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Dumb Question About Egg-Crate Mattress

VeryHappyVeryHappy Registered User Posts: 15,119 Senior Member
edited August 2007 in Parent Cafe
Does the bumpy part go up, facing the ceiling, or down, facing the mattress?
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Replies to: Dumb Question About Egg-Crate Mattress

  • ChedvaChedva Super Moderator Posts: 25,350 Senior Member
    Facing up towards the ceiling.
  • astrophysicsmomastrophysicsmom Registered User Posts: 4,326 Senior Member
    Really? It seems like that would feel strange to lay/lie upon. (I saw the post earlier, but didn't know the answer)....can you do it either way?
  • twinmomtwinmom Registered User Posts: 2,826 Senior Member
    Bumps up, definitely. Feels great!
  • tonerangertoneranger Registered User Posts: 3,723 Senior Member
    bumps up.
    not crazy about them though...like memory foam better. Great deals on overstock.com
  • Faline2Faline2 Registered User Posts: 4,061 Senior Member
    memory foam is much better..try Bedbathandbeyond.com or other online stores...make XLongTwin memory foam..
  • acinvaacinva Registered User Posts: 616 Member
    I believe in an earlier post somebody said they bought one and didn't like the bumpy part up so they turned it bumpy side down and liked it better.
  • ChedvaChedva Super Moderator Posts: 25,350 Senior Member
    We just got an XL Twin Memory Foam from Kohl's for $15. D likes it better than the egg crate - when she ate on her bed, the crumbs would end up in the little valleys created by the bumps, and she couldn't just brush them off!
  • shoebox10shoebox10 Registered User Posts: 3,559 Senior Member
    I'm doing an eggcrate with a fiberbed over it (unless I can find this memory foam at kohls! what an awesome deal!). The eggcrate is so cheap that you could probably buy two and have a super comfy bed. I found the 2" gusseted fiberbed for $35, plus a 20% off coupon and BB&B so for $28, plus the $15 eggcrate, my bed is going to be heaven.

    Word of advice: the bed is not a place to go cheap on. College kids spend about 75% of the time they spend in their room in their bed. And when you can only fit in 4 hours of sleep in a night, it's best if those 4 hours are in a deep slumber, not rolling around being uncomfortable. So, if your S/D wants to spend a bit extra on the nicer mattress pad, or get a fiber/featherbed, or two eggcrates, let them.
  • merrymommerrymom - Posts: 111 New Member
    My kids didn't like them or any additional padding. It was a waste of money. Don't assume the college will have awful mattresses. (for 50K they shouldn't!). Eggcrates were designed for hospital patients and the bumps allow extra air circulation and help prevent skin breakdown for those bedridden for long periods.
  • roshkeroshke Registered User Posts: 3,078 Senior Member
    We bought a fiberbed (the one from BB and B) and mattress pad thanks to advice on this forum - S's bed was the most comfortable on his floor. So comfortable, in fact, I worried he wouldn't get up in the morning!
  • weenieweenie Registered User Posts: 5,793 Senior Member
    I just want to throw the thing away at the end of the year - they get gross. (Now there's a surprise, huh?)
  • NYMomof2NYMomof2 Registered User Posts: 5,882 Senior Member
    I've never heard of a fiberbed before. I just went to the BBB site and saw that they have quite a few. I take it this is a mattress topper? Does it go inside the mattress pad and sheets? Any advice about mattress pads and sheets that accommodate extra memory foam toppers, fiberbeds, etc.?
  • shoebox10shoebox10 Registered User Posts: 3,559 Senior Member
    It's like a featherbed, just hypoallergenic, without the feathers poking through, and a bit easier to wash. It can be placed on top of a bed with or without a mattress pad, under sheets. And most sheets have 2-4" of "give room" to them in order to accommodate toppers. King sizes sometimes have extra pockets, but only King I think.
  • NYMomof2NYMomof2 Registered User Posts: 5,882 Senior Member
    Thanks, shoebox ...
  • parentofbearparentofbear Registered User Posts: 256 Junior Member
    Thanks for the shopping advice. I slept on one during a stay at the coast last week. It was great.
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