The Importance of Mattress Protectors for Kids

The Importance of Mattress Protectors for Kids

Whether your child has just leveled up from the crib to their first toddler bed, or your youngster is experiencing accidents or struggling to develop better sleep habits, the 5 Little Monkeys sleep system has everything you need to help your child get the most out of their shut-eye. Today we’re discussing the importance of a mattress protector and how it is crucial for saving time, trouble, and money while extending the life of your mattress.

Qualities to Look for in a Mattress Protector

When it comes to a kids bed, the mattress protector is often a second thought. But without an effective, high-quality children's mattress protector, you're effectively sabotaging the mattress: if the mattress protector is uncomfortable or unhealthy, the mattress can't do its job. With that in mind, here are four things you should look for to choose the best kids mattress protector:

Stain Resistance

The mattress protector is meant to prevent accidents and spills from staining the mattress, but it is also important for the cover to resist staining so that it does not begin to look dirty and can last a long time.


If your mattress protector contains toxins or gives your child allergies, it's hardly helping them sleep. Always look for a nontoxic, hypoallergenic children's mattress protector.

No Harsh Chemicals

Many pieces of children’s bedding claim they are “non-toxic,” but they may have still been treated with harsh chemicals. Try to look for a mattress protector made from organic material, like the 5 Little Monkeys mattress cover, made from organic cotton with a non-toxic waterproof backing.


A good mattress protector should fit snugly and smoothly over the mattress without leaving any parts exposed. The 5 Little Monkeys mattress protector is designed to fit our revolutionary children’s mattress with oversized security bands to keep it securely in place.

Crinkle Free

Nomatter how comfy your mattress may be, an uncomfortable mattress cover will ruin it! Choose one that fits properly and isn’t stiff and crinkly like many of the lower-quality mattress protectors out there. The waterproof backing must be soft so your child isn’t woken up by their own movement during the night.

Try Our Sleep System

These guidelines will help you choose a kids mattress protector that supports your child's sleep instead of interferes with it. And if you're still looking for one, the 5 Little Monkeys mattress protector checks every box and is designed to work perfectly with our revolutionary children's mattress. See the difference that high-quality sleep can make in your child's life: try our kids sleep system today!

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