You Need Zip On Sheets

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  • October 05, 2016
You Need Zip On Sheets

My name is Elizabeth Sopher, and I’m the CEO and Creator of QuickZip. As a mom who has handled my share of nighttime situations, I am honored to partner with The Sleep Lady to help you and your child  get  some  sleep!

When you’re a parent, middle of the night changes are one thing: Inevitable.  Many parents forget that they are going to be struggling with crib sheets, mattress pads, and even bunk beds once they have kids. And it’s not just infants-no matter your child’s age, I promise you that you’ll need to do what many parents refer to as a “blind sheet change” in the middle of the night.

You Need Zip On SheetsYou Are Not Alone

When my children were babies, I was in the middle of such a change. I had a screaming child who was sick, wet, and smelled like it. On top of that, I was fighting the crib sheet. I couldn’t get the sheet off the mattress to change it, let alone back on. So I turned the lights on. Queue even louder screaming.

And I know I’m not alone. As one blogger confesses, “[it’s the stress of] 2 am, [with a] screaming, soaking wet baby whom you’ve already changed into a new diaper and jammies, and are barely able to zip into a sleep sack while they claw and scream…. If you have ever felt like this (even a little bit), know that you are not alone.

There seems to be a time in the life of every parent when they are changing sheets in the middle of the night.   And, we hear stories from customers who, unfortunately, have to do it frequently. 

I think it’s high time that we stop struggling with the soaking sheet and pad. There is an easier way to get your child’s bedding changed without the fuss or hassle of lights on.

What if you could get the soiled linens off the mattress and easily get the new sheet and pad on securely, and quickly, so you can spend more time changing and soothing your baby.

Realistic Expectations

Kim has helped so many of us by teaching how to limit the impact of those nighttime expeditions by keeping lights low and the room quiet. While this helps to get everyone back to sleep as soon as possible, it doesn’t help the hassle of changing wet sheets. That’s where QuickZip comes in.

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Remember when I gave you a peek inside some real parenting moments just a minute ago? Those moments are the exact reason that I dreamed of something better-something that could make middle of the night (or anytime) sheet changes simpler, easier, and less stressful.

Let’s face it, cranky, tired, and crying kids are stressful enough. Why a zipper? Because it’s easier:

QuickZip sheets zip off and on so that you do not have to pull the mattress out of the crib for every change. 

The foundation of every QuickZip system is the secure base, which covers the bottom and sides of any mattress.  We created two styles of bases to suit your needs : 

  • the first wraps all the way around the underside of the mattress for total security (no sheets popping off! and providing you peace of mind from concerns over loose bedding) and is available in crib and twin sizes.
  • the second is our “fitted base” which is open on the bottom like your traditional fitted sheet, but with strong elastic in the bottom and sides to keep it snug and secure on even the trickiest mattresses (available in twin through Cal king sizes).

Next, we created our zip-on sheet which zips on securely and quickly to any QuickZip base. The sheet easily zips on to the base.  The zipper is covered and the pull tucks away, out of sight, for a neat, clean look.  To change the sheet simply zip the sheet off and zip on a clean one.

Safety First

Ease and less hassle are not enough for us, we designed QuickZip to be a safer alternative to traditional crib sheets:  Traditional crib sheets can pop off the mattress increasing entrapment hazards.  The Consumer product Safety Commission warns of this danger, and requires all sheets to bear the following warning:

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QuickZip Crib Sheets go beyond this recommendation by covering the entire underside of your baby’s crib mattress. This means that when installed properly, with the base and sheet zipped together, it can’t pop off.  You can also use QuickZip without the mattress pad-though you’ll want to make sure that you have a waterproof barrier between the sheet and your mattress.

Get More Sleep With Zip On Sheets

At the heart of it all, I’m a mom, and I understand how tiring parenthood can be. With QuickZip, nighttime can look like this:   

  1. Hear child crying in their bed.
  2. Sneak quietly into their room to check on them.
  3. Discover that they have wet the mattress (regardless of the reason).
  4. Grab a replacement zip-on sheet, a new mattress pad, and clean clothes.
  5. Change your child into dry clothes.
  6. Balance your child on your hip, or hug them one handed, and unzip the soiled top sheet.
  7. Remove the sheet and mattress pad.
  8. Place the clean mattress pad down, and zip on the clean sheet. Place your child in their now clean bed.
  9. Go back to sleep.

And, if you’re co-sleeping, we’ve thought of that, too. Families are not one-size-fits-all, so neither are we. Regardless of your sleeping arrangements, QuickZip carries the right sheet size to suit your needs.

In celebration of the launch of our new online resource, The Gentle Sleep & Parenting Center, we are excited to bring you today’s giveaway from QuickZip:

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Kim West
Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than 24 years, and the creator of the original gentle, proven method to get a good night’s sleep for you and your child. She is the author of The Sleep Lady's Good Night Sleep Tight, its companion Workbook and 52 Sleep Secrets for Babies. Click here to read more about her.

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