If you have young children yourself, you might be all too familiar with bed wetting. Your child might be standing at your bed in the middle of the night because they have wet themselves or you wake up to the lovely surprise of a wet bed. Especially at a young age, when kids are getting used to wearing no nappies during the night anymore, wetting the bed can happen often. Uncomfortable for you, but for your child as well. Luckily, there are ways to protect your mattress from getting stains from regular accidents. If this sounds like a solution for you, then keep on reading as we’ll tell you everything there is to know about mattress protectors.
What is a mattress protector?
A mattress protector can be an absolute lifesaver. Have you ever been in bed, watching Netflix with a lovely cup of tea, when you accidentally drop it? Or spill your wine? These are situations where a mattress protector comes in handy, for adults too, as it will protect your mattress from staining. Besides that, mattress protectors are a must-have in the kids bedroom as well, as younger children tend to wet their beds more often. Whether they have recently stopped wearing nappies at night, had a bad nightmare or your kid simply struggles with nighttime accidents, a mattress protector is the solution. Mattress protectors are essentially an extra layer of protection that you add on top of your mattress. They are similar to fitted sheets as they can be put on and around your mattress.
What is the best kids mattress protector?
While all our mattress protectors would work well in your child's bedroom, our Waterproof Mattress Protector might be the best option. This mattress protector is resistant to liquids which makes it the perfect solution for bed wetting. Besides that, all of our mattress protectors are washable which makes it extremely easy to clean them at home. How easy is that?
Can a mattress protector avoid mattress damage?
Yes, absolutely. If your child wets the bed regularly, this will damage the mattress and will possibly leave stains as well. A mattress protector catches most liquid which helps to protect the mattress and make it last a lot longer. Our waterproof mattress protectors can help to avoid any mattress damage that would have been caused without a protective layer. If you ask us, a mattress protector is an absolute necessity on every bed. As you’ll know, mattresses are always a painful, big investment and to help them last longer, protecting them as best as you can is important. An investment of around £50 for a mattress protector is a small amount for a mattress worth hundreds, sometimes thousands of pounds.
How to stop bed wetting
While a mattress protector helps to protect your mattress from bed wetting, it would be even better to actually stop the bed wetting forever. That’s why we have assembled a few tips that will help your child to stop wetting the bed.
1. Minimise their fluid intake during the evening
If your child has a lot to drink during the evening, it’s likely that they will wet the bed as their bladder will be full. Minimise their fluid intake a few hours before bedtime to lower the risk of them having to pee throughout the night.
2. Check if your child has used the bathroom before bed
Schedule bathroom breaks before going to bed to make sure your child’s bladder is empty. When your children are young, it might be good to remind them to go to the bathroom before they go to sleep.
3. Stick to a bedtime routine
By helping your child stick to a regular bedtime routine, you can help them train to empty their bladder at the appropriate times throughout the day and night. Of course, you can be lenient at times-- it’s ok to allow your child to stay up a little later than normal at the weekend or during the school holidays.