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Waterproof Protector vs. Organic Mattress Pad
Should I Choose The Waterproof Mattress Protector Or The Organic Mattress Pad? What are the differences between these two?
2 image tiles of the waterproof mattress protector and 2 image tiles of organic mattress pad
TL;DR: Shoppers looking for waterproof protection against spills and stains should opt for the Waterproof Mattress Protector. Those who prioritize natural and organic materials should opt for the Organic Mattress Pad. These two products are not designed to be used together.

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We can all agree that your mattress is an investment, right? So, it’s important to protect it like one.

From everyday spills and stains. From pets and potential accidents. From anything unexpected that might pop up.

But protecting your mattress can mean different things to different people. Some prefer the full confidence of a waterproof layer. Others prioritize coverage against dirt and debris while maintaining the use of only natural and organic materials.

That’s why our bedding collection at Birch lets you decide what kind of mattress protection you prefer.

Both the Waterproof Mattress Protector and the Organic Mattress Pad are designed to fit snugly over the surface of your mattress and provide everyday coverage that will keep your mattress fresh and clean for its lifetime.

But they vary a bit in the materials used and the functions they serve. Let’s take a look at which option might be the best fit for you. 
When Is The Waterproof Mattress Protector Best?

The Waterproof Mattress Protector is, well…waterproof. It is designed to provide your mattress with coverage against spills and liquid stains across the top surface of your mattress and is the best choice for anyone who might eat or drink in bed or could experience any other liquid accidents.

How does it work? It relies on a thin polyurethane-based waterproof layer in the middle of organic cotton exterior layers. This waterproof layer blocks any spills from making their way to the surface of your mattress.

The Waterproof Mattress Protector also includes organic jersey-knit cotton around the skirted sides to ensure a snug, secure fit around your mattress.
When Is the Organic Mattress Pad Best?

The Organic Mattress Pad is the perfect solution for anyone hoping to use only natural and organic materials on their bed. Instead of using a polyurethane-based waterproof layer, the Organic Mattress Pad is made from 100% organic cotton. 

A sateen cotton weave on the surface provides a soft feel while an organic cotton fiber fill inside the mattress pad ensures airflow and wicks away moisture. The Organic Mattress Pad uses cotton and a minimal amount of lycra in the skirted edges to ensure a snug fit around your mattress. 

Because the mattress pad uses only organic materials and does not include a waterproof layer, it is best for protection against dirt and debris rather than liquid spills.
Can I Wash These Protectors?

Yes! Both the Waterproof Mattress Protector and the Organic Mattress Pad are machine washable and dryer friendly. We recommend a cold wash cycle on both products and a tumble dry on low heat. Please avoid the use of an iron or bleach with both products.

Both the Waterproof Mattress Protector and the Organic Mattress Pad can be spot cleaned as needed as well.
Try One Out In Your Home!

If you’re looking for high quality protection on your mattress, look no further. Our Waterproof Mattress Protector and Organic Mattress Pad are excellent options for any mattress - whether you sleep on a Birch mattress or not.

And the best part! Both products include a 100 night risk-free trial so you can try it out in your own home and decide if it’s the right fit for you. Returns are free and refunds are issued in full.
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