In The No-Cry Potty Training Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Child Say Good-Bye to Diapers, author Elizabeth Pantley writes that "potty training is about daytime toilet habits. Nighttime dryness is a totally separate subject...it is achieved only when a child's physiology supports it - you can't rush it."
In fact, did you know that "half of all three-year-olds and 40 percent of four-year-olds wet the bed several times a week. Also, 20 to 25 percent of five-year-old children and 10 to 15 percent of six-year-olds don't stay dry every night"?
With those statistics in mind, it's important to stay relaxed about nighttime dryness/bed wetting. Take the necessary precautions, clean up messes calmly and with a smile, and eventually your little one will wake up dry every morning.
To help bring peace to your home and to avoid ruining your child's mattress, it makes sense to invest in a mattress cover. Protect-A-Bed offers "ultra thin mattress protectors that are available in all bed sizes including cribs for babies."
We used a Protect-A-Bed mattress cover on our bed while we were co-sleeping with our daughter and our daughter has a P-A-B AllerZip cover on her bed now. It is so nice to know that if any messes are made, we can simply take off the cover and stick it in the washing machine the next day. No wet mattresses, bad odors, or chemical cleaners needed!
The AllerZip encasement not only promises "superior protection against bed wetting," but it also "protects against allergens such as pet dander, pollen and mold."
This cover brings new meaning to the phrase "don't let the bed bugs bite." If you put this cover on your bed, you can change that phrase to "the bed bugs can't bite you now." Or you can refrain from using that odd (and slightly disturbing) phrase at all - which is what we do.
Interested? You can find a Protect-A-Bed dealer near you by clicking on "Dealer Locator" at the top of the Protect-A-Bed website. Or you can purchase a cover online.
WIN IT! Two winners will win a Protect-A-Bed AllerZip mattress cover in his/her choice of size. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, April 7 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Tuesday, April 8. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winners are #116 Susan Chester and #163 Jane K. Congratulations!
Well, I think I am too late for the contest, but I also wanted to mention that those mattress covers are also very nice to use until a child is old enough to wake up and hit the toilet if they have stomach flu, etc. Talk about one foul smelling mattress if you don't have some type of protection on it.
Blessings to you!
Necessary layers for incontinent adults: waterproof mattress protector, 2 large disposable tuckable pads, sheet, one washable tuckable pad! Cuts down on the laundry (for the most part).
Mattress and pillow protectors are also essential protection against those nasty dust mites!
Life is so complicated anymore, eh?
I have 3 dogs that sleep with me at night. Sometimes they have accidents, so this in Queen size would be really Great win for me. It would also be great for during the day in case my other dog jumps up on my bed and pees on it.
Sure could use this! Dr. says I have allergies (dust mites, etc.).
i'd love to win this
Been looking for the allergen cover lately
Hope this comes in Californa Queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please enter me!
This allergen and so good for the upper respiratory tract that supports nutrition/hyrdation intake plus communication. It looks good and wonderful quality for the value given. Best of luck to all who enter the cotnest!!!
I have a granddaughter who could put this to good use.
what a wonderful product. This will save me (not to mention the bed wetter) a lot of grief and washing time.Hallalouya. Dry at last ,dry at last. Thank God almighty;were dry at last...
We'd love a crib one!
Please enter me.
We really need something like this! enter me please
All of my kids inherited my allergies and this would be great for us.
would love to win this for my daughter.....
We need this at our place!Great prize.
I was doing a google search for a product like this to buy, and came across your website. I REALLY need this. Thanks!
I'd love to win this...thanks!
Would be perfect for my daughter, thanks for the giveaway.
Please enter me
I need this so bad! I have horrible allergies
Could really use this!!!
I have been looking into getting one of these!! Its supposed to be great for people like me with allergies!
please enter me :)
this looks great, help for those with allergies!
My son could really use this with his allergies!
This is what my daughter needs!
I'm entering near the end, but so what. I need this!
My daughter has severe dust mite allergies and we could always use these. She sleeps on a full plastic mattress cover, but this looks much more comfy. We could even use it for her little sister's bed in a few months. I know she'll climb in there.
would be great for me
This would be a great benefit while potty training my daughter.
I just like to know that the mattress is clean from any bugs, stains or odors that I am sleeping on or anyone else in my home. I am a clean fanatic.
I have two little granddaughters who spend the night often and this would be a lifesaver for me!
I would love to win this contest.
This would really help with my allergies!!
This could solve some problems for me.
This would be so great for my little girl, please enter her in to win it. Thank you!
This would be really helpful!
Anything that helps with potty training is a winner in my book!
I am having major night sweats with this menopause thingy...I need one of these!
Our son, who is in Kindergarten, gets weekly allergy shots. He also has inhalers and other meds to help; but, this would be a big help too. Thanks for educating folks about ways to protect themselves and their families, with empasis on dust mite protection with the mattress cover.
Could use this
This would be incredibly useful. My husband has allergies, plus we share our bed with six cats who don't care where they are when they need to cough up a hairball. A mattress protector would be a blessing!
I could use this...I'm just starting to potty train my 2 year old!
Allergies at our house. We could use this.
I could really use one of these for my allergies! Please enter me, and thanks for the contest!!
I have a 2 yr old son who keeps ending up in bed with us. He's decided to start taking his diaper off prior to doing this and this would be a definite help on some of those nights. Also have a 1 year old and a new baby on the way. With everyone having really bad allergies, we have to watch everything that comes in contact with the kids sleeping surfaces so this would be HUGE for us.
I hope this will lessen the mess my son makes at night! lol...
Since my son sleeps with us, it would be so convenient if we won this!
This is a great idea! My son desperately needs this!
Thank you for the chance to win this contest.
My family could really use this...please enter me! Thanks!! =)
I have very bad allergies... I could really use this.
I'm excited about this one! Both my daughter and I suffer from allergies, so it'll be tough deciding who gets the cover. Maybe if I win, I'll just buy another one. :-)
Someone finally figured out the ideal solution! Thank you!
This would be great for my allergies!
I need this so bad!
Thanks so much for the giveaway!
this would be great me. please enter me :)
I could REALLY use this! Thanks for the chance!
This would be great for my son, he has trouble with allergies at night
I've had asthma for 35 years, maybe this will help
i really need this. my allergies are terrible year round. this is truly a welcomed contest. Queen size would be nice
My husband and kids all fight allergies, so this would go to good use in our house!
I would like one of these
I recently began using an allergy protector cover for my pillow (which has helped significantly). I never knew that there was a product for the mattress. What a great concept!
Gramma needs this too--for guest room visits of the wee ones.
My whole family can benefit from this! Most of us suffer from dust mites and other allergies as well as the occasional accidents!
Oh, man, I just washed my sheets and comforter yesterday because of an accident. I could use this on my bed due to my twins who frequently find themselves in my room during the middle of the night. And, no, they aren't potty trained yet, unfortunately. We're still working on that. Kathy
Sounds like an awesome product! Thanks for the contest!
I would love to win!
I'd love this. Thanks.
This would be put to good use.
my daughter suffers so bad with allergies, poor thing all year round has to take meds, sure could use this.
This is the answer! I love it.
I really need one of these for my daughter's bed.
Been wondering if these really work - would like the chance to provide a first hand review!
I know this without having to look.. they are sold at the bed room not far from my house in montgomery. I would LOVE to have one for Connor's bed :)
I have had mattress cover on my list of 'need to buys" now for months -- still haven't got one! This would sure help out!
Great for anyone who has a problem.
This would be perfect for my sons new big boy~very cool!
I have a relative with a terminal illness and this would be a big help for some future needs. - Great product!
i hope i win
As odd as this sounds I would like to win this for my bed not because of a child but because of my furchild! Our cat Frisky has feline leukemia and while he is doing amazingly well enought to shock the vets he tends to get sick in my bed at times so this would be awesome!
I could really use this
I need a replacement for the one on my bed
Would definitely give me peace of mind bringing my sick little ones into bed with us
My old mattress needs a new cover, the sleeping bag and bed sheet we have over ours isnt working that well anymore.:-)
Great prize! Fingers crossed.
Could use one of these
not just for leaky kids, it's perfect for mama's who's water might break in bed!
Please enter me.
Pick me! Pick me!
This could definately be used at our house, we can't afford to get one for our queen size bed & we have a family bed so ours is always the one that gets dirty! =)
that would be fantastic!
would love to win! Thanks for the contest!
We could really use this on my 3 year old son's bed. Thanks for the great giveaway.
I am into my second week with allergies. Received my shots and meds. and utterly lousy, my doctor told me it be a month before I am back to my old self.
My allergies are already killing me and spring just began-I use allergen-free pillows but this would be a big help as well
Like the fact that "Protect a bed" mattress cover keeps the bed bug's from biting someone. Travel a lot, you never know what you mite been home!!!
Can always use this for little ones.
My son, age 54, is legally blind since his mid-20's and has seizures due to 3 brain surgeries for malignant tumors. When a gran mal seizure occurs, loss of urine is a great possibility. Since this has happened during the night time, having protection on the mattress is necessary. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.
Well my son is getting ready to start potty training. BUT he is all ready taking his diaper off, even in his sleep. He mostly sleeps in our bed so this is a problem...
Thanks for the chance for a great giveaway! My son has bad allergies (so does daddy).
Truly a winner product to help reduce the effects of allergies - Protect-A-Bed AllerZip mattress cover. Thank You Metropolitan Mama
Bobby in AZ
Please enter me and thanks! My daughter has asthma
My SO has allergies and this would really help :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
I would like this!
I so need this, as my child sleeps in my room every once in awhile. Please enter me in this giveaway.
please enter me thanks
Now this is something I could use
My daughter will be two on Christmas day, she will be potty training in the next year or so, I would LOVE this for when that time comes!
Got a new bed recently and have been afraid to put daughter in the bed without training pants, though most of the time they are dry so I think she is ready. WOULD LOVE TO WIN AS i DON'T WANT TO HOLD HER UP
With our grandson sleeping over 5 times a week we really really need this. We recently had to replace the mattress in our guestroom and want it protected, we have bought some small "spot" protecters but this would be even better
This would be great for my grandson!
Perfect for my kids who have eczema. Thank you!
Thank you so much. Since our whole family suffers with allergies, this is a great product.
I need one of these!
What a great idea for those with allergies or asthma.
This would be so useful for anybody.
Protect-A-Bed AllerZip mattress cover would come in so handy when the little ones a have an accident.
My son has asthma.This would help him i`m sure!
Love one for my bed!
What a perfect giveaway, thanks! With frequent sleepovers of the five grandkids and two more on the way this would be awesome.
It would be great to have a spare mattress cover for when one's in the wash. My son is daytime trained, but still has occasional nighttime accidents (meaning he pees so much he leaks out of his pull-up)
Wow, could I use this! I have severe allergies, so have covered all the kids' beds (hey, I spend an awful lot of time in there. lol) Plus, we recently found out my daughter (5yo, has never had a dry night) has a rare brain disorder that can contribute to bed wetting and a urinary/kidney problem. I'm SO glad we never made an issue of this before or I'd feel really guilty. Her bed is the only one not covered because she still sleeps in her toddler bed. However, she's asking about moving up.
It would be nice to protect the new mattress that I just bought a couple of months ago.
I've been thinking about buying a new mattress protector for a while now.
i want to win
This is perfect for us - my son has inherited my allergies!
I could really use this when the grandchildren spend the night, whick is quite often. Please count me in. Thanks!
This would be great.
a good thing to take to grandma's house when visiting
Count me in!
this is something I could really use! plus this would also be great if your little one was sick. anything to protect the matress :)
add me please
i could use it
Would love to have that kind of protection for our mattress. Thanks!
Looking forward to winning
I hope to win
These are a must for children's beds.
This would be great with my two year old.
THANK YOU GOD BLESS
Sounds like a wonderful contest!
Just what I need for my sons bed.
Sleep better knowing the mattress is well protected
my son suffers from many allergies AND we had bedbugs last year, so we could definitely use this!
I was looking for something like this!
good for allergies and kids...a bonus!
need this one Thanks
This would be wonderful for me with my allergies. . . also great with two boys.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
I want this! I have allergies and asthma so this would help me out like you wouldn't believe!
This is great. Thank you.
Practical for adults and children!
This would be awesome to win with potty-training right around the corner! Thanks!
I'd really love to win this--my son has severe asthma and we've tried everything to lessen the effect of dust mites, including mattress covers that did not work and buying a new mattress. This sounds very promising!
We just bought new mattresses for all of us because of allergies all around. This is the last piece of the puzzle for us to ensure a good night's sleep, especially for my little guy.
great giveaway. Everyone needs to use a good mattress cover.
essential for allergy sufferers
Please help give me peace of mind when i tuck my child in at night!!!!
Great prize! Enter me please
Grandson now in his big boy bed, so this would be perfect for him, since he will be potty training soon too. Thanks!!
This is so wonderful, I definitely need this! Thank you so much!
My son need one RIGHT NOW!- His is in threads!
This would be great for my daughter. Her two year old daughter is about ready to be potty trained.
sounds like it would be great for any age or accident.
This would be wonderful! My son has very bad allergies. I have a mattress cover now but its wearing out from all the washing. It would be nice to win this one!!
I'd love to be picked to win this contest. Thanks for the chance.
good for grandkids when they visit
Great product. Thanks for the chance to win.
this would be great,because i have a little guy going into a big boyy bed!
You almost have to have one of these if you have pets.
this is fabulous.
This product would be great for my 3 year old. She is potty trained but doesn't always wake up dry in the morning. For that matter it would be nice for older children as well if they get sick in the middle of the night, etc.
This would be a great prize for us.
This would be a great item to have for our bed.
My 9 year old daughter has severe ADHA and her meds make it impossible to wake up at night. It would be a blessing to have this.
Great Prize, thanks!
This would be so great to have.
This is a great item. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
great giveaway thanks
This sounds like such a great product. I could use this when my granddaughter comes to visit. Thank you for the contest!
With a spite pee-er (K9, not child), it will make life more pleasant for everyone of all ages and control.
I would love to have one of these and while I would love to tell you I would keep it for myself I can't. One of my best friends always seems to have disasters in her bed with the kids (including once with my sweet little girl) so I would happily hand it over to her. What kind of friend would I be if I couldn't see her need is greater than mine??? So fingers crossed...hoping I can win something great for a great friend!
wow i could really use this, thanks for the cool giveaway steph.
This would be a great thing to have! Thanks!
Super product for our grandson.
Thanks for the giveaway. If I won, I would be so happy.
I've been wanting something like this for a while. My son's got allergies, and I think this would be really helpful for him.
OMG!!! This is great I could really use one my mattress looks like it's 50 instead of three due to potty stains.
Just in time for spring cleaning. Maybe my inhaler won't have to work overtime.
It's so great that it protects from allergies.
I will be investing in a new mattress soon, and this cover would be great to protect it from my daughter (and her from it)! ;)
With 4 grandkids under 3, this would really be a wonderful prize to win.
I cant tell you how great this would be! My oldest son and I both fight severe allergies everyday! This would be a great help to us both since we are co-sleepers!
This would be great for us!
My 5-year-old is one of those 20 to 25 percent who don't stay dry every night - in fact, her pull-ups are wetter in the mornings than our 2-year-old's diapers. Sigh. We've already replaced her mattress once - this would be a huge help so we don't have to again!
My son has to take a RX for his allegies, this would be great!
My 4 year old boy has allergies. I had a cover for his crib but just last night I thought I never got one for his big boy bed. Yes, I would love to win this cover! Thanks!
these are great!! i would so love to have one!! thanks so much!!
I could really use this thanks :)
This is perfect since my little one always sleeps with us.
The quoted statistics sure helped me to relax about our "wet" nights. This would be a great cover to have, too - Thanks!
This is a great product, practical and part of the deal.
This would be great to protect our mattress
Could really use this!
I hope I win!
My son has severe allergies. We would love to have this.
In 2004 I was diagnosed with MS and became paralized from breast down. I recently had an accident that the bed pad didn't handle and nearly ruined my mattress. I have seen he Protect-A-Bed on TV and it appears to be a perfect solution.
This would be so great! My hubby has allergies and my daughter constantly spills stuff on our mattress!
My daughter has such intense allergies, this would make her life so much more comfortable. Thank you for this opportunity! :-)
I could REALLY use this !!
This would be a godsend, especially in helping make cleanup of those inevitable middle-of-the-night messes just a little bit easier and safer.
This would be perfect for us!
My sons is all ripped- this would be fantastic! He's in desperate need of a new one!
Dont let the bed bugs bite..they sure wont now!
I sure could use it..
What a great product, we could sure use this!
I have allergies and asthma, this would be a lifesaver.
Our entire family suffers with allergies so this will certainly help!
Great product--useful prize.
what a great product!
I need this
This looks like a wonderful product!
This is such a nice and useful giveaway. I like that one can pick the size they need. That is very kind!
Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you.....Cindi
Me and my husband and my twin boys all have bad sinus and broncitus all the time. We live in LA, lots of moisture. My husband also has sleep-app, so I think it would benefit everyone to have this product in our home.
Something I could sure use.
Wow, this would come in handy with my 3 year old daughter!
boy how cool i love to win this thanks [email protected]
Sounds like a great product - one that we could really use!
This is a great gift!!!
very useful item! please enter me.
love to win
Could use this and Peace of Mind!! ;-) Thanks.
This sounds wonderful!
We would love this as we are just entering potty training ourselves.
very useful contest, thank you.
Today my big girl is taking her first nap in her toddler bed. One big step leads to another and potty training gets closer every day. I actually need more mattress protectors since we now have 2 small mattresses to cover (although the crib may stand empty for awhile till #2 moves out of our room).
What a wonderful product. I really do think that being calm about potty training is one of the biggest things to help move it along. This sure helps with that! We've used something a waterproof mattress pad as well as protection that just went over a certain area. I like that this not only covers the whole bed, but that is also offers such great allergen protection! I use special protectors on all of our bed pillows to accomplish the same thing -- and think doing that for the mattress is fabulous!
I would love this. I am getting ready to potty train my little girl.
This would definitely help us. I'd love to win.
this is something I need! it looks like a great product!
I would love to win this
I would love to win this for my son who sometimes still has an accident. Thanks for the give away!
With two little ones, and hoping to someday soon have another little bitty one in our home, this would be a true godsend.
This would help my husband so much! Thanks for the giveaway!
our son was diagsoed with having allergies. The doctor said we shoul cover the mattress and pillows. I need all the help I can get. Hopefully You will be the help we need.
Hello again!! Would like this also to save for other daughter
What size is this? I need a Queen-sized.
I would really like this. I still co-sleep with my 4 yr old and even though he's 99% dry at night, he still has accidents sometimes. Thanks!!
we need this.
I received a new bed to take in a foster child. I would love to protect the mattress for future use.
My sister's allergies make this mattress cover a necessity.
Thanks for the contest
this would come in handy.
I want to win!
Help! I need this! :-)
Have indoor allergies, would love to win this!
I have a 4 yr old who is prone to accidents at night, so this mattress cover would come in very handy to protect his bed. I also have a 2 yr old who is just starting the potty training experience. The Protect-A-Bed cover looks like its a great product.
This mattress cover would come in very handy. We are expecting our third child next month and we do some cosleeping, especially at the beginning. This would be so much better than laying out towels/blankets and guessing where the best coverage needs to be. Thanks for introducing this great product!!
we could have used this last night! our sweet girl got a yucky tummy while in OUR bed. I never thought that we would need a "waterproof" pad since my husband has been potty trained for a while now :) LOL Thanks for the contest!
We stick one of those waterproof lap pads under our daughter's sheet in the "target zone" in case of leaky diapers, but because it's so small it's not always in the right spot if she moves around...it would certainly be nice to have a whole mattress cover so we're not gambling with it anymore! Now that we're starting potty training it's the perfect time, too. Thanks for the chance. gumbi1313 at msn dot com
We could definitely use this product. With 3 kids we wash lots of bedding! Thanks for the contest.
It is nice how the surface is 100%cotton. I wonder if it crinkles when you move. Could be very handy for ECing parents or potty training toddlers!
This would be nice!
I have family bed with one ECer (near graduate) and another on the way this fall - plus an incontinent cat, so our bed needs all the waterproofing help it can get!
We would be very happy to take this giveaway off your hands. Our son is just starting potty training.
Oh, I so want one of these! We have allergies and we EC, so it sounds perfect for our family.
Ha, this is hilarious...as I was changing my son's sheets this morning...he woke up a little wet...and tore the whole water proof mattress cover off, I kept thinking to myself, "I have to get a little bed cover to make the process go a lot fast!" I just keep forgetting!
Since asthma and allergies run in the family, and we sometimes co-sleep with our 5 month old, this would definitely help in trying to keep her from developing problems--great for my peace of mind!
My daughter just turned 2, so I'm sure within the next year or so we'll be entering the world of potty training. Seems like this product would be a great addition!
Now this is something I could use. Between children & pets!
For my oldest we have a large waterproof lap pad under her sheet. A few times she has missed part of the pad so a whole bed protection would be wonderful
I would so love to win this. It would really benefit my son!