to still not know how to do this when my oldest DC is 7.5 years old ... (sorry disgusting)

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LeepyTime Thu 06-Mar-14 15:56:20

Sorry, don't read this if you are about to have your dinner, but I have 3 DC and last night my middle one was sick all over his bed and I STILL do not know how to manage the removal and cleaning of the sheets properly. Do you wipe off the lumps before putting it into the washing machine, and if so, how do you actually do it, what with and how do you do it without being sick on top of it also ... ? I now have a washing machine full of lumps of sick and they are dripping down and off the sheets as I am hanging them up. Ps I need instructions for a one-man version of this as am a single mother. Luckily the other two didn't start being sick also or that would have been the end of me, but any advice would be greatly appreciated in case Round 2 kicks off tonight? Thanks.

SuburbanRhonda Thu 06-Mar-14 15:57:57

Shake the lumps down the toilet. Wash the residue off with the shower attachment in the bath. Put the bedding in the washing machine.

HTH

PolterGoose Thu 06-Mar-14 15:59:14

Wipe as much off as possible with kitchen roll straight into a bin bag or carrier bag. Run bedding through wash.

If you put Vicks on your nose first it helps with your own retching wink

Dustpan is very good at scraping off the large chunky bits in one go.

LeepyTime Thu 06-Mar-14 16:02:48

Thanks great advice, OK Vicks and shower attachment, great idea as don't have to actually feel the lumps, just will need a slave to fish it out of the bath plug-hole now ...

LadyMacmuff Thu 06-Mar-14 16:02:58

Oh no! Do NOT try and wash it with all the lumps. DH did this once in the middle of the night and I was furious!! Lumps of washed vomit still in situ and falling all over floor and stuck in machine - yuk!!

Take it outside, use a knife / other implement you can chuck, wear gloves, scrape vomit into bin bag. Soak sheets in napisan or just washing liquid, give a vigourous hand wash/scrubbing and then wash on hot wash. It might not all come out in which case I would ditch the lot!

I just hope for your sake there is no more. Have this wine...

LeepyTime Thu 06-Mar-14 16:03:29

oh god I'm going to be sick again ... dustpan ...

PolterGoose Thu 06-Mar-14 16:09:42

Make up a 'dealing with sick' box, put rubber/latex gloves, kitchen roll, bin bag, plastic dustpan, bucket, spray disinfectant and Vicks all together ready to use.

FrimpongDench Thu 06-Mar-14 16:11:03

I find tumble drying the bedding afterwards removes the remaining bits. Just remember to clear the filter afterwards.

Poor you - I have a 16 yo DD and still wouldn't know how to or want to clean up vomit.
My exH used to have to do all the clearing of vomit.
If I had been left to do it I would have just added to the chaos and mess.
Even the smell of it makes me gag something rotten.
I hope you don't have much more of this.

I scraped it all up with kitchen roll before washing the other week when DS had it. 17 loads of bloody washing I did in 6 days hmm (Disclaimer he's 1 so was just sick wherever he lay --usually my bedding--)

SometimesLonely Thu 06-Mar-14 16:15:48

Leepytime You don't have to fish the bits out of the bath plug hole. When I used to swill off poo from my DC's terry towelling nappies, I just pushed the poo through the plug hole grating with bare fingers. If you don't want to touch the sick with your fingers, you could press it down with the back of a teaspoon and follow that with a good wash down with water ......

ChippyMinton Thu 06-Mar-14 16:18:44

Poor you, it's horrible to deal with. Mind you one night the child in the top bunk vomited down the wall onto his brother's head, so i had to wash two lots of bedding and shower and hairwash a half asleep boy. That was fun!

i usually scrape solids into the loo, rinse the sheets in the machine, wipe it out then do a hot wash and tumble dry.

PolterGoose Thu 06-Mar-14 16:26:33

Vomiting in bed is the main reason ds no longer has a high up bed.

SuburbanRhonda Thu 06-Mar-14 16:29:36

Isn't it really, really unhygienic to put poo into the water system rather than down the toilet, sometimes? shock

LeepyTime Thu 06-Mar-14 16:31:22

Thanks for all the advice and support, I will be better prepared tonight. My poor son, I took off his pyjamas and then I was flapping around try to sort out the sheets while he stood there shivering and I was barking 'DO NOT walk anywhere' as he was walking it all over the floor. Eventually I wrapped him up in a wee blanket while he sat there. Will plan my strategy for tonight, thanks xx Goose - 'Dealing with sick' box, you sound just like my very organised lovely sister :-) OH Chippy - a waterfall of vomit, that is just the worst I have heard yet!!

PolterGoose Thu 06-Mar-14 16:31:26

Suburban it all goes down the same drains...

PolterGoose Thu 06-Mar-14 16:32:28

Leepy I can assure you that the more prepared you are, the less chance there is of it happening wink

5madthings Thu 06-Mar-14 16:33:00

I shower them off in the bath with shower attachment. At half term I had all 5madthings vommitting... Was hideous!

Marcipex Thu 06-Mar-14 16:34:23

I recommend cardboard scrapers, the two sides of a cereal box or similar, scrape solids into a bin bag before washing. This works well on
floors too.

SuburbanRhonda Thu 06-Mar-14 16:36:22

Really, poltergoose?

The sewage system and the water system share the same drains? So shit goes into the water treatment plant where drinking water comes from? Or have I got wrong end of the shitty stick?

i thought raw sewage and waste water were treated separately?

TheBitterBoy Thu 06-Mar-14 16:41:01

No, in this country sewage does not end up being treated water back into the drinking water system. However in the South East this is one of the options for the future to deal with increasing population demand.

PolterGoose Thu 06-Mar-14 16:49:02

Domestic waste water and toilet flushings are discharged into public drainage systems together, more info here

Fraggle3112 Thu 06-Mar-14 16:49:36

I just soak the sheets overnight bits float off into water sheets get shoved in washing machine water with bits in flushed down the loo.

I have never considered actually scrapping the sick off! Blergh!! grin

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