Mothering Forum banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,185 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
For those of you who co-sleep and CD, do you use a mattress pad under your sheets in case of leaks? I am planning on using primarily wool covers at night and am thinking I might do myself a favor and get a wool mattress pad for underneath baby. Any thoughts? TIA!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
580 Posts
I don't use a mattress pad, but my DS is a toddler if that makes a difference. Even when he was little we didn't as he didn't really leak much, if he did it didn't get through his clothes to the bed. Though *I* leaked a ton and slept with a towel under my chest <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> - probably should have had a pad for myself!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,441 Posts
We've had a cotton mattress cover under the sheets since pre-baby times, and we're using the same type now. We've only had a handful of diaper leaks in bed and they were never anything serious. I wouldn't buy anything special (unless you want to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ). A cheap-o Target mattress cover is suiting us fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
764 Posts
We have waterproof covers on all mattresses, but under DD when she sleeps I use an organic wool puddle pad. Right now she sleeps on me, until I pick up a wedge. (figured she has reflux) . Wool pads are pricy, but I've been satisfied. They are soft and breathable and keep moisture off the sheets. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
493 Posts
I have a waterproof sheet under the top sheet on my side, not just for diaper leaks but for big brother accidents and mama leaks (bladder or boobs). I with I had a wool one- the one I have is not at all breathable and not comfortable.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15,101 Posts
I never used anything. When a newbie I used recieving blankets...but that's cuz of BM going in, not out! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
884 Posts
This is my third baby to cosleep with and we have never used a pad under them. We do have a mattress pad under the bed. On that note..we haven't had a wet bed from a cloth diaper either. Wool is amazing!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,493 Posts
We have the same cotton mattress pad we've always had. We use a great hemp fleece fitted and wool dipe covers and don't have any leaks. EVER! woohoo! When my son had the stomach flu we slept on layers and layers of towells <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,787 Posts
I'm not a fan of those waterproof pads... FWIR, they can off gas, and they make the bed feel hot and clammy to me.....<br><br>
But on my bed with babies and toddlers, here are my "layers"<br><br>
mattress<br>
reg cotton "quilted" matterss pad<br>
wool blanket or fabric cut (I have yet to serge around one of them, LOL)<br>
bed sheet<br><br>
The wool layer makes the bed so nice.<br><br>
I really have never had diaper leaks, but it has come in handy for other issues as PP have mentioned, plus tummy bugs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,123 Posts
I use a waterproof pad under baby. I worry about the offgassing, and also find it to be a bit uncomfortable, so I move it down to the diaper region (not under our faces). But it is nice that I don't have to wash the sheets whenever we have a leak <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,225 Posts
We slept on a waterproof crib pad for a long while, though primarily b/c of the breastfeeding leaks and not diaper leaks. I'm hoping to get something a little more organic or breathable or something this time. Don't know what yet.<br>
It saved me from changing sheets all.the.time, but I disliked how sweaty you get- all the moisture just bounces right off.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
491 Posts
I use a waterproof pad on the bed. I don't worry too much about offgassing because I've had it for ages (way before DD came along) - I have a dust allergy and they are supposed to stop dust mites. I'd prefer a wool one but am doubtful they have that same property.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,049 Posts
I made 2 wool puddle pads for under me and the babe. Not so much for leaking diapers but leaking breasts!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,928 Posts
We have wool puddle pads on all our beds ... they were pricey, but that was a good use for our tax refund. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> But, we also have latex/wool/cotton mattresses, so we need something to protect them and wanted to stick with natural fibers. I love the wool puddle pads/mattress pads ... they are wonderful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,845 Posts
i've never used anything under if babe wears a diaper. if she sleeps with nothing on her butt i'll lay her on a light blanket
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,245 Posts
I never used a pad on the bed, just put dc in fleece/wool pjs incase of leaks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Leaky mama on the otherhand --probably could have done with a pad up there lol.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
441 Posts
I have the wool crib-sized pad from Green Mountain Diapers <a href="http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/puddlepad.htm" target="_blank">http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/puddlepad.htm</a> I just have it laying horizontal so it aborbs breastmilk and also any leaks. I really like it and plan to use it on her bed once she's older, just in case of leaks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,225 Posts
Okay, I"m tempted to spring for the green mountain diaper one, b/c I trust that site. However, I noticed that there are 100% wool puddle pads on amazon and elsewhere for more like 50 that are nearly as big. Is it just the organic aspect that raises the price? I mainly need just one- for co-sleeping and night nursing, we tend to get drenched. However I do have Ikea pads under the kids beds, and with a newborn frequently give them tummy time on little waterproof pads. If there were some cheaper smaller ones, I might get another.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,185 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Hazelnut</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7970190"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I noticed that there are 100% wool puddle pads on amazon and elsewhere for more like 50 that are nearly as big. Is it just the organic aspect that raises the price?</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Yeah, I can't afford to spend $100 on a mattress pad.
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top