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Do you use pillow 'undercovers'?

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NormaSnorks Wed 07-Sep-11 18:08:45

i.e. a thin pillowcase under your main pillowcase...

I do, because my Mum did, but sometimes I just wonder if it isn't a bit excessive blush

It does seem to stop the pillows getting dirty covers though?

bluerodeo Wed 07-Sep-11 18:13:37

yes i use a combo of pillow protectors (usually quilted a bit) or a couple of pillowcases over each other. pillows don't get as dirty

MoaningMcMyrtlepants Wed 07-Sep-11 18:14:44

Yup! as my pillowcases get old and I buy new ones the old ones become under ones.

bigTillyMint Wed 07-Sep-11 18:15:31

Yes. The pillow gets dirty very quickly otherwise.

Bonsoir Wed 07-Sep-11 18:18:42


Pillows get very disgusting because a lot of sweat and dribble soaks into them every night. An extra layer of protection helps keep your pillows fresh. But you should buy new ones quite often anyway.

Mandy2003 Wed 07-Sep-11 23:08:56

No but I wish I did!

Beamur Wed 07-Sep-11 23:10:35

Yep, I have those quilted ones - helps keep the pillows a bit cleaner and also if you have feather or down, it stops the filling escaping so much. I change them probably ever other time I change and wash the top pillowcases.

wellwisher Wed 07-Sep-11 23:18:46

Yes, I do too - would feel wrong not to!

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Wed 07-Sep-11 23:20:04

I do, mainly before all the boys in my house have very sweaty heads at night (tidemarks on the pillow each morning)

ChippingIn Wed 07-Sep-11 23:20:39

Yes smile

suzikettles Wed 07-Sep-11 23:22:41

No, but our pillows are horrible and I'm going to buy all new ones the next time I see any on a good offer.

And when I do I will use undercovers thanks to this thread - I think my mum does actually, I'd just never thought about it.

WhatsWrongWithYou Wed 07-Sep-11 23:34:43

Yes - mine are allegedly anti-dustmite as well as protecting the pillow from moisture.

I am guilty of not having replaced the pillows for ages, though. Must get onto that.

AngelDog Thu 08-Sep-11 21:53:17

Yes - 2 or 3 under pillows on DH's pillow as they seem to get smelly so quickly!

I don't think I've ever replaced pillows confused - I just wash them.

mistressploppy Thu 08-Sep-11 21:54:46

Yes, the quilted protector ones because I sweat like a biatch and have really minging greasy hair too

<great catch>

GrimmaTheNome Thu 08-Sep-11 21:55:28

Yes - doesn't everyone?

LemonDifficult Thu 08-Sep-11 21:56:04

Agree that it's a bit excessive. My MiL does on hers because they are old and a bit gross. Better to buy new pillows fairly regularly.

After 15 years a pillow is substantially more dead skin than feathers. Bleurgh.

nannyl Fri 09-Sep-11 08:19:16

i have pillow protectors on every pillow (and mattress protectors on every bed)

The pillow protectors on our bed gets washed about once a month - 2 months depending on weather i will be line drying that day!
The protectors on the spare beds are done once a year, but only slept in for a few nights at a time, a few times a year.

Alibabaandthe80nappies Fri 09-Sep-11 08:22:28

Yes, always.

And I buy new pillows once a year.

ZZZenAgain Fri 09-Sep-11 08:24:13

no i don't , never heard of them before

ZZZenAgain Fri 09-Sep-11 08:24:49

what is a pillow protector (as opposed to a second pillowcase) made of?

Nagoo Fri 09-Sep-11 08:31:12

yes, DH is a sweaty bastard.

LunaticIsOnTheGrass Fri 09-Sep-11 08:44:42

I don't, but I think I will now.

Bloody good idea. Cheers smile

nannyl Fri 09-Sep-11 08:46:38

ZZZ made of the same materials as mattress protectors.

some are just that thin stuff that they use for packaging (like thin mattress protectors) and others are quilted, like quilted mattress protectors

ZZZenAgain Fri 09-Sep-11 08:47:15

might look into it, thanks

upahill Fri 09-Sep-11 08:48:50

Yes of course!

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