When To Change Bras, Tights And Towels


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Hi Aunty Eya,
I don't know what you do and how you do it but, I must say thank you. The way that people
open up on your blog is amazing. People are so sincere with advice, they are honest you could feel it when reading a comment. Again, people feel so relaxed on your blog that they leave very expressive long comments. Kudos to you and to God be the glory sha. I hope you know it is God? Maybe it's also because you are very open. You don't deceive your readers in any way. Even that your kitchen eh, if I enter it by chance, I will know this is Aunty Eya's kitchen. I love that There is no forming on Eya's blog at all. When I leave comments on your blog, it's like I had forgotten how to form the way I do in other places. Here I just let it all out. Abi you use juju for me?

Aside from all the blabs, Aunty mi, I know so much about parenting, I know how to criticize and judge people a lot. I know what should and what should not be done. However, there is one little thing that has surpassed me.
My 8 year old just started using tights this week ( I don't want her to grow dark skin in between her thighs, she is big and I suspect her laps may be rubbing themselves when she walks or runs). She wanted to know how many times she can wear a tight before dumping in the laundry basket. For underpants, she knows we have to change every time we have a bath. Now, because tights do not really come in contact with "the snail," I didn't know how to answer her. Should we change tights  too  daily, weekly, once in two days or how. Please I want to give her an answer when she comes back from school. Help a sister.

Again, apart from the tights, I have a problem with knowing when to change my bras. Sometimes, like during Harmattan, because I don't sweat, I tend to wear a bra for up to a week before washing. When I sweat, I automatically change that bra, but when I don't and it's a colour like black, I have no idea the number of times to wear before washing.

Another thing is towels. Please, can you tell me how often to wash towels? I wash every week. On Saturdays, all towels and bed sheets in my house are washed. These towels are heavy and I feel we are overdoing the washing. Is washing a towel once a month not OK? Especially if it's not a white colour. Can one use a towel for at least two or three weeks before washing?

Please Aunty Eya help me post this, I want to do a laundry timetable in my house and I want to also have this knowledge with me. Please help.
Dee

Comments

  1. Anonymous4/25/2013

    I wash my towels once a mnth. Can't afford to wash those big things weekly abeg.
    For tights, I change on wednesdays and saturdays, i.e. two tights a week. LOLz.

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  2. Anonymous4/25/2013

    I love dis post. I'm so eager to hear d responses. I lived outside d country for a long time and wen I moved back 2 naija a year ago I noticed this whole tights craze! It felt wierd to me that wearing tight under ur garment is a MUST for nigerian women. It even sounded funny wen I heard that if u don't wear it, ur inner thighs goes dark. Lol.
    I'm light skinned and have neva worn tights under my clothings even now dat I'm in d country and my thighs r nice and light. No darkness watsoeva. The only tights I have worn are fishnets in the winter or under short outfits in d UK. I'm so surprised ppl give so much meaning to wearing tights here. I don't believe its d reason for dark tights. Just my observations. Thank you.

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    1. Lolll. My Aunty says the same all the time, that she didn't feel normal whenever she didn't wear tights. I honestly don't get it!!!

      www.spynaija.blogspot.com

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  3. Anonymous4/25/2013

    This is a good post. I think u shd make her change her tight just the way she changes her panties cos weda u sweat or not that place is always hot. I don't wear one cos am slim Lol. As for bras I think two days are ok o. Then towel weda white or coloure shd be washed weekly shd be washed.

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    1. Anonymous4/25/2013

      Emmm, it doesn't matter if u are slim or not. Na slimness dem dey use wear tights. Some pple and their brain sha

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    2. i think majority of the people that wear tights do so cos their thighs rub against each other. if my thighs don't rub against each other, God knows i will never wear tights cos i don't like them especially when i wear a fine dress or skirt and the lines of the tights are obvious. i don't like it and VPLs (Visible Pant Lines), they make me sick!!! whenever i see VPLs on a lady, i feel like throwing up. that's why i wear thongs all the time even when i'm on my P. thankfully i don't have heavy flows. i don't even flow at night.lool

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    3. I don't know where you are but they do sell panties that do not have the lines we ladies dread !

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    4. yes they do. G-strings do not have the lines we dread. it doesn't show the whole world the shape of your panties you know like when a lady is wearing a body con or Lycra dress and wearing full panties and you see the whole line of them. its utterly disgusting!!

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  4. I wash Ma towels every saturday. For tight i use two weekly. I think bra should not be worn more than twice

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  5. Anonymous4/25/2013

    I wear my tight and bra3 days in a week bfr washing.................towel n bedsheet is evry 2weeks.

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  6. I'm with you on the bra thing. I do exactly what you do. As for my tight, I wear one twice before it hits the lundry. My almost seven year old daughter is on the big side and after a period of denial and early signs of darkening around her thighs, I had to get tights oh. In fact, the ones I saw in the market were the nylon ones so I just picked three of her cotton leggins and cut them short. She wears one for each day, just like her school uniform, laundry is every wednesday and saturday. It's all good. I recommend the daily usage, those kids play and sweat in school plus school bus, can't stand the thought of her using it twice. I will rather have her go without one.

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  7. Anonymous4/25/2013

    Me can't understand this tight thing o, I can't see mesef wearing one. As for bra, I do twice and cos I share towel with my lovely hubby I do 3 days and dump in the washer.

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    1. Anonymous4/25/2013

      Share towels...Well this does not surprise me. I have heard of sharing boxers.

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    2. Anonymous4/25/2013

      Lmaoo!!! Share towels ke? Biko bring out 2 towels for u too. If he goes in and uses one, u can use d other one and so on. That way u can still use d same towel interchangeably.

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  8. Well, for me, bras, tights, panties, singlets, camisoles, shimmies, underskirt...which one again? Whatever they are called...should be one once and changed especially for teenagers who sweat alot. The trick is to buy many of each. Although I have a lot of bras, I have some favorites.and sometimes I have to wash it at night so I can wear the next day especially if it will go well with my planned outfit. So Naija weather does not favour repeating underwear of any kind...in fact clothes in general especially tops.

    One thing that some of my male friends told me one day and I was shocked. They said that they can smell a girl's 'thingies' when she is not clean. They also said they can smell when a girl has just finished having sex and hasnt taken her bath. They said they can smell dirty hair too...just by standing close to a girl. Abeg guys in the house, na true?

    Since then I have had a fear for anything that can cause body odour. I suggest that once she comes home, she should take her bath and change into shorts, without panties. (Let the area breathe) And btw, you just ruined snails for me...thanks! Lool.

    For me towels are once a week. I dnt mind if they are frayed and faded, as long as they smells clean, I'm ok.

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    1. Yep ahdaisy,no man loves the company of a dirty girl. Ayama but why will a girl be dirty sef.
      Smelly hair and mouth odour is a no no for me. Still hated one girl uptill now coz of the kind smell I perceived when trying to dance with her at a friend's bday party.
      Usually tell my ex dat my fav part of her body is her hair,asin I always bury my nose their,plz I mean d hair on her head. It smells like a baby's hair and very soft.
      Having a brother like ne,my sisters know what it entails, i don't litter the bathroom with ur undies and when u use ur pad make sure I don't even see the empty pack.If not imma avoid u like plague for d next 3days. Poor me.

      ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    2. Lool..@ pls I mean the hair on her head...which one e wan be before?...lool. I also dnt like that undies in the bathroom thing especially when you share a bathroom with others.

      And about the hair, hm...women and weaves...wetin we go do na?... A lot of guys dnt bother burying their faces in our hair..I mean between the grease and all, they just look for all other romantic positions...:-)

      Anyway, some people think it's by emptying a bottle of perfume on their bodies. There are little things that count. And perfume only makes body odour worse. Some of these 'beauty' soaps we ladies use dnt help matters. I use Tetmosol. Dettol soap is also good but I am a voltron for Tetmosol. If you want a better skin, eat right, workout, avoid sun, exfoliate and moisturize and maybe buy a good normal body cream.

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    3. minnie4/25/2013

      Just fell in luv with u all over again. I'm also a tetmosol baby. Go girl!

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    4. Anonymous4/27/2013

      Tetmosol is bad for the skin in the long run. It predisposes to different skin infections and strips the normal protective layer of the skin

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  9. Anonymous4/25/2013

    Instead of tights for my daughters, I encourage them to wear boxers as pants.Mainly because my older daughter has a big bum and pants hardly cover or always sticking in d middle. Its nt common in Nig to get for girls so I always buy anytime am out of the country. They are crazy abt it. Lols.

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    1. Anonymous4/25/2013

      Sweetie they even have female boxers!I have them too. Check out la senza next time u travel out.

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    2. Am slim and i still wear a boxer ooo,my friends use to think i use it to add to my bum,but i guess am just use to it... lol

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  10. Anonymous4/25/2013

    Sharing of towels is a no!no! even amongst siblings. Everyone sld have theirs especially kids, you wouldn't want them to spread infections such as ringworms, chicken pox or even dandruff to each other.Wash your towels once a week, always have extras. you can wear your bra and tights 2ce, but if you are on your period, change your tights everyday.

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    1. Anonymous4/25/2013

      Says who?so wen u making luv and cuddling thru out d nite wth your skin touching u don't get skin infection?

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    2. Anonymous4/25/2013

      Exactly oo,anyways I share my towel with hubby.....we r both neat enof and I change d towels evry week... As 4 bras...mehn,e get as e dey be sumtyms oo myt evn wr one 4 a eek and wash on saturday...as 4 tights,I hv alwaz hated them evn when I was younger,if mumsy gets one 4 me be rest assured to still see it new alwaz...but nw though I manage to wear it on a really short dress or I wear full panties...Daz all

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  11. Anonymous4/25/2013

    Hey ladies, is it best to dry washed underpants in the bathroom or outside?

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    1. Outside. Undies and towels should be dried outside.

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    2. It depends. Just spread them in a place where air can get to them. It doesn't have to be outside. And with the rains around now, you have to think twice before leaving them. outside. It also depends on where you live.

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    3. Anonymous7/10/2013

      Electric dryer. Is washing machine good for undies? I

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  12. Anonymous4/25/2013

    Thinking of our celebrity ladies who are always on the move and in hotels, hw d they manage washing and drying of undies?

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    1. Anonymous4/25/2013

      I wear disposable panties anytime am not sleeping in my house. It solves all d problem of having to wash undies.

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  13. Anonymous4/25/2013

    On dis towel matter make una no vex oooo even dou I av many Towels cos I get it free My Sugar Sugar cannot stick to one as in I don't see anitin wrong with dat @ all we share ooo N I wash dem once a week, 2 bras 2ce, tights U go kill me b4 I wear, I can't, I agree with Ahdy body odour is sometin to run away from.

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  14. Anonymous4/25/2013

    Na wa o, people that wash their bra's every 2 days una well done lol. I wash mine when I notice it's dirty by checking the straps and band (if it's a black bra, I go by the tag). It's not hat I continuously wear a bra till it gets dirty but I interchange, I believe in allowing my bra's to breathe.

    Back to the tights issue, I've never worn one before and I doubt if ever I will.

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    1. Anonymous4/25/2013

      Hadn't finished before the freaking post submitted itself. IMO, an eight yr old wearing tights hmm won't she be uncomfortable? Naija is freaking hot talk less of adding an extra garment

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  15. I wash our towels weekly on saturdays precisely, beddings I wash very other week, pants I change everyday, vests and bras depends on d weather if in winter and no sweat 2-3 times summer I change daily. Tights depends on how long in day I wear them, if I'm off 2 church or d shops for 2hrs and back I'll wear it again if a working day (7-8hrs) I'll put in d laundry basket.

    I see nothing wrong on sharing towel with ur wife or hubby. At home we have our individual towels but wen we go on holiday myself and hubby share a towel as it means packing less and having a lighter lauggage. Ahdaisy if u live in a cold country ur undies can't b dried outdoors o, we make do with indoor airers, radiators or tumble dryers.

    Poster for your daughter I'll suggest changing tights every 2 days. I would have said everyday but at her age she hasnt started having vag discharge that smells. Some girls don't wipe properly after doing a wee or some rush to do a quick wee and d rest slips through d pant and tight and therefore will smell. If she falls into this category then its best to change her tights everyday.

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  16. Young Awesome Mum4/25/2013

    I think its ok for her to change her tight every 2days since she's still very young. I change beddings every week and towels after 2weeks but i change my son's towel every week. I wear one bra for 2days but if i had an activity filled day that resulted in me been all sweaty then i throw my bra right into my laundry bag

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  17. You can change or wash it daily, weekly, monthly, biannual, yearly, once a decade, once a century or once a millenium if God permits... Just don't ooze is my own.

    Like AhDaisy said above, for real as a guy you can smell every dirty part of a women when just close (even without being intimate). We can smell when a girl just had sex, period (I must admit, some ladies don't give out single odor during periods) and we can smell dirty bra on boobs... Hehehehee! I haven't tried it b4 oh, sm1 told me!

    Nuff'Said
    #Goodbye!

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    1. Anonymous8/23/2013

      Ace with all these explanation,O boy u don smell plenty ooooo hahahahahahahaahha

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  18. Anonymous4/25/2013

    @ Ace talk true,

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  19. Abiola Abidemi4/25/2013

    I washed bras&panties everyday,buh tight,I don't much lyk it,coz I don't feel comfortable in it.4 towels,wash dem weekly,buh 4 M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ a year old baby,I washed her towel every three days.coz don't want 2 expose her 2 germs mow.‎​S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ dear sis,let her change both everyday.

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  20. Shayor4/25/2013

    For me, I don't wear tights oo, I hate dt thing. As for bras, 2ce is ok! I wash towel weekly too,I don't share towels,and dt's bcos der r a lot of things I can't share, I don't even allow wet clothes or towels touch me, my skin would itch all day, dt's y I can't share towels(I take my own towels to d salon)#coversface#.Bedsheets are weekly. Every little thing irritate me, if any one uses my soap, na war, I'd wash of half of d soap b4 I use..lolz, den if I shld see a strand of hair on d soap, ah! Dust bin strait! Even toothpaste, I wash d tip b4 applying on my toothbrush, or betterstill I don't let it touch my brush once someone else has used it! I can be very annoying and I know it. My family members don't av a choice and d few frds I av have think I need deliverance, I think I do too! And no be say I neat oooo! Mtchew. Lolz

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    1. Anonymous4/26/2013

      babe, i was once like u, is all in the mind, u can change that if u want to, just change ur mind set about things. trust me that life sytle is too stressful.

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    2. Anonymous4/26/2013

      babe, i was once like u, is all in the mind, u can change that if u want to, just change ur mind set about things. trust me that life sytle is too stressful.

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    3. Anonymous4/26/2013

      babe, i was once like u, is all in the mind, u can change that if u want to, just change ur mind set about things. trust me that life sytle is too stressful.

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    4. Tangerine4/26/2013

      Is this not OCD (obsessive cumpolsive disorder)?

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  21. I'll recommend she wears the tights daily. Children sweat, play and are not really mindful of their bodies. Besides it would help her maintain a clean routine i.e she will grow up feeling that her tights have to be washed daily thus maturing into a very neat and beautiful girl. As for the bra's, sincerely, I wash it when i feel it's dirty but i change them all the time...I hardly wear them (especially when I am at home) because most of them are too tight and uncomfortable.

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  22. I would suggest that she changes her tights daily especially on school days.

    As for bra issue I am a freak when it comes to that. I invest loads of money on my bras, I just can't stop buying them. I usually wear mine 2 to 3 times before a wash, although depends on the color and I might wear today and not wear it the next day maybe because it does not go well with my chosen outfit.

    For towels I wash ones a week.

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  23. I wash my towels like once every 2weeks and sun dry them everyday. Tights I don't repeat at all.
    Bras I wear twice unless I sweat then I wear once...

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