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Protect Your Mattress with a Waterproof Pad

If you're looking to protect your new mattress or safeguard the bed of your recently potty-trained child, waterproof mattress pads offer some of the best protection around.

Benefits of Using Waterproof Mattress Pads

The most obvious reasons for waterproof mattress pads is to prevent damage to mattresses from bedwetting. Accidents happen, and it's not only kids that have them — sometimes pets wet the bed too!

Just because you don't have children or pets doesn't mean your bed doesn't need a waterproof mattress pad. Ever drink coffee while reading? Do you have water by your bed at night? Once you spill on a bed, no matter how well you clean it, you're likely to have a stain.

Waterproof mattress pads prevent stains and odors from sleepers that sweat at night. Sweat soaks through sheets and can get into the bed's fibers, leaving an icky smudge and sour smell.

Mattresses exposed to moisture, whether it's from spills, sweat, or humidity, can grow mold. Not only is mold growth gross, but it causes many health problems. Mattresses can also harbor dust mites, allergens, and microbes that trigger allergies and asthma. Waterproof mattress pads reduce the number of irritants you're exposed to during sleep, keeping you healthier.

Choosing a Waterproof Mattress Pad

Deciding on a waterproof mattress pad starts with the protection you want. Keeping dust mites and bed bugs at bay requires an encasing cover. Safeguarding against wetting accidents needs only a waterproof mattress pad.

Select waterproof mattress pads based on how easily you can clean them. You can wipe a vinyl mattress cover quickly. Layered waterproof pads are machine-washable.

Waterproof mattress pads come in a variety of absorbency levels. Usually, the thicker the pad, the more absorbent it is. If you're protecting against adult incontinence, choose a thicker pad. Thickness is directly related to cost, so opt for a pad that meets your needs and fits your budget.

Waterproof mattress pads have three layers — the softer top, a middle waterproof material, and the bottom, a more absorbent layer. Higher-end covers will have more layers, but as long as a cover has these three, it's a good choice.

Shop Our Waterproof Mattress Pads

At JCPenney, we offer a broad range of waterproof bedding options from mattress pads, toppers, and protectors to whole-mattress encasements and comforter protectors. Our top brands include Allerease, BeautyRest, Protect-a-Bed, Sealy, and more.

Choose one of our hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, or allergen barrier pads for an extra layer of protection against allergens and irritants. Keep the pests at bay with our bed bug blocker and dust mite barrier pads.

We offer several comfort features including gel-infused, temperature cooling, and back support pads. Pick from our breathable, stain-resistant, and washable pads for easier cleaning. Visit JCPenney online or in-store today.

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