From toilet training mattress protector to incontinence aid
The Up and Under Linen & Mattress Protector is so versatile it can be used as a mattress protector for toilet training, bed wetting or incontinence. It can be used by the youngest member of the family, through to the oldest. Because the Up & Under has a unique detachable top sheet this essentially means it can become two waterproof sheets that can be used together or independent of one another.
The early years: Babies tummy time through to toilet training
The detachable top sheet can be used as a protector for rugs and carpet during infants tummy time. As it is waterproof it saves expensive carpet and soft furnishings from the odour and marks left behind by babies vomit and drool. It can be a life saver if you have a baby or toddler who is prone to number three’s; if you don’t know what that is, you’re very fortunate. The top sheet is made from smooth polyester and natural hygiene eucalyptus based fibre, giving it a silky soft luxurious feel, making it very kind to babies skin. It has been clinically tested for sensitive skin.
Once your child is older and you start to think about toilet training you will have the option of using the Up & Under as one unit; by placing it on your child’s bed and clipping the top sheet to the drawsheet using the press studs, creating a comfortable, breathable and waterproof barrier between your child and the mattress as well as all linen.
Rather than purchase a regular drawsheet that only protects the mattress, only doing half the job, it makes sense to purchase the Up and Under Linen & Mattress Protector which protects all sheets, blankets and quilt above, in addition to protecting the mattress below.
If you find that your child is regularly wetting the bed, know that you are not alone. At least ten per cent of 6 year olds and five per cent of 10 year olds experience bed wetting. For a smaller percentage, this may continue until their teens. It is always recommended to seek the advice and guidance of your health practitioner who will often want to rule out infection or any other medical condition.
There are many different bed wetting solutions for parents to chose from; some turning to bed wetting alarms or underwear alarms, some try reward charts and stickers while more extreme cases may turn to medication. While many of these aids do work for some children with varied success, others will find them to be a temporary relief and find that the bed wetting returns once the treatment has stopped. For many children it is a matter of time and will grow out of it in their own time.
We often associate growing older with gaining wisdom and retirement, but unfortunately for millions of Australians it may also mean becoming incontinent. There are many great products and aids on the market to make life a little easier, and now with the addition of the Up and Under Linen & Mattress Protector, managing incontinence has become even easier. It protects all bedding from getting wet, therefore speeding up the clean up process, eliminating the need to remake the entire bed and reducing wash loads.
There is no more need to wash the sheets, blankets, or doonas that often get soiled without the use of the Up and Under Linen & Mattress Protector. Simply remove the soiled Up & Under, replace it with a clean one, change clothing and back to bed. Hot wash in washing machine, dry on clothes line or throw into the dryer. Quick, easy and fuss free.
The general information provided in this article is provided for background purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Seek assistance from a health care professional in applying this information to your individual and specific circumstances.