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Ema of 4




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 7:34 pm
How do people make it through chag not doing any laundry? The kids needed 2-3 outfits for the first days. Now they need for shabbos, plus another two day. My kids don’t have that many outfits, and neither do I!! I think I’m going to cheat tomorrow when my husband goes out....
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amother




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Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 7:36 pm
You can definitely do laundry for kids. My kids don’t have enough otherwise.

I pull it off for myself, but I’m running low on shells...
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Cheiny




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 7:37 pm
Ema of 4 wrote:
How do people make it through chag not doing any laundry? The kids needed 2-3 outfits for the first days. Now they need for shabbos, plus another two day. My kids don’t have that many outfits, and neither do I!! I think I’m going to cheat tomorrow when my husband goes out....


It’s not cheating. You are allowed to wash clothes for kids.
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tichellady




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 7:38 pm
We do laundry
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allthingsblue




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 7:39 pm
I do laundry for kids as they need it.
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 7:45 pm
We do laundry for the kids and drop in extras that are needed in their wash.
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Ema of 4




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 7:48 pm
Cheiny wrote:
It’s not cheating. You are allowed to wash clothes for kids.

I was really talking about myself. As I said, I really don’t have enough either.
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Ema of 4




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 7:52 pm
tichellady wrote:
We do laundry

For everyone? Or just for the kids? I will for sure be doing laundry for the kids, and I will also be adding in things for myself. I need to find a rabbi who will convince my husband that I can do laundry for everyone LOL
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cbg




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 8:22 pm
If you NEED it you can do laundry
I consider shells a HUGE need
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icebreaker




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 8:30 pm
I don’t do any laundry. My kids are older so maybe that’s why. We all have a lot of clothes. I also just don’t want to look at the washing machine or dryer, much less use them lol.
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AnonMom




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 8:35 pm
My understanding is that so long as you are doing laundry for the kids, which is allowed as needed, you may add things to the wash. On chol hamoed the concern is doing melacha; once you are doing it anyway, you can add adult clothing. (Whereas in the 9 days when you can also wash clothes for kids when needed the concern is the clean clothes, which would not be allowed for adults so you cannot just add. I used to confuse the two until I got it in my head like this)
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amother




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Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 8:49 pm
Bh we have lots of clothes.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 8:54 pm
I wash for myself and kids only what we need for yom tov.
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tweety1




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Oct 17 2019, 8:56 pm
I wash whatever I need for y"t and isra chag for my kids and dh/myself. I ask the same question how do ppl manage. But ppl do. I have sibs that for no money in the world will they wash. They have that many outfits and that many pairs of underwear/tights.
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amother




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Post  Fri, Oct 18 2019, 6:07 am
Does anyone here use reusable pads? Do they count like peed on sheets? I just stuffed 2 into the washer together with a black load (not going to wash them with anything lighter) and wondering if that was okay.

But they are so much grosser than peed on sheets. I would much rather leave my kid's peed on sheets for three days than leave a gross pad filled with blood (tmi) for three days.
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amother




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Post  Fri, Oct 18 2019, 7:45 am
I wash my kids' clothes.
I buy new shells and tights if needed (better to buy than to wash. Obviously if it's out of budget, then wash)
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