April 7, 2023

Keeping Beds Dry with Brolly Sheets

Now that my preschooler has (mostly) mastered daytime potty training, we're working on night time dryness.

I've heard that boys can be tough to toilet train during sleeping time, and since Soren comes from a family of bedwetters (uncles and dad), he's got the deck stacked against him.

Though we've had some successful naps with dry sheets, Soren is still not ready to have the mattress protector taken off his bed.  Night time is hardest, especially if he's had an accident and we have to spend time changing the entire bedding ensemble.

Recently, I was sent a helpful item, a breathable, cotton pad from Brolly Sheets, which lays across the mattress and can absorb a half a gallon of liquid.
It works extremely well, and was tested after S drank a little too much pineapple juice before bed (bad parents!).  The red Brolly Sheet was soaked, yet the sheet underneath it was dry.

To use the Brolly Sheet, you simply lay it across the middle of the mattress (the area most likely to get wet) and tuck the gingham fabric under the mattress.
The sheet itself is quiet, and doesn't rustle like some other mattress protectors.  I like how easy it is to slip it on and off the bed, and that it's not distracting to sleepers.

Brolly Sheets are easy to launder too, though it did take some time to dry on the clothesline.  It's great for children and adults, is available in twin or queen size, and comes in a variety of colors.
Ideally we'd have at least two of them, so we could switch it out during nighttime accidents.  I imagine the Brolly Sheet would be great when you have a sick child too. I really could have used one last year when we had that stomach bug and I had to wash every inch of bedding in S's bed.  Gross.
You can find more about Brolly Sheets via Facebook.  Oh, and if you're wondering where the name came from, Brolly is another name for umbrella in New Zealand, where the company originates.  And like an umbrella protects you from the rain, a Brolly sheet protects your mattress from the, well, you know.
Disclosure: I received a Brolly Sheet for review purposes. All opinions are my own.


  1. That's genius! Where was this when I was potty training kid 1 and kid 2! Are they pricey to buy? It's so awesome you get everything to try out!


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