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22Fruitmincepies

Is there anything in particular I need to look for when buying? Any brand to avoid?

 

Any other tips for dealing with dust mite allergy?

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spr_maiden

http://www.allergend.com.au/allergend-plus/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAk7TuBRDQARIsAMRrfUYSymEosS_2w262qdoZFWjnXZdR0ZkJsJ7h26cSuyMjNHpnyBmXHP4aAsn_EALw_wcB

 

This brand of cover has lasted the distance and worked well. Avoid the cheap, more synthetic versions - they get sooo hot and don't last as long.

 

Get the quilt cover and pillow as well, it's no use just doing the mattress. Hot wash and sunshine dry when possible. If child, remove curtains from their bedrooms, keep minimal soft toys out and hot wash every month or two those that are kept out.

You might need to remove floor coverings too. Carpet and rugs are no good for us. I would love a pretty rug *sigh*.

 

Saline nasal rinse before and after bed makes a big difference.

 

Good luck!

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22Fruitmincepies

Luckily we have nice floorboards, just have to get rid of the rug in there. And get the soft toy collection out - she loves soft toys so that one might be hard.

 

How about books? The book case always seems to be dusty and books aren’t the easiest to dust.

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Tinselonthefloor

I also recommend the Allergend brand. This was the only "brand" my son's specialist recommended. And yes, as per pp, you really need to go the whole hog-pillow case, mattress and quilt cover protectors. Hot wash the bedsheets every week and the protectors every 3-4 months ( easy to remember to do with the change of seasons ).

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spr_maiden

The kid's bookshelf is in the cupboard here, so that helps. It's an open style one so easier to wet cloth dust down.

The soft toys cull is hard for a kiddie. I got several vacuum sealed bags to store them and rotate when she's missing ones stored away. The soft toys can be a real magnet - DD was sneezing like crazy and waking overnight from just a couple that we didn't wash like crazy. So it really is best to find a way to store them or hot wash all the time.

 

I also made the mistake of getting under bed drawers in their room. Mistake. The easier it is to vac under the bed and all corners the better.

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PrincessPeach

Toys can be put in the freezer if needs be as well.

 

But can you get glass doors to go on the bookcase? Will minimise dust build up.

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