Sunday, January 31, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Protect-A-Bed CLOSED



For the first eight months of Nate's life, we were a cosleeping family. Or rather, I should say a bedsharing family. I loved having my baby snuggle close to me and it was super convenient for those midnight nursing sessions. I don't regret the decision but there were some downsides. Sleeping next to a tiny furnace all night would cause me to sweat profusely. And let's not forget the diaper leaks. We had a small mattress protector that we placed between our mattress and sheets but the material would crinkle everytime we tossed or turned. It would also shift around at night so it hardly protected us from accidents. As a result, our year-young mattress really took a beating during this time.

If only we had discovered Protect-A-Bed sooner, my husband wouldn't have had to share me with the washing machine.

Protect-A-Bed offers a variety of premium protection products that allow families to transform their bedrooms into healthy sleep zones. Did you know that your body can lose up to 2 pints of moisture for every 8 hours you sleep? Kinda gross if you think about it! After just 4 months of unprotected bedding, your mattress and pillows can become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites, which are a leading cause of asthma, eczema and rhinitis.

Protect-A-Bed mattress protectors feature a waterproof, stainproof "Miracle Membrane", which protects your mattress from spills, perspiration and bodily fluids, and prevents the habitation of bacteria, bed bugs and dust mites. It's air vapor porous barrier is cool and comfortable to sleep on. All Protect-A-Bed products are free of pesticides and harmful substances such as cadmium, and exceed current flame-resistance requirements, so you can be sure your sleeping environment is safe.

We were sent the Premium Mattress Protector in Queen size to review. This particular model is Protect-A-Bed's number 1 seller. It is a fitted sheet style and has a soft, terry cloth upper.



Per the instructions, I washed the protector in hot water and dried it on medium heat before use. It held up very well in the wash, with no signs of pilling or wear. I loved how simple it was to put on my bed. It is normally difficult to find sheets to fit my deep mattress. I have to buy special 17" pocket sheets or else the elastic rides up. But the Protect-A-Bed mattress protector fit like a dream and was very easy to install. My husband was concerned that it would affect the comfort of our Temperpedic-type foam mattress. But it was so thin and quiet that we never really noticed it. I love that I no longer have to worry about a bulky, shifty underlay. And even though we don't cosleep anymore and urine stains are (hopefully) a thing of the past, I can now indulge in a late-night snack, wine or Chinese take-out in bed without fear of soiling the mattress. I can take comfort that our mattress will always be protected.

As you know, my husband suffers from asthma and allergies. We've been using the protector for several weeks and I have noticed that he is sneezing and coughing less at night. I'm not sure I can attribute this solely to Protect-A-Bed but it is definitely a coincidence.

Bottom line: I would definitely recommend purchasing a Protect-A-Bed mattress protector, particularly if you cosleep or suffer from incontinence. It may be a little pricier than other brands but it won't wear out as quickly and I see it as more of a long-term, high-quality investment in my mattress. I'm already looking into purchasing some pillow protectors to enhance our sleep safety and extend the life of our pillows, as my husband and I both tend to drool in our sleep (haha!).

BUY IT: You can purchase Protect-A-Bed products online at www.ProtectABed.com or use their handy dandy store locator to find the dealer nearest you. In addition to the Premium Mattress Protector (ARV $59.99-$99.99), there is a velour-topped Plush model ($79.99-$109.99), a reversible Elite model (ARV $69.99-$109.99) and Premium Crib Mattress protector (ARV $29.99) for infants and toddlers.

WIN IT: Protect-A-Bed has generously agreed to give away one Premium Mattress Protector in winner's choice of size (twin, full, queen, king or crib)! That's up to a $100 value!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Visit Protect-A-Bed and tell me which product you'd most like to try. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count! Remember to leave one comment per entry.

1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. If you already follow and/or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me and Protect-A-Bed on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry per day max)

3.) Become a fan of Protect-A-Bed on Facebook. (1 entry)

4.) Add my blog button and leave a comment with the link to where I can find it. (1 entry)

Giveaway will end on February 14, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: As noted above, I received a Protect-A-Bed Premium Mattress Protector from Shannan at Wordsworth Communications to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine. Your experience may differ.

205 comments:

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Kim said...

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Gerrie said...

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Benita said...

I'd like to try the Aller-Zip Pillow Protector.

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I subscribe via email.

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etirv said...

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coliebear said...

I could use premium pillow protector.
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Erica said...

would love to try the bedding protective kits
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Nikki said...

I like the elite mattress & pillow protector line. Unlike other encasements, it has special technology to keep you from getting too hot.

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pamcallahan said...

I like the Premium Pillow protector
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I subscribe via email
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sweepmom said...

I would like to try the AllerZip Pillow Protectors.

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Kim said...

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kelley said...

I would like to try the premium pillow protectors. Thanks!

kelley said...

I am following you & Protect a bed on Twitter. I tweeted this contest.
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suburban prep said...

Due to awful allergies and sinus issues I would love to try the AllerZip Pillow Protectors.
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Bebemiqui said...

I'd want to try the Premium Pillow protector.
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clenna said...

I like a Quilt Guard Mattress Pad.

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I already follow

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clenna said...

I already subscribe via email

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I subscribe via reader.

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clenna said...

I'm a fan of Protect A Bed on FB

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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I like the Aller-Zip Pillow Protector.

KPort207 said...

I like the Aller-Zip Pillow Protector, thanks.

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llinda29 said...

I want to try AllerZip - Terry Cloth

Stephanie said...

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erin m. said...

The Allerzip-Smooth Matress Protector also caught my eye!
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Andrea said...

I would love to try the AllerZip® - Allergy Protection Kit!
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Andrea said...

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Melissa said...

The Premium Pillow Protector looks good.

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Andrea said...

I follow you both on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/8657366429
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Meredith said...

I would also like to have the crib premium protector!

sksweeps said...

I'd like either the QuiltGuard Mattress Pads or the Premium - Mattress Protectors

alyssasmom9807 said...

would love to get the bed bug kit just something about bugs in my bed thats makes me itch

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Kim said...

tweet http://twitter.com/kgail11/status/8675561888

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clc408 said...

I'd love to try the AllerZip Pillow Protectors

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Liz said...

i'd try the premium crib protector.

Andrea said...

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Tammy said...

I would like to try the Plush Mattress protectors

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JackieN said...

Would like to try the pillow protector.
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Deb K said...

I would also love to try the Aller Zip Pillow Protector!

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I subscribe too!

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Sammie said...

I would like to try the Protect-A-Bed pillow protectors.

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bethany said...

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jennifer57 said...

the pillow protectors. The bed bug kit sounds good too

Kim said...

tweet http://twitter.com/kgail11/status/8720771966

h. mcnaron said...

Being allergic to dust this would really help. I would also be interested in the pillow protectors.

h. mcnaron said...

I'm a blog follower!

sweetsue said...

I would like to try the Premium Pillow Protectors to see if it would help my allergies.
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Andrea said...

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megan said...

I like the AllerZip pillow protector.

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The Holleys said...

I like the Plush - Mattress Protectors. I really want a protector on our mattress because it's expensive and it can help our mattress last longer.

Kim said...

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kelley said...

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kendra22 said...

Allerzip--there are so many allergies in the house, thanks for the opp
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makeetis said...

I like the QuiltGuard - Mattress Pads
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AmyLynn said...

I'd love to try the Elite - Mattress Protector in Full. I love that it is machine washable. Thanks!

AmyLynn said...

Following your blog.

AmyLynn said...

Subscribing via google reader.

AmyLynn said...

I'm a fan of Protect-A-Bed on Facebook.

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Kim said...

tweet http://twitter.com/kgail11/status/8807455776

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Andrea said...

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Andrea said...

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Aisling said...

I'd love to have a full mattress encasement and the pillow protectors would be another excellent product.

Aisling said...

I'm an email subscriber.

thompmalice said...

I'd like to try the premium pillow protector.

jsc123 said...

I would love to try the Protect A Bed QuiltGuard Mattress Pad.

Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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jsc123 said...

I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

jsc123 said...

I am a fan of Protect A Bed via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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Kim said...

tweet http://twitter.com/kgail11/status/8899436346

Sarah said...

I'd like to try the plush pillow protectors.

AmandaK said...

I'd like to try the AllerZip Terry Cloth - Mattress Encasement. It would help my allergies!

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Andria said...

I'd like to try the AllerZip Pillow Protectors

Faither said...

Could use a Protect-A-Bed® QuiltGuard Mattress Pad

roseh2o19 said...

The Aller-Zip Pillow Protector is my fav.

Andrea said...

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I would like to try their AllerZip Pillow Protectors!

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Ardy22 said...

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Kittenish said...

I want to try the Premium Pillow Protectors. I have acne and one of those Tempurpedic pillows, so a Protective Pillowcase could help in multiple ways.

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Ardy22 said...

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Kim said...

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MomOnTheEdge said...

I love the pillow protectors. I'd like to try those and the mattress pads.

MomOnTheEdge said...

Email subscriber

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Kittenish said...

I follow you and Protect-A-Bed on Twitter and tweeted this contest.
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Andrea said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/8994780518
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Kim said...

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I'd like to try the Aller-Zip Pillow Protector. It would help with my allergies.
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Ardy22 said...

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jennem said...

At Protect-A-Bed, I want the PLUSH MATTRESS PROTECTOR
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Andrea said...

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Kittenish said...

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Kim said...

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Ardy22 said...

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Happi Shopr said...

I'd love to try the Protect-A-Bed® Storage. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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Christy said...

I'd like to try the aller-zip pillow protector

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Andrea said...

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wendym said...

Quilt Guard Mattress Pad.


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AEKZ2 said...

I'd like to try the Premium Pillow Protectors.

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Tammy said...

I would check out the pillow protectors

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Erika*Coffee said...

I'd like the ALLERZIP,Mattress Encasement,QUEEN (the bed bug protector)

Brooke said...

Besides the Mattress Protectors that I would love to have... I would also like to try the Plush Pillow Protectors... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

cpullum said...

I like to try the QuiltGuard - Mattress Pads
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Luv to Save said...

I would love to get the Elite - Mattress Protectors

Luv to Save said...

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Luv to Save said...

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Luv to Save said...

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chromiumman said...

would love the plush mattress protector

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Ardy22 said...

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Deborah said...

Aside from the Premium Mattress Protector, I'd love to have six of the the Premium Pillow Protectors. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

I subscribed via email.

Deborah said...

I'm following your blog.

Deborah said...

Following you both on Twitter; here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/AsTheNight/status/9102207933.

Deborah said...

I became a FB fan of Protect-A-Bed (id: Deborah Rosen).

Andrea said...

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Kim said...

tweet http://twitter.com/kgail11/status/9107546495

Trina said...

Would be interested in the Premium Crib Protector.
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Jenn S. said...

Would love to have AllerZip® - Bedding Protection Kit.

kathy pease said...

id love the AllerZip Terry Cloth - Mattress Encasement in queen :)

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Vanessa said...

I would love to try the AllerZip pillow protector.

Colleen said...

I would love to win. I would also like to try the premium pillow protectors. Thanks.
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taylor said...

AllerZip® - Bedding Protection Kits, I need this my son has aweful allergies I feel so bad for him.

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I am following your blog!

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Jinxy and Me said...

I would like to try the pillow protectors.

Jinxy and Me said...

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Pamela S said...

Every since I've seen pictures of bed bugs, I'm freaked out by them, so I'd like the Allerzip Mattress Encasement. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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Suzanne said...

I'd love to try the QuiltGuard - Mattress Pads. Thanks for the great contest!

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Kittenish said...

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Kittenish said...

I'm a fan of Protect-A-Bed on Facebook.
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Amanda S. said...

I'd love to have the AllerZip® - Allergy Protection Kit. Thanks!

twifanheather said...

I like the QuiltGuard - Mattress Pads!

twifanheather said...

Protect-A-Bed Facebook fan!

twifanheather said...

Following your blog!

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