The purpose of our crib mattress pad is to provide softness and absorbency. Let's face it, urine leaks, watery bowel movement leaks, spit-up, and other little oopsies are going to happen in the crib. You'll want a wool puddle pad to repel these liquid messes from getting into your high quality organic crib mattress. But because the puddle pad repels, it will just leave a puddle of liquid sitting on top of the pad, so you need cotton on top of the pad to absorb those liquids.
Now think about toilet paper. We want our toilet paper to be soft and absorbent to soak up all the liquids and keep us dry and comfortable. A crib sheet, which you are going to use anyway, will certainly absorb the liquids that the puddle pad repels, but is that going to be enough to absorb it all? It depends, of course, on how big the leak is. Any experienced mom can tell you, the leaks can be pretty big at times.
This is where the mattress pad comes in. It provides a little padding to make any mattress more comfortable, and in this case, adds extra absorbency for leaks and other mis-haps in the crib. You wouldn't want just one sheet of toilet paper, right? The thickness of the cotton pad soaks up the leaks better and holds them until you can conveniently throw it in the wash. Use white vinegar in the wash to add absorbency and softness to this pad. (The natural acid in vinegar can also naturally help kill bacteria and germs.) Made from 100% organic cotton. Lies flat (no elastic or straps) on top of the puddle pad and under the sheet.
Will appear very large at first...allow for shrinkage. Machine wash.
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