{Giveaway} Tontine Fresh Date Stamped Pillows

Tontine Pillows

Keeping Pillows Fresh

 Australia’s leading pillow manufacturer, Tontine, recently conducted a major scientific research study on hundreds of used pillows from across Australia and the results suggested our old pillows can make us sick.

It was also discovered that pillows older than five years had twice as much mould in them compared to pillows less than two years old.  Quite a squeamish thought if your pillow is older than 2 years that you are resting your head to sleep at night on a mouldy pillow. Or even more so that the kids who are in the stages of growing and are developing their immune system, this can increase the risk of adverse health effects.  Research also found that mould levels differed from state to state.  Pillows in the Northern Territory had six times more mould than those in NSW.  WA was the next highest level, followed by QLD, SA, VIC and Tasmania having the least, I presume because it’s the coldest!

To make it easier to know when it’s time to replace your pillow Tontines Fresh date stamped pillow have a ‘use by’ date so you know when your pillow are fresh and need replacing.

Tontines Fresh pillows are available from major department, discount and specialty stores RRP $21.00-61.00

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Giveaway

10 lucky readers will receive six Tontine Pillows (RRP$10 each), with special thanks to Tontine

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274 comments

Sue March 21, 2013 - 8:35 AM

I can’t remember the last time we changed our pillows but I think it is time to

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Fiona 'Fi' Keller March 21, 2013 - 8:37 AM

My pillows smell quite bad so I think its time for a change

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Sue March 21, 2013 - 8:37 AM

Yes I do clean our pillows, was them in machine – we have foam ones so they don’t loose their shape

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Fiona 'Fi' Keller March 21, 2013 - 8:37 AM

I dont clean my pillows only because I don’t know how :/

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Erin March 21, 2013 - 8:39 AM

I seem to only change my pillows when they become uncomfortable

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Erin March 21, 2013 - 8:39 AM

I have never attempted to clean the pillows, just wound up with new ones.

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Lyn Head March 21, 2013 - 8:40 AM

I just clean the pillow protectors…don’t think I could wash the actual pillows???

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Fran Mammone March 21, 2013 - 8:42 AM

I wash my pillows in the washing machine when they start loosing their loft and start looking manky.

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Charlene Carthew March 21, 2013 - 8:43 AM

I replace my pillow when they are no longer comfortable

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Bettina McIntosh March 21, 2013 - 8:44 AM

We change our pillows when the are lifeless and flat and sometimes when you change the covers it just scares you to see what they really look like.

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Kristy March 21, 2013 - 8:44 AM

I change my pillows when the date stamp says so. I already use Tontine

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Belinda Baker March 21, 2013 - 8:44 AM

I havent changed my sons pillows, mine I change when they get too flat. Looking at this, I really should change them a lot more regularly.

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Bettina McIntosh March 21, 2013 - 8:45 AM

If we ever get around to it we throw our pillows in the wash and dry them on the line in the sun, but the past few months of pretty constant rain has not allowed for it.

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Belinda Baker March 21, 2013 - 8:46 AM

I throw my pillows through the washing machine. Usually as a result of being thrown up on when gastro hits the household. Or my kids have picked up the dreaded haed lice from school.

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Kristy March 21, 2013 - 8:46 AM

I clean my pillows every 2-3 months. Warm gentle cycle

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Debra Connell March 21, 2013 - 8:49 AM

I change my pillows after winter, especially if everyone’s been sick

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Debra Connell March 21, 2013 - 8:50 AM

I don’t wash our pillows, I spray them with Febreeze and Glen20, then hang them out on the line on hot days

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Lou March 21, 2013 - 8:51 AM

My husbands pillow gets very smelly (they are smelly beings 😛 ). So needs to be washed or changed regularly.

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Char March 21, 2013 - 8:51 AM

I need to replace my pillows more often!!!! Ewwww

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Abbie March 21, 2013 - 8:53 AM

I have to change ours very regularly; My husband is a sweater and even pillow protectors don’t work!

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Abbie March 21, 2013 - 8:54 AM

Tried the washing Machine to clean them but I wrecked them….

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Kylie Bowen Gallagher March 21, 2013 - 9:01 AM

in the washing machine every now and then….now i think yuck! i need new pillows!

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Chrys March 21, 2013 - 9:01 AM

I change my pillows when i start getting a sore neck from the softness of them – probably need to do it more often though!

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Susannah Harper March 21, 2013 - 9:05 AM

Great timing, I need to replace mine now.

I change when they get too flat or go lumpy, no idea how old that makes them, but not more than 2-3 years I think?

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Susannah Harper March 21, 2013 - 9:07 AM

I tried washing my pillows in the washing machine as the directions stated I could but even in my front loader they went lumpy/clumpy and no amount of shaking or trying to unclump them worked.

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Laura Whiteman March 21, 2013 - 9:18 AM

I change my pillows when they are too squashy and not supporting my head anymore. Should change my kids ones though, hmmmm

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Laura Whiteman March 21, 2013 - 9:19 AM

Yes i put them through the washing machine, normally because one of the kids has vomited on them!

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Lyndall March 21, 2013 - 9:25 AM

Actually, I bought Tontine pillows last time I changed them, unfortunately they all say ‘March 2013’, so I will change them now!

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Bev C March 21, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Ours are dated March 2013, so I guess I need to win these. I do give them a wash and dry out in the sun. Thanks for the chance to win Tontine Pillows.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

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Lyndall March 21, 2013 - 9:33 AM

I change the sheets twice a week and while I do I put the pillows outside in the sun. Sometimes I vacuum them (is that wierd? I figure it removes some of the dust)

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Lorilee Briggs March 21, 2013 - 9:52 AM

I try and get new pillows every couple of years. I also put them outside in the sun about once a month. We also use pillow protectors on all our pillows. 🙂

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Lorilee Briggs March 21, 2013 - 9:59 AM

I haven’t yet tried machine washing our newest pillows, I have found they lose their shape. But I do put them put them out in the sunshine when I wash their pillow protectors.

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Lisa March 21, 2013 - 9:59 AM

This is a fabulous idea! I do wash pillows and fluff them at every sheet change but I think we’re sadly overdue for new ones.

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lisa harvey March 21, 2013 - 10:11 AM

there are six in our house and I find it hard to remember when we got new pillows last. Its usually the horrible discovery of a dirty discolored pillow that alerts me that it has been far too long.

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jenhally March 21, 2013 - 10:17 AM

I don’t usually was pillows, they never seem to go back into shape properly. I try to change our pillows regularly, at least every 12 months. With 6 of us and each bed having at least two pillows, we go through a lot! With these dated pillows I wouldn’t have to rely on my sketchy memory to know when to get new ones..

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Judy Trodd March 21, 2013 - 10:27 AM

I have neck problems so I change my pillows as soon as they get uncomfortable.

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Judy Trodd March 21, 2013 - 10:29 AM

I wash everyones pillows in the machine…then lay them across the lines on the clothesline to dry & air out.

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Cynthia March 21, 2013 - 10:45 AM

I usually change them when they start to look yukky, although recently I purchased 2 of the tontine datestamp ones because I think they are such a good idea

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Teneal-Lee March 21, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Was just thinking yesterday when i washed the sheets that the pillows looked a bit sad and needed replacing.

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Caitlin March 21, 2013 - 10:49 AM

The idea of an unclean pillow makes me feel ill! This is a great idea to help you remember when they need replacing!

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S.H. March 21, 2013 - 10:57 AM

I change them when they no longer assist a good night sleep, but if they no longer look white then they have to go!

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Narelle Payne March 21, 2013 - 11:09 AM

I must admit I think I leave it too long and usually the pillows look very sad when I throw them, they are such big things to dispose of though it can be hard so I wait for council cleanup week.

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Maree weeks March 21, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Because it’s not comfy anymore.

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Sallyk02 March 21, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Smelly and not comfortable. Spend half the night “plumping” it up!

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Amanda-Hazel McMorrow March 21, 2013 - 11:34 AM

I actually rotate 3 pillows each (air 2 whilst using 1) this I think gives them a little longer life. Then when I feel they are losing life I get new ones (about every 12 months)

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Claire Lenton-Cater March 21, 2013 - 11:37 AM

I change mine when it starts to look old/off colour or smelly!

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Tracey Cruickshank March 21, 2013 - 11:43 AM

I bought these for my girls first pillows. They were called something like first pillows. It was great because I didnt have a clue what type of pillow to buy them and it made purchasing them one so much easier and took the guess work out of what size to buy them.

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Tracey Cruickshank March 21, 2013 - 11:46 AM

I have covers on my pillows and I wash them. The girls I thow in the wash and dry them outside although last time they were very chunky the filling was hard to separate inside so I might go buy covers for them as well.

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Jessica Woodbine March 21, 2013 - 12:01 PM

I try and change them at least once a year

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Mel March 21, 2013 - 12:07 PM

I have washed my children’s pillows in the past, plus they haven’t had them for very long. My husband’s and my pillow have covers which I wash. My husband’s is beginning to look manky because he is a very hot and sweaty sleeper, but the pillows we have are so expensive (laytex) so it makes it harder to part with the $$ to replace them. So in short, when they begin to look dirty, they go.

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Mel March 21, 2013 - 12:09 PM

I wash my kids on gentle cycle in the washing machine and hang them in the sun. I wash the covers of my husband’s and my pillow but not the pillows themselves as they are latex.

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Samantha King March 21, 2013 - 12:39 PM

I change mine when they start to look gross. I do use a pillow protector though which helps to make them last a little bit longer.

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Kirsty Ross-Bell March 21, 2013 - 12:43 PM

I change when they look dirty and do occasionally wash them in the washing machine but put pillow covers on so wash them more.

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Michelle Wilson March 21, 2013 - 1:10 PM

I have pillow protectors on all of my pillows. The protectors are washed regularly. I still chuck out the pillows when they are stained. If the pillows are smelly I air them and if that doesn’t work I throw them out too!

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Gaila Bagdon March 21, 2013 - 1:33 PM

I change them when they start to smell even after washing and airing in the sun.

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Sylvia Breuer March 21, 2013 - 1:34 PM

Funny, just a few days ago I was thinking that our pillows are WAY overdue to be replaced…

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Sylvia Breuer March 21, 2013 - 1:37 PM

I have previously tried washing the pillows on a gentle cycle in our washing machine, but the filling got totally distorted and I had to open the seam of the pillow to straighten things out again!

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Amanda March 21, 2013 - 1:49 PM

I washed 4 of my pillows just this morning, how appropriate!

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Chantelle S March 21, 2013 - 1:54 PM

I change them when they look yucky – they are waaayyy overdue for a change now.

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Chantelle S March 21, 2013 - 1:58 PM

I wash my kids pillows in the machine but ours I haven’t before

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Angela March 21, 2013 - 2:17 PM

I change them when they start to look a bit old. We have so many on our bed alone it can be hard to keep track which are the newer ones so these stamped ones would be super handy! We’re definitely due for new ones at the moment.

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Angela March 21, 2013 - 2:19 PM

I put them in the sun on nice bright, hot days every now and then to freshen them up in between actually washing them in the washing machine. But with the up and down weather lately neither has happened in far too long.

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Meg March 21, 2013 - 4:33 PM

I change our pillows when they get too flat. I get a bad neck and after about 12-18 months the pillows are too flat and don’t offer enough support.

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Meg March 21, 2013 - 4:34 PM

I clean our pillows by runnings them through a cold wash and putting them on top of the washing line in the sun.

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Fiona March 21, 2013 - 5:05 PM

I change my pillow when it is too flat and hard. I like a pillow that I can change the shape of and is soft to feel.

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Teresa March 21, 2013 - 5:29 PM

I quite often when they feel too flat to feel comfortable…

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Guest March 21, 2013 - 9:19 PM

when they have gone too flat I change them. I wash mine in the washing machine

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Elissa March 21, 2013 - 10:14 PM

I change them when they no longer feel comfortable

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Nilu March 21, 2013 - 11:20 PM

I change our pillows when they become lumpy in the wrong places.

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Nilu March 21, 2013 - 11:23 PM

I can’t clean the pillows I have because these ones are not washable in machine and when I have washed them by hand they never dry correctly.

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Jessica March 22, 2013 - 1:56 AM

I change my pillows when they start to feel like i may as well be laying flat on the bed or start to get uncomfortable.

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Jessica March 22, 2013 - 1:58 AM

I don’t wash them as they are not machine washable but will air them out in the sun

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Chrysta Shipman-Parks March 22, 2013 - 5:56 AM

I change my pillows when they are flat and uncomfortable…

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Merryl March 22, 2013 - 6:25 AM

I change my pillows when they become flat or lumpy.

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Merryl March 22, 2013 - 6:28 AM

I never wash my pillows because it makes them lumpy, but I do air them out regularly.

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Sharon Young March 22, 2013 - 6:39 AM

I change my pillow yearly because I get a sore neck and I find frequent changing of pillows helps. My daughter has a Tontine date stamped pillow which is due for changing April 2014.

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Sharon Young March 22, 2013 - 6:43 AM

I also wash our pillows every few months and dry them in the sun.

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Sarah Haydon March 22, 2013 - 8:04 AM

Well it’s a little embarrassing but I have a brood of droolers, so replacing pillows regularly is a bit of a ‘thing’ for me. I also find putting them in the dryer for a little bit once a month helps to keep the nasties at bay.

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Jennifer Stanton Elias March 22, 2013 - 8:08 AM

I change my pillow according to the date stamp on my tontine pillow 🙂 and it’s actually due for a change soon – so this competition has come at perfect timing!

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Lyn March 22, 2013 - 8:39 AM

What a clever and simple idea. Thanks so much for sharing

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Kylie Mowbray-Allen March 22, 2013 - 8:44 AM

I have neck issues so am majorly into pillows and their performance (or lack of!) so change them as often as necessary, and rotate them around the house (time in the spare room, time on our beds etc). Great giveaway! Glad it’s got me thinking about our pillows again 🙂 Thanks!

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Kylie Mowbray-Allen March 22, 2013 - 9:03 AM

Yes I clean them, but probably not how I should! I just throw them in the washine machine and them line dry them in the sun …. not ideal I’m thinking now?!!!!

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Heather Hopley March 22, 2013 - 9:08 AM

I have the most comfy down feather pillow so I tend to only air it to clean it. I put it out in the sunshine for a refreshing sunbake!

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KP March 22, 2013 - 9:11 AM

Haven’t changed in a long time and this has given me a reminder to get my butt in to gear! Thanks!

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Rach March 22, 2013 - 9:39 AM

Living in the tropics pillows do get very musty. I try to wash them after the wet season and end of winter at min. Dry in the clothes dryer for a while and the sun. Replace them when either tear in machine (lol) or wash does not freshen them up, or look yuck.

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Mary Preston March 22, 2013 - 10:28 AM

I change my pillows when they start to look a bit suspect. That’s probably way past their due by date, so to speak.

I’ve only tried washing a pillow the once. It never dried all the way through & ended up a mouldy, nasty mess.

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Chris March 22, 2013 - 12:13 PM

When they seem to have lost their fluff

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Amanda Guilfoyle March 22, 2013 - 12:39 PM

when they are lumpy and stained

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Sarah Thompson March 22, 2013 - 12:48 PM

When they look yucky or feel uncomfortable.

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Karen Foster March 22, 2013 - 12:59 PM

When they lose their shape and become uncomfortable

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Leonie March 22, 2013 - 1:06 PM

When they get flat.

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Leonie March 22, 2013 - 1:08 PM

Never tried washing a pillow either. I just usually throw them out and replace.

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carrie March 22, 2013 - 1:48 PM

I need to change them now – they look terrible and probably are unhealthy.

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CrystalB March 22, 2013 - 2:41 PM

When they are smelly!

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CrystalB March 22, 2013 - 2:42 PM

I have never bothered washing, just threw them out!

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Jan March 22, 2013 - 4:51 PM

I change my pillows when they lose volume or start to look discoloured.

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Jan March 22, 2013 - 5:02 PM

I don’t clean my pillows – they’ll go lumpy. I just buy new ones.

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Thanh March 22, 2013 - 6:23 PM

I changed my pillow of 6 years, when it was covered in yellowy patches and had black bugs coming out of it! Since then, I’ve been changing it every year!

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Wendy March 22, 2013 - 6:26 PM

Our pillows are super yuck right now, we bought really expensive fancy ones before kids and now we can’t afford the same style and have been spoilt by them so we keep nappisaning and sunning them to make them a little less gross so once we can’t get that look down we will have to replace

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Thanh March 22, 2013 - 6:26 PM

I do clean them! I usually just put them in the wash and air dry them in the searing sun to get rid of all the bacteria

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Venny Sarmiento March 22, 2013 - 6:56 PM

Mine is not looking good – and I have tried to change it – but can’t seem to find a low, firm pillow that feels juuuuust right for me! My search continues!

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Tamara N. Lamb March 22, 2013 - 6:57 PM

I was given these pillows a few years back as a present and at the time thought “Gee thanks!” but they are absolutely awesome!! Will not buy any other pillows now! lol

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Tracey Ewing March 22, 2013 - 7:40 PM

This has come at a great time! I just recently saw a documentary detailing all the bugs and mites and germs everywhere and I am still horrified Eeeeeeeek! I really need to change everyone’s pillows, and pillow and mattress protectors asap! BUT just to add in a little tip, it’s a great idea to at least every second month to try and air out your pillows in the full sun (weather permitting of course) as it helps kill off a lot of germs and bacteria too. It is also good to leave the sheets off the bed at least oncer per month and let the sun shine in through the windows on to your mattress for the reason 🙂

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Karen Overdevest March 22, 2013 - 7:40 PM

when they go lumpy and my neck hurtss

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Kylie Chivers March 22, 2013 - 8:29 PM

When they’re lumpy and yellow but now that I’ve read about the mould, think I’d better change them much sooner!!

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Kylie Chivers March 22, 2013 - 8:30 PM

I clean them in the washing machine but also try to air them in the sunshine regularly.

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Cass March 22, 2013 - 8:51 PM

We change pillows regularly for all those reasons. If it is smelly or dirty, it goes. If they are over a year old, they go. I tried washing them once but they wouldn’t fit in my small front loader so now they just get replaced. We normally write the date we bought them on the tags but being printed on the pillow is even better!

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Sharee March 22, 2013 - 10:33 PM

I change our pillows every 6 months. Being in the Tropics we constantly sweat, therefore pillow changing is a must & on a regular basis. Having 5 children, it can become a costly routine, but a well worth one.. Washing them is useless as they are never the same again.

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dina March 23, 2013 - 2:08 AM

Haven’t had to change our pillows. they are memory foam and hold up well. I will change them when they get out of shape however.

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dina March 23, 2013 - 2:10 AM

I spot clean them if needed. otherwise they have covers and a pillow case on top of that so those are the two things that need to be washed regularly.

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Lauren March 23, 2013 - 8:12 AM

My husband suffers from night sweats, so a regular wash in the washing machine sorts em out. But this does mean we need to replace more often than usual.

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Vikki R March 23, 2013 - 9:45 AM

I try to change our pillows yearly….I feel they start to look a little yuck from sweat (I’m liking reading everyone’s comments…..I thought it was just our pillows that got yucky!). The last ones I purchased were Tontine with the replacement due date on which I think is great.

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Catherine Francis March 23, 2013 - 11:04 AM

Try to change pillow regularly but doesn’t always happen. This is a good way to remember 😀

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Merryl Chantrell March 23, 2013 - 2:35 PM

I replace our pillows when they look as though they have been squashed within an inch of their lives and by replacing them I keep my sinusitis under control too

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Rachel Kriss-Newell March 23, 2013 - 2:51 PM

Our pillows get replaced every 12 months. This usually coincides with the dog’s pillows being noticably shabby in their bed. It acts as a good reminder to give them our old pillows and invest in nice, plump new ones. Arrrhhh! Rest easy!

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Rachel Kriss-Newell March 23, 2013 - 2:56 PM

I vacuum my pillows, expecting to see all that dust mite and skin particles that you see in the ads on TV, but I must admit – I haven’t seen any yet. I guess regularly washing our pillow protectors, perhaps catches and then kills off any bugs. I have tried in the past to wash pillows, but they just become lumpy and end up being given to the dogs for their bed. I find the pillow protector the best method in protecting your pillow.

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ebakkalis March 23, 2013 - 4:55 PM

I change my pillows when they either look dirty, or have become lumpy inside.

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RossS12 March 23, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Our pillows are so disgusting our dog refuses to sleep on them.

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RossS12 March 23, 2013 - 6:01 PM

We don’t clean them – just chuck them when they don’t look so flash.

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Beck Ayling March 23, 2013 - 11:18 PM

i through them , when they become uncomforable or smell which every is first

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Beck Ayling March 23, 2013 - 11:19 PM

I sometimes clean them, but have had some disasters when i open the washing machine with stuffing everywhere

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Amanda Gale March 23, 2013 - 11:52 PM

With 14 pillows in the house, I try to stagger bringing in new ones to when they are on sale. Sometimes they are a little older than I’d like, but with the new date stamp it will make it easier to keep track of!

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Carmen Gould March 24, 2013 - 6:58 AM

Great! Thanks

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Carmen Gould March 24, 2013 - 7:48 AM

When I “clean” the pillows, I just air them out on the clothes line, in the sun

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Kathy Bushby March 24, 2013 - 1:42 PM

I change the my pillows when they start to become uncomfortable

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Rebekka March 24, 2013 - 2:51 PM

I’ve never changed my pillow – still sleeping with the one I had when I was a kid, and I’m in my late 30s!

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Mandy March 24, 2013 - 5:01 PM

I toss my pillows when they become flat and unsupportive.

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Mandy March 24, 2013 - 5:06 PM

I machine wash pillows if they are a type that is suitable to wash. Only a couple of times during the life of the pillow – they become too lumpy otherwise.

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Debra Rowling March 24, 2013 - 5:07 PM

I change my pillow when the old one starts looking gross and/or smelling funny.

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Debra Rowling March 24, 2013 - 5:09 PM

I occasionally clean my pillows by putting them outside in the sunshine – kills at least some of the smells and bacteria!

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naomi March 24, 2013 - 7:05 PM

the date stamp is really helpful as a reminder to replace pillows when needed

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AmberB March 24, 2013 - 7:50 PM

I usually wash them after a while, but often the pillows end up getting all lumpy .. and then I throw them out anyway.

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Kathryn March 24, 2013 - 8:04 PM

I wish my husband would change his pillow more regularly. It’s totally gross and I try to put it out in the sun as often as I can, but he loves it so much he won’t buy another!

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Bec March 24, 2013 - 9:13 PM

The date stamp is such a great idea!

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Bec March 24, 2013 - 9:14 PM

I try to change ours every few years -when they are looking stained and gross!

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Tracy Boulter March 24, 2013 - 9:30 PM

When they get too flat or stained, I do freshen them up by pegging on the line in heavy

rain then letting the sun fresh and sterilize them.

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Kate Tallon March 24, 2013 - 11:43 PM

Like the idea of a date stamp.

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Debbie March 25, 2013 - 7:58 AM

Great idea – takes the guesswork out of knowing how old my pillows are!

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Sally-Anne Herlaar March 25, 2013 - 11:54 AM

I change my pillows when I thing they need a change!

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Maree March 25, 2013 - 5:40 PM

I change my pillows when they are flat and stained and machine washing doesn’t help.
The date stamp makes it so much easier.

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Renee Annison March 25, 2013 - 8:01 PM

when they start looking flat and feel uncomfortable,and i usually just hang them out inthe sun on a sunny day to air them out

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Di March 25, 2013 - 8:48 PM

When they’re on sale in the shops. Then and only then do I change them.

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Diana O March 25, 2013 - 8:51 PM

When they’re flat and I’m getting a bad nights sleep, that’s when I buy new pillows. Shame though that Tontine are making their pillows smaller, look at how small they are now in the pillow cases.

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Cathy Stone March 26, 2013 - 7:39 PM

We change our pillows every year when we spring clean our house so that we can stay healthy and sleep comfortably:).

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Cathy Stone March 26, 2013 - 7:41 PM

Never clean our pillows, when they are dirty and flat, we just replace them.

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ladybirds March 27, 2013 - 9:17 AM

When they are too flat and their colour is changed despite the washing I change them which is probably once every two years.

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ladybirds March 27, 2013 - 9:19 AM

I wash my pillows in my washing machine with hot water and detergent. There are 3 people in our house who are allergic to dust mites. Therefore I wash them regularly. Even if we were not allergic, after a while they change colour and look dirty. 🙂

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Bek Palmer March 27, 2013 - 11:16 AM

Every sheet change the pillows and doona get hung out on the line in the sun for the day. When they start to change colour a bit we change them.

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Toni Hill March 27, 2013 - 3:13 PM

When they start to look a bit of a funny colour i change them but generally mine is the only one too change colour so all get refreshed on time with my pillow….

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Toni Hill March 27, 2013 - 3:13 PM

I sometimes put our pillows in the washing machine for a refresher

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Toni Hill March 27, 2013 - 3:14 PM

Just to keep them fresh for a bit longer…. sometimes pillow changes come when we cant afford new ones…

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Lynette N Duncan O'Brien March 27, 2013 - 5:22 PM

We change our pillows when the become too dirty or smelly – last change was done after having the same lot for 5years. Pillows are just too expensive these days to change regularly.

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Dawn Taylor March 28, 2013 - 12:37 AM

Last lot of pillows I bought were machine washable, and came with pillow protectors, and they’ve stayed fluffy and clean longer than pillows I’ve had before.. Will throw them out as soon as they get those awful pillow stains on them.

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Dawn Taylor March 28, 2013 - 12:44 AM

I like to change the pillows when they get stained and flat.

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KATHLEEN POWER March 28, 2013 - 7:02 AM

I have a tontine child’s pillow for my daughter that I will change when the date says. But I have neglected mine and my husbands pillows and haven’t changed them for as long as I can remember (been together 9 years and haven’t done it in that time). I try and wash them to keep them clean but they are very yellow and lumpy so probably time for new ones.

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KATHLEEN POWER March 28, 2013 - 7:04 AM

I clean my pillows by washing them and leaving them in the sun

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Emma D March 28, 2013 - 3:48 PM

I throw my old pillows away when they seem worn or get discoloured. Probably not often enough… :/

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Amanda March 29, 2013 - 9:16 AM

I haven’t changed my pillows for about 5 years. I tend not to change them unless they become worm or too uncomfortable.

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bremans2 March 29, 2013 - 9:28 AM

My pillow is not too bad, I change it fairly regularly but my husbands, yuk! He refuses to buy a new one and I would hate to think how old this one is!! Perhaps with these lovely new pillows I could convince him to upgrade 🙂 thanks

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Rachel March 29, 2013 - 9:32 AM

I believe you can feel when a pillow needs replacing – which is my current method, but what a GREAT concept of the date stamp – love it..!

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Natalie Hansard March 29, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Ehhh, I am terrible at changing my pillows. I usually end up buying a new one when I lose one or it becomes too lumpy to hold it’s shape.

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Natalie Hansard March 29, 2013 - 11:49 AM

And I hate to admit this, but I don’t often clean my pillow either. Haha. I only wash the covers.

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Glenda March 29, 2013 - 12:08 PM

Lasr week threw all the spare pillows in the swimming pool for a couple of hours. Came out looking much whiter.

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Kell Kelly March 29, 2013 - 12:27 PM

Generally because they have lost their shape or height but every so often it’s because they start to look a bit dirty!

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Kell Kelly March 29, 2013 - 12:29 PM

I am quite ashamed to say this but no I don’t often wash my pillow. If it gets obviously dirty it is generally from the kids being sick and so it is replaced but otherwise I’m not consistant in cleaning it.

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KatChap March 29, 2013 - 1:12 PM

LOVE the date stamp on the tontine pillows!! Best thing EVER! I always wondered which year i bought them in and now i don’ t even have to think about it, just check it when i was the sheets every now and then 😀 xx

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Amanda Steenkamp March 29, 2013 - 1:14 PM

Mine needs change May this year;-)

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Narelle Rock March 29, 2013 - 1:15 PM

I actually only change mine when it gets lumpy or too squashed…which obviously is not often enough!

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Narelle Rock March 29, 2013 - 1:17 PM

no I never wash my pillows, I find they go funny after washing, it’s easier to just buy new ones!

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Heather S March 29, 2013 - 1:17 PM

I haven’t really thought about this before, I normally get a new pillow when the old one looks, well, old. I will be changing them a bit more often i think.

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Rosanna March 29, 2013 - 1:18 PM

I try to change all our pillows over every year

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Haley Cook March 29, 2013 - 1:18 PM

Oh i would love to win some new pillows ready to move into my new house, those old ones are not coming with me!

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Lynelle Fozard March 29, 2013 - 1:18 PM

I hate having grotty old pillows and try to replace them regularly. My husband has a special anti-snore pillow my mum purchased him and that looks horrible but we haven’t been able to find another.

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Kerri Milburn March 29, 2013 - 1:22 PM

Now I tend to use pillow protectors which I wash with every bed change and usually wash the pillows every couple of months.

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Carolyn Fitton March 29, 2013 - 1:22 PM

I change my pillows about once a year when Kmart has their tontine specials on. I dribble on mine and they don’t seem comfy after washing.

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LauraDA March 29, 2013 - 1:23 PM

I am terrible at changing pillows 🙁 but now that I know I will be doing so soon!

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Carolyn Fitton March 29, 2013 - 1:23 PM

I wash them in the washing machine like a normal load and then hang them on the line until nearly dry then pop in the dryer for 15 mins to fluff them up.

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Jessica March 29, 2013 - 1:25 PM

Any of the above! I change our pillows when they *look* dirty (as we have pillow protectors), smell badly enough that washing won’t fix it, or when they’ve gone flat or lumpy.
In between washes my boys pillows spend a day inthe sunshine on the clothesline (’cause boys are sweaty and stinky!!) and every month or two I will wash them on a gentle cycle in the machine.

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Traci Sacco March 29, 2013 - 1:28 PM

When the pillow looses shape and starts to look old.

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Pam Clothier March 29, 2013 - 1:31 PM

New pillows and fresh sheets = bliss

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Ann Maree Sculley March 29, 2013 - 1:32 PM

My pillows need changing often just for the freshness ,especially hubby’s because he sweats alot !

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Dani Gerhardt March 29, 2013 - 1:34 PM

I have no choice but to change my pillows about now every year

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Ann Maree Sculley March 29, 2013 - 1:34 PM

i have only ever washed my pillows once and it was disaster they fell apart and have never tried again 🙂

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Caitlin Cj Schuback March 29, 2013 - 1:38 PM

I change my pillows when they loose shape and they look dirty.

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Jennifer March 29, 2013 - 1:41 PM

When the pillow loses shape / firmness. We use pillow protectors and I wash these and hang pillows out in sun to freshen.

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Caitlin Cj Schuback March 29, 2013 - 1:41 PM

I wash pillows in the laundry tub (i.e handwash) and hang them out to dry in the sun.

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Cynthia March 29, 2013 - 1:46 PM

I usually chuck my pillows in the washing machine every now and then

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Helen Phillips March 29, 2013 - 1:48 PM

I don’t change routinely but when one of the children complain about their pillow, I will buy new ones, or there is a good special

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Danielle E. March 29, 2013 - 1:50 PM

For all of those reasons listed – definitely due for a change.

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Myruby March 29, 2013 - 1:52 PM

I replace them when they stop feeling supportive and stop ‘bouncing back’ when i lift my head up from it.

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Marleisa March 29, 2013 - 1:58 PM

I replace them whenever I think they start to smelly a bit funky and when they look to yellowy!

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Tash March 29, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Oh dear ! This had me freaking out a little ! Off to teh shop on the weekend I think !

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Bev March 29, 2013 - 2:12 PM

i replace my kids pillows every 12 mths because they are growing and need different support, i replace my pillow when ever i think it needs it and hubby wont let me change his but will be buying him a new one tomorrow and just chucking out the old one thats probably 5 or more years old 🙁

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Bev March 29, 2013 - 2:17 PM

i usually hand wash the pillows and hang them on the line at least once a month

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Kim March 29, 2013 - 2:18 PM

I change when they are no longer comfortable or if they don’t look so good anymore

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Guest March 29, 2013 - 2:21 PM

i change mine when they wont bounce back and look/smell dirty

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Faye Kakia March 29, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Usual get replaced when they look dirty, but try and remember to do it yearly when I have the money 🙂

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Marian Paleologos March 29, 2013 - 2:35 PM

I change mine when they have lost their bounce and are beginning to look stained.

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Faye Kakia March 29, 2013 - 2:36 PM

I have never cleaned or washed my pillows, because I don’t think it would clean them enough.

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Judi Damon March 29, 2013 - 2:36 PM

Ready for a change

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Marian Paleologos March 29, 2013 - 2:37 PM

I wash mine once a year on a nice warm day as part of spring cleaning!

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K-Lee Mayes March 29, 2013 - 3:58 PM

Could definitely use some new pillows. Its just so hard when you’ve worked at getting one juussssst right! 🙂

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Annette March 29, 2013 - 4:52 PM

Generally when they are smelly or lose their firmness!

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Lisa Robertson March 29, 2013 - 6:09 PM

Regardless of winning or not for this, will be buying new ones!!! I have no idea when me and hubby got new ones and we are both currently sick with the flu that has hung around for two weeks!!

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Gemma Westacott Blair March 29, 2013 - 6:56 PM

We definitely don’t change ours often enough! But normally it’s when they start to look grubby and lose their shape. I had been thinking that we needed to replace ours, so this will give me the much needed push!

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Gemma Westacott Blair March 29, 2013 - 6:58 PM

I rarely clean our too, after a disaster in the past where they lost all their shape and became horribly lumpy.

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Lynda Kitchin March 29, 2013 - 7:39 PM

I try to wash mine at least once a year, but might be time to replace.

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Kay-l-bee March 29, 2013 - 9:59 PM

When needs a clean or is no longer comfortable

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Michele Wragg March 29, 2013 - 10:31 PM

I replace them when they look gruby but I’m not sure how often that is? Really when your changing beds it’s in a hurry, so do you really notice 🙁

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Carmen Smith March 30, 2013 - 12:10 PM

I change the pillows when they start getting too flat and I have a persistent neck ache!

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Carmen Smith March 30, 2013 - 12:14 PM

I replace rather than clean my pillows – never really sure how to clean them properly!

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Anita Black March 30, 2013 - 2:32 PM

When the pillow does not feel comfortable anymore!

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Anita Black March 30, 2013 - 2:34 PM

No I dont clean them, in the washing machine they get distorted and are never the same! I just change the covers often and sometimes have two covers on…lol

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Nic M Jay March 30, 2013 - 8:58 PM

I live in North Queensland and am very conscious of the state of our pillows. I have a pillow protector on mine and a waterproof quilted protector on my boys pillows. This way I can wash the protectors regularly. I love the date stamped Tontine pillows because it is amazing how long you can have a pillow without realising!!!!

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LD March 31, 2013 - 2:35 PM

I think the stamp idea is really interesting. I only replace them when I suspect they are getting grubby but I’m sure it’s far less than every 2 years! eww. 🙂

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Amaris Freier March 31, 2013 - 3:57 PM

I love the stamp ‘use by’ date on the pillow. In the past, when I see the pillow is yellow and stained or getting quite flat we replace it. Knowing that it is unhealthy even before it gets to that stage means I will change it sooner. It could also explain the cough my son sometimes has when he sleeps on a particular pillow – it might be time to change it too!

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Eleanor April 1, 2013 - 7:29 AM

Love the idea of the date stamp on the pillows! Bought them a couple of years ago and a few are close to expiring! Has reduced the illnesses in this house!!!! Nearly time to change them again, never trusted myself to wash them after washing them during the warm weather, they didn’t turn out well…

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Dani April 1, 2013 - 1:02 PM

Looove new pillows! The date stamp is a fantastic idea – a real reminder on when to buy new pillows.

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Jane Whelan April 1, 2013 - 4:00 PM

I change my pillows when they start to get stained, I love the date stamp though l still have to replace them before the date l find.

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Jane Whelan April 1, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Yes l wash my pillows when they get a bit smelly or grubby

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kiki April 2, 2013 - 2:21 AM

love the feeling of new pillows, i wash mine in the bath and hang them out on the line on a hot day

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Tania May April 3, 2013 - 7:12 PM

I would love new pillows!! My kids have dribbled all over mine! And I change mine when they start falling apart 😉

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Jenny S April 3, 2013 - 7:13 PM

I change mine when it’s flat as a pancake and feels like a rock!

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Katrina Harvey April 3, 2013 - 7:14 PM

when it’s stained and very flat

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Fiona April 3, 2013 - 7:15 PM

When they start to look like they have been through World War 3, I know it’s time!!!

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Stephanie Veljanovska April 3, 2013 - 7:15 PM

When they are Stained usually not often enough.

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Jenny S April 3, 2013 - 7:15 PM

I really should wash mine more often but they take forever to dry and come out of the wash feeling all lumpy and weird…

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Louisa Walker April 3, 2013 - 7:15 PM

I think its time to change my husband’s pillow its looking stained from all his perspiration – yuck!

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Stephanie Veljanovska April 3, 2013 - 7:15 PM

I do clean them if they are not looking so Great. I just run them through a quick cycle in the washing machine.

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Tania May April 3, 2013 - 7:15 PM

I wash mine in the washing machine, usually when someones been sick..

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Narelle Bobbermien April 3, 2013 - 7:16 PM

I change my pillows because they smell and become discoloured

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Ericka Shaw April 3, 2013 - 7:16 PM

usually once a month i wash mine

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Diane Heriot April 3, 2013 - 7:17 PM

I would love new pillows we don’t wash ours we use pillow protectors and hope for the best

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Lia Healy April 3, 2013 - 7:19 PM

Ugh my pillows are RANK. They walk away by themselves. 🙂

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Nadine Dewberry April 3, 2013 - 7:19 PM

New pillows I would hate to think how old ours are{shudder}I think off hand they where brought when we got our new bed and that was just after our first born 9 years ago{double shudder}

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Baz April 3, 2013 - 7:21 PM

Change pillows when i no longer get up without a sore neck. They don’t last forever!

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Michelle April 3, 2013 - 7:22 PM

I change my pillows when they are no longer supportive – which is often long before they get stained!

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Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye April 3, 2013 - 7:25 PM

I change my pillows when they begin to discolour or are simply getting old. I know I sometimes keep them too long – but at the same time you feel wasteful throwing them away. Tontine can you make a recyclable pillow please!

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Toni Lea Crawford April 3, 2013 - 7:25 PM

Hmmm my mother in law happened to change the pillows on the spare bed the other day and just got the worst looking one, I was so embarrassed.

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meegan April 3, 2013 - 7:25 PM

When I see really good ones on special, I have had a broken neck so get quite attatched to a really good pillow…

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Crystal Jones April 3, 2013 - 7:26 PM

When they get flat! haha

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boogers April 3, 2013 - 7:26 PM

I chuck mine in the washing machine with some detergent and eucalyptus oil. About once a year (my husbands gets washed a couple of times a year). Although they do take a little while to get back to their comfy feeling.

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Diane Heriot April 3, 2013 - 7:26 PM

no i don’t clean my pillows just use protectors and change cases i think they would take too long to dry

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Baz April 3, 2013 - 7:27 PM

I clean them by putting them in the sun on a really hot day. Washing memory foam pillows doesn’t work…

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Sarah Taylor April 3, 2013 - 7:27 PM

Does anyone know if the same applies for latex? I spent a bit more on a latex pillow a couple of years ago & it is so comfy. I don’t want to get rid of it yet.

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Cassandra Merrick April 3, 2013 - 7:27 PM

when they are no longer comfortable, i really should change them more often

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Crystal Jones April 3, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Yeah when I get that great burst of motivation I wash ours but my daughters gets washed alot being 2 she dribbles in her sleep and is a hot sleeper so she sweats

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Cassandra Merrick April 3, 2013 - 7:28 PM

i wash them in the washing machine and put them in the hot sun to dry

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Charmaine Ohl April 3, 2013 - 7:29 PM

I change pillows when it no longer supports my head the way I like, looks too dirty or when I can afford a new one as a luxury.

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Charmaine Ohl April 3, 2013 - 7:31 PM

And yes I wash my pillows, at least once per month.

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Elise April 3, 2013 - 7:33 PM

Its awful but I only change them when they get too flat – your post has completely grossed me out, I suspect a pillow change is in order

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Elise April 3, 2013 - 7:34 PM

I do clean my pillows, but only about twice a year. I just throw them through the washing machine and toss them out in the sun to dry

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Brea Walker April 3, 2013 - 7:35 PM

I change them when they loose their fluffiness.

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ryn April 3, 2013 - 7:44 PM

Normally every couple of years or when I start waking up with a bad neck ! I wash the normal type ones in between.

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Ruth April 3, 2013 - 7:52 PM

I usually change them when they look disgusting. There always seems something more important to spend money on.

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Ruth April 3, 2013 - 7:54 PM

I don’t clean my pillows. That’s when I usually replace them.

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Julie Haaksma April 3, 2013 - 7:59 PM

I have no idea how old my pillows are, but I do hang them out in the sun everytime I change the sheets.

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Annie April 3, 2013 - 8:00 PM

When they look grungy, and just don’t have the oomph they should have, its way beyond the time I should have changed my pillows, but its often a ‘do it later’ thing for me.

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Angela April 3, 2013 - 8:02 PM

When I notice that they look a bit worse for wear – thanks for the reminder!

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Dhanya Samuel April 3, 2013 - 8:06 PM

I usually wash or dust my pillows every 3 to 4 months

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Erin Sawley April 3, 2013 - 8:20 PM

I wash pillow protect covers weekly and air them in sun probably monthly. I buy new pillows when the others look old

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shraz April 3, 2013 - 8:39 PM

I think I should go change my pillows now….

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Katrina Olsson April 3, 2013 - 8:46 PM

Change them ummmmm when they are no longer comfy :l

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Emma April 3, 2013 - 8:50 PM

I have a pillow that is washer/dryer friendly so I wash it every 1-2 months, all other pillows are are replaced every 6 months or so depending on how they look under the pillow cases.

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Jo Long April 3, 2013 - 8:55 PM

I change my pillows when they start to look yuck and get a bit soft and floppy

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Catherine Hicks April 3, 2013 - 8:59 PM

I air the pillows on the clothes line every time I wash sheets, and I spray them with a fabric deodorizer while they’re there. But every couple years the pillows don’t seem to want to be freshened up so I know it’s time to ‘retire’ them to reading pillow status and purchase a new pillow.

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Laura Portolesi April 3, 2013 - 9:00 PM

i change them when they loose their shape and become to flat!

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Laura Portolesi April 3, 2013 - 9:01 PM

i throw them in the wash every so often and hang dry on the line in the sun.

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Catherine Hicks April 3, 2013 - 9:01 PM

I don’t clean the pillows, but I air them on the clothesline every week. I also use three pillow cases on each pillow so they don’t get very dirty – but I did try to wash my daughter’s pillow once when she had a nosebleed in bed. Poor pillow didn’t seem to like it much, though.

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Jillian Hall April 3, 2013 - 9:23 PM

Wow, this is such a wonderful idea! A clever, busy mum must have come up with it! We’d love some new fluffy pillows!

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Jillian Hall April 3, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Pillows are so inexpensive these days that I don’t bother cleaning them. I think it is better just to throw them out and replace regularly, particularly if your family has allergies like mine.

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Ginny Haynes April 3, 2013 - 9:43 PM

Lovely fresh pillows…sigh…

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Sally B April 3, 2013 - 9:52 PM

I like to start off the new year with new pillows, something about throwing out the old and bringing in the new!

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Sally B April 3, 2013 - 9:53 PM

No, I don’t bother with cleaning. I think regular replacement is the way to go

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