In a nutshell

A quality product for toilet training toddlers and mums-to-be, this looks durable enough to last for more than one child

What we tested

  • Comfort
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Effectiveness
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Ease of cleaning
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.


  • Super-absorbent, soft top layer stays dry, 'wings' to keep it in place


  • A double bed size would be good for mums-to-be

Mattress protectors need to be reliable, or they’re a waste of money. The Aquasolari Bed Pad isn’t cheap, but it’s a quality product that does its job well.


The Bed Pad is a brand new product from Aquasolari, and has already got an award under its absorbent belt in the shape of the TIPS Clever Idea & BizzieBaby Silver Award.

What makes the Aquasolari Bed Pad different from the mattress protectors I have previously tested is its ‘wings’. Yes, like certain feminine hygiene products, this pad has two ‘wings’ that tuck under the mattress on a single bed, holding it in place.

What we love

The whole thing just screams quality. The Aquasolari Bed Pad feels strong and durable - and indeed the pad had been wash tested at 92 degrees by Intertek Group PLC in one of their testing facilities. I didn’t go to those lengths, but I did wash it on a hot wash. It can be tumble dried, but it was virtually dry when it came out of the washing machine, so I just hung it out to dry for half an hour.

The Aquasolari Bed Pad came out looking and feeling like new. Its top cover still soft, and no crinkling, or shrinking that I could see.

Aquasolari claims its absorbent layer can hold up to 2 litres, so I tested it (with water!). And yes, it held a full 2 litres without any leaks. So far so good.

In the practical test, on the bed of a none-too reliable 3-year-old, the Aquasolari Bed Pad held its own, and remained reasonably dry even after a little night-time accident. I even used it the wrong way round on a cot bed with a fidgety sleeper and, because of the wings, it didn’t move even then.

The Aquasolari Bed Pad is also pretty efficient at absorbing any odours.

In its single bed size, the Aquasolari Bed Pad is as useful for toddlers as it is for mums-to-be who are worried about their waters breaking and older children going off on sleepovers. It can be placed under a sheet for complete discretion, and has no rustling plastic to give the game away.

What to watch out for

The only shame about the Aquasolari Bed Pad is that they don’t do a double bed sized one for mums. Oh, and as with similar products, remember not to use fabric softeners or bleach when washing as it will affect the absorbent layer.

Who is the Aquasolari Bed Pad best for?

Anyone who needs discreet protection in a single bed.


MadeForMums verdict

The quality feel of the Aquasolari Bed Pad is backed up by its super absorbency and its innovative ‘wings’, which help keep it in place. Its quality means it should last long enough for more than one toilet training toddler to use it, making it well worth its £29.99 price tag.

Product Specifications

ModelBed Pad
Made fromSynthetic materials
Washing instructionsMachine washable and safe to tumble dry
  • 99cm x 86cm bed pad
  • Absorbent layer can soak up 2 litres of fluid
  • 'Wings' to hold in place