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pongy duvet dilemma.

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ikeaismylocal Tue 11-Feb-14 20:30:39

We co-sleep with 1 year old ds, he sleeps fab when I'm next to him but he goes through stages of not sleeping great in the evenings.

It seems that ds's bad evenings correlate with changing the duve cover, if the duvet covering is nearing needing to be changed he loves it, when he wakes we just rolls over and cuddles the duvet.

If it was a small comforter I wouldn't mind it smelling a bit but I think having an entire duvet might be a bit much.

Aibu to delay changing the duvet for as long as possible? How long is that? I'm dreading changing it.

We all shower or bath every morning so we are the only ones subjected to the pong!

Could you start wrapping him in a light sheet under the duvet and just keep the sheet a little pongy?

onepieceoflollipop Tue 11-Feb-14 20:42:21

Do you wear a pj top or t shirt or similar at night? if so give him one you have worn for a night or two (and then a day or two later do the same again)...have it as a little extra "sheet" type layer. So he gets to smell you, but there is no stale bedding.

WitchOfEndor Tue 11-Feb-14 20:44:48

Fleece blanket? Nice and fluffy, cheap and dries really quickly

ikeaismylocal Tue 11-Feb-14 20:49:20

The pyjamas and blanket/sheet idea is great! Thanks! He doesn't actually sleep under the duvet, he has his own sleepingbag but I could sleep under a sheet.

He loves my bras confused but I worry that they are potential strangulation risks.

I wish he'd just choose one of his teddies.

onepieceoflollipop Tue 11-Feb-14 20:52:01

Good luck ikea. I remember leaving slightly worn tshirts for my own dds if I had to work late/got called out to work in the night. So they could still co sleep with dh but have a part of me. <<soppy face>>
They are big girls now, both at primary. smile

Waltonswatcher1 Tue 11-Feb-14 20:58:04

Try washing with those Eco balls instead of smelly chemically powders etc. Those balls leave no smell at all and I think things washed with them smell natural and yuck ! That would be nicer than a dirty bed.

Vintagecakeisstillnice Tue 11-Feb-14 20:58:54

Cuddle a teddy for a few nights and then lay it near him? Would that work?

Claryrocks Tue 11-Feb-14 21:04:42

When DS was a baby we co-slept. He wouldn't sleep in day without me (which was a problem as I had a toddler) so I picked a teddy and shoved it down my nightie by my chest so it smelt of me and milk and it worked!!! He's still attached to that teddy!

Oh, and we use taggy blankets. Ds will sleep anywhere with a (preferably unwashed) taggy.

olympicsrock Tue 11-Feb-14 21:35:13

Oh yes I sympathise. DS aged 2 sucks the feet of his jellycat toys. They smell revolting after a few days and get washed regularly. Such a grim smell though. He is devoted to this humming pong.
T shirt, sheet, teddy smelling of you all good ideas. YWBU NOT to change the bedding though.

Purplepoodle Tue 11-Feb-14 22:13:25

I'm the person who has walked around all day with a muslin or teddy shoved down her top for dc to cuddle. Luckily I didn't have to go out but the postie gave me a strange look when I answered the door.

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