When your child wets the bed, it can be stressful for you and them. In addition to feeling stress, kids most likely also feel shame. At the age of five, 15% of children are still wetting the bed. While there are steps you can take to help them stop wetting the bed, those steps do not protect your child’s mattress when accidents happen. Here are some reasons why you should consider a waterproof bedsheet for your child’s bed.
What Does A Waterproof Bedsheet Do?
These bedsheets are entirely waterproof and therefore they protect the mattress from getting wet when your child has an accident. Waterproof bedsheets not only provide a protective barrier for the mattress but are soft to the touch. But more importantly, since these bedsheets contain zinc, they provide antibacterial properties. This helps to reduce odor and protects the skin. They are machine washable, do not hold in heat, and are quiet, so they don’t rustle like the mattress covers you may be used to using. A waterproof bedsheet is a great way to protect your mattress and your child when there is an accident.
What Happens When A Mattress Gets Wet?
When a mattress gets wet, it absorbs the liquid, and that’s one of the worst things that can happen. This can cause a foul smell that will make it uncomfortable for anyone sleeping on it. No matter how much liquid the mattress absorbs, it is important to address it right away. Bacteria can form quickly in a wet mattress, which makes it unhealthy for anyone to sleep on. In addition, the stuffing inside the mattress begins to break down and decompose quickly. Depending on how many times it gets wet and to what degree, you may not be able to salvage it. The best way to take care of your mattress is to protect it before it gets wet by using a waterproof bedsheet.
Nighttime accidents happen, and it may be some time before your child can sleep through the night without having one. This can be stressful for the entire family, but a waterproof bedsheet for your child’s mattress will keep it safe while giving your little one the confidence to sleep soundly.