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What do you wear in bed?

Post by anazir » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 4:45 am

Hi,

I am moving out with my family, 2 babies aged 1 and 2, in September and I was wondering whether to bring duvets/quilts? Or do you just sleep with top sheets in Singapore?

Thank you

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Post by road.not.taken » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 6:06 am

I think this it is a rather personal choice, no? :roll: If you plan on never using the air/con, obviously you won't need as much heavy bedding but I would bring some combination of duvet and quilts just in case. My kids used their quilts to sleep on as much as under. Plus, there are all those blanket forts to build...

Good luck with your move.

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Post by ksl » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:55 am

quilts :???: I'm hot blooded, don't need..

Never been cold in 4 years, even with aircon on 18c!

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Post by sillingw » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:11 pm

it's actually an interesting choice, my wife and I have a duvet, and use aircon - seems stupid, but I sleep better that way. My son has just a sheet (6 years old) and mostly he sleeps on top of that with very light aircon But yes, I would recommend you bring your quilts/duvets, you will take a few months to acclimatize and also bear in mind, a lot depends on where you live, do you get an evening breeze, do you have ceiling fans.

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Post by Riversmeet » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 9:22 pm

My family and I have been here for just a month, from Britain, and have chosen not to use aircon overnight (too annoying for me and my husband). My youngest child, 17 months, sleeps only in a sleeveless bodysuit (no sheet at all), the 3 year old sleeps in short pjs and has a sheet but doesn't really use it, as do me and my husband.

Also a friend living here was advised by their doctor not to have aircon on overnight in similarly aged children, after they had lots of colds/stuffy noses.

However, my husband is missing his duvet and looking forward to business trips in colder climates!

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Post by littlegreenman » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 9:34 pm

The post topic is "What do you wear in bed" => nothing :) (Can't believe nobody said that yet)

Okay, on a serious note. Yes it takes some getting used to, sleeping without a duvet or quilt but just the sheets in the end is sufficient in my humble opinion and you don't have to run the aircon on such a high level.

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Post by pakjohn » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 9:56 pm

The post topic is "What do you wear in bed" => nothing (Can't believe nobody said that yet)

Nah... but they got the obligatory eye roll. lol!

We use a duvet just because it looks nicer during the day. It stays turned down at night though. (no eye roll)
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Post by durain » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 10:37 pm

littlegreenman wrote:The post topic is "What do you wear in bed" => nothing :) (Can't believe nobody said that yet)
commando?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:05 pm

I always wear a suit. (I believe it's called a Birthday one). And occasionally a sheet but I also don't use aircon but ceiling fans. Much healthier all around once you get used to it.
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Post by littlegreenman » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:35 pm

http://blog.lelaluxe.com/2008/11/pajama ... trend.html

I tend to wear the third from the top at times.

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Post by QRM » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:45 pm

We have two duvets! wife likes the duck down and cotton covers, I know this going to sound like that I am a cross between Joan Collins and Liberace, but I bought one of those silk covers and silk duvets in Shanghai and love it, my daughter and I are always fighting over who can curl up in it.

We used to have the aircon cranked to max when we first arrived but as we grew more acclimatised it set at 25 now and the silk duvet works a treat.

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Post by ksl » Tue, 02 Jun 2009 12:48 am

QRM wrote:We have two duvets! wife likes the duck down and cotton covers, I know this going to sound like that I am a cross between Joan Collins and Liberace, but I bought one of those silk covers and silk duvets in Shanghai and love it, my daughter and I are always fighting over who can curl up in it.

We used to have the aircon cranked to max when we first arrived but as we grew more acclimatised it set at 25 now and the silk duvet works a treat.
Silk is really good in this kind of weather, nice and cold, and you don't get friction burns on your knees :lol:

My my we have some talent on this subject, commando's deep sea divers, and a father christmas :wink: what next a golf player or a dart player! Ozchick is blushing 8-) I thought, then i realised she is Australian, do Australians blush ?

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Post by snowqueen » Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:29 pm

I think it varies depending on what mood I'm in and how long we've been here. To start with tog 2 duvet with air con on and off throughout the night. We can never get the bloody thing to maintain a temperature so we wake up being too hot or too cold then having to keep turning the air con on and off.

We then got a 1 tog duvet but still felt too hot so took just started to use duvet cover with fan instead of aircon. When baby was born and in room with us, went back to 1 tog duvet and air con. Personally I like to feel snuggly.

Just on a final note, I sleep in knickers and my husband is naked :D. When I was getting up 2-4 times a night to feed baby I started wearing PJ's as it was a faff putting clothes on and off.

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Post by snowqueen » Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:32 pm

littlegreenman wrote:http://blog.lelaluxe.com/2008/11/pajama ... trend.html

I tend to wear the third from the top at times.
These are just too camp for words lol :wink:

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Post by wcs » Sat, 20 Jun 2009 9:10 pm

I use a quilt when the aircon is on.

If you are not using aircon, there is a cover which some locals use instead. Not sure what the material is called but you just buy it from the stores here. It looks like a cross between the old bedspreads and a giant towel. That is used as an alternative to a top sheet as it is a little thicker.

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