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It's hot. Kids bedtime ideas to cool down?

Hi,

I thought we could share any ideas we have too cool down our bedrooms at the minute. As well as a fan, my little one takes a "cold water bottle" to bed. I freeze a bit of water in a hot water bottle the add cold just before bed and put a soft pillow case on it. Then they can rest an arm or a hand or whatever on it if they choose. I have learnt to put a freezer block in front of the fan so the air blows past something cold on the way to him. Any other ideas out there?
Ah good ideas thank you! I'm going to put a block in the freezer right now. I've been getting a washcloth wet with cold water, wringing it out and spreading it over his bare tummy while we have our bedtime chat. I take it away when I say goodnight so it doesn't make the bed wet so might try the cold water bottle idea too.

I also keep his curtains shut during the day to try to stop the room heating up so much to start with.
yeknomyeknom Wrote:

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> Hi,
>
> I thought we could share any ideas we have too
> cool down our bedrooms at the minute. As well as
> a fan, my little one takes a "cold water bottle"
> to bed. I freeze a bit of water in a hot water
> bottle the add cold just before bed and put a soft
> pillow case on it. Then they can rest an arm or a
> hand or whatever on it if they choose. I have
> learnt to put a freezer block in front of the fan
> so the air blows past something cold on the way to
> him. Any other ideas out there?


Be careful- that reminds me of an episode of CSI when somebody did that and the block of ice melted and the water caused the floor to be electrified as the power point was in a pool of water and the guy died.....
Yikes! But with one of those freezer block things that you put in cool boxes there would be no danger.
clean bed sheets and a oool shower before bed and a light sheet to cover.

Defo keep curtains closed.

It's just hot. Our house is boiling.
sprinkle a little cold water onto top sheet. it will quickly evaporate leaving cool sheets
Yes that's what I'm using, one of those plastic blocks.

scareyt Wrote:

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> Yikes! But with one of those freezer block things
> that you put in cool boxes there would be no
> danger.
I'm also freezing half a bottle of water and topping up with regular water at bedtime so he has access to cold water most of the night as it defrosts. Mind you it's so hot I have to replenish all my ideas half way through the night.
Oh and I forgot, my sister used this stuff during her Labour to cool down and it's very refreshing and natural:

[www.sanareva.co.uk]
Even after having a bath I use a small spray bottle and lightly spray the kids skin/nightwear. Might sounds weird but I spray them again whilst their asleep (if it doesn't disturb them!).

Love the cold water bottle idea!
Cold, wet flannels from the fridge! For tummies, backs and foreheads until they fall asleep.
I wonder if these would work I. This weather. Maybe stuck to a pillow of teddy rather than them? Anyone tried?

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yeknomyeknom Wrote:

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> I wonder if these would work I. This weather.
> Maybe stuck to a pillow of teddy rather than them?
> Anyone tried?
>
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Tried these a while back... they only really stick to skin, not fabric. They definitely didn't last 8 hours, but they are soothing for a while.
Go to bed with damp hair!
Yes a shower before bed without drying off looks good. Also Magicool is good from amazon.

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