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amother
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Post Thu, May 23 2024, 9:29 am
How often should I be washing my kids linen? They shower every night & don't wet the bed.
I've been doing it weekly but it's just too time consuming. I wonder how often it's supposed to be washed.
TIA
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amother
Mimosa


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 9:58 am
Weekly is the commonly accepted interval according to most experts, but every week and a half shouldn't unduly stress anyone's immune system. How old are your children? If they're older than 7, I would teach them how to run a washer and dryer and have them do either their own linens or their own clothes, whichever was a bigger tircha for me.
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amother
Cinnamon


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 10:08 am
I do every 2 weeks. Too much work to do it weekly.
Also I bought my littler kids personalized throw blankets so it's easier to wash their linen.

At some points in time, when I was more overwhelmed with more little kids and less cleaning help, it was a lot more infrequent than once every 2 weeks.
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amother
Lightpink


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 10:19 am
I do sheets and top pillow case once a week, the other pillow cases and duvet cover are every 2-4 weeks depending on how overhwlemed I am and how gross it feels.

Same for adults too.
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amother
Steelblue


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 10:22 am
I do once a week because I have cleaning help. When I didn't have help I did every 2 weeks.
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amother
Mulberry


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 10:46 am
amother Mimosa wrote:
Weekly is the commonly accepted interval according to most experts, but every week and a half shouldn't unduly stress anyone's immune system. How old are your children? If they're older than 7, I would teach them how to run a washer and dryer and have them do either their own linens or their own clothes, whichever was a bigger tircha for me.
Stress anyone's immune system lol. Nobody ever got sick from unwashed linen unless someone who was actively sick also slept on it.

I had a severely immune compromised child and we were given an entire list of restrictions and instructions regarding wiping down toys, handwashing, going out in crowds etc but never a word about linen.

"Hygiene" as we know it today has very little to do with actual disease prevention.
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amother
Topaz


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 11:42 am
Yikes I can't be the only one who washes MUCH less frequently than that. Adults, too.
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amother
Bisque


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 11:45 am
I do linen every week but I have a schedule and everyone's linen gets washed every other week.

Honestly growing up I think my linen was washed by my mother maybe once a year which is funny because she's a pretty clean person...

If my teens want their linen washed more often than that than they are welcome to do it on their own.
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amother
Grape


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 11:45 am
amother Topaz wrote:
Yikes I can't be the only one who washes MUCH less frequently than that. Adults, too.


Don't worry there are many of us who do it alot less.
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amother
Hyacinth


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 11:49 am
Every 4 weeks for kids who don't have pullups/pampers and are young enough they're not getting oily hair, acne....
Baby and toddler, as needed. Usually once a week.
Adults, every 2 weeks.
I'm lucky I'm managing this. I find linen to be a huge job
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amother
Gardenia


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 8:01 pm
Once every month/6 weeks Hiding
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amother
Papayawhip


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 8:07 pm
Every week.
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amother
Oak


 

Post Thu, May 23 2024, 8:27 pm
I grew up with every 2 weeks and that’s what I do to

No cleaning help

More often when anyone is sick obviously
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amother
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Post Thu, May 23 2024, 8:35 pm
Thanx all.
It's such a hassle for me as we have bunkbeds and it's a 2 person job. So I have to wait till late in the day when DH or older kids are home to be able to help.
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