Originally Posted by PiePie
to protect the mattress the grownups will want to use later, well after the incontinent kids are gone.
For our bed we use a water resistant matress pad which goes on under the fitted sheet. On top of the fitted sheet I put down a vinyl backed mattress pad which absorbs liquid really well. I bought both of these items on amazon.
We bought a great one when we purchased our new bed when ds was 1 mo old. It is a sealy breathable matress cover. You DO NOT want to do vinyl, it is hot, sweaty, and not breathable. This one keeps out the wetness, but allows you to breath through some kind of terry type material. Very nice. Keeps your expensive bed safe from all those baby fluids.
I think this is it, but I can't be sure...dh ordered ours off eBay, before our boycott.