Anyone have a good solution to waterproofing a mattress that won't tear within a couple months? I'm sick to death of replacing and checking and fooling with these damn things.
I know there have been other posts on this in the past, I was hoping for an elegant solution to pop out at me but the posts are all pretty old and I was hoping maybe someone had come up with something better. I need to have a waterproof mattress protector. I haven't been a nightly bedwetter in almost twenty years so diapering every night is overkill, but I do have a few accidents here and there so protecting my mattress is more of an investment decision.
Every single mattress cover I have bought in the last 5 years has ripped either within minutes of putting it on (I have yet to find a zippered cover that is durable enough to even make it on the bed without tearing) or within a few months. This is maddening, and expensive.
A couple years ago I began to take lithium (another much longer story which I won't bore you with) one of the side effects is increased urination and thirst, the side effect of that has been what used to happen only a couple times a year now happens a couple times a month. You cannot restrict fluid intake on this medication without risking toxicity so I do not have the option of not drinking before bedtime. I hate the whole drying, baking soda, cleaning products ordeal and it's BS, there has got to be a better solution for protecting a mattress than sheets that crack and tear and what have you at the most inconvenient of times and usually without your knowledge.
This morning, I woke for the second time this year (and it's only April!) to realize yet another unknown tear allowed yet another stain to make it to the mattress. I can't afford a new mattress every year because of this, but a few more leaks and this one will be pretty much ruined. Help!