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post #21 of 27

My current duvet has ties that can be used with the small loops at the corners of the comforter. I tie in the top corners, slide the cover down like a pillow case, tie in the bottom corners and shake. It works pretty well for us.

 

The kids beds have waterproof cover, fitted sheet, flat sheets, fleece blanket, and then a top comforter/quilt. DD has a light down one and DS has a quilt and a poly comforter he alternates between. I don't know that your kids' systems could be simplified within the preferences and constraints you have given.

post #22 of 27

Fitted sheet, flat sheet, cotton woven blanket, and a fleece blanket when it is cold.  When it is really cold, we add another flat sheet on top which, even though it is thin, traps the heat in the blankets.  Then I just wash the sheets (fitted, flat, and top flat one) regularly.

post #23 of 27

We have a lot on our kids' beds:

waterproof mattress pad

zip-on dust mite cover

waterproof pad  

fitted sheet

poly comforter with a dust mite cover and a duvet cover over that

one or two pillows with dust mite cover, pillow cover and pillow case on each

 

If it gets hot enough in the summer, I switch out from the comforter to a flat sheet and fleece blanket. 

 

Removing all the dust mite protection is a major PITA so I take care to keep that clean so I can wash it and the stuff under it the recommended two times a year.    All bedding on top of it gets washed every week or two.   

post #24 of 27

dd has a fitted sheet, her Thomas comforter {it's a thinner one} and when it gets cold we start piling on blankets on top. If it's really cold she crawls in with me and we put her blankets over both of us.

post #25 of 27

Right now it's pretty cold here.  Below zero outside, kinda cool inside as well.

 

The kids have their fitted sheets, then a down comforter (with cover - they're not at all hard to put on because they came with the corners cut off to make putting them on easy) - then a quilt on top, and their down pillows.  They're typically very cozy, but I do like to make sure they wear warm PJ's to bed.  Ideally I'd like to get down comforters below them too for winter, like under the fitted sheet (that's what I have under me) but I couldn't afford those this year for their beds.

 

In the summer they just have the same all-season down comforter but without the quilt, and they wouldn't have the down under them.

post #26 of 27

When making the bed, can you pull the flat sheet up higher and then fold it back down over the quilt to protect the quilt from the kid ickies?  My kids have quilts on their beds and they almost never get washed--only if there is a catastrophic bed-wetting incident.  It is not good for handmade quilts to be washed too often.  Usually, they just need to be aired out a few times a year.

 

J

post #27 of 27
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When making the bed, can you pull the flat sheet up higher and then fold it back down over the quilt to protect the quilt from the kid ickies?  My kids have quilts on their beds and they almost never get washed--only if there is a catastrophic bed-wetting incident.  It is not good for handmade quilts to be washed too often.  Usually, they just need to be aired out a few times a year.

 

J


That's a good idea! Our quilts are not handmade, but I still don't want them to get worn out by being washed so often. I am mainly concerned about controlling dust in my home. Maybe I could just shake the quilts outside once a week.

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