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Old 03-05-2016, 04:46 PM   #1
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Protecting cushions from nighttime accidents?

My kids are 8 and 11, and generally don't wet the bed anymore, but every once in a while it happens. We're going to be in the scamp for up to eight weeks this summer, and I predict that it will happen at least once. How can I protect my cushions? We may try to leave the bunks up most of the time, but I need something that can be taken down and put away in case we don't. They are going to be in sleeping bags, so I wasn't planning to use sheets. Just putting down an absorbent pad might not work as it might get moved around. Any ideas or BTDT?


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Old 03-05-2016, 05:33 PM   #2
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Chux (or Chucks). They're disposable pads that are plastic lined with light tack for holding in place to mattress or cushions. Often used between mattress pad and mattress for older people or anyone that may suffer from occasional incontinence. You can purchase at nearly any grocery store.
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:35 PM   #3
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What does BTDT mean?
You might want to put a flat length of flannelized rubber mat (about 27" x 36") down on the bunks as this is often used in baby cribs. It sometimes comes with colorful designs and is easy to fold up and put away. It will stay in place as the flannel gives some traction on the bunk upholstery. If you find there is not enough traction you could also put down a layer of rubberized cabinet shelf lining which is used to keep dishes from shifting in an earthquake.

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Old 03-05-2016, 06:35 PM   #4
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Great ideas- thank you!

BTDT = Been There Done That
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:41 PM   #5
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What does BTDT mean?
I had to look it up myself, here it is:
Top Definition. btdt. Been There Done That
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:26 PM   #6
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I'd be tempted to get a queen sized waterproof mattress pad and split it to make two fitted pads that would semi-fit the bunks if they are 27" like many bunks.
If you are really motivated you could dye it or put a layer of colored sheet over it
This will also take care of any messy midnight snacks!

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Old 03-05-2016, 09:33 PM   #7
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We put waterproof mattress covers on top of our bunk bed cushions then wrapped that with fitted flannel sheets. It turns out that massage table sheets fit the bunk beds in our Escape almost perfectly.
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Just make sure whatever it is you don't embarrass your kids. I was a bed wetter up until I was 11 years old. My biggest fear was my friends and school mates would find out. I was really scared when doing a stay over at a friends house. Fortunately I didn't have any accidents. I found if I put myself to sleep say, " I'm not going to wet the bed" I wouldn't. After some time of doing that every night I quit wetting the bed. I had plastic mattress cover on my bed under the sheet. I don't remember ever wetting my sleeping bag or doing it when not at home.
Try this website: Waterproof Sleeping Bag Liner: Bedwetting Store
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:18 AM   #9
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A rainy day means a wet dog. Fitted plastic sheets protect the cushions. A top cover makes them comfortable.
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:53 AM   #10
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Do cot size sheets fit the bunks in a scamp? The way my kids sleep, unless something fit pretty well it will end up on the floor.
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Old 03-06-2016, 02:31 PM   #11
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A common way to get cushions back in there covers is to cover them with thin dry cleaner plastic and use a vacuum to shrink the cushion. Many people leave the dry cleaner bag inside the fusion cover as it provides some protection from spills. Here is a link to the video showing the process. This would still mean you would have to wash the cover if there is an accident but at least the foam wouldn't get wet.
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:18 AM   #12
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great idea Miriam! when I recovered my cushions, I slid them inside giant trash bags so they would slide inside the covers easily. I left the bags on for protection, just as you said. I crinkles a little when you sit but I think its worth the protection.

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