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Best Waterproof Mattress Pad Review - Sertapedic Ultimate Protection by Serta

Updated on March 9, 2014

Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad

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On a Mission for a TRUE Waterproof Mattress Pad

We recently bought a new king size bed to accommodate our expanding family. Our kids, all under thee years old, love to crawl up in bed with us and watch cartoons. We take naps together and are big fans of co-sleeping. I love waking up in the morning to see their bright smiling faces. It's such an enjoyable part of our family life that I know we will remember for years.

One of my concerns after buying our bed was protecting the mattress from my kids potential bed-wetting. So, I was on a mission to find our first waterproof mattress protector. Let me just say, it can be F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G buying a true waterproof mattress pad.

This is what I look for in a waterproof mattress pad:

  • Fits the bed without coming off the corners while sleeping on it.
  • Doesn't sound like a crackling trash bag with any small movement.
  • Doesn't shrink up in the wash so much that it doesn't fit after one use.
  • Is truly waterproof meaning it keeps your mattress free from any leaks.
  • Doesn't rip or tear when you are stretching it over the mattress corners.

How to Put a Fitted Mattress Pad on a Bed

Shrinkage with Washing?!

Shrinkage with washing? The young lady in the video to the right is demonstrating how difficult it is to make a bed with a fitted mattress pad which has shrunk with washing. I am delighted to say that the Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad is much easier to put on your bed! Plus, it hasn't shrunk at all when I have washed it. The sides are very stretchy and easily slip over the sides of the bed and fit securely. By the way, I make my bed with the mattress pad by attaching two corners at each side of the top of the bed and then securing it at the bottom corners. In the video, she may be having to secure hers at diagonal corners because her mattress pad has shrunk in the wash.

Avoid this frustration by buying a mattress pad that does not shrink in the wash! This is why I love our Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad!

Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad

Third Try is a Charm

  1. The first mattress pad that I owned was given to us as a gift. The product package said that it was waterproof but it leaked. It also shrunk in the wash and would not fit over the mattress again after the first use; WASTE OF MONEY.
  2. The second mattress pad was very cheap and made from plastic or vinyl. It sounded like we were sleeping on a trash bag - terrible construction. You may think you're saving money by buying a cheaper product here, but you'll be spending more on replacements. The plastic tore in the middle after the first week of use: WASTE OF MONEY!
  3. Finally, on my third attempt, I picked up the Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad. The pad fit perfectly on the bed, stayed in place, has lasted through constant washing, is truly waterproof, and is comfortable and quiet. When I say this mattress pad lasts through constant washing, I mean that I am washing this pad nearly twice a week or more. We've had it for over a year now and it is still as useful as the day we bought it.

Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad by Serta

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Here is a Tip on Price and Quality!

I am all about saving money, but when it comes to buying a mattress pad, avoid letting price be the biggest factor! In this case, you definitely get what you pay for. Paying significantly less on a less expensive pad means that you are buying a product made of cheaper materials. The whole point of the mattress pad is to protect your mattress, which is a big investment. When you buy a cheaply made pad, this can result in having to replace it frequently due to tears or damage. Not to mention, you are risking a potential leak onto your mattress. You may end up paying twice as much, in just a short time period, as you would have if you'd purchased a better quality mattress pad.

Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad by Serta

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MAIN FEATURES of the Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad

The best waterproof mattress pad will contain three layers. Look for one with a bottom layer which will be absorbent, a middle waterproof layer, and finally a top layer that is constructed from a soft cloth and provides some comforting cushioning. The Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad features a waterproof barrier that provides maximum mattress protection. The microfiber cover features stain release, so it is easy to clean. The center is filled with hypoallergenic polyester with Ecofresh, which keeps the pad fresh.

Waterproof Backing - Stain Release Protection - Antimicrobial Fill - Guaranteed to Fit - Hypoallergenic

  • Feature New Quiet Assurance Waterproof Barrier for Durable Mattress Protection
  • Stain Release Microfiber Cover
  • Hypoallergenic, 100% Polyester Fill with Ecofresh; Keeps Pad Fresh.
  • Staymade Corners Fit Mattresses up to 18"
  • Improved Knitted Skirt for a Better Fit
  • Three year limited manufacture warranty

Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad Sizes

We recently bought a full size futon mattress for my three year old's room. Immediately, I picked up the full size Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad. The pad fits perfectly and I am just as happy with the product was the King size that we use on my bed.

Measurements for Sizing:

  • Twin : 39" X 75" (99cm X 191cm)
  • Full : 54" X 75" (137cm X 191cm)
  • Queen : 60" X 80" (152cm X 203cm)
  • King : 78" x 80" (198cm X 203cm)

Staymade Corners fit Mattresses up to 18".

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3.9 out of 5 stars from 9 ratings of Sertapedic Ultimate Protection Mattress Pad

How to Make a Bed : How to Put a Mattress Pad On The Bed

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    • Melinda Longoria profile imageAUTHOR

      Melinda Longoria, MSM 

      4 years ago from Garland, Texas

      Cecileportilla, thanks for stopping by today & for your comments. ;-) Yes, this period of bed wetting is no fun. LoL Fortunately, my three year old has very few accidents, but when he does I'm so glad that we have a reliable product that will help prevent the mattress from being ruined. Happy hubbing. ;-) Sincerely, Mel

    • cecileportilla profile image

      Cecile Portilla 

      4 years ago from West Orange, New Jersey

      Sounds like a good product to use. However, I am happy that I no longer have to worry about bed wetting problems.


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