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Duvet for bed-wetting 5yo... one that's warm AND fits into washing machine??

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NumptyMum Fri 12-Oct-12 17:53:48

I'm not sure where to post this as so far no-one in Good Housekeeping has answered! I recently bought a new 13.5 tog duvet for DS's bed which is described as machine washable. DS is just 5 and still wets the bed sometimes. So you can imagine I was angry this morning when I found that the bloody thing doesn't fit into our washing machine! So that was a waste of money.

Are there any warm but NOT thick single duvets that people have washed? Otherwise I guess I'll have to go for one of those with 2 thin duvets that popper together but they are so much more £££...

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Fri 12-Oct-12 17:54:44

Just get 2 cheapo thin ones from a supermarket?

amistillsexy Fri 12-Oct-12 18:00:13

The cheapo things dan't wash well- the filling just balls up, IME.

I bought some great ones from Lidl, and i think I saw them there last week. They are synthetic, warm, and not so thick that they don't fit into the machine.

DS has the same problem, and I wash his bedding at least three times a week. His two Lidl duvets have been going strong for about 4/5 years now.

Be careful, though, they also do a cotton covered, cotton filled one that is more like a bedspread quilt, and it's not very warm (but still washes well and good in the summer!)

grin

jellycat Fri 12-Oct-12 18:01:12

I found this too. So have stopped using the thick duvets and stick to 4.5 tog all year, supplemented with fleecy blankets over the top when necessary. These can go in the machine separately if everything gets wet.

NumptyMum Fri 12-Oct-12 18:27:03

Thanks everyone - we've a Lidl near us so will check them out, otherwise I guess I just need to get more thin duvets and layer them up (we already have fleecy blankets). Wish I'd realised BEFORE I used the duvet, just assumed that a single duvet would fit in sad.

I use the cheap ones from IKEA, and they wash well. Putting a couple of clean tennis balls in the machine with the duvet can help keep the filling plumped up too.

NumptyMum Fri 12-Oct-12 18:31:54

Hmm, Lidl website not showing duvet as current (though they may have some left from previous deals, can't remember if I've seen them in there). Anyway, ALDI also have an all season duvet for £9.99, anyone know if that's worth getting?? We've an ALDI near us...

NumptyMum Fri 12-Oct-12 18:33:01

Oooh, thanks for the tennis balls tip. Kids will love that idea... We've also an Ikea, I'll head there if all else fails but it's a bit more of a hike. Mind you they do have the play room and it IS half term and I DO need to occupy the kids...

porthcurnick Fri 12-Oct-12 18:38:32

Mine all have the 10.5 argos value ones, they wash fine and are usually dry by the evening ready to go back on bed.

this one

vodkaanddietirnbru Fri 12-Oct-12 18:44:03

The maximum tog recommended for children in a single bed is 10.5tog so you might be better getting a lighter weight one for him. Me, dh and 2 kids have 10.5tog ones and we live in Scotland (cold!)

NumptyMum Fri 12-Oct-12 18:45:48

purthcurnick - I saw that one (I got the non-washing one from Argos too!) but it says line dry only... do you tumble it?? or is it just on the radiators?

NumptyMum Fri 12-Oct-12 18:46:53

vodka - that's interesting, never heard of that. Where did you find that out? I also live in Scotland, used to live in a city but we're now more in the countryside and with no central heating on, find it a bit cold at night...

MousyMouse Fri 12-Oct-12 18:50:26

ikea hollow fibre ones are good. my dc have these: mysa stra 7.5 tog
they feel very fluffy and lovely and warm and come up nicely when washed.

MrsDandBaby Fri 12-Oct-12 22:02:05

We've just bought ourselves a new kingsize microfibre quilt - am amazed how thin they are for a high tog quilt (machine washable too)

we got ours here www.duvetandpillowwarehouse.co.uk/product/Duvets/Range/Classic-Microfibre/Size/Single/Warmth/Winter-(13.5-Tog) (cashback through Quidco as well)

Bumpstart Fri 12-Oct-12 22:13:42

Use a duvet protector. This will stop the wee being absorbed into the duvet, so you only need to wash the protector.

Also, i air duvets on the washing line instead of washing them every single time.

I also encourage the dc not to make a nest with the duvet and end up lying on top of it, as that is the only time the duvet gets really soaked.

VerySmallSqueak Fri 12-Oct-12 22:18:08

I have got cheap Argos value summer ones which have washed fine several times.I'm not sure they'd wash loads but so cheap it wouldn't be too bad to replace every so often.
I supplement with a fleecy blanket if extra warmth is needed - very easy to wash and dry.

TheEnthusiasticTroll Fri 12-Oct-12 22:19:46

Descent fleece blankets, they wash well and dry quick and are as warm as duvets. Has been a saving grace for us in the past.

NumptyMum Fri 12-Oct-12 22:22:40

Thanks for that, MrsD. Do you think the single would fit into a home washing machine then?

I can't find any actual evidence re no tog higher than 10.5 other than that a 13.5 might be too heavy - but seriously, surely blankets were heavier??? I remember feeling v squished as a child, was great to get my first duvet. Also the room temp is def not 18C, more like 16C. Plus DS is 5, and a tall/big 5 at that. The only info I could find seems to be from sellers of duvets...

TheEnthusiasticTroll Fri 12-Oct-12 22:23:31

Millets flece blankets are great.

MistyB Fri 12-Oct-12 22:24:21

TET beat me to it!! Fleece blankets!! Including one underneath the sheet which will soak more and reduce the likelihood the duvet will get wet.

NumptyMum Fri 12-Oct-12 22:24:43

Ooo - a duvet protector? That might avoid a lot of hassle. Are they rustly? Where do you buy them?

NumptyMum Fri 12-Oct-12 22:27:13

Millers sell fleece blankets? Same Millets as sells hiking gear? Or different one??

Bumpstart Fri 12-Oct-12 22:31:46

amazon search herer

Can't recommend a particular one, as 2nd hand sorry!

TheEnthusiasticTroll Fri 12-Oct-12 22:33:38

Millets, camping gear, I got them a good few years ago though but did just look on their website but there where none that I could see, but mine where technically sleeping bags as they had a zip but where more like single blankets that once unzipped opened up into a larger than single cover! They where"thermal" fleece blankets. They where very thin but incredibly warm, much thiner and warmer than the usual fleece throw over type things.

I would imagine you would find similar somewhere. They dried in minutes on the line especially on a cold day.

NumptyMum Fri 12-Oct-12 22:37:41

Yes, fleece is great. I think I'll try that for starters, fleece blanket under thinner duvet. The mattress protector sounds good but is more ££, whereas we have an old Ikea fleece that'll prob do the job as it's nice and thick.

Thanks everyone for your help!

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