Made using a combination of bamboo and polyester, these high-quality sheets are designed to be waterproof, but are also designed to be soft, breathable and hypoallergenic. They have deep skirts that are guaranteed to fit 28-inch by 52-inch crib and toddler mattresses and are manufactured in such a way that they aren’t noisy. These sheets are also designed to protect against dust mites and allergens. Anyone looking for a high-quality crib or toddler mattress protector may want to check this sheet set out and see if it’s a good fit for their child’s mattress. After all, it’s a quality set that works very well as a mattress protector.
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Mattress Protector Buying Guide
Regardless of whether you need a crib mattress protector, a protector for your own bed or a protector for your toddler’s bed, it’s important to do your research first. There’s plenty of design features to consider, as well as the overall quality of the materials the protector is made from. Having said that, below are some things to look for when purchasing a new mattress protector.
Determine Your Particular Needs
Before you even consider looking at mattress protectors, it’s a good idea to figure out what you need the protector to do. After all, there are models which are made just to protect the mattress from daily wear and models that are designed to protect the mattress against moisture. Some models are capable of helping prevent allergen build-up on the mattress, and still, there are others that are designed to protect the sleeper from bedbugs on the mattress. Knowing which of these properties you need your mattress protector to have is a good way to begin your search for a new protector.
If you need your mattress protector to protect against moisture than make sure that it has some sort of moisture barrier shield and says that specifically deals with moisture. Some of the better models available use a TPU barrier. TPU—otherwise known as thermoplastic polyurethane—is an extremely durable material that acts as a moisture seal. It also actively resists bacterial growth, so it’s often a good choice for individuals dealing with bed-wetting issues.
Anti-Dust Mites & Allergens
If you have allergy issues or are especially sensitive to dust mites, then you may want to make sure that your mattress protector protects against these two problems. Nowadays, manufacturers make protectors with a variety of different materials that have not only have hypoallergenic surfaces but may also have antimicrobial surfaces that may inhibit the growth of molds and mildews. It can often be a good option for anyone dealing with respiratory issues such as asthma, COPD or skin conditions such as eczema.
Full-Mattress Protection or Merely Surface Protection
Another thing worth considering is whether you need a mattress protector which simply slips on, like a regular fitted sheet, or one that encases the entire mattress. Although not everyone will want to deal with a protector that encapsulates the entire mattress, it is a good option for protecting the sleeper against bed bugs or from dusty mattresses. However, they are harder to take on and off, so they may not be suitable for everyone. If you purchase a slip-on protector, be sure to get one that has a side-skirt design that keeps the protector in place. It also helps if the protector has deep corner pockets to grasp onto the corners of the mattress when it’s put on.
Choose The Surface Material
Most of the mattress protectors manufactured nowadays are made with some sort of terrycloth outer-covering—at least, the high-quality ones are. Sometimes this terrycloth is made from a combination of cotton and bamboo rayon and other versions are made with a pure cotton terrycloth. Regardless of which variety you choose, you can rest assured that terrycloth is the material that you want. That’s because it breathes, absorbs excess moisture and is generally easy-to-clean. That’s not to mention the fact that it’s also very comfortable.
Tencel is also another commonly available material that mattress protectors are made from. It’s a type of rayon that’s extremely comfortable on the skin. Although Tencel and terrycloth are very close to each other in softness, we feel that terrycloth does a better job at absorbing excess body moisture, so it’s often our go-to choice.
Consider the Size of The Protector
It’s also extremely important that you match the size of your new mattress pad with the actual size of the mattress. Don’t buy a protector that’s too small or too large, especially if you are buying a protector for a crib’s mattress. This will ensure that the mattress protector does its job and is safe to use.
Some Final Considerations
If you have sensitive skin or simply want a product that doesn’t contain a whole lot of chemical agents, then you can look for mattress protectors that don’t use these harmful chemicals during the manufacturing process. Some protectors used unbleached materials and/or don’t contain harmful chemicals such as PVC, Vinyl, Phthalates, BPA, lead, flame retardants or other toxic agents that can be absorbed by the skin or produce toxic gasses. This will ensure that the mattress protector you choose is as safe as possible.