If you have a baby or toddler who co-sleeps with you for part or all of the night, then you are probably very familiar with this scenario.
Beginning of the night: Snuggles, Sweetness, Sleeping...
YOU: Uh-oh. (Groggy, sitting up quickly)
HUSBAND: What? What is it? (looks down) Oh no! Not again!
YOU: (pulling the sheets off quickly)
HUSBAND: (running for towels and cleaner)
Middle of the night or wee early morning hours: Unmade bed and no place to sleep.
Even if your baby sleeps in a crib or on a mattress on the floor or in a toddler bed, no parent is immune to pee, vomit, poop, and burps during those first few years.
Fortunately, there is one solution to this dilemma that will seriously bring down the stress level in your home: Protect-A-Bed mattress covers. Protect-A-Bed is "the very first ultra thin mattress protector." Not only will the cover protect your mattress from stain and smells, it is also easy to care for (a.k.a. machine-washable) and it will "prevent bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your pillow & mattress."
You can purchase one for your family at myprotectabed or you can find a retailer near you. The covers are available in all bed sizes, from crib to california king.
I highly recommend the Protect-A-Bed covers. They are lightweight and they provide peace of mind. Depending on the size and style that you select, the covers run from $29.99 to $149.99. To me, that's a small price to pay when you compare it to buying a brand new mattress (which you will have to do after only a few "leaks" or sick nights...Once that liquid seeps in, it's in there forever. Gross, but true.).
You can read another "happily ever after-I-purchased-a-Protect-A-Bed" story on the Musings of a Housewife blog.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a premiere Protect-A-Bed mattress cover in the size of her choice. To enter, simply leave a comment and your e-mail address on this post prior to Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. The winner will be contacted and announced on Saturday, Jan. 12. * Contest open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.
* UPDATED * The winner is #51 Taryn. Congratulations!
we are expecting and i may invest in one as i dont want wee, poo or sick all over my lovely new orthapedic mattresses
How great is this.I would love this.
Awesome. We could really use one.
taureau AT yahoo DOT com
Would love to have one of these down when we start pottytraining!
I could use one of these, count me in!
This sounds fantastic! Thank you for offering it!
how fantastic for all of us and the cats, since we are all in the family bed!
Nice that it's so thin so that it's safe for cosleeping!
We're going to cosleep! This would be perfect!
Amazing giveaway! This would be great with two little ones and to help against allergies.
the_angel_forever at yahoo dot com
this would be great for our allergies!
Another co sleeper with 2 little mosters (well 3 if you count the hubby!) in my bed!
dansan826 at yahoo.com
WOW! I need one of these, I co-sleep with 2, and boy my poor mattress and long suffering husband ;) LOL!
We don't co-sleep, but will be potty training very soon. I'm sure one of these would be wonderful for her new mattress!
wow, what a great giveaway. we sure could use this!
cpamomva at hotmail dot com
This would be really great for our family bed! I am constantly putting a towel down in case of accidents... this would be a wonderful help. Em
this would be a great gift for my sister and brother in law. they have 2 under 2 right now!
we're just starting to toilet teach/learn so this is a perfect "must have" on my arsenal disaster readiness list!!
please enter em thanks
This would be wonderful for my daughter that I am trying to potty train!
Between the kid and the cats this would really come in handy.
We have a potty training toddler and I have horrible allergies to dust mites. This looks perfect!
Please pick me my husband has a nasty habbit of going to sleep with dip in his mouth UGH!!!!! My daughter who I hope will be potty trained SOOOOOOON!!! Occasionally leaks.
I will need a QUEEN size.
What an FABULOUS product!!!
I can only dream of a world where my mattress will be able to rest in clean happy peace even if I never will! I really could use this. Please. Thank you. :-)
This would be perfect for my sweet little spitter-upper who joins me in bed each morning!! I would love this!
sarahw56 (at) gmail(dot) com
Oooh - this would also be nice when you're trying to enjoy coffee in bed and it spills...
This would be great!
Who can't use and extra bed cover when it comes to kids?
Oh this is a great idea! I cosleep with my daughter... can't tell you how many times I've had to change the sheets in the middle of the night! Eeew! :D
i would love one!
Boy, we really could've used this last week when both kids had the stomach flu!
Useful giveaway - thanks for the chance to win:)
Would love to give this to my daughter for her new baby.
Our baby sleeps w/ us at least half the night--and I need a mattress cover!
This looks like it would actually protect my mattress! Unlike the one I bought at IKEA...
great idea for a mattress cover
I'd love this! We co-sleep and sooooo need a new cover!
I could definitely use this! I refuse to use the one I bought at Target because it smells so strongly of vinyl that it can't be good for my kids.
Wow, I could really use this!
I used to think my bed was hands off for the kids...boy was I wrong...this would be great! Thanks!
I've had more than a few things spilled on my bed that this cover would be been nice to have.
Oh how I can relate! [email protected]
We could really use this! Neato! ( meg dot wilson at gmail dot com )
This would be great! You are right, there is no way to avoid all the 'liquids'......
where was this a few weeks ago when we all had the stomach flu? My daughters matteress is ruined!
We could really use one of these. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
emhagedon at gmail
We need this! Thanks for another great giveaway!
A full would be great for all my midnight guests!
You can email me through my profile:)
we need this for allergies and pee pee accidents as well.
We're just starting potty training with our two year old. I'm pretty sure she's going to figure out how to sleep in mom and dad's bed real quick and this would be a life saver.
We would love this!
This would be great for sleeping my toddler and soon to be newborn!
We would love this
This would be so helpful for all of 'those nights' when you wish you had thought about the logic of bringing your baby into your bed when she's sick...
Add that to all of my daughter's environmental allergies (dust mites, mold, grass, pollen, trees, cats, dogs, etc.) and this would solve a lot of problems for us!
I would love to give this to my best friend, who just found out she is having a baby girl in May!!!!
I could REALLY use this. I hope I win. Thanks for the great give away.
Ironically Im not sure who does more damage to my bed.. Connor (the drool master himself) or my boyfriend who almost rivels Connor's drooling.. (I know I know thats gross)
I'll go blog you now :)
I've been wanting one of these for awhile. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
I have been looking for a mattress cover. This one looks great.
Co-sleeping and potty training so the fun art is picking which size if we win. Thanks!
Our middle daughter has pretty sever dust mite allergies - rashes and the like. We could totally use this!!! Please randomly select me!
very cool! count me in!!
We could definitely use a spare mattress cover!
Oh I could so use one of these - it would help with my allergies! :)
With flu season rapidly approaching and one child who has nosebleeds at night, I wish I had a twin size for each of my children's beds.
This would be great for when my grandson spends the night with me each week. It gives his mom a much needed rest and time with the new baby. Thnaks! [email protected]
Please, please, please pick me! I am up right now at 2:30 am because my four and half year old wet the bed. I need one (or three) of these.
Please enter me this sounds great
dreamweaver21us at hotmail(.)com
nned one for my potty training daughter. already having to buy a new mattress
This would be super! I have had those "issues" of no where to sleep.
We are Co-sleeping with our baby right now. My hubby isn't keen on the idea, but she is happier with it. So, for now...she is in the middle. :)
Thanks for all your reviews you do! And the contests~ :)
Oh, the times when I have needed one of these! Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending how you look at it), I'm sure there will still be future incidents in which Protect-A-Bed would be beneficial. Enter me!!
Oh, how I could have used one of these when we had our son co-sleeping with us! When I read your scenario, I laughed so hard...I couldn't tell you how many of those nights we had! What an awesome idea! I would LOVE to win this for next time around! Thanks for the chance!
Sounds like a great idea! Please enter me in your contest. Thanks,Cindi
ooh! just what i need!
im.smiling at gmail dot com
Oh my, how I need this one. I can't tell you how many times our toddler has peed in our bed. She's so cute and a great bed partner, but boy oh boy, do I hate sleeping in a pee pee bed!
kidos always end up in our bed :)
nor_lou @ Hotmail.com
Haha!!! I feel like I'm ALWAYS changing sheets!!! We love having our little one sleep with us though so it's worth it...
Oh, how helpful! Please include me! Thanks! :)
This would be really helpful!
we could really use one of these!! thanks
I think this my really help with my husband's allergies. beccachristensen @ hotmail.com
The spit-ups, the milk leaks, the wet diaper...we've had 'em all on our bed. Late would be better than never for this cover, right?!?!
Are you serious?! I am looking for a great mattress cover for my son's new "big boy bed" as we speak. How funny is that? A twin cover would be perfect for me!!!
sounds like something I could use!!
We don't co-sleep, but with a soon-to-be-potty-training toddler who sometimes even leaks out of her diaper, we need one for her bed!
I could use one of these!
wow! i guess i should have thought of this!