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If this is very bad, please tell me to stop it

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knittynoodle Mon 27-Jun-11 14:20:10

Im letting 6mo DS sit/roll around, in the front room, on a damp towel to keep him cool. We have a flat so no outdoor area for a paddling pool etc.

Is there some reason I shouldnt do this? I know my mum would say HE'LL GET A CHILL, but really? Its 27 degrees?!

allhailtheaubergine Mon 27-Jun-11 14:20:57

Sounds fine to me.

effingwotnots Mon 27-Jun-11 14:21:07

Sounds fine to me! smile Good idea actually!

RabidRabbit Mon 27-Jun-11 14:22:07

Absolutely no reason to not do this, great idea, I bet he's loving it smile Might even give it a go myself grin

sausagesandmarmelade Mon 27-Jun-11 14:22:46

Sounds brilliant....could do with a bit of that meself

Nixea Mon 27-Jun-11 14:22:49

Sounds fine to me! I bought one of those flat builders trays from B&Q and used to fill it with half an inch or so of water and let DD roll in that (supervised ofc smile ) when she was about that age and she survived just fine. Sounds fun - I may try it myself to cool down!!

knittynoodle Mon 27-Jun-11 14:23:26

Phewee! smile

AnyFucker Mon 27-Jun-11 14:24:26

can I have a go please ?

knittynoodle Mon 27-Jun-11 14:25:48

If you can all fit in my flat which is the size of a 2 man tent, then yes! Come over! BYOB!

Nixea Mon 27-Jun-11 14:26:31

BYOB - is that bottle or baby? Or both!! grin

knittynoodle Mon 27-Jun-11 14:27:53

In this instance, its definately bottles!

gallicgirl Mon 27-Jun-11 14:33:22

Sounds like my flat.

Very envious of my friends with gardens at the moment but also means I don't have to worry about sunshades and baby getting burned.

giveitago Mon 27-Jun-11 14:38:22

Sounds inventive - great stuff.

kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 27-Jun-11 14:43:01

Very jealous. Our garden is scorchio at the moment and DD is begging me to blow her pool up. Problem with that is it takes a minimum of 40 minutes pumping with a sort of stirrup pump thing, 45 minutes to fill by hose and rain is forecast tomorrow.
I told her to go and have a shower.

gallicgirl Mon 27-Jun-11 17:16:57

My friend put her baby in the washing-up bowl with cool water!

DD can't sit by herself yet so I'm thinking what I can use to fill with water. She's a nice fit in the laundry basket but it has holes in it. sad

Purplebuns Mon 27-Jun-11 17:20:23

Gallicgirl look for a trug, they come in all sorts of sizes, also her baby bath if she has one? smile

starfishmummy Mon 27-Jun-11 17:24:38

Why not?
With my DS I used to use plant sprayer to spray cool water just above him, so it sort of gently rained on his face - he loved it, no harm done (hes nearly 13 now!) - or if I was out I'd take an Evian Spray to do the same thing.

StayingDavidTennantsGirl Mon 27-Jun-11 17:30:32

A big builder's bucket, gallicgirl?

Disclaimer - it is the bucket that is big, not the builder. There is no need for an actual builder. winkgrin

kaid100 Mon 27-Jun-11 18:27:43

In this weather, it's fine.

gallicgirl Mon 27-Jun-11 21:48:43

What the hell's a trug???? confused

We'll find something.

Purplebuns Mon 27-Jun-11 21:52:51

This is a trug, ebay have tonnes iirc

TheSnickeringFox Mon 27-Jun-11 21:53:33

Gallic, my ds can't sit very well yet either so we put his bumbo in his little paddling pool and he sat there proudly like it was a throne! He had a whale of a time - all closely supervised, natch.

MadYoungCatLady Mon 27-Jun-11 22:08:25

Ohhhhh that sounds bliss. Wish I could find a towel big enough for me to roll around on (4 months pregnant but the size of 6).
Damp towels wrapped around feet at bedtime have always worked with me when its this blinking hot too. Never tried it with DS though so this post is pretty much irrelevant I guess...
Trying to think of more inventive ways to suggest to cool baby down, but for the life of me cant remember how big a 6mo is. And I'm guessing a (clean) cat litter tray will probably sound rather insane... I shall not rest until I have thought up something ingenius though.

cookielove Mon 27-Jun-11 22:10:51

I clicked on the trug link, and found and UGG boot now that can't be right can it!!

Purplebuns Mon 27-Jun-11 22:16:28

Whoops!! here is the correct link the ugg was for my s&b thread!

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