Posted at 12:05 am on January 12, 2012 by Farrah
Have you ever seen a bed bug? Hopefully the answer to that is no, for your benefit. Thankfully, I have never had them in my home or apartment. But I have seen one, and it is not pleasant.
I recently had the honor of attending the grand opening for Protect-A-Bed‘s new offices/warehouse up in Wheeling. And while the magnitude or their new space was impressive, it was the showroom that captured my attention more than anything. They had real bedbugs on display ( in sealed cases of course) and it was disgusting. Really, really gross. And the thought of that being in my bed… can’t have it.
Protect-A-Bed is a premium line of waterproof mattress and pillow covers that offer the highest level of protection against bed bugs and dust mites and other allergens that might be making you and your family sick without even knowing it. Just thinking about all the things that could be plaguing us makes me queasy. It seemed to me like a natural decision to choose Protect-A-Bed covers for our beds for simply that reason. But there are so many other reasons too.
Now that you know the details, here is why I really love our Protect-A-Bed covers: They have deep sides which means they don’t come off the mattress no matter how squirmy my boys are when in bed with me. I love that they are 100% waterproof, protecting my bed (and pillows) and my boy’s beds from the occasional accident or spill. They top part is a cushy terry cloth that is actually very cool and comfy to sleep on.
Protect-A-Bed offers a special set of mattress covers for potty training. It comes with 2 mattress covers and a pillow cover. They do this thing called “crib lasagna” where they layer sheets and mattress covers so that in the case of an accident you just peel off one layer and don’t have to re-make the bed (‘cuz it usually happens in the middle of the night) because the second set is waiting underneath, perfectly dry and clean because the Protect-A-Bed cover has kept it perfectly protected. Brilliant. They also offer other kits for students (dorm mattresses??) and kits for the most complete allergy or bed bug protection.
I have two young boys who still occasionally have nighttime accidents. My husband has a sweaty head. We also have a dog and I’m a bit of a germ-a-phobe. Plus bedbugs and dust mites really creep me out. Can you think of any more reasons why I would need good mattress and pillow protection? I am grateful for the healthy protection Protect-A-Bed offers. And for helping me extend the life of our mattresses too. What are your reasons? Whatever they are, I know Protect-A-Bed has solutions perfect for you and your family’s needs.
Disclaimer: I was given mattress covers courtesy of Protect-A-Bed to try for our family in exchange for my honest opinions and testimonial regarding the product. While I was given the product to try at no charge, the opinions expressed here are purely my own with no influence from the company or their representatives. I purchased the pillow covers myself.