Cotton Terry Fitted Mattress Protector
- Complete protection against dust mite, bed bugs, mould and bacteria allergens
- Class 1 Medical Device Registered Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG Identifier #312861)
- Recognised, tested and approved by Eczema Association Australasia
- OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 Certified Chemical Free
- Our products has been independently quality tested in Australia by textile technologists David J. Heffer & Associates
- 100% waterproof protecting pillow from sweats and other contamination thus creating hygienic respiratory area
- Perfect solution for incontinence sufferers
- Odour Free – your mattress will always stays fresh with no smell
- Premium soft cotton terry surface enhances sleep comfort; silent, comfortable and super absorbent
- Hypoallergenic bedding protection
- 10 years guaranteed fabric performance
- Easy care
Protect your sleeping environment with Fern Fabric® Fitted Mattress Protectors. Fern Fabric® Fitted Mattress Protectors are 100% effective in preventing dust mites, bed bugs, bacteria, mould and allergens from living in your mattress which are the major causes of allergies, asthma, eczema, rhinitis, hay fever and other skin conditions. Fern Fabric® Fitted Mattress Protectors are also waterproof, breathable, chemical free, odour free, eco-friendly and easy care. Our Fitted Mattress Protectors are silent, soft and comfortable, specially made with 100% premium 240 GSM of cotton terry.
Suitable for eczema, asthma or sensitive skin, as our fabric is tested and free of harmful chemicals. Fern Fabric® Fitted Mattress Protector keeps the sleep environment cleaner, cooler and softer. FernProtex™ technology minimises friction with the skin and does not contain loose fibres that can irritate or contaminate broken skin.
Fern Fabric® Fitted Mattress Protector fits the contours of the mattress and leave a smooth unruffled surface. Owing to its construction, the corners are already pre-shaped to fit the size mattress, negating the need to fold and adjust. Fitted sheet edges can be tucked neatly under the mattress with very little effort and avoiding the danger of strain from lifting a heavy mattress. Silent and comfortable, the fitted sheets are available in different sizes for easy fits.
Fern Fabric® products are recognised, tested and approved by Eczema Association Australasia and recommended as part of an effective allergy management for Eczema and other allergy sufferers.
Australian Owned, Designed & Tested. Click here for more details: https://www.fernfabric.com.au/quality-assurances/ It is not recommended for dust mite allergy sufferers as it does not offer complete dust mites mattress protection. (For dust mites allergy sufferers please purchase Fern Fabric® Fully Encased Mattress Protector) Available in: Cot, Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King. This can fit up to 45cm depth mattresses.
What Are Dust Mites?
The house dust mite gets its name from its habitat – household dust. The main component of dust is shed skin flakes, which is the mite’s preferred food source. Areas around the home that are heavily used, such as beds and upholstered furniture, will have much higher mite populations than the rest of the house. The most common type of dust mite found in homes is Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus. These mites are associated with dermatological and respiratory allergies in humans, such as eczema and asthma .
Symptoms of Allergic Reaction to Dust Mites
House dust mites can trigger respiratory or dermatological conditions including asthma and eczema. Symptoms can include:
- a tight feeling in the chest
- runny nose
- itchy nose
- itchy eyes
- itchy skin
- skin rashes.
Physical characteristics of the house dust mite
The characteristics of a house dust mite include:
- less than half a millimetre in length, which makes it hard to see with the naked eye
- oval-shaped body
- light coloured body with fine stripes
- life span of around two months or so, depending on the conditions.
Allergic Reaction to Dust Mites
Unlike other common household bugs (fleas, for example), dust mites don’t bite. Their bodies, secretions and faeces contain particular proteins that can trigger allergic symptoms in susceptible people.
Common Hiding Spots for Dust Mites
The diet of the house dust mite includes shed skin flakes, pollen and fungal spores. It prefers warm, humid and dark environments. Common hiding spots around the home include:
- mattresses and bed linen
- upholstered furniture
- shag-pile or long fibre carpets
- soft toys
Tips to Reduce Dust Mites in Your Home
- Cover mattresses, pillows and quilts with Fern Fabric® dust mite resistant covers. The covers must be washed every three months. Some health funds may provide a rebate for these items.
- Wash sheets and pillowcases weekly in water hotter than 55°C. Alternatively, if washing in cold water, use a commercial product containing essential oils, such as eucalyptus or tea tree oil.
- Hot tumble dry (for half an hour after dry) or dry clean household items – this will kill house dust mites, but not the allergen they produce.
- Wash blankets and non-encased doonas every two months.
- Use synthetic rather than feather pillows and doonas, as these tolerate regular washing.
- Remove all soft toys from the bedroom and replace with wooden or plastic toys, which can be washed. Or, if a soft toy is allowed, it should be washed weekly using the same method used for sheets. (Freezing soft toys overnight doesn’t work, because it doesn’t remove the allergen.)
- Damp dust or use electrostatic cloths to clean hard surfaces weekly, rather than a feather duster.
- Reduce humidity – have a dry and well-ventilated house. Have adequate floor and wall insulation and avoid evaporative coolers.
- Avoid upholstered furniture – leather, vinyl, plastic and wood are best.
- Avoid heavy curtains – Venetian blinds or flat blinds are better. Washable curtains or external shutters are other options.
- Wash clothing before use if it has been stored for a long time.
- Remove carpets, rugs and mats (where practical and affordable) – bare boards and tiled floors are preferable as they can be damp mopped or cleaned with electrostatic cloths.
- Wash rugs and mats regularly and dry them outside in full sunshine (if possible).
- Vacuum weekly, including the seams of mattresses and upholstered furniture. Vacuuming causes house dust mite allergens to become airborne for up to 20 minutes, so if you are allergic to dust mites, you should wear a mask or ask someone else to vacuum. You may air the house for an hour or so after vacuum cleaning to help clear the air.
Care Instructions for the Fitted Mattress Protectors:
- Gentle machine wash 60ºC with similar colours
- Do not use softener or bleach
- Do not iron
- Do not dry clean
- May be tumble dried or line dried
- No excessive exposure to heat or sun
Fitted mattress protector can be used under other normal bed linen and is recommended to be washed once every 10-12 weeks for normal households use, easily washable in the washing machine. Other bed linen is still recommended to be changed and washed once every week for optimum hygiene.