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Old 20-05-10, 03:25 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any good ideas on copong with the heat. As soon as the ice cream weather arrives and everyone is happy I know my house will be miserable as my sibling can't stand the heat .

I bought two fans last year and have just located a cool hat that is cool in temperature not the fashion stakes which has some sort of keep cool insert in the brim . I have just ordered it .


Any other ideas would be much appreciated.

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Old 20-05-10, 03:33 PM   #2
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Damp mussy squares wrapped around the neck. Use it all the time for me and Mills. We both detest the heat. You can get a pack of 5 or 6 from pretty much anyplace that has a few baby products. Not very expensive either. If your sibling will keep around there neck.
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Old 20-05-10, 03:55 PM   #3
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imm sure thhat peoplee on hhere will hhave ideas thhat cann hhelp you:)x
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Old 20-05-10, 05:22 PM   #4
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Hi Jaq

I used an ice pack (the sort you use for muscular sprains/aches) wrapped in a towel when Jase couldnt stand the heat.

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Old 20-05-10, 06:45 PM   #5
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Similar to what delibeli said, I've used a buff (tube type neck scarf) that is wet. Stopped me keeling over with heat exhaustion once, so it works. Other than that, loose clothing; kaftans and sarongs are good for wandering around the house in. Yes, I do wear a sarong, but not when the kids have got their mates around!
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Old 20-05-10, 07:26 PM   #6
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We used fans & a tepid wet towel around Rikki's neck to keep her cool inside the house Jaq & outside a spray bottle that had a fan attched to it. Not the best aid in the world but it did help a little. Another quick fix is magicool, the stuff you buy in a can. For indoors, you can buy air conditioning units for around £200 from Focus & probably other places too....just thats where we got ours.
Wearing light coloured cotton clothing is also better for detracting from the heat when out as well. Hope that helps.
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Old 20-05-10, 08:18 PM   #7
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Clothes made from muslin and cheese cloth. Sound disgusting but they soak up the sweat and that helps to keep you cool. Siestas and indoors during 11am and 3pm if at all possible. Keep hair wet/damp too.
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Old 21-05-10, 08:18 AM   #8
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Thanks

I bought some of those scarf things the other day mostly to keep the blooming flies out of my mouth when I am bicycling but will see if he will try one .

Looks like the weekend to be red hot as well.
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Old 26-05-10, 01:53 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=jaq;35339]Hi

Does anyone have any good ideas on copong with the heat. As soon as the ice cream weather arrives and everyone is happy I know my house will be miserable as my sibling can't stand the heat .


Hi Jaq,

I have just bought an NScessity Ultimate Dragon Column fan for Hubs. Not the cheapest fan on the planet I know but I wanted to flag it up as it is very powerful and, most of all, very quiet.

It has a 'sleep' setting which is great for the hot nights and also a built in ioniser.

Other models/suppliers are of course available but I found Argos were the cheapest.

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http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...text%3EFAN.htm

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Old 26-05-10, 11:17 PM   #10
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The sleep option is a good feature as sibling is worried about the noise .

A lot cooler this week so a bit better but there is the whole summer to get through.
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