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  1. Jessica
    July 16, 2014

    I know this is SO late but PALCO is the only thing that worked for me (As a child) and the only thing that worked for my son. It has a new name now but worked like a charm on me (As a child) and my son. Please look it up. It may seem pricey and it is, but man as a child it helped me with my self confidence BIG time!

  2. Shanice
    May 29, 2014

    I love this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams , starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.
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  3. KD
    May 11, 2014

    That is a great–and discreet–way to handle bed wetting!

  4. Chloe
    March 23, 2014

    This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing. I cannot stand the usual unsightly bed protectors.
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  5. Marcia Lee
    March 11, 2014

    These would make excellent birthday gifts or a celebration gift for moving from a crib to a “big” bed. Thank you for your tutorial.

  6. Angela
    August 16, 2013

    I love this idea although I am not a big fan of vinyl because it contains plasticizers. Maybe I could use some PUL?

    I will definitely have to try this when our second starts potty training because he has an organic cotton mattress. It was expensive and I don't want him to ruin it. Thanks so much for this tutorial! :)

    • Lindsey
      August 23, 2013

      Absolutely, Angela!  I have a feeling that PUL would perform even better – I simply wanted a cheap, fast sewing project with things I could get quickly.  After quote a few months of use, the vinyl is breaking down as well, so PUL would last longer too!

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  7. Bailey Layne Mayfield
    March 11, 2013

    Awesome tutorial! Found you on Pinterest (of course) because I was trying to come up with a DIY Puppy Pad. I was brainstorming but wasn’t sure how well the vinyl table cloths do in a washer?
    Anyway, idk why I didn’t think of this for a nighttime pad for my daughter! We are currently trying to cut out night time pull ups. She is 3 & 1/2 and has been potty trained since her 2nd birthday, but we just can’t knock the nighttime accidents. This pad is perfect! I was fighting myself on whether or not to buy the Brolly Sheets but couldn’t pay this price. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Lindsey
      March 14, 2013

      Thank you! It’s not a pad that could take a LOT of abuse. I think if you plan on washing it a lot – say every day or so – then you’ll want to use a sturdier PUL fabric. The vinyl is holding up nicely, but I do line dry {which I would do with any type of waterproof fabric to make it last longer}, but the design has faded so I realize it’s taking some abuse.
      Even using a PUL fabric would still keep this project at a great price!
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  8. Liza
    February 19, 2013

    I don’t have any night-time training tips because we’re not quite there yet, but I do appreciate the tutorial for the DIY mattress pad cover! I’ll have to bookmark this for when we get to that point.

  9. Maria
    February 18, 2013

    This is definitely an amazing idea! My youngest still has some accidents, and if we can keep at least the mattress dry, that would save tons of money!

  10. Ashley T
    February 15, 2013

    This is an awesome idea! My boys love cars so princesses wouldn’t be ideal but we will def use this!

  11. Lena
    February 13, 2013

    Oh I so hear you – I do take both, the 3 and 5 yo at midnight just to avoid the morning nighmare

  12. Kecia
    February 13, 2013

    This is such a great idea! We are on hold with potty training right now. Our son is 29 months old but he’s just not ready yet. When he is ready, I’d like to make some of these, for sure!

  13. nancy
    February 13, 2013

    What a cute idea! How much liquid can those mattress pads hold?

    • Lindsey
      February 13, 2013

      Thank you! I haven’t tested it yet, but they easily hold 1 or 2 small accidents by adding the middle flannel layer.

  14. sharylove
    February 12, 2013

    This looks super easy = I literally slapped my head and was like “why didn’t I think of that?”

    • Lindsey
      February 13, 2013

      Yay! I’m usually the one that is slapping my head. ;) It WAS easy!

  15. Brandy
    February 12, 2013

    I am so making a few of these up. I have mattress covers and we dread putting them on. We always double and sometimes triple sheet our beds and it can get tight getting them all on. With the pads that will take an extra layer off the sides and make it easier to get them on. Thank you for the tutorial.

    • Lindsey
      February 13, 2013

      Yes! Those covers make it hard to make your bed too – ours just ripped to shreds too.

  16. Robyn Lucas
    February 11, 2013

    Awesome idea! This is a tutorial I will actually make!!

  17. Kristen Bobbitt
    February 11, 2013

    I am potty training my 28 month old now. He is finally getting it and going regularly on the potty but for naps and nights he still soaks through pull ups so I am waiting until he can start making it through the night without peeing to start nighttime training.

  18. Rose
    February 11, 2013

    Love this idea! We are struggling with night time accidents as well and we have been spending money on goodnights pull up diapers and we’ve been cleaning our share of sheets. I just received my first sewing machine (I used to sew a lot back in the day but it’s been a very long time) so this seems easy enough that I can pull it off and sounds like its going to save me time and money!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Lindsey
      February 13, 2013

      If I can do it, you can do it! ;) Paired with a cloth trainer {to save you money from the disposables}, these would be perfect.

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