How often do you change your pjs? And towels?

(88 Posts)
whethergirl Tue 01-Oct-13 12:04:21

How often do you/dc change your pyjamas?
I normally change my top every night (although I've been told that's excessive) and my pj bottoms every 3-4 days - bearing in mind I DO wear knickers in bed which I think is relevant.

Also, while we're here, how often do you change your bath towels?
I change about once a week (used once a day).

Vivacia Tue 01-Oct-13 19:13:01

I couldn't wear underwear in bed (and seem to be under the impression it's not particularly healthy).

LIZS Tue 01-Oct-13 19:14:27

weekly

gamerchick Tue 01-Oct-13 19:22:30

I have visions of people who say they change pjs weekly of putting the same pair of knickers on every day and wash weekly as well. Both spend roughly the same amount of time on your backside.

But what's a crusty gusset here and there grin

Smartiepants79 England Tue 01-Oct-13 19:32:23

My pjs get changed once a week. Children's when they have spilt food down them, so sometimes every day sometimes they last 3 days.
Towels get washed once a week.
Cannot understand why towels or pjs would need to be clean on every day!

Smartiepants79 England Tue 01-Oct-13 19:33:10

Oh and I wear pants in bed as well, if that matters!

GreenShadow England Tue 01-Oct-13 19:45:32

But gamer, a lot of us who wear pyjamas for a week or whatever, like me and Smartie , also wear pants under them (was a whole thread on this very subject just a few weeks ago), so bums don't come into contact with pyjamas.

Vivacia Tue 01-Oct-13 19:46:03

Putting a grinning emoticon after a bitchy remark. Nice.

buildingmycorestrength Tue 01-Oct-13 19:57:17

I can't believe people wash their jammies every day, blimey. I wash mine when they smell, so every 3-4 days or longer. Knickers always smell at the end of the day, so I think it is different, gamer. Don't think you were being bitchy, though, just funny....<sniggers at crusty gussets>

gamerchick Tue 01-Oct-13 20:13:40

No if I was being bitchy I would have left out the smiley.

Sometimes the pictures in my head are chuckle worthy ;)

Vivacia Tue 01-Oct-13 20:15:24

Apologies if I misunderstood. I thought the phrase you used was an insult directed at those who'd answered the thread in good faith, not a humourous joke about the pictures in your head.

buildingmycorestrength Tue 01-Oct-13 20:27:42

I probably do have a crusty gusset by gamer's obviously high standards, and I was not offended. Maybe you aren't familiar with her type of humour.

<bows out>

Vivacia Tue 01-Oct-13 20:35:54

You could well be right, I'm not a big fan of crude humour (Misfits apart) and I hope Gamer accepts my apology.

Thesimplethings England Tue 01-Oct-13 20:40:16

Clean pjs every night.

Towels used twice then washed unless youngest has peed on his then its another fresh towel.

Two adults and two messy toddlers = an awful lot of washing

buildingmycorestrength Tue 01-Oct-13 20:40:25

Vivacia I do move in terribly crude circles on the internet, though, so am totally desensitised. grin. Possible the same for gamer ... don't know.

elQuintoConyo Tue 01-Oct-13 20:40:48

When they're crusty.

NotAsTired Tue 01-Oct-13 20:41:15

Does no one wear nightdresses anymore? confused

I change my nightdress (because my legs get too hot in pj bottoms) when it feels manky - about 5 days. DS every other day. Bath towels once a week.

bonzo77 Tue 01-Oct-13 20:41:54

When they look or smell manky, or I notice that they do. So towels every 7-10 days, my nighty every 3-4 days, DS1's pjs once they have more than a smudge of breakfast on them, DS2's sleep suit ditto. DH wears his vest and pants from the day in bed, then they go in the wash. Hand towels every weekish, extra if guests. DS2 often poos in his towel hmm or I get metanium on it, so every 2-3 days.

NotAsTired Tue 01-Oct-13 20:42:11

Oh, DS does not wear nightdresses. grin he wears pjs!

Norudeshitrequired Tue 01-Oct-13 21:07:54

Putting a grinning emoticon after a bitchy remark. Nice.

I actually burst out laughing at the crusty gusset remark, it was obviously a funny haha remark and not a bitchiness intended remark.

I'm still trying to figure out why some people wear underwear to bed. It's good to go commando for a good few hours every night, it has health benefits. By all means wear a nightie but leave your fanjo to the air (unless is that time of the month obviously).

whethergirl Tue 01-Oct-13 21:45:35

I'm wondering if all this air-your-fanjo for health benefits is a bit of a wives tale? I've always worn knickers, day and night, and I'm not sure in what way would my fanjo be different if I aired it.

Well, I'm quite surprised by some of the responses and how regularly you wash your pjs/towels.

For those of you who wash your bath towels more than once a week, (and assuming, if you haven't already specified, that they are used daily), I'm interested to know if you change them because of hygiene reasons or because it just feels nice? Surely if a towel is only used to dry a clean body, then the towel is relatively clean?

On that note, I wonder why damp towels start smelling? I mean, they dry clean hands right? So what is it that makes them smell bad?

I'm less fussy about nightwear because I shower first thing in the morning anyway.

gamerchick Wed 02-Oct-13 10:40:21

No worries there.. I do have one of those sense of humours and it does occasionally get me into trouble.

Preciousbane Wed 02-Oct-13 10:46:49

We only change our bath towels about every ten days, they dry out totally hung on the banisters. You are clean when you dry yourself I see no point at all in changing them a lot.

Someone told me once that damp stuff whiffs because of bacteria, not sure if true but is why I always hang dishcloth out so it dries totally.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Wed 02-Oct-13 11:12:01

LOL I love these threads. I love how they are SO predictable with the same questions and answers Every Single Time. I actually think we should just 'sticky one' at the top of Good Housekeeping & Chat grin

Bath towels - at least twice a week (hung up to dry, everyone has their own)
Hand towels - all daily
Bedding - at least twice a week (more in summer)
PJ's - rarely wear them, but after a single wear if I do
Children's PJ (I think) should be changed daily

I know you haven't asked (yet) but someone will:

Shower - at least once a day, mostly twice - occasionally more.

Bra - daily (or twice/3 times a day depending on routine/bra). Washed in the machine.

Tea towels after a single use (though rarely to dry dishes, but to lift things, polish glasses etc) and are all washed together, not with anything else. (They get dried then put in the 'tea towel wasing bag'.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Wed 02-Oct-13 11:13:02

Towels aren't 'that' clean though as they rub off flakes of body skin etc.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Wed 02-Oct-13 11:14:04

PJs every other day, towels every week. And I put knickers in with towels, all at 60.

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