When I was a kid, my mom got us all waterproof bedding.

Although I was not a bed wetter, my parents were pretty thrifty people and did not want to take any chances with the new mattresses they had bought for us. They figure that waterproof pad mattress protectors were the best way to ensure that the beds did not get damaged, and so they made sure that every child had them.

To tell you the truth, I didn’t really like the waterproof mattress pad when I was young. It was kind of uncomfortable. It felt sort of like sleeping on top of a plastic bag.

I only used it because my parents insisted on it. Although it was useful a couple times when I spilled a cup of water in my bed, in general it didn’t make much of a difference.
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