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How often do you change bedding?

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KerryMumbledore Wed 22-Aug-07 11:29:44

Meaning sheets, pillowcases and\or duvet covers?

I used to be a twice a week kind of person until ds2 had THREE bouts of threadworms in one year. Then it was EVERY single day the entire beds were stripped and boil washed.

Seemed every time I stopped doing that the threadworms came back.

So now it's been 3 or 4 months since his last bout and frankly I'm sick and tired of changing all the bedding every day. I've taken to leaving duvet covers for a couple of days and just changing sheets every day.

I think I've lost all sense of what's normally hygienic.

What does everyone else do?

Cappuccino Wed 22-Aug-07 11:30:33

I googled this once after a looooong thread about people's laundry habits

the advice I read said 'at least once a fortnight'

bookthief Wed 22-Aug-07 11:31:21

Oh my god! I feel very virtuous and domestic goddess-like if I manage once a week.

Normal service is once a fortnight tbh. I don't think we're all that dirty .

3sEnough Wed 22-Aug-07 11:31:49

Blimey - not daily (unless they've wet the bed daily!) They'r4e lucky if it's once a week!

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Wed 22-Aug-07 11:32:26

The cleaner does it every Saturday morning.

PestoMonster Wed 22-Aug-07 11:32:28

Mine get done every 2 weeks

That's plenty often enough for me!!

hana Wed 22-Aug-07 11:33:13

once a week for us and the baby
every 2 weeks for the kids (2 and 5)

berolina Wed 22-Aug-07 11:33:13

Every 2 to 3 weeks

Hurlyburly Wed 22-Aug-07 11:33:17

Weekly - Kerry changing daily sounds a bit punishing!

KerryMumbledore Wed 22-Aug-07 11:33:40

I figured it was something along those lines that was normal.

But you can understand with the threadworm infestation in ds2 I had to do it daily...

pipsqueeke Wed 22-Aug-07 11:34:02

ooh dear i'm so norty. used to be every sat am without fail pre ds. now it's prob every 2 weeks for us both.

Speccy Wed 22-Aug-07 11:36:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bluestocking Wed 22-Aug-07 11:36:55

Every Sunday for DS, every three to four days for us. I love fresh sheets!

sandyballs Wed 22-Aug-07 11:40:18

Blimey, I really am more of a domestic slut than I realised. In our house it's more like once a month, but they don't seem dirty or smell .

alibubbles Wed 22-Aug-07 15:03:24

Every day the top sheet goes to the bottom and a new one for the top and so on each day! Takes 2 minutes and worth it for the sheer heaven feeling!

DD and DS once a week by the cleaner, DS does his more often if he feels like it in the summer.

NAB3 Wed 22-Aug-07 15:03:53

Once a week at least for all of us and extra when necessary.

RGPargy Wed 22-Aug-07 15:11:01

alibubbles - do you use sheets and blankets?

Ours gets changed about once every 2-3 weeks or if there's too much cat hair at the bottom of the bed to see the pattern on the duvet cover.

I am joking of course!! :P

TheDuchessOfNorksBride Wed 22-Aug-07 15:43:42

We change beds once a week.

KM - I know what you mean about the threadworm. Bloody nightmare, I spent a good deal of last year washing & changing beds & towels daily, hoovering daily and wet dusting daily. I think the DCs were picking them up from pre-school because despite my efforts they kept coming back.

So either the 'host child' left pre-school or the scattered eggs died <bleurgh> at last years summer holiday because we haven't had them since. Thank f!

Wilkie Wed 22-Aug-07 15:45:38

About once a fortnight

alibubbles Wed 22-Aug-07 16:01:33

RGPargy, yes, gave up the duvet when I started getting hot flushes!

amidaiwish Wed 22-Aug-07 16:25:55

every 2 weeks

or when my lovely cleaner says "i think i should change the bedding... it's been a while"

Wilkie Wed 22-Aug-07 18:16:38

<<<<stamps foot and wails 'I want a cleaner'....>>>>

KerryMumbledore Thu 23-Aug-07 12:24:06

You are not the only one!

I want one too!

Carnoodleusfudge Thu 23-Aug-07 12:25:48

Once a fortnight - one week ours, the next week theirs so I don't get completely swamped

tasja Thu 23-Aug-07 12:30:37

Every Monday - big wash day here

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