Thinking of adding a new puppy or kitten to your family? Or maybe you already own fur babies. Either way, you may want to consider mattress protection with a mattress encasement like this one from Protect-A-Bed. This is Protect-A-Beds Allerzip Smooth Mattress Encasement and is well worth the mattress protection it offers.
What makes Protect-A-Bed’s AllerZip® Smooth Mattress Encasement so special?
- The AllerZipMattress Protector’s Patented BugLock® Three-sided zipper and AllerZip seal – gives you total protection against allergens (like dander, a concern for pet owners who sleep with furry family members), dust mites and bed bugs.
- The smooth surface is waterproof and stainproof
- Protect-A-Bed’s innovative Miracle Membrane® with Total Heat Transference Formula. Liquids and stains stay out, yet the protector remains breathable and comfortable.
- Is washable and tumble dry safe
- Great for those who are incontinent or are bed wetters
- Certified by an Entomology Laboratory to be completely bed bug proof
WHY you might just need this if and when you adopt a new fur baby, or already have one:
When we first moved into our home it wasn’t long before the family decided it was time to add a pup to our family. Never having a pup before, we knew we had lots to learn and thought we were pretty much prepared but certainly were not. We were far from prepared for her peeing on my bed and always on my side of the bed at that! I was frustrated and irritated when she did this. I couldn’t understand what prompted that behavior, it wasn’t an every day occurrence, and she didn’t begin this behavior until she was nearly a year old.
My first thought was that maybe her being a rescue pup had something to do with it, but I quickly realized that had nothing to do with it. After her doing this a few times, I began to see a pattern develop. It only happened when she could smell another dog on me or she had come back from being groomed. I came to the conclusion that I think she was marking her territory! Didn’t she know that that is what trees are for? Seriously! After having to clean all the bedding and get the carpet cleaner out to clean the mattress – several times – I learned to protect my bed with an old waterproof bed mat that was used on my son’s bed.
If I had it to do all over again – I would invest in a waterproof mattress covering like Protect-A-Bed’s for the mere fact that the mattress protection it offers is so much more than it being waterproof and much more protection that the traditional mattress pad that I have always used as part of my bedding attire. Being stainproof is a great feature of this mattress protector. Who wants to spend a $1000 or more on a mattress set to have it look or smell like crap?
I Got to Review it – My Test Drive:
When I first pulled it out of the package – my very first thought was – how could this ever be waterproof? The material felt way too flimsy for it to not let fluid pass through. Regardless, I put it on the bed (with some help). The encasement has three zippered sides, so I started at the head of my mattress. In all honesty, slipping the encasement over the mattress was not difficult at all. Then using the lock ties provided, one slips the tie through the zipper ends and locks it together. Doing this makes sure of complete encasement of the mattress – keeping out dander, bedbugs, allergens, etc.
The Protect-A-Bed encasement is generously sized. I ordered the queen size in the deepest depth as I have a deep mattress (12″) with a pillow top . As you can see from the picture below – there is plenty of material to cover a really deep mattress.
So then inquiring minds wanted to know – well at least mine was dying to know! Is this encasement truly waterproof? I had to find out! So, I took a cup of water and poured it on one end of the mattress. I let it soak in. I immediately saw that the fluid spread though the layer of fabric encasement outward. Okay…I would expect that. Now I wanted to know if the fluid leaked through to the mattress. I put my hand in between the encasement and the mattress and felt the mattress. I felt NO wet mattress! I honestly was shocked. I really didn’t think the material would keep the liquid off the mattress and it did.
Not that you can really can see where the wet water mark outline is in this picture – but I’m going to show you anyway. Look really close – you can vaguely see the rim of the water mark (don’t mistake it being the flowers on the mattress).
Impressed? I certainly was! And, I am certainly wishing I had this mattress encasement back when we first adopted Gracie!
Moreover, I am impressed that the encasement is great for allergy sufferers, as I am one of those too. Not that I would feel a lot of relief from having it solely for the purpose of pet dander because I certainly wouldn’t given the 14 cats and one dog that we have. Most nights I have two cats surrounding my head with at least another three at the foot of the bed. Realistically, there’s no way that I would expect any mattress protector to protect me from dander allergens. However, it’s comforting to know that I am protected from dust mites, bedbugs and other allergens. And for the average pet owner, I’m sure there would be allergen relief.
Lastly, the feature of the encasement being an “innovative Miracle Membrane® with Total Heat Transference Formula where Liquids and stains stay out, yet the protector remains breathable and comfortable”…is a true statement. I would be the first one to tell you if sleeping on this encasement left me feeling hot. I can’t stand to feel hot when I sleep…that makes for a totally miserable night’s sleep. I’ve experienced no such issue sleeping on this mattress protector. Sleeping on my couch though, makes me hot – too hot and I’m completely miserable.
View a video of the Protect-A-Bed AllerZip® Smooth Mattress Encasement to see all it’s great features, including instruction on how to get it over your mattress. This may just be the mattress protection you need.
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Have a story to share about your fur baby and your mattress? Share it with us…we’d all love to learn from your experience 🙂
Would you like to win one for yourself? Protect-A-Bed has generously sponsored the AllerZip Smooth Mattress Encasement for a giveaway. You’d be getting the very same mattress encasement that I have been discussing in this post! How cool is that?