March 13, 2012

Brolly Sheets Waterproof Sheet Protector "Takes the Hassle Out of a Wet Bed"

In the past couple of months, I have had to wash all of our household bedding more times than I can count -- and I'm not just talking weekly sheet changes, I'm talking every inch of fabric on the beds from mattress pads to pillow shams. The stomach flu, pink eye, croup, cold after cold after cold... it has been like an infirmary up in here. Stripping down a CA king sized bed, a queen bed and a crib and washing every stitch on each of the three to stop the spread of germs, and to just get everything cleaned up (I won't go into gory detail) has been trying at best. I was literally sick and tired, yet I had to run around tending to everyone's linens.

So when I heard about Brolly Sheets, I was all ears. Yes, we have waterproof mattress pads, and they're great... but it is such a pain to have to strip the bed down to this last layer and wash every single thing that's been soiled on top of it. The brilliance of Brolly Sheets is that they go on top of the fitted sheet, so whether someone gets sick or your child wets the bed, all you have to do is whisk away the Brolly Sheet and wash it. (So you may want to buy two so you have a replacement Brolly Sheet while the dirty one gets washed). Do you know how many times I have stripped the entire bed in the wee (pun intended) hours of the morning due to a bed-wetting incident or a leaky diaper? Not fun. At all. And then I spend the entire next day washing everything, which obviously takes loads of water to wash and then a ton of energy to dry.

For added convenience and ease of use, Brolly Sheets have wings that tuck under the mattress, so they remain firmly in place. They have a comfy 100% cotton cover (I'd love to see the company make these sheets out of organic cotton in the near future), and they contain no PVC or vinyl, (so no crackling or uncomfortable noise or feel when your little one tosses and turns), and they can hold up to 2 liters of liquid. They're available in single, king and queen sizes. I'd even venture to say they'd make a great protective barrier for accident-prone pets who sleep in the bed, and for moms-to-be at the end of pregnancy when anticipating their water breaking.


Tera Wallick said...

My daughter is potty training at the moment, and although I'm ecstatic to not be washing as many cloth diapers, I'm finding night times to be a huge challenge. Not to mention the extra work that 4+ loads of extra laundry per week has placed on my already fulltime Mom workload! We're definitely going to give these a try!

Petite Planet said...

Good luck with the potty training and I hope the Brolly Sheet saves you from doing lots of laundry! :)