Mattress Protector Waterproof Sheet: Skin-Friendly and Comfortable
Like you, even I thought that all water-proof baby mattress pads & covers are made from rubber/plastic sheets. But later on, I found out that the best waterproof mattress protectors in India made of comfy, soft cotton fabrics, and not slippery, rough rubber sheets. I accidentally discovered MotherCare’s cotton waterproof mattress pad in India. Firstly beyond being Cotton mixed + Water-proof + Quilted + Licensed Anti-Allergic Mattress Protector. It is:
Why I used MotherCare Waterproof Mattress Cover for My babies?
1. A Friend to Baby’s Skin
Since you make your baby wear cotton clothes. Thereby ditching the rubber sheets, you should let your baby sleep on the skin-friendly & waterproof cotton mattress covers. The outer covering of MotherCare’s baby mattress protector is made of cotton. Cotton is a natural fabric on which your baby won’t feel warm and sweaty.
Even if she would perspire a little, cotton would absorb that sweat. Thereby it won’t give any chance to skin-borne bacteria and other germs to come into being.
2. Waterproof But Safely
You should buy a waterproof mattress Pad, which doesn’t contain compounds like vinyl, EVA, and phthalates ,etc.
Are they dangerous?
Undoubtedly, yes. These are the chemicals that are present in water-proof rubber/plastic sheets. But Mother Care’s Cotton Mix Mattress protector has been made waterproof by partnering 50 percent cotton with 50 percent of polyester.
Polyester is one of the synthetic fabrics that emits out the least amount of toxic chemicals. Due to this combination, the word ‘Cotton Mix’ has been used in the Product’s name. Means cotton has been blended (mixedly woven) with polyester.
Both the cotton and polyester has been used in equal proportions, i.e. in 50-50 manner for making the Protector. Hence, none of the two fabrics are dominating each other.
3. Washing this Sheet is Easy
It’s a small baby bed size cover so its not hard to clean. You can machine wash it.
Before putting a new mattress protector into use, consider washing it. This is for softening and removing packaging dust from it. Also, wash the mattress protector at regular intervals, keep it clean.
Be it any baby bed mattress protector, including Mother Care Anti-Allergic Mattress Protecting sheet, they all can be machine washed. Cleaning must be done with a mild detergent.
Don’t make the mistake of using Sanitizing antiseptic liquid and warm/hot water to wash the mattress cover, thinking that you are sanitizing it or something. They are one of the reasons for baby’s rashes.
After washing tumble dry the protector in the washing machine at its lowest/minimum speed for not more than 5 minutes. Soon as you finish tumble drying, hang out the mattress protector outside, Sundry for 2-3 hrs and then under shades preferably.
4. Its Quilted
Since the Mother Care’s Mattress Protector is quilted you should not worry about the dislocation of fillings inside it. I used it until my kids were completely toilet trained. Hence Mother Care Anti-Allergic Cotton Mix Mattress Protector would stay in a good shape for a long time.
You should have two sheets of Mother Care Anti-Allergic Mattress Protector Sheet.
5. Covers Standard Sized Baby Cribs/Beds
You can use this mattress pad for baby crib or if you co-sleep with baby, you can cover only baby’s part of bed hence you don’t have to sleep on the bog waterproof sheets
You can easily use Mother Care’s Cotton Blend Waterproof mattress protector, even when you would co-sleep with your baby.
5. Fluffy Padding for Peaceful Sleep
Remember, the slipperiness of rubber sheets is not its softness. Mother Care Cotton Mix Mattress protecting sheet is quilted. This means the padding done inside the sheet has been locked in their places, by tightly stitching the top and bottom layers of mattress together, in some specific design.
The bigger quilts (designs) means the softer mattress protector would be. Mother Care’s bed mattress protector has moderate sized quilts.
A baby should sleep undisturbed so that you don’t get disturbed by her cries. And for this, her bedding stuff should be moderately soft.
6. Calm Sleep means a Healthy Baby
The main purpose of mattress protecting sheets is to protect us from various germs, dust mites, bed bugs, and allergens ,etc. That imbibes deep inside uncovered mattresses.
The same bacteria and fungi can cause skin itchiness, body rashes, and other such respiratory and skin allergies!
Spreading a bed sheet won’t be enough for getting protection from mattress mites and bugs since they are thin and porous like a fish net. This is why you need shielding bed mattress covers. And Mother Care is one of the successful brands whose baby mattress protector has been awarded Allergy US License.
Go for such mattresses that are made of natural and less toxic fabrics like cotton and polyester. Same goes with mattress protecting covers.
7. No Leak and Spill-proof
When it rains have you ever seen your raincoat absorbing rainwater? The same way, rubber/ plastic baby sleeping sheets, are not absorbent in nature. They simply divert the liquid’s course. Ultimately your baby’s mattress can get wet, thus her mattress could end up becoming the breeding ground of certain microbes too.
As on moist damp mattresses only, the molds, fungi and, bacteria population gets multiplied faster. But with cotton cloth mattress protective covers, your baby’s mattress won’t get wet so easily.
8. All-season Baby Mattress Cover
Cotton is an all-season fabric because of its natural fibers. This keeps cotton breathable and fresh for a long time.
9. Feathery Lightweight Mattress Cover
Mother Care Anti-Allergic Mattress Cover weighs around 120 g or less. Since it weighs light, you can easily carry it with you anywhere you go.
10. How to Toilet Train Baby at Night?: Best Solution for Dry Comfortable Nights
By the time parents decide to Toilet Train their babies i.e. after 18 months, most of babies pee only once at night. For just that one time making baby wear diaper whole night, is it right? It’s difficult to toilet train a baby in diapers, you should keep the baby in regular clothes only when you want them to realize the after-effect!
One more reason to avoid diapers after they turn 1 year old is the rashes!
With plastic sleeping sheets, you might be finding baby diaper pants best for use at night. But at night time, when your baby would probably sleep for long hours, you should not let make her wear those thick, stuffy diapers.
But aren’t diapers supposed to soak in all the wetness? Then what is it that’s irritating your baby?
I will tell you, it’s not the wetness it is actually the humidity inside the diapers that arises when the liquid turns into vapor. With elastic pant style diapers, this vapor finds no room to escape. Due to this only, your baby might get night diaper rashes or common cold, in other cases.
Though in cotton nappies, the baby soon realizes what she has done. But this time…
You will just have to remove the wet mattress pad and change her pants.
Plus by using cloth nappies at night, you won’t have to buy those extra, big packets of diapers too. Hence Mother Care’s Cotton Mix Anti-Allergic Mattress is a money-saving too.
Why NOT to Use Quick Dry Sheet for Baby
The quick dry sheets have a thick layer plastic with foam , they feel soft on touching but do one quick test. You sleep on it just for an hour, your back will sweat and your skin will not be able to breath. Making baby sleep on it that too in India, for hours is not at all recommended. If you have to use them then you should use 3-4 layers of cotton cloth layers.
Your baby is a more sensitive human being than you. When you yourself sleep on cotton mattress covers, then how can you make your baby sleep on plastic mattress covering sheets? Since I recommended you to buy 2 sheets; I know you would think it to be costly. But for your baby’s health and comfort, you can make this 1-time investment for 1.5+ years of usage.