Waterproof mattresses cannot be stained and prevent moisture penetrating into the mattress.For a mattress to serve you well, it has to be the right mattress for your needs. In case you are looking for a mattress for kids, then a waterproof mattress is the best solution.
It is dangerous for moisture to get into the mattress because apart from causing bad odors, it may develop mold or other harmful bacteria which may adversely affect the health of the user. Although there are many waterproof covers, the best by far is a PVC coating material. This is because it is 100% waterproof, durable and easy to clean.
A PVC coating also comes in many attractive colours and thickness’s giving you a variety of choice. Because the material is firm, it also protects and increases the lifespan of the mattress. The material is also used extensively in hospital beds for sanitary purposes. The PCV material used in hospitals is thick enough to withstand heavy duty use. There have been some safety concerns on the use of PVC but there has not been any conclusive study on the danger of the material when used as a mattress cover.
If you are shopping for a waterproof mattress for your child, there are a few considerations to take in to account. They include;
-Purchase a mattress from a well known certified manufacturer. This is important because you may not know the safety of materials used in the production process. Purchasing from a well established and certified company reduces the chances of purchasing a mattress that is not safe for the baby.
-Confirm whether the materials used in the production are resistant to pests and dust mites. This is important in kids because their lungs are still in a development stage. Inhaling any unsafe particles may cause problems that may affect their health in future.
-Look for a firm but simple baby mattress. A baby mattress should be firm to avoid the chances of a baby suffocating. The mattress should also be a simple type. Avoid the use of springs on mattresses for a baby since it may expose the waterproof cover to faster wear.
-A good baby mattress should have a breathable cover over the waterproof layer. The use of a good absorbent cotton sheet ensures the baby does not touch the cold waterproof surface. However a good baby mattress should also have breathable vents on the side to reduce or prevent odours.
Having made the above observations should give you confidence while making the purchase of a waterproof baby mattress.