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Bedding Covers

hey guys,

 

we are in the process of buying covers for our bedding (pillow, mattress, etc). Allergy test came back pretty severe to dust mites and the doc recommended I add this to my prevention!

do you guys have any brand recommendation (or caution)? There are ton of product out there, I just want to make sure we get the most. Any for our buck!

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  • Kathy P

    I just bought some new ones, but I don't remember what brand they were. I got them at Bed Bath & Beyond. I just looked for ones that were Certified asthma & allergy friendly by AAFA's Certification program. You can look for the mark on products. You can learn more about what that Certification means and where to find products –

  • K8sMom2002

    Yes, absolutely what Kathy said — and even though I think I may have shared this with you before, here's what I've read about the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program:

    The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization, Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), is an independent program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies. You can find certified products and services such as carpet cleaning, flooring, vacuums and more at 

    The website can be a little tricky to navigate, but here's a screenshot of the banner at and menu bar across the top that tells you where to look for the different products. Just click "certified products" to find a searchable catalog of all the certified products by category.

  • Katie D

    We love our AllerZip bedding covers (which are included in the certified product listing) and purchased them on Amazon.  And if you purchase from Amazon be sure to shop through our .

  • Vegcook

    I recommend that you take a cover, and pillow covers, with you when you travel.  If carpets and drapes are also an issue for you, get some Ecology Works Anti-allergen Solution from Narional Allergy.  A little spray bottle of that is also in my travel kit.

  • Katie D

    Thanks for the tips @Vegcook!  Taking along a cover and pillow covers are a great tip.  Do you find the spray to help in your own home as well?  Where do you use it there?

  • Vegcook

    At home, I use it on the rugs and bedspreads, especially during pollen season.  It dries quickly and is safe.  Over the years, I have eliminated as much fabric as possible in my house, since that's where mites live, so I really notice the impact that carpeting and drapery has on me in hotel rooms and friends' homes.

  • RedCoog

    Hi guys,

    i ended up getting the pillow covers from allergyzip. It's been day 3 and I feel a difference in my breathing in the morning. AWESOME!!!!

    We also bought a Safeguard mattres cover! Have yet to put it one but will do it today!

    Its very encouraging to make changes and feel differences. Every bit helps!!!

    its so important for people to be educated and adjust their lifestyle! 

  • Vegcook

    Jen,

    Yes, I buy the Ecology Sorks Anti-allergen solution on the National Allergy website.  It is a great resource.

    Deb

  • Shea

    Do you all wash your zippered bed cover weekly or just sheets weekly and zippered covers monthly?…. They are a pain to take on and off for me so Ive just been doing the zippered cases monthly…

  • Vegcook

    I wash my sheets weekly.  My dust mite cover is the fitted sheet style, not the zippered, so it's easy to deal with.  I only wash it every 2 months or so.

    Deb