Just wanted to share, because if I had known about these - http://www.homehealthdelivery.com/store/washable-bed-pads-c-81_4_96/ - washable chux pads when I had my homebirth, I totally would have bought some. I ended up using a shower curtain on the bed, which was less comfy than these. I bought them to put on my daughter's bed at night, because she has had a lot of issues with bedwetting. They work amazingly well. Just wanted to share in case anyone was looking for something similar. We make the bed with them under the sheet and mattress pad, but they can also be layered on top.
shopping tip for homebirthers or those with nighttime wetters - washable chux!
We have something like this that we've used for changing table pads. We have two big ones and cut one big one in half to make two medium ones. Also my MIL got us a couple of small ones which we put in the diaper bag.
I'm not sure how *absorbent* they are per se (like in terms of volume that can be absorbed) but they are waterproof. They are probably not as absorbent as the ones you linked.
They are amazingly absorbent. My 5 year old is having some issues with constipation, and the constipation causes a lot of nighttime wetting for her. I guess it causes extra pressure on her bladder. Anyhow, she has been wetting heavily at night and those pads absorb everything, her bed stays completely dry.
The chances are slim. He knows the chances are slim. We learned that in our baby class, but he is still worried. I even tried to explain that with the mattress pad, if we jump up and strip the wet stuff off, very little if any would get through. He is worried about it though, and I am happy to accommodate him- within reason.