Saturday, May 23, 2009

Protect-A-Bed Review

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.   

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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. 

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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.UFLMCA87Y2SWCANADHRUCARVXNTPCA7B8C0QCAZY0AK8CAJZ6J9HCAZ7B0D9CAR7ZNNSCACB9S3ECAGVANB6CANSM7ZYCAAXB9JHCALU6FXVCAOOCKJRCAQ7TG1KCAV17JTUCAEKFL58CAQRXR9LCAKY0WZO 

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:

  • Remarkably helpful in cases of incontinence
  • Ultra-thin with four-way stretch does not detract from the comfort of the mattress
  • Can be used on all types of mattresses: visco elastic, inner spring, latex
  • Expandable skirt ensures mattress protector fits any depth of mattress (8" to 20")
  • Guaranteed to moderate temperature and enhance sleeping comfort
  • Waterproof yet breathable - similar to human skin
  • Effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your pillow & mattress (a major cause of asthma, eczema and rhinitis)
  • Protects mattresses from stains (accidental spills, perspirations and bodily fluids)
  • Machine washable and tumble dry on hot
  • Can be sterilized at 121°C/250°F
  • Soft and super absorbent
  • Wash durability rating > 250 washes
  • Tested for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100
  • 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! 

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    70 comments:

    Memory foam topper said...

    Awesome wood Product with Mattress! I really liked this one and would love to more updates about other mattresses products.

    Denise said...

    We have our 2 yr old & 3 yr old in our king size bed most nights, we've been lucky & avoided any accidents, but I've been thinking a waterproof cover might be a good investment. Thanks for the great info! I'd LOVE to win one!

    Sarah said...

    I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your uplifting comments. I am struggling a bit right now to stay in the battle, so your prayers mean so much.
    Sarah

    MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    love the warranty, and looks great for those late night visitors who have accidents

    Anonymous said...

    The fitted-sheet style covers place an impenetrable barrier between you and allergens, while remaining breathable and comfortable.

    oldnehamkin at yahoo dot com

    Annie said...

    I tend to get really hot in bed so the fact that it moderates temp evenly is very appealing to me!

    I also, like your hubby, suffer from a variety of allergies and I'm willing to do anything that will relieve them!

    Thanks, this would really be a pleasure to have.

    nancyrobster@gmail.com
    (in Canada)

    Sher said...

    My favorite feature is definitely the fact that it is effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your pillow and mattress! My son has allergies really bad, and this is something I would love to try for his bed.

    Thank-you!
    ~Sher

    allancarol said...

    well i dont pee the bed yet but everyday i get older this could really come in handy

    Sonya said...

    I like that it's waterproof. My daughter still has accidents at night time. Thanks!

    clc408 said...

    Besides being an allergen barrier, I love the fact that it can be washed and dried on hot settings. I've had other mattress protectors shrink badly even on warm settings. Thanks for the chance.

    Carol Lawrence said...

    My favorite is that it protects against Bed Bugs,which I don't have but can't stand the thought of getting them.

    ky2here said...

    Hello! Washable rules!

    mverno said...

    i just about roast at night this would really help mverno@roadrunner.com

    sweetsue said...

    I like that this doesn't get hot. With summer on its way that is really important to me!
    smchester at gmail dot com

    Pam said...

    My favorite feature is "Effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your pillow & mattress (a major cause of asthma, eczema and rhinitis)"

    My family has a lot of allergies and I think the mattress protectors would help with that. Thanks

    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

    silverbele said...

    I would like to protect myself from the dust mites with a king protector

    KPort207 said...

    I really like that it's waterproof, not only because of someone accidently peeing the bed but I sometimes drink water or tea in bed and I've spilled those a few times. Thanks.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

    denyse said...

    I love that it's waterproof and has a warenty.

    her5boys said...

    I love that it is "Effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your pillow & mattress!"

    danosor said...

    I like the fact that it's waterproof.I am a subscriber.

    Jessica said...

    I like that its effective against preventing bacteria and dust mites!

    jessicabcote@gmail.com

    Barbara said...

    The ability to wash and dry the mattress protector is what I like. No sense in having a great barrier if you can't keep it ultra clean.

    chromiumman said...

    i like that it is effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your mattress

    Anonymous said...

    preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding
    timgus at cox dot net

    littlelatina said...

    enter me

    vboackle said...

    i like the impenetrable barrier between you and allergins.

    mogrill said...

    Helps with Dust Mites!! Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

    Ashley said...

    I like that it has a warranty and protects against allergens caused by dust mites and bacteria.

    Michele said...

    Love that this will keep my daughter cool- that seems to be the biggest problem with a lot of the other products out there. Allergen free is also a huge bonus. Thanks for sharing the info!

    pamcallahan said...

    I like that it is machine washable. The last one of these that I owned had a plastic backing that melted when it got hot!

    pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

    Missesprincess said...

    I'm excited about the allergy relief! I like that it places a barrier, but doesn't make you feel like there is something under your sheets.

    Joanmurraycefalu said...

    Excellent idea. I'd love to win this :)

    Alicia said...

    I love the fact that it can be sterilized at 121°C/250°F. My son is a bed wetter plus has horrible allergies, so this would be great for him.

    idahomom said...

    My son has lots of allergies so I think this would be great for him.

    simone/ thebubbledies said...

    Bed bugs scare the crap outta me, so my fav is the Smooth Surface Allergy Mattress Encasement. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

    erma said...

    I would love the chance to win, thanks.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

    justicecw said...

    I love that it helps with allergies and protects against stains. I stained my last mattress with hair dye (brown) :) but it looked like something else! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

    Marianna said...

    I love that it is waterproof but breathable... my son is a bedwetter and often sleeps with me. I'd love to protect my expensive king mattress but don't want to feel like I'm sleeping on that cheap, loud, sweaty plastic either! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ktanjatk said...

    My favorite feature is that it's waterproof

    ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

    Meet the Browns said...

    I love that it's soft and breathable! So many other protectors are plastic-y and feel gross :-P This product sounds great! We would love to have this to protect our new mattress :)

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

    jennem said...

    That protect-a-bed can withstand 200 washes and tumble dries!
    Jennifer, jennem22@yahoo.com

    daytoncat said...

    We cosleep a lot (and not always willingly...lol) so the waterproof factor is a BIG plus!

    daytoncat1(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Deborah said...

    My favorite feature of the Protect-A-Bed cover is that it moderates temperature. asthenight at gmail dot com

    talisa said...

    My daughter sleeps with me and my husband in our bed and we have a memory foam topping so any accidents would be horrific...thankfully none so far but this would assure it being protected! I also follow your blog!

    paryjeja said...

    I like the fact that it moderates the temperature, some mattress protectors seem to intensify and reflect back your body heat causing you to become too warm.
    paryjeja at sbcglobal dot net

    AICORP said...

    I love that it has a breathable barrier fabric, which means it isn’t hot at all. This would be greatly appreciated in the upcoming summer months.

    Melanie said...

    Soft and super absorbent!
    I would love to try this out.







    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

    Samantha Crossley (samhanna@bellsouth.net) said...

    I would love to win this cover, both for protection from all those nasty little allergens that always feel itchy, and to protect my mattress in case any of my dogs have an accident on my bed.

    Auriette said...

    I have cats. The cats have hairballs. I like that the mattress protector is moisture-proof.

    Jinxy and Me said...

    I like that it prevents dust mites!

    Tammie said...

    'Effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your pillow & mattress' - that's what it's all about... protecting our bed(s)! :)

    mcj4tlj@comcast.net

    Aisling said...

    I have asthma, so the fact that this is effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your pillow & mattress is an excellent reason to have one.

    ladyvon said...

    That's It's washable and does not get hot.

    georgie c said...

    Soft and super absorbent

    electricisland(at)gmail.com

    Anonymous said...

    I love that it protects mattresses from stains and helps keep out bacteria and bed mites
    nms147 (at) hotmail.com

    kathy pease said...

    i love that The fitted-sheet style covers place an impenetrable barrier between you and allergens

    Anonymous said...

    The mattress cover protects against bed bugs and dust mites but doesn't change the feel of the mattress.

    nomorecages@hotmail.com

    Maja said...

    we need it. cool prize.

    rbailey1958 said...

    This is a great allergen barrier. And with pets & grandchildren this also protects my matress against germs and wetness.
    pkbailey@charter.net

    AmyLynn said...

    My favorite feature of the Protect-A-Bed mattress protector is that it is that it is machine washable on hot, tumble dry medium.

    tlcfromtn said...

    I like that it's guaranteed to moderate temperature and enhance sleeping comfort. Thanks!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

    Brooke said...

    Okay besides the waterproofness of it I love love love that it is actually machine washable.. weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

    quelleheure4 said...

    I like that it protects the mattress from stains.
    quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

    Betty C said...

    My favorite feature is "The ultra-thin, extra soft and super absorbent mattress and pillow protectors will not detract from the comfort of your bedding, and our products are easy-to-use and machine washable". I've had other mattress protectors that were stiff and noisy, not at all comfortable.

    dvice said...

    I like that it is machine washable and can be tumble dried

    ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

    My favorite feature is that it's Waterproof yet breathable !
    Yet..it protects you from dust mites & other allgerins.

    I have 1 pillow cas & have been wanting a mattress cover since!
    With 4 kids & three cats.......waterproof & allergy prevention is a must for me!

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

    I have a Queen size bed.

    bndraldy said...

    My favorite feature is - "Effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your pillow & mattress (a major cause of asthma, eczema and rhinitis)". It would be a great help for our allergies! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

    Gianna said...

    I love that it's water proof :)

    masonsgranny59 said...

    awesome warranty:) would heart one for my husband's bed and pillow:)I gave a queen size one 2 my daughterinlaw awhile back and she loves it.

    Super Fun Mama said...

    Aisling is the Winner! Congrats! I've contacted you.