than my daughters little twin mattress did! So, I decided to do the review. I have to tell you that at first I wasn’t extremely excited. After all,reviewing a mattress cover isn’t nearly as exciting as reviewing pretty girlie clothes or fun toys. However, that all changed once I received the mattress pad and actually read about all that it offered! It turns out that I adore this mattress pad and all of its features.
My favorite feature of this product is that it is waterproof. I know ALOT of parents that also sleep with their children and the unused toddler bed has a waterproof pad while the bed that is actually used doesn’t. Isn’t it funny that we buy the beautiful little bed and being prepared parents purchase all the little extras for a bed that ends up only being used to hold stuffed animals, lol. Meanwhile, night after night the little ones crawl into their parents unprotected bed. We are working on potty training but there are certainly still accidents (thank goodness for the California King so her “accident” stays on her side). Until now, we had a mattress cover but it didn’t work very well at being waterproof so we had 3 blankets underneath it as extra protection for our mattress, which led to some very hot nights. I wish I would have had this product all along, that is for sure. I will definitely purchase a twin size Protect-A-Bed once my daughter finally graduates into her own bed.
It has a breathable barrier fabric, which means it isn’t hot at all. I like the thinness of the mattress protector and that you can’t feel it. Having a comfortable bed is a priority for me, in fact one of my number one priorities. A life without good sleep, I can’t imagine is a very good life as it affects every part of your life. So, I was afraid the mattress pad would decrease the comfort level of my bed. Thankfully, this hasn’t been the case at all. If anything I feel more comfortable knowing that I am not covered in dust mites, lol.
It has a dust mite/allergen barrier. Did you know that every single night we humans lose 2 pints of body fluids through our skin pores and mouth? Yuck! Also, we lose millions of skin flakes. Whenever I see a news program I always get grossed out but forget about it in a day or two. I do not have allergies but my husband has them terrible! We’ve been using the protector about a month now…and his allergies do seem less severe. Now, I can’t honestly say that this is due to the mattress protector. The fact is that I have no idea. His decrease in allergy symptoms could be for a number of reasons, but I will say that it might at least play a part in his symptom reduction. Simply search the web and you’ll see that unprotected bedding can be a cause of asthma, eczema, and rhinitis.
The nice folks at Protect-A-Bed provided me with some additional information about their allergen protection features:
Many people don’t realize their mattress is one of the largest sources of allergens in their home, because over time, mattresses collect and absorb dust mites, bacteria, bodily fluids, skin cells, etc. In fact, it’s estimated that more than 2 million dust mites live in unprotected mattresses, and many people are allergic to their feces, which is left behind within mattresses and pillows.
People often believe a simple mattress pad and regular sheet washing is all they need to protect themselves from allergy inducing dust mites, but that’s simply not the case. Allergy suffers will feel effects despite the mattress pad. That’s why they need mattress protectors that seal in all existing allergens and don’t let further allergens into the mattress.
Protect-A-Bed mattress protectors provide an impermeable barrier between you and the dust mites and allergens within your bedding, while remaining breathable and comfortable. The ultra-thin, extra soft and super absorbent mattress protectors will not detract from the comfort of your bedding, and they are easy-to-use and machine washable.
I love that it fits my bed perfectly. I have a California King bed and sometimes products that claim to be the size of my mattress are way too small. I also like that it is easy to wash. Simply throw it in the washer and dry on medium and you are good to go! I’ve washed it since receiving it and it held up perfectly. It is guaranteed against leaks or tears for 10 years or the factory will replace the pad at no cost!
There are several different types of mattress cover types and sizes. The types include Elite, Premium, Plush, and Quiltguard. Sizes go from crib to California King. They also offer pillow protectors and box spring encasements.
So…to sum it up this great product has the following features:
I definitely recommend this product.
I’m so happy to announce that the Protect-A-Bed company is giving away a mattress protector for one lucky reader of my blog. Simply leave me a message letting me know your favorite feature of the Protect-A-Bed mattress cover. Be sure to visit their website by clicking here for more information.
The contest will run from May 23-May 30th at midnight. Good Luck!