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Do babies sleep better on ironed sheets?

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FeastofBeans Sun 25-Sep-11 17:51:31

My DH insists they do. I have no idea! Thought I'd do a straw poll or something to see.

(My DH is a bit obsessed with everything being ironed, so I'm wondering if he's just telling me this so that I iron everything, which of course I will if it means me baby getting more sleep grin)

MoaningMinnieWhingesAgain Sun 25-Sep-11 17:52:45

No idea. Who on earth would iron them???

RhinestoneCowgirl Sun 25-Sep-11 17:53:26

Well both mine were terrible sleepers and I don't iron anything, so maybe there's your answer grin

purpleknittingmum Sun 25-Sep-11 17:53:39

I don't iron any sheets, how on earth would it make a difference?!

Notnapping Sun 25-Sep-11 17:56:32

Yes the baby knows as you have gone to the extra effort to iron them they must go to the extra effort to sleep on them

RitaMorgan Sun 25-Sep-11 17:59:03

Cot sheets are stretchy aren't they? You don't need to iron them grin

However, it is vital you iron baby socks, vests and muslins. VITAL.

piprabbit Sun 25-Sep-11 17:59:19

Not so as you would actually notice - no.

However baby sheets are piss easy to iron - I'm sure your DH could get the hang of it in moments if he thinks it's worth trying.

AurraSing Sun 25-Sep-11 18:02:52

I tried everything to get ds to sleep and nothing, nothing worked. Worth a try though.

FeastofBeans Sun 25-Sep-11 18:03:58

lol at some of your answers

I think his implication was that the 'creases' will bother them confused

I have some of the stretchy type but then some that are flat sheets and some that are thick and really really creased (maybe they're blankets I have no idea, everything's sort of got mixed up in all the chaos).

I'm on mat leave now and have nothing much left to do so maybe I'll do it. Once the baby's here I think ironing its sheets might take a back seat though...

happygilmore Sun 25-Sep-11 18:08:39

I actually laughed at your title! I can categorically state we have never ironed DD's sheets (or indeed ours) and she generally sleeps fine.

Svrider Sun 25-Sep-11 20:40:19

Another vote for not ironing sheets
Is it ok that I've also not ironed muslin squares, on the basis that even after 3 dcs I still have no clue what to do with them?hmm

OlderNotWiser Sun 25-Sep-11 20:43:14

Your Dh is insane. Tho if he has time on his hands he could test his theory out I guess?

Meglet Sun 25-Sep-11 20:44:49

I have never ironed a sheet. My DC's were both good sleepers (3mo and 5mo).

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 25-Sep-11 20:46:53

Mine did 12 hour stints at 8 and 13 weeks and I have never ironed a sheet in my life.

Catsmamma Sun 25-Sep-11 20:48:20

your dh is a raving loon


QueueOfMurderers Sun 25-Sep-11 20:49:00




Bearskinwoolies Sun 25-Sep-11 20:49:34

Makes not a jot of difference if the sheets are ironed, not ironed, upside down, back to front, pink, blue or anything else.

Your dh may be labouring under the delusion that mums of newborns sit at home all day and do very little, so he's giving you something to do. This was my dh before our dcs came along - insane about ironing everything or rather me ironing everything. Didn't last long grin

nethunsreject Sun 25-Sep-11 20:51:30


Bless your poor dh.

And thank him for cheering me up.

You can tell him my ds2 slept better on me than anything, ironed or not. He eschewed sheets for some time!

AuntieMonica Sun 25-Sep-11 20:53:47

of course they do wink

i caught my sister brushing the weave on flannelette sheets the same way as her DCs hair as she was sure it was catching PFBs hair and waking her up


SamsungAndDelilah Sun 25-Sep-11 20:53:52


amistillsexy Sun 25-Sep-11 20:54:56

Do babies sleep better on ironed sheets?

I'm going to go against the grain here and say yes, I think they do! I know I do. I agree with your DH that very wrinkled sheets with pronounced wrinkles might feel uncomfortable.

However, I do not agree that it's your job to iron them...


<<kicking DH to get off his Iphone and do the ironing>> emoticon

TapTapTapPenny Sun 25-Sep-11 20:55:45

Is your uterus ironed?


Your poor shameful excuse for a mother, I suggest you immediately fire yourself from all domestic duties outside feeding and cuddling your new baby.

PS New babies are kind of crinkled, you know. I would knacker the iron now in case your dh tries to press the baby. Still, when he looks in the mirror after a few nights of broken sleep i expect your dh will be greeted with a face FULL of wrinkles so I'm sure that will give him something to iron, probably the baby is safe.

QueueOfMurderers Sun 25-Sep-11 20:55:53

Yes! If he's insisting on ironed sheets, don't you bloody dare do them. Make him do it grin

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Sep-11 20:56:44

Meglet - there's 2 months between your DCs?

Paschaelina Sun 25-Sep-11 21:00:37

Well my baby sleeps all night and he has ironed sheets, as do we and we both sleep all night also. So in conclusion I would say Yes.


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