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Electric blankets - do they go under the sheets?

(12 Posts)
HeyMacWey Thu 06-Oct-16 12:35:12

I'm cold and want an electric blanket but there's a myriad on blankets /mattress protectors etc for sale. I'm confused and which ones go under and which ones to over.

The last time I used one was about 35 years ago.

I want one that goes under the sheets. I've got an extra deep mattress so will probably need one with strings to keep it on the bed.

CalmItKermitt Thu 06-Oct-16 12:42:53

They go under the sheet.

My electric blanket has an elasticated "skirt" rather than strings so works like a fitted sheet. It's also slightly padded so I don't need a mattress cover.

So my bed goes - electric blanket, fitted sheet.

If you wanted a mattress protector as well it'd go mattress protector, leccy blanket, sheet.

I suppose you could have the protector on top of the blanket if you wanted.

My blanket is one you can leave on low all night.

I love it. Best thing about winter 😄

CalmItKermitt Thu 06-Oct-16 12:43:38

Ps my mattress is extra deep too but the blanket fits fine.

HeyMacWey Thu 06-Oct-16 13:00:02

Thanks - which one have you got?

wowfudge Thu 06-Oct-16 14:23:55

They don't all go under as in they fit on top of the mattress. Some are overblankets and are used in conjunction with a duvet, etc.

CalmItKermitt Thu 06-Oct-16 14:35:24

Mine was from Argos. Dreamland I think. Dual control so I can have my side on but DH can stay cool on his side.

HeyMacWey Thu 06-Oct-16 14:54:44

Can you feel the wires through it?

CalmItKermitt Thu 06-Oct-16 14:58:23


It's blissful.

I've been known to come in freezing from an evening out, get into my prewarmed bed and lie there going "Ohhhhhhhhh......aaaah...." loud enough to wake DH up. It's LOVELY 😄

CalmItKermitt Thu 06-Oct-16 14:59:29

And it's machine washable. You just pull the connectors out at the side.

HeyMacWey Thu 06-Oct-16 15:09:00

Brilliant - thank you!

dalmatianmad Thu 06-Oct-16 15:09:11

I bought dc's electric blankets last year, they are silent night ones from Argos, really cheap. Go under the fitted sheet, so warm and toasty I'm thinking of getting a double for our bed....

HeyMacWey Thu 06-Oct-16 17:00:38

Lovely - good to have another recommendation.
I don't think my dc (tweens) would get out of bed if I got one for them grin

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