Save My Feather Bed
Probably about once a month I get a call or email question about a leaking or poking feather bed and what can be done.
For starters – even the best feather beds will have leakage or poking due to the nature of them – i.e. they are filled primarily with feathers. Feathers unlike down have quills – quills which can poke through the fabric under the weight of your body. Aside from any skin poking they can also cause unsightly leaking feathers whcih can cling to a mattress and or your fitted sheets.
Relax we have a few suggestions on how to prevent and limit the poking and leaking that can occur. The first thing we would recommend is to use a feather bed protector – which basically completely envelops your feather bed kind of like a giant duvet. There are many styles available and range in price from $20 to $80 based on thread count, features and others bells and whistles. Of course we are partial to our own collection which feature an innovative three sided zipper – which opens up clam style for ease of placing on. I would generally recommend a twill style fabric as it tends to be think and durable regardless of the thread count. Do make sure the feather bed protector can fit your size – sometimes the thickness of the feather beds require some fancy math – in other words some protectors come in slightly larger sizes to accomodate the height of the feather beds. The DOWNLITE model is appx 2 inches larger in both dimesnions and is gussetted to allow for a proper fit.
The next step in feather bed heaven is to get an old white comforter that is largr then your mattress. You can simply place on top of the feather bed and tuck it underneath and then add your fitted sheet on top. Or you can buy a cheap mattress pad and cover the feather bed and then add the fitted sheet on top. The goal here is that both methods provide extra cushion to your feather bed.
Lastly, you have to understand that most feather beds on the market feature a 95 percent feather blend and only 5 percent down. Some luxury feather beds feature a 90 percent feather blend with 10 percent down for comfort. Some feather beds feature a pillow top made of polyester or down once again for added comfort.
Please note even the best feather bed with a down top still can use the tricks I mentioned.permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL. . Bookmark the