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Bedding Protection

Independence Australia health professionals explain the main types of bedding protection to assist you in finding the right fit for your needs.

Bedding Protection

Fact Sheet For Bedding Protection Main types of bedding protection Leakage Mattress Protectors Reusable bed pads Disposable bed pads Doona Protectors Product features Other names Main purpose Available sizes Advantages Disadvantages Washable fitted elasticised cover or fully encased cover with a zip. Lightly padded quilted sheet with an absorbent layer and waterproof backing, only option with or without tuck in wings/ flaps. Ultra-absorbent quick drying disposable flat pad or small sheet. Mattress covers Washable bed pads Underlays, utility pads, underpads, drypads Waterproof or splash proof protection from urine. Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King • Protects whole mattress, spans entire sleeping area • Reduces odour from urine stains • Washable up to 200 washes* • Available from state based continence funding schemes • May change texture and comfort of a mattress e.g. may not feel as soft • Can generate additional heat • Some may disturb sleep with crinkle noises Extra layer of protection from urine. Single, Double • A cost-effective alternative • Reduces odour from urine stains • Allows a partner to continue sharing a bed without getting wet • Washable up to 200 washes* • Available from state based continence funding schemes • Can be bulky and may not fit in some washing machines • May be too heavy to lift onto a clothesline • Can only be dried in domestic home dryers* Extra layer of protection from urine. Various sizes up to 1m x 1m • Convenient • No washing required • Rotatable • Comes in a variety of sizes • Travel friendly • Prevents staining from faecal incontinence • May need to replace even if unsoiled • Slides around creating an uneven surface • May get sweaty over time • Limited availability from some state based continence funding schemes Washable and reusable fully encased cover. Quilt protectors Stops a doona from getting wet with urine. Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King To purchase your bedding protection, you can visit for quick and reliable home delivery. • Extends life of a doona • Saves time and laundry costs • Reduces odour from urine stains • Washable up to 200 washes* • Clumping can occur if in-built system unavailable to hold doona corners in place • Extra weight can make you feel hotter • May not feel as comfortable depending on material * Or according to manufacturer guidelines

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