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How often do you wash the dc's and your own bed sheets?

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hillbilly Mon 24-Sep-12 07:19:55

I currently do them all once a week but thinking to only do dc's sheets every 2 weeks except the sumer of course.

MadameCastafiore Mon 24-Sep-12 07:20:50

Every week same as ours. Maybe I have sweaty children?

Iggly Mon 24-Sep-12 07:28:38

Weekly. Or more if DS has wet his bed. Or eaten something getting crumbs every where. Dd is every few days as she's a baby and might sick up or have a leaky nappy.

hillbilly Mon 24-Sep-12 08:34:09

Our DC are 5 and 7. Sweaty in the summer but not really the rest of the time and no wet beds to worry about. Just wondered if I'm being a slattern ;-)

theancientmarinator Mon 24-Sep-12 08:45:02

We go on a self-catering holiday for a fortnight every year during which I do not change any beds (because it's meant to be a holiday for me too!) and I am pleased to report nothing terrible happens. No outbreaks of fleas, no dodgy smells or stubborn stains. The sheets get less crisp but that's it. And I personally think crisp sheets are a bit unwelcoming anyway...

After the last one I decided to try this at home and now do ours one week, the kids' the other and all appears to be well.

7to25 Mon 24-Sep-12 08:49:41

Ours every week
Small child every fortnight
Large, smelly, teenage boys every week

javotte Mon 24-Sep-12 11:43:27

Fortnightly. The kids are small and everyone wears pyjamas.

Mum2Fergus Mon 24-Sep-12 15:07:35

All bedding gets done weekly.

dikkertjedap Mon 24-Sep-12 23:51:52

Once a week.

BigusBumus Mon 24-Sep-12 23:54:26

I do ours and the kids fortnightly. We are not sweaty people and all wear things in bed.

iWILLdothis Tue 25-Sep-12 10:50:56

Tuesday is beds changing day. One week our bed, next week kids' sheets. DS more often due to sick/snot/milk/pee. I don't clean duvet cover each timeblush Anyone else leave duvet cover longer? I mean, it's the sheet underneath you & pillow cover that get icky quicker, isn't it??

Haemadoots Tue 25-Sep-12 10:55:41

Once a week for our beds here.

gnushoes Tue 25-Sep-12 11:00:57

once a week for adults (eczema cream everywhere), less often for kids.

livingfortoday Tue 25-Sep-12 11:01:19

Ds one week

Ours the following

More if needed in summmer

I air the beds every morning, I fold them right back and have windows open.
We get washed and dresssed then I close windows before we go downstairs.

Sometimes I hand the duvets over the doors to get a better airing.

I also use sleep on both sides of the pillowcase by alternating it all.

We shower every day and wear pjs except DH.

SoozleQ Tue 25-Sep-12 20:54:18

Oh god, i'm disgusting. blush

Livingupatree Tue 25-Sep-12 20:56:38

Once a week for all (I have a 3 & 5 year old).

BoffinMum Tue 25-Sep-12 22:45:51

Once a week unless I am feeling lazy, in which case it's twice a week or someone wets the bed.

BoffinMum Tue 25-Sep-12 22:46:09

I meant once a fortnight!

Toughasoldboots Tue 25-Sep-12 22:48:01

All beds changed once a week here too. Twice a week if its really hot.

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