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    pastrygirl is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default Washable cotton comforter (not duvet cover)?

    I've almost had it with trying to make the top bunk bed! Of course my kids would love the grippy jersey/flannel sheets that make it even harder to make the bed. The flat sheet always ends up in a ball at the foot of the bed, and working against its superglue-like properties is a thankless battle.

    I love the idea of a bunk bed or loft to save on space, so I want to make this work without losing my mind.

    I bought cotton comforters last year, but then read that once you wash them (this particular brand -- Hilfiger), they are ruined because the filling bunches up into one area and can't be spread out. I haven't even tried to wash them. I had a cotton comforter from college until I was married (10+ years) that I washed all the time and it always looked great. I never used a flat sheet when I had that comforter. My sister now has had it for 15 years, and it's still going strong!

    I'd LOVE to find something with that kind of durability so that I can finally ditch the bunk bed trauma! It just needs to be cotton or mostly cotton. We can't handle the feel of synthetics for bedding.

    Duvet covers are a whole other level of trauma for me, so those are not an option.

    ETA: I don't care much about fading... I'll take fading over bunching issues.
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    What size? DD has had a Target cotton comforter (Circo, maybe?) for years and it's washed great for us. It is from the kids line and only come in twin size, I believe. I keep thinking she's going to age out of the design and want a different one, but since it's reversible, she now likes to use the opposite (patterned) side.

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    pastrygirl is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Twin. I loved our Circo quilts -- they always washed up well. I'll take a look at the comforters, thanks!

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    Oh dear, I think ours might be a Circo quilt, not a comforter. I just looked it up on the Target website and even though they don't sell the one DD has anymore, I *think* it would have been classified as a quilt because of all the stitching inside it. Any reason to switch to a comforter from your quilt? Just a new look, or are they warmer? If you are going for warmer, than would your kids tolerate a blanket between the flat sheet and the quilt? My kids love the weight of heavier blankets over them in the winter.

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    Comforters have a lot of stuffing, like a duvet, so they are warmer than quilts. I'm trying to eliminate layers so that my son just has to pull one thing up and his bed is made.

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    I've been happy with light-to-midweight comforters from IKEA.

    No complaints about washing them, and I haven't noticed the fill bunching.
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    I've been very happy with our garnet hill primaloft ones. We've dealt with a fair amount of bed wetting so they've been washed many times
    DS1 - 8/08 - ff'ing in a frontier 85 & frontier 90
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    Too many strollers to list!

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    The top bunk is really a challenge. Instead of a comforter, my DIL used a sleeping bag on top of the fitted sheet for the top and bottom bunk. The boys slipped into the sleeping bag very easily at night and stayed covered.

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    We have this on our top bunk and like it a lot. Target, 100% cotton, survived the first wash very well (we dried on low). We ahve the same on on the bottom bunk - both boys are pleased. http://www.target.com/p/reversible-s...Star+Quilt+Set

    ETA: We have flannel sheets on the bed with it, if that helps. Hasn't been an issue.

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