In a nutshell

Soft and waterproof, a great option for a 'real bedsheet' feel

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 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Feels like an ordinary, but soft, bedsheet


  • Whole bed needs to be stripped if it gets wet.

If you know Hippychick, you’ll know they produce natural but practical products, and the Hippychick Mattress Protector is no exception. Soft, breathable, absorbent and waterproof, the Hippychick Mattress Protector is a great alternative to sticky, sweaty, plastic mattress protectors.


The Hippychick Mattress Protectors were developed to put an end to those hot, sweaty plastic covers, and the lovely soft cotton top sheet does just that. Once the mattress protector is on the bed, you wouldn’t know it was anything other than a nice, soft sheet. But it does its waterproofing job well. In situ, it easily absorbed a small spill, and in a rigorous testing (in which I poured a substantial wee’s worth of water on it, it still stood the test).

What we love

I tested the fitted version, which stayed well on the bed and didn’t slip or slide. For anyone who has children with sensitive skin, it may be worth paying the extra for the high-end Tencel versions, which are made from 100% biodegradable wood pulp cellulose (also perfect for the eco family as it carries the European Programme for the endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) quality seal and the International Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards label.)

The Hippychick Mattress Protector looks just like an ordinary sheet (avoiding any questions from curious pre-schoolers who may be suspicious about why they have to have a ‘special’ sheet). It’s soft and comfortable, washes well and can be tumble dried. It comes in sizes from cot to King Size, so if you really like it (or you have a toddler who seems to think your bed is nicer than yours – ahem) you can get one for yourself.

What to watch out for

The only downside to the Hippychick mattress Protector is that because it is sheet and protector in one, should there be a nighttime accident, sleepy mum has to strip the bed, and have a new one to put on. At £22.50 for the cot-bed fitted mattress protector, this might prove too pricey for some.

Who is Hippychick Mattress Protector best for?

Mums who want a mattress protector that looks and feels like an ordinary sheet; anyone with sensitive skin, or who prefers to buy eco-friendly products.


MadeforMums verdict

The Hippychick Mattress Protector has sold more than 200,000 since 2003, so mums are voting with their cash. It’s soft, very waterproof, washes well and feels most like an ordinary bedsheet. The only downside is the need to strip the bed if anyone has an accident.

Product Specifications

ModelMattress Protector
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From 12 months
Washing instructionsMachine washable and safe to tumble dry
FeaturesAlso protect against dustmites