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#1 of 7 Old 03-28-2005, 07:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I cross posted this on natural living forum, but though maybe I could get input here as well? Hope it's not to O/T.

We need a mattress cover for our new king sized bed--just in time for the 4th family member to join us! I know the point is to NOT have diaper leaks, but it sure seemed to happen a lot in the nb stage. I do not want anything plasticy or PUL, so I know it would not be waterproof and just water resistant. Anyone have any suggestions? I found this wool puddle pad on an internet search - http://www.abundantearth.com/store/c...puddlepad.html- but there must be more options out there?
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I used an old wool blanket (read: well-felted! ) that I folded in two for two layers under my DD and I. We also have a king-size bed, and I used a double bed blanket, folded so that it was full width, but half length. I figured we didn't need it below my knees! :LOL

It worked really well, was easily washable, didn't squeek or shift. Perfect! (especially during those early breastfeeding weeks).

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I second the wool blanket, and if you are the nervous type you can add a piece of flannelized rubber mat (from Joann's Fabrics) underneath, the wool blanket will keep you comfy. Nice in summer and winter, and can be cheap...
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Well, this wool pad is the size of a crib matress, but would provide as much protection as you would need I would think. I'm sure there are more... I'll keep looking.

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the diapers don't leak. I can't say that for my boobs.
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the diapers don't leak. I can't say that for my boobs.
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Good idea on the blanket! Lot's cheaper too...now if I can find an old one.

I guess I'm one of the weird ones - I never leaked last time. But the dipers sometimes did.
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