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how often do you change ur kids beds???

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6inchnipples Mon 08-Jun-09 09:41:49

I only change my kids beds when they lose that fresh smell/feeling. I don't have a regular set pattern for doing it and we are away at least one or two weekends a month. Sometimes it can be 3 weeks, even 4 between changes.

My mum strips her bed religously every week and i'm sure she'd be horrified if she thought i wasn't changing the kids as often.

i'd be interested how often other people change their kids beds. (kids are pre school btw.)

thisisyesterday Mon 08-Jun-09 09:43:03

when they get dirty

Uriel Mon 08-Jun-09 09:46:26

Every week, but we're talking teens here. grin

6inchnipples Mon 08-Jun-09 09:46:29

fair enough grin good answer.

6inchnipples Mon 08-Jun-09 09:47:25

teens dif, they smell more!! esp teen boys!

themoon Mon 08-Jun-09 09:48:13

Once a fortnight.

Houseofpants Mon 08-Jun-09 09:48:42

Every Sat but active boys=sweaty smells grin

helsbels4 Mon 08-Jun-09 09:50:58

I change my dc's beds weekly (only very occasionally leave it longer than that) but don't change my bedding anywhere near that often blush

6inchnipples Mon 08-Jun-09 09:57:21

My bed def needs changing more than the kids. I'm in their bfing all night, leaky boobs, posseting baby, sweaty 17 stone man beside me..need i go on.

The kids beds smell fresh much longer. I go on my nose, if i can still smell the washing powder its fine, if not it needs a change.

I don't know how people manage to stick to a certain day to change the beds. My mum does it every sunday, she also cleans her hoover then too so she can hoover mattress. I just don't have time for this every week and every week different in our house. I also look at how much washing needing done before i strip a bed so don't get overwhelmed trying to see the bottom of laundry basket!

addictedtovicounts Mon 08-Jun-09 15:35:25

twice a week...on saturday and wednesday!

SusieDerkins Mon 08-Jun-09 15:37:15

Once a week. I have a big bed changing session once a week when we all get clean sheets.

Gorionine Mon 08-Jun-09 15:39:53

every 2 weeks.

MummyDoIt Mon 08-Jun-09 15:44:29

All beds get changed once a week. It might go a day or two longer if I'm busy but not often.

Bettymum Mon 08-Jun-09 15:50:03

Once a week on a Saturday, on all the beds.

MrsMattie Mon 08-Jun-09 15:50:40

once a week.

stressed2007 Mon 08-Jun-09 15:52:46

alot longer then that!

wilbur Mon 08-Jun-09 15:52:53

Once a fortnight.

sleepwhenidie Mon 08-Jun-09 15:58:47

change the pillowcase and bottom sheet every 2 weeks or if grotty but longer between washes for duvet cover as my DS always wears pj's and kicks the duvet off anyway.

addicted - TWICE a weekshock?! What are your kids doing in bed? And aren't you constantly surrounded by drying/waiting to be ironed bed linen?!

bellavita Mon 08-Jun-09 16:04:56

between 7 & 9 days

foofi Mon 08-Jun-09 16:08:39

Many years ago when I had an au pair to help me with things like that, they got changed every week, but now it's 2 weeks minimum!

ohdearwhatamess Mon 08-Jun-09 16:09:08

Once a week, sometimes once a fortnight for ds1's bed. Whenever I remember really.

Ds2's cot sheets are changed every 2/3 days due to the sheer volume of snot that gets on them at night.

Egg Mon 08-Jun-09 16:10:11

Every sunday all the bed sheets get done.

Ours is always stinky by then.
DS1 (age 3) has a Blankie he sucks so his gets damp and stinky, I often change his pillowcase midweek as well.
DTs (17 months) invariably get snot and dribble on theirs.

poshtottie Mon 08-Jun-09 16:18:20

addicted, do you have staff? Twice a week!!

I normally do mine and ds once a fortnight. We have a bath/shower every night.

Flamesparrow Mon 08-Jun-09 16:24:39

DD - most days (wets bed)

DS... when I think of it blush

Flamesparrow Mon 08-Jun-09 16:25:07

In my defence, I spend so much time washing her bedding, that I tend to just feel like I have done everyone's....

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