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Old 08-12-2007, 07:04 AM   #1
 
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Default Waterproof Pads for Crib?

In a previous thread, a bunch of people suggested layering waterproof pads with sheets in a baby's crib, so that if there's a leak in the middle of the night you can just remove the top sheet and pad, rather than having to change the sheets in the middle of the night.

What kind of pad works best for this? Like a fitted waterproof mattress pad? Or just a flat pad? If flat, what size? I see some online that are not full-size; would I just center those on the mattress?

If anyone can provide links to pads they like or use, that would be awesome. Babies R Us is ideal, but Target or Wal Mart would be fine too.

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Old 08-12-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
 
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I use the flat pads. I have no idea where they came from. All were gifts.

They all look something like this. They are large enough that they cover the entire crib surface. http://tinyurl.com/2q6sog
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the ones I had were not full size, and were a total waste of time for me. My kids rolled around so much in bed that they never stayed on top and they eventually got pushed to the side.
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You can use fitted mattress pads, or the kind that just lay on the mattress...whatever you have. They can be full size or smaller, and you can put it where the baby lies, or even put several of them under the sheet. It doesn't really matter. It's just so much easier to keep the bed made with a few layers of sheets and pads so you can rip off the soiled layer in the middle of the night and have a clean sheet already in place.
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the ones I had were not full size, and were a total waste of time for me. My kids rolled around so much in bed that they never stayed on top and they eventually got pushed to the side.

That's because you're supposed to put them under the sheet, not on top. It keeps the second (and subsequent) layers of sheets clean.
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Thanks for the replies! I added two 2-packs of these to my registry. There's one review that says they pill badly when washed, but I'm not too worried since it will be layered under a sheet.
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Yeah, mine pilled pretty badly but it is a non-issue since they aren't meant to be seen.
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:09 PM   #8
 
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We just use garbage bags over our bassinet mattress.
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