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Old 07-27-2017, 07:15 AM
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I'm doing laundry today and was thinking back to when my husband and I got married. I was making the bed, and put a mattress pad on. He had never used one and thought they were kids, so if they set the bed, the mattress would be protected. I have always put pillow slips on before the pillow case. He thought that was weird too and had never seen it. Now, he can't believe he did without them!

Do you use mattress pads and pillow slips?



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Old 07-27-2017, 07:20 AM
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I use mattress pads, but I don't know what pillow slops are. Do they go under the pillowcase?
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:22 AM
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I use mattress pads, but I don't know what pillow slops are, either. I'm guessing they cover the pillows before you put on the pillow case? I don't use them.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:24 AM
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I use mattress pads and pillow covers that go under the pillow case.

What's a pillow slop? Sounds like a Southern term to me.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:41 AM
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I definitely use mattress pads and put on zippered pillow covers over pillows before the pillow cases go on. My mattress pads are super cushioned for extra comfort ( but take forever to dry in the dryer!)


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Old 07-27-2017, 07:43 AM
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I'm pretty sure it's a typo. Her question asks about pillow slips. Yes, I use both.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:47 AM
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have always used mattress pad.

i do like the idea of a pillow slip--they would be good to keep from damaging the pillow from night slobber! but i have never heard of them.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:50 AM
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Yes on mattress pads, but I will say I've never heard of a pillow slip or a pillow slop. So no, I don't use those.

Edited to say, I actually looked up pillow slip to see what this was, and the dictionary says pillow slip is a synonym for pillowcase. So, can somebody explain what the OP is talking about? I've been in plenty of store linen sections at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc, and I don't believe I've ever seen anything advertised as a pillow slip. I looked on Amazon just now and it's coming up with silk pillowcases, but I don't think that's what the OP means.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:56 AM
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We've always used mattress pads. I started using pillow covers after we got married. DH sweats a lot in his sleep (gross!) and it protects the pillows from it.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:12 AM
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I've used a zippered pillow cover under the pillow case that's supposed to protect from dust mites. Not sure how well it really worked.


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Old 07-27-2017, 08:13 AM
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I use mattress pads but don't use pillow covers. I think I might have to get some. DH sweats a bunch and that would save the pillows.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:16 AM
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Everting on the bed is covered and protected. My mattress is incased in plastic with a zipper before the mattress pad as well.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:53 AM
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I use stress pad. I have one pillow in pillow slip only because it's my favorite and was losing its feathers
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:08 AM
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I use both, if a pillow slip is a zippered pillowcase that goes over the pillow but under the regular pillowcase.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:42 AM
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I don't know what a pillow slip is.

We never used to use mattress covers until our little old dog became sickly. I wanted to keep using them after he was gone but my husband thinks they are too much trouble and insisted we don't need a mattress cover.
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:02 AM
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I've always used mattress pads.

I always use a pillow case. When my children are sick, I put a zippered pillow protector beneath the pillow case.
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:27 AM
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The only way I've ever heard the term 'pillow slip' used is by the older women that lived out in the country in TN in place of pillow case. I've bought the zippered things to be used under a pillow case - the packages are usually labeled 'pillow protectors', so that's what I call them.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:54 AM
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To me, pillow slip and pillow case are interchangeable terms for the same thing. I don't use two of them. We have a wool underlay on our bed, which is lovely summer and winter.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:55 AM
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Sorry for the typo! Pillow slips is what it's supposed to be! I guess you call them pillow protectors.
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:46 PM
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We have to use a mattress protector for our mattress warranty. They were pretty firm about that. (I bought it on Amazon though for a third of the price the store wanted!)

I should get pillow slips since DH has night sweats a lot and since my feathers are poking me through the pillow case. I'll have to look into those!
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:50 PM
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Mattress pads, yes, pillow slips, no!

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Old 07-27-2017, 02:35 PM
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mattress pad plus an extra sheet over the mattress pad, then the fitted sheet I guess because my mother always did that "to protect the mattress pad!"

Zippered pillow protectors
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:38 PM
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I have also never heard of a pillow slip. I used to have a cheap IKEA mattress and used a mattress pad with that to make it more comfortable. Several years ago I was finally able to buy a "real" mattress and I no longer need one.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:40 PM
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I use a mattress pad. I have never heard of a pillow slip. I just use a pillow case to cover our pillows.
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Old 07-27-2017, 04:19 PM
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I use both, and have heard them called pillow slips. I like to use them and feel they help protect the pillows and are easy to wash!
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Pillow protectors (slip s)
Old 07-27-2017, 04:54 PM
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Yes, we use both mattress covers and pillow slips which are just zippered protectors for the pillow before putting the pillow case on
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:06 PM
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Yes, we use both.
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:26 AM
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using a mattress pad when we bought our new mattress. In order for the guarantee to be valid you have to use a mattress pad.....and we paid $$$ for our mattress! I LOVE it tho. The best investment we have made in awhile!

I knew what she meant by pillow slips but I have never used them.
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