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All in all that rogue wee has cost us almost $500!
We had to buy a new mattress, of course. The camping mat has been lots of fun for a few nights, but I wouldn't be much of a Mum if I let my child sleep on the floor for the rest of his life, would I?
We got a 'bunkmate' mattress. It is lighter than the average mattress but still has springs, which will at least overcome the issue of making the top bunk. Bunks are great space savers but they are a nightmare to manage.
I haggled with the saleslady over the $45 delivery fee (we live less than 3km from the store), but she got me back by insisting that I get a new mattress protector for the new mattress. Mattress 'protectors' have cost me a cot mattress in the past due to sweaty gits sleeping, sweating and 'wetting' the mattress enough to mould it up*. She promises this one will be different, but we will see...
I then forked out $200 on 'Brolly sheets', enough for all the kids' beds. I am over toilet training. It feels like it will never end.
How do you protect your children's mattresses?
* And just in case you think I am not washing the sheets enough, my own bed has a 15 year old mattress that is completely mold free, but due for replacement due to age.