Our all-natural Wool Moisture Barriers are the best available non-toxic alternative to toxic synthetic mattress covers. Great for children and adults. These pads absorb liquids naturally to help protect the mattress and can be machine washed in cold water. These puddle pads are approximately 1/8" thick.
Crib - 28" x 52", 0.9 lb Twin - 40" x 77" Twin XL - 40" x 80" Full - 56" x 77", 2.7 lb Queen - 62" x 80", 3 lb King - 78" x 80", 3.8 lb Cal King - 72" x 84", 3.5 lb
Care: We do recommend that you do not keep the pad on your crib or mattress for long periods of time (several hours) after they are wet. We recommend taking the pad up as soon as you find out that it is wet. These pads help protect the bed when someone wets it. It does not protect the bed from buckets of liquid. The actual sizes when you first get them are a little larger than listed above to take account of the minor shrinkage (6-8%) when you first wash them. They can be machine washed in cold water, delicate cycle, line dry or lay flat. As with any wool product, do not put them in the dryer.
Respiratory toxicity in mice exposed to certain mattress covers. Many mothers try and protect their crib mattresses by using waterproof mattress covers. An independent study done by Anderson Laboratories showed that fumes are released by the polyvinylchloride covers. Five of the covers were made out of polyvinylchloride covered with cotton and/or polyester layers. The sixth cover was made of polyolefin. Chemical emissions included suspected carcinogens. In all of the 66 experiments, some toxic effects were found in the mice. When mice were exposed, they showed irritation to their throat, lungs, eyes, and nose. Some also developed severe asthma-like attacks. Most mattress covers are made out of polyvinyl chloride. The study can be found in Environmental Health, Vol. 54, pp. 202-209, 1999. When using a mattress cover, make sure to use one that is made out of wool (see above) for a natural alternative or polyethylene (a synthetic material).