REVIEWL B.Sensible Bedding (waterproof, noiseless fitted sheet)

 B.Sensible is described as “A New Dawn In Bedding For Everyone” and I received a double fitted sheet and protector in one. This was advertised as being waterproof, breathable and fully fitted. As Kieran is now 4years old and has been fully toilet trained for over two years, I asked if I could test an adult sized sheet, rather than a child, although the only difference is in the sizing.

First impressions:
When I received my B.Sensible sheet I was impressed at how well presented it was. It definitely had the look of a luxury item, being well packaged and encased in a branded bag. Very impressive indeed.
The feel- Oh my word!! To the touch this sheet is incredibly soft. This surprised me as I was yet to find a waterproof sheet that is soft, and was amazed to find it was completely noiseless – no rustling, crinkling, no plastic feel, it is just a sheet and the information states “No other sheet or mattress protector is required”.  A bit dubious on that, it is just a sheet really? So onto….

The Testing!
Well first off this product definitely stands up to it’s claim of being supersoft! It is soft, cool and very luxurious feeling!
Now I have to say, I didn’t have much faith in the fact that this product was waterproof and didn’t need the usual plastic sheet underneath.
Test1: Damp towel, I put a damp towel on the bed and left it for half an hour. When I removed it, the top of the bed was a slight bit damp, under the sheet wasn’t and it very quickly dried of it’s own accord.
Test 2: The wet flannel (barely wrung out),- this got slapped down on the bed and left for a half hour, again, the top was damp, slightly more damp than with the towel but not so wet that it needed wringing. Again the underneath was dry and it again dried out of it’s own accord.
Ok, if used on a child’s bed for during bet wetting etc you wouldn’t leave them in their own pee and hope it dried itself, but I am definitely impressed all the same.

The results:
I am confident enough from my non-laboratory testing, that I can recommend this as a supersoft, highly absorbent sheet (great for hot sweaty sleepers, and husbands who risk life and limb by leaving towels on the bed certainly) which doesn’t need an additional sheet underneath for moderate amounts of moisture.

I didn’t go as far in my testing a to throw a glass of water on there to see if it would absorb that, but I am nevertheless impressed and would definitely try the cot/toddler version available from Suavinet for baby 2. 

Homebirth #2 – The results are in!

I was overwhelmed recently when I blogged about my difficulty around my birth choice this time (I am due with No2 early in Dec) as I received so many fab comments and messages (read the original blog and comments here)

Well, the results are in and……a homebirth it is! It’s not a decision I’ve made lightly, I’m quite conservative really but in truth, I’m quite excited!!  On asking hubby his opinion (it’s his living room too lol) he was fabulous and said “I am not the one pushing our beautiful baby out into the world, you are the one doing all the hard work, so whatever you feel most comfortable with, is fine by me”. Good man!! We actually watched my sky+’d programme from BBC3 entitled Cherry Has A Baby, which was a fabulous hour long documentary about 7 women and their experiences, worries, fears, and in some cases their birth’s together (Thanks to this fab blog telling me about the programme, I’d have missed it otherwise ), and having watched a home waterbirth – he was so impressed, and was up and googling birth pools as soon as it had finished!! I hadn’t previously considered a birth pool before to be honest. My first labour was very spontaneous, ie head not engaged the day before, no contractions until my waters broke with a bang at home at 5.35am, then straight into active labour, no rest between contractions and by the time I got to the hospital at 6.15am-ish, the head was appearing. Me being me, HAD to wait for Mum or “Muummmmy” as I’m sure I was calling her that morning, so Kieran was born at 8am. Being SO fast and full-on there was no time for niceties ie the pool wouldn’t have got set up/filled and this time they are expecting it to be quicker even (any faster it’ll be like shelling bloody peas!). No only did I not have time, but well I’m not sure I’d have been able to keep that still, I liked to be active (ie running around the room cursing).
So…. now I’ve made the decision, and am set, I’m looking for Mummy and Daddy hints and tips for homebirth! What did you use prop/furniture-wise, did you have a birth pool, if so how was it, what did you like, what would you change, what made it your “perfect” environment?
I want music in the background, and my fantastic Mother, who will also be there again this time, thinks it’s a cracking idea, though suggests “My Sex Is On Fire” is possibly not something I will find overly funny or appropriate at the time, so tell me, what was the soundtrack to your homebirth?
Looking forward to reading your comments!!!!
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