Friday, April 11, 2008

Baby proofing my bed, sadly the last thing I thought about when I was pregant.

I'll be honest with you, if someone would have told me I needed to do something to protect my bed from the baby while I was pregnant, especially suggested a mattress protector, I would have laughed in their face. My idea of a mattress protector up till recently was the opinions I formed when I was a child and my friends who had them on their beds were stiff and crinkly and downright awful honestly.

Connor has a baby sized mattress protector on his bed.. and though its not nearly as awful as the ones I remember growing up it still is plastic lined and it does make a crinkling noise if you roll around on it... Personally on my bed that would drive me INSANE.

Connor sleeps most of the night in his own crib, but usually somewhere around 3-5am he wakes up and its always been our routine to just bring him to bed instead of attempt to fight him back to sleep and seeing as he did cosleep the first four-five months and he takes a good majority of his naps on the bed its really truely amazing we haven't had more bedtime accidents than we have had, however, the first time he projectile vomited on me and all over the bed I realized I really had to do something about protecting my mattress as it was a huge investment and not one I can afford to repeat anytime soon.

When I heard about the Protect-a-Bed I was skeptical at first worried that it would be all the things I dreaded about a mattress protector, but the moment it arrived I was pleasantly surprised. The first thing I did was throw it into the washing machine and after a wash and dry I noticed immediately how incredibly soft and flexible the protector was. The top of the protector instead of being this itchy hot quilted top like you see on many mattress protectors, to my enjoyment it was a soft comfortable terrycloth with super stretchy sides that easily went on my pillow top king mattress! Connor and I actually took a great nap on the Protect-A-Bed cover while we waited for our sheets to dry!

Well its been two weeks since the Protect-A-Bed has gone into use in this household and its withstood two leaky diapers, countless leaky bottles, and the sweat monster himself (Connor) all the while unless if I hadn't been there when we put it on the bed I would have never been the wiser that there is a mattress protector under the sheets. Why why why did I not do this sooner? I should mention that the Protect-a-Bed is fabulous at protecting your bed from baby accidents its also great at protecting you and your bed from dust mites as well which is wonderful for those of you with allergies (like myself as well!)

I'm in the market for new pillows and you better bet I will be getting Protect-A-Bed Pillow protectors before I even let anyone touch my new pillows!!

You can buy Protect-A-Bed products in their online store, as well use their store locater to find them in your area!

Protect-A-Bed is offering one lucky reader their own Premium Mattress Protector to protect your mattress for whatever your life can throw at it (including leaky bottles and sick babies!).

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Go check out Protect-A-Bed's products. Come back here and tell us which product would suit your needs best and why you need a mattress protector!!
  • No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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    • For an extra entry :
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end April 18th at midnight!

129 Comments:

claire said...

Ummm, how have I survived without the Protect-A-Bed Crib Protectors? These are definitely my favorite product. I need a mattress protector because my babies are BIG spit-uppers (is that a word?) Thanks!
claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mary512 said...

I would love a protect a crib because it is Effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your crib (a major cause of asthma, eczema and rhinitis). great giveaway, thanks!

jenny said...

boy would i love to win this i realy do need this any way please enter me in the contest thanks jenny9675309A+y*H**d@tc0m

Mary512 said...

blogged ya:

http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/04/win-protect-bed-mattress-protector.html

thanks again!

CJW's folks said...

Twin Xl because my husband and I have adjustable beds that we paid alot (!) for and we have a 5-month old. I used a shower curtain as a mattress 'protector' while I was pregnant, just in case!

Martha said...

Their product that would best suit my needs is the Elite Protect-a-Bed mattress cover. My baby is 62 years old and could use a mattress protector too. Thanks for the give away.
Martha W
ki4ggs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shannon said...

a twin size for my 4 year old who still occasionally has accidents.

Tina12312 said...

I would really love a queen-size. We have bad allergies and this would help a lot. Thank you!

alyssasmommy2007 said...

I would choose the twin size since my daughter usually naps and does everything else a baby does on my mattress I could really use THANKS :)

Shel said...

I need a twin size for my toddler and the dog that loves her...my daughter still has accidents and the dog is a drooler.

coriwestphal said...

My son is a bedwetter at 4 1/2. We are persistently trying new ideas to beat it so a mattress protector is sort of vital right now. He has the crinkly kind and this sounds waaaayyyy better. Twin. Thanks for the great contest!

judyv12306 said...

twin size for a 6yr old. Still has occasional accidents.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

The Elite in a Queen size would be wonderful to have on my bed - I have allergies and have been needing to purchase a mattress cover. Plus we end up with one of our kids in the bed at least a few times a week and the extra protection against leaky diapers or pull-ups would be awesome.

I'm adding this one to my Contests page and I already subscribe. :)

Andrea said...

I like the bedding protectors because we co-sleep and it never fails that I have either leaking boob, or pee from a leaky diaper occasionally. Also the pillow protectors for my drooling husband. LOL!

Nicholas K said...

I would need the king size Protect-A-Bed® ELITE for my bed. The reason I need it is:I have pressure sores that have a lot of drainage during the night.

Sarah S said...

I would love a King-sized Elite for my bed. But a premium in the giveaway would be great too!

susan1215 said...

A twin size for my daughter who has accidents,

Chiara said...

The protect a bed with allergy feature as my kids cosleep and at least one of them seems to be developing allergies...chiarascari@gmail.com

MimiJ06 said...

My daughter could use this,as her 21 month old likes to take his diaper off in the middle of the night. Thanks for sharing!!

geekbearinggifts said...

These sound great! I'm most interested in the Super Deluxe: "A thin, waterproof, anti-allergy protector that offers good quality and style at a price that’s hard to beat." I have a lot of allergies, and need to reduce my allergen exposure. The water-proof nature of their products is important because, well, life happens!

Thanks for the offer!

penguin28 said...

I really like the the Premium Pillow Protector. It would probably help cut down on allergies. The Protect-A-Bed mattress protector would really come in handy, considering that my 3 year old likes to eat his morning bowl of cereal on my bed.

renee
penguinchick@comcast.net

LINDALSHOT said...

Great idea. My friend has a newborn. Queen size, I believe.

Jean said...

The Elite sounds great as it comes with the pillow protectors and this would be great for hubs allergis. We so need another mattress protector as the one we has the dog has torn up by jumping on the bed. We still have a bed wetter in the house.

Anonymous said...

My name is Amanda and I have a 9 month old son named Riley. The crib mattress protector would be extremely helpful, because my little boy fills his diapers more at night than any other time of day. We have tried overnight diapers but they still leak. He wakes up very upset and we have to change his sheets alot at night. We are almost at the point that we will have to get a new mattress if this continues. The protector would prevent moisture and prolong the life of his mattress greatly. We would love to win it. My email address is sweet78jessi@yahoo.com
Thanks!

Scrappy Do said...

twin size for my 4 year old

Stacey Moore said...

i would like a Protect-A-Bed® Super Deluxe Bedding protector in size full for ella's bed. we need for her because she does fine most nights but she still has her accidents. she also has allergies so it would be great for that as well!! thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

I would love the premium protect a bed mattress cover in a queen size. The reason I need it is a bit odd. My 10 year old dog has urinary incontinence and she leaks at night. She LOVES to sleep on the bed but we need this so she can sleep with me again!! I am sure with the companies name you understand how important that is.
k9erdoc@earthlink.net

mhill said...

I would like to win this prize for my sister who is a brain tumor patient and paralyzied on her left side. Because she cannot get out of bed herself, she sometimes has accidents at night before she can notify her husband that she needs to use the restroom. The elite Protect-A-Bed would be wonderful for her use. I hope I can win this for her.

Anonymous said...

An elite protect-a-bed mattress cover would be the greatest! (twin)

gunzie said...

We just bought a bedroom for my 6-year old, this will now be his big boy bedroom. The mattress has been ordered and everything will be delivered in about 6 weeks. The only thing I haven't gotten yet and we definitely need is the mattress cover as once in a while an accident still happens. The mattress cover on the bed he has now is European size so won't fir his future bed. If I win, I would pick a twin size. Thanks for the great give away!

Anonymous said...

Yikes! I think I erased my comment. A twin size would be the greatest for my grandchildren. You never know when they have had too much to drink

louiseb130 said...

I like twin beds

Ellinghouse said...

this is almost comical how bad I need to win this contest. I have a 3 year old and I have to was her bedding probably at least 3 times a week. I would love a twin size for her bed. Pick me, I'm sick of all the laundry!!

FawnGeorge said...

I like the Elite model of Protect-A-Bed. I really like the part of protector you from dust mites. We allready have a mattress protector that does that, but it does not protect from leaks getting into the bed. I really need that because we have a Lahsa Apsa/Maltese Poodle dog that has accidents once in a while. Not to mention when we have a baby that would help. We are trying to have a baby.
Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
mammalnut2000@yahoo.com

windycindy said...

Hi, I have read a lot of good things about this "Protect-A-Bed" Mattress. My son has dealt with rhinitis, as I have and allergies. I would hope using one could help him out. Also, I have some incontinence problems at night. Not very often; but when I do, I could use assistance. Please enter us in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Whippeteer said...

Need a queen size to protect the bed from the 5 dogs. Sorry, not 7, I fall short :-(

arbrashears said...

I love the Elite Protect a Bed. The Aller-Zip seems great too. I like both (and can use any of their products!) to protect not only from baby accidents, but from the accidents my recently potty trained daughter still has at night -- and extra important -- keeping allergens and dust mites away -- uck!

Wonderful products!

arbrashears(at)msn(dot)com

nor_lou said...

I could use a twin size as my daughter is about to move to a big girl bed and if she ever potty trains will lijly have an accident or a few in her bed

jbubolz-miller said...

We too have a night wanderer that likes to find us about 2 or 3 am or so every night- this would be wonderful insurance!! I love the protect a crib- especially when babies are sick!

jbubolz-miller said...

Subscribed to the feed

krystal said...

Protect-A-Bed Queen size, because my niece has accidents sometimes too.

strawberry3d said...

i need a king size because my grandson sometimes spend the night
and i wanted to be prepared.

vboackle said...

i would like a king size for allergy protecting reasons.

Tammy said...

The Allerzip would be great for us. Our daughter last November just got a queen size bed. As her bed is the one we use for company, I'd just as soon have a great mattress cover on it, as I never know if my 1 1/2 year old nephew, is doing on that bed lol!

Tammy said...

You've been blogged at
http://threedifferentdirections.blogspot.com/2008/04/angela-at-seven-dogs-and-baby-has-great.html

melonkelli said...

I'd use a Twin XL. My son is in his big boy bed which will need some protection!

Erica G said...

You have cnvinced me. I was going to say I needed one for my newborn, but it maybe better suited for my queen size bed.

m&n said...

WOW could I use this!

ar said...

The Elite Protect-a-Bed mattress cover would work wonders. My baby is a germ factory!

stacitk@yahoo.com said...

A twin size would be great for my son who wets the bed.
thanks!

123connie said...

I would love a protect a crib because it is Effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in your crib!!!

DOODLEGIRL said...

I need a Protect-A-Bed® ELITE Bedding Protector in a twin

jennem said...

Elite for a king-size bed. We are very bad about eating in bed, letting our preschooler and two cats into the bed, etc.

Christine Groce said...

This would be great for the two grandchildren when they come to stay overnight. Please count me in. Thanks!

Danielle said...

I would LOVE the AllerZip matress protector! I co-sleep with my kids and my oldest son and I both have terrible allergies! This would be agreat help!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Danielle said...

Im also a subscriber!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Paige said...

Oh, the super deluxe in a Cal King would be my first choice for MY bed, Because kids actually come in to sleep with us and sometimes they have accidents, but I could also use the twin size for the kids. Thanks for the contest.

Anonymous said...

My 15 month old has asthma, and I haven't considered the idea that he might need a mattress protector to help his asthma symptoms! Since he spends most nights in our bed (I promised I wouldn't do that but this is my 3rd and FINAL baby so he gets a bit spoiled;), I would want the Queen Sized Elite Protect A Bed!

chefdaddy79@yahoo.com

M.A. said...

An Elite Full would protect my hide-a-bed when grandchildren come by for overnight visits.

reb said...

a twin size for my son who also has occaisonal accidents

Autumn H. said...

I would adore this! We have a family bed so my son is always getting the bed soaking wet (for some reason no diaper is strong enough for us!) We have tried to find a queen size mattress cover but aren't having much luck. So the Elite (or even the cheaper ones) in queen size would be MUCH appreciated!

autumn398@yahoo.com

kdkdkd said...

I could use the twin size for my three year olds new big boy bed. It would be nice if it could last beyond the training stage.

Miranda said...

The Crib protector.. Is nice against leaky diapers

JaniceJ said...

The elite mattress cover sounds great, I need one because I didn't know they could be soft and nice so have never bought one!

Dove420 said...

The elite queen size bed, my young grandson sleeps on my guest bed 5 nights a week, and still has his accidents and my daughter in law who works nights needs to sleep on the same bed when she comes home. He already ruined on mattress and we want to keep this one a bit longer

lace said...

The elite mattress protector sounds like it would be wonderful to have. I have little ones sleeping in my bed quite a bit. My mattress has come out mostly unscathed but there have been a few times this would have come in handy.

Uniquely Yours said...

Super Delux sounds great with a daughter potty training.

carolsue said...

Between kids and animals, I could sure use a Premium Queen Size Mattress Protector.
digicat@sbcglobal.net

Susanne said...

I'd love a king-sized Premium protect-a-bed since my 2-year-old naps on our bed and occasionally has accidents on it. I also like the looks of their pillow protectors and allerzips. Great products for those of us with allergies!

Kari said...

I co-sleep with my 4 yr old and he's mostly dry at nights but probably once or twice a month he has an accident so this would be GREAT for us. Thanks!!

miriama said...

The AllerZip would be amazing. It is kind of ewww....looking at things like the BugLock but it just shows how great the product is!

VICKIE COUTURIER said...

WOW,I WISH I HAD THIS WHEN MY KIDS WERE SMALL,NOW I NEED IT FOR THE GRANDKIDS,TOO MANY THINGS TO MENTION THAT GET ON A MATTRESS,COUNT ME IN PLEASE


VLBELK@HOTMAIL.COM

mogrill said...

I would love a twin size for my daughter because she has bad allergies and I think this may help! Thanks for the chance

Barb K. said...

I would love to have a king size mattress protector for my bed. I have a dog that is getting older and will occasionally have accidents on my bed...yuck!

Thanks!

bknoblow@mchsi.com

bfox74 said...

I think I would really like the Premium Pillow Protector - hopefully I'd sleep a bit better with it.

idahomom said...

My son has severe allergies. This would be great fo him.

Sarah said...

I would love to win an elite set for our bed. My husband and I suffer with allergies so this would be great to rid the dust mites. Also, we like to let our kids sleep with us occasionally (mostly our baby) and they have accidents. This would be great!

Thanks for the chance to win!
sharvey(at)connections-etc(dot)net

Anonymous said...

my kids love to hang on my bed and i have to boys! I need this!

littlelatina
edq143 at yahoo dot com

CPA Mom said...

I think the ALLER-ZIP™ looks great for "complete protection against allergens, dust mites and bed bugs. Bug entry,escape and bite proof."

Wow, we'd love that with all of our allergies!

cpamomva at hotmail dot com

Miss Erica said...

My two year old is in a twin bed, and she's definitely a HUGE night wetter. We change her diaper right before we go to sleep and still have to wash the sheets many mornings because that diaper just wasn't enough. We'd love the twin-sized mattress protector! Thanks for the opportunity. gumbi1313 at msn dot com

bison61 said...

a twin size for when my grandchildren come to visit

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

paula h said...

I need a mattress protector because i have really bad allergies. I would also love to own one of their pillow protectors.

Becca said...

After reading about all the benefits of the Crib Protector, I'm not sure how we've made it this long without one.

Ardy22 said...

great for the little accidents

Whitney A said...

We just bought a new latex mattress because we wanted to rid ourselves of the allergies we've been suffering due to years of pollen and dust mites in our old conventional mattress. (So far, so good!) But now we need something to protect our tax-return investment because our little guy is loving the fact that he can cozy up with us in bed with his bottle. That and his occasional leaky diapers. The Super Deluxe mattress protector looks wonderful, as do the pillow protectors.
wakeyes AT yahoo DOT com

JeansandTs said...

I would love to try this. put my name in the hat.

Brooke Lorren said...

We could use a premium queen mattress protector. We just had a house fire and we have to replace the bed (among other things), so this would help protect it.

heather h said...

I've been eyeing Protect-A-Bed products for a long time now after reading about them on a mommy blog. I am drooling over a queen-sized mattress protector. Our toddler sleeps with us all of the time now. I have no idea how it happened--I think she had a cold and was clingy through the night. We offered her to sleep with us, and here we are--cosleepers all the time. I've encountered a few too many leaky diapers to feel extra-excited about our bed partner. I'd choose the Elite model. We have allergies, too!

heather h said...

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Kristy said...

The Premium Queen size protector would be awesome - my kids and cats are very messy
allmycrazycats@aol.com

Suzie G. said...

The crib mattress protector because my daughter is still in a toddler bed and she spills stuff on it all the time!

We could benefit from a mattress protector because we have two children who share our bedroom with us. My 2 year old spills stuff and my 2 month old leaks from both ends.

frugallm said...

I definately need the mattress protector for our bed to protect it from leaky diapers, which we have alot!

Shannon @ Some Fine Taters said...

A queen sized Allerzip mattress protector would be awesome for our allergy prone cosleeping and ECing family!

Laci404 said...

I need this badly! My niece stays with me every other weekend and I need this for her. :-)

cdrury said...

The queen size mattaress protector and pillow protector - my husband lost his vision in one eye and allergies affect him terrible with pain in that eye - wondering if this wouldn't help!!!!

jodene said...

The Elite in a King size would really work for us, my husband is always having nose bleeds with his allergies so this would really come in handy.

jennmalan said...

twin size for my little boy

Debbie Criss said...

I'm always having company staying over. Some have little ones that sometimes have accidents. A twin size would be nice.
thank you

PowerSweepstaking said...

well we'd need the elite in queen, as it's machine washable, why, my damned dog!

Sue Farrell said...

I could really use the elite mattress protector for my new queen sized bed--since our dogs sleep with us---and sometimes drool---and the elite can be washed so many times--that is a great feature.

Kathy said...

I could use the AllerZip bed encasement. It protects against bed bugs, dust mites and other allergens. My husband and a couple of my children have allergies of this kind. It sounds very comfortable too, with a terry top. Thanks, Kathy

blueviolet said...

I like the elite queen size protector and I like the pillow protectors too. My dh sweats a lot due to his medication so it would be a huge help!

ssmina said...

king as I have eczema and the doggy sleeps in our bed too, as well as our toddler sometimes...thanks!

Jo-Anne M. said...

I have 5 small grandchildren and would like something to protect mattresses better than what I currently have. Thanks!

Jo-Anne M. said...

Would love this - I have 5 grandchildren age 3 and under and am afraid for my mattress.

Jennifer said...

We could really use a Crib Protector. My 12 month old son sweats a lot and enjoys taking off his diaper.

Heather said...

I'd love the premium or super deluxe protect-a-bed, as i have recently developed asthma...and wonder if this would get me back to my old, non-asthma self.

jaydonco1 said...

Queen size for us, though everyone in the family suffers from the occasional accidents to allergies!

Christina said...

I would love one for our full size bed just to keep it clean from accidents--I actually get the occasional nosebleed during allergy season!

hares2002 said...

I would love to have "The Premium" in a king size. My husband sweats a lot. We have a cat and also our grandbaby comes to visit and she get changed on our bed.

calgirl said...

ELITE Bedding Protectors King Size is for me. Between my husbands allergies, kids sharing our bed we need protection that doesn't make us sweat.

Brooke said...

We'd tale Super Deluxe in Twin size for my stepdaughter. Her little sister loves to crawl into her bed at night, but she has horrible dust mite allergies. This would let them cuddle safely.

klp1965 said...

queen size

Janine said...

The twin size Premium is Protect-A-Bed would be perfect for me. My son has autism and still has accidents now and then. Thanks for the giveaway!

purango said...

the Premium Protect-a-Bed would be ideal because of its heat transfer feature and its protection against allergies and mites. garrettsambo@aol.com

jmahurin40 said...

I would need the king size Protect-A-Bed® ELITE for my bed.

Bakersdozen said...

I am a nursing mom and often nurse if my bed. Also, my pug is jealous of my baby and he leave gifts for me on my bed.

vidomich@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Pillow Protector; why, eveeryone need to safeguard the matt.ress

Anonymous said...

Ou family needs the elite for the king bed as cover. Especially for allergen control, health, respiration.

Lauri said...

The elite protector would be perfect for my oldest daughter. She is in a twin bed and still wears a pull-up to bed. So this would be perfect to protect the mattress.

yucca72(at)yahoo(dot)com

Taryn said...

We have one of these for our bed but would love one in the crib size!

Susanne said...

I'm in need of a new queen mattress cover...mine have seen better days because of the kids. Thanks.

girlof80s said...

The pillow protector would be most useful for me, especially since I too suffer from allergies. That's why I need a mattress protector. I'm sick of always suffering from allergies in my bed. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
girlof80s@aol.com

hammielover1 said...

Queen size for an old lady with incontinence and allergies!

lilyk said...

The Premium Pillow Protector would suit my needs the best. I need a mattress protector because I like to eat and drink in bed. *blush*

lilyk said...

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Anonymous said...

I NEED IT BECAUSE OF MY YOUNG GODSON

Anonymous said...

I need it because my husband has a heart problem and recently started having urinary problems. The bed is ruined. I really need a protector before we can even think about being able to afford a new mattress. Please choose us. Thank you for this giveaway! God Bless. Diana

Mattress protector winners? said...

Is there a list of winners available?

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