For something to protect the mattress/topper, I highly recommend the wool covers from St.Dormier. They are totally machine washable. We have them on all of our beds, including the crib, and love them. They would get you away from the "plastic" feeling, for sure, but if your matress isn't comfortable will not provide a lot of cushion. Looks like lots of sites sell them if you google St.Dormier.
4/23/13 at 7:32pm