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XP has just brought the kids home sunburnt!

(27 Posts)
rickman Sun 19-Jun-05 19:42:07

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Puff Sun 19-Jun-05 19:43:17

Rickman - have you got any calamine lotion in?

rickman Sun 19-Jun-05 19:43:56

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biglips Sun 19-Jun-05 19:44:45

or "Banana boat" skincare as its pure aloe vera gel but calamine lotion is the first choice for me

biglips Sun 19-Jun-05 19:46:08

oops! just realised you havent got any... can you ask your neighbour or family if any?

tiffini Sun 19-Jun-05 19:48:24

cold tea (without milk) will take the burning out after about an hour, stains the skin but works wonders, just dab on with cotton wool.

LIZS Sun 19-Jun-05 19:48:47

Try a tepid moisturising bath (have you got any baby bath with Aloe Vera or Camomile ?). Also baby lotion might be better than nothing if you happen to have any.

biglips Sun 19-Jun-05 19:49:58

not prefume baby lotion as it was burn, best with non=prefumed bath or moisturiser

biglips Sun 19-Jun-05 19:50:20

it WILL burn - sorry

zebraZ Sun 19-Jun-05 22:16:48

Olive oil is supposed to mop up free-radicals on the skin, I may be remembering wrong, but I thnk i read it was about the only thing you could put on sunburnt skin that may actually repair some of the damage.

I was coating DH's chest & DS1's legs with olive oil myself, this evening.

jessicasmummy Sun 19-Jun-05 22:20:13

nivea hand cream works wonders too.

Aero Sun 19-Jun-05 22:28:01

I knew this would be you when I read the thread title. What a P*! Am livid for you and they must be so uncomfortable. We've spent a gorgeous day at the beach and none of us are burnt. How hard is it to apply suncream every few hours! This kind of thing makes me very on your behalf! Have you got a fan in the house to blow on them all night and at least relieve the discomfort a bit. Hope they're all asleep for you now though - just seen the time.

rickman Sun 19-Jun-05 23:15:03

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soapbox Sun 19-Jun-05 23:22:12

Rickman - I would be so flipping furious if this happened to my DCs!

What an ignorant useless arse!

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Jun-05 23:24:11

Oh ffs, I'm so sorry rickman, what a wanker, yet another way to get at you. Stay calm, say nothing, send a leaflet about sun protection with them next time and drum into them that they must have lotion (are they old enough for this?). Wanker, wanker and tosser. Sorry, poor you and them.

rickman Sun 19-Jun-05 23:26:22

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Mojomummy Sun 19-Jun-05 23:26:44

What an idiot - hope they are ok tomorrow

have you got uv suits & hats ? next time they visit, send them dressed in those.

rickman Sun 19-Jun-05 23:27:09

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hunkermunker Sun 19-Jun-05 23:27:48

Oh, no! Rickman am totally on your behalf!

Hope their skin looks much better in the morning, hun.

soapbox Sun 19-Jun-05 23:28:27

There really isn't any excuse is there? Only the seriously wankerish could claim not to know that in extremely hot weather they weren't aware that they had to put suncream on.

FGS you wouldn't leave him in charge of a pet mouse never mind your children would you!

rickman Sun 19-Jun-05 23:29:00

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Aero Sun 19-Jun-05 23:31:01

No Rickman - it's not you who is so obvious - it's the insanely stupid actions of your XP! Am glad they've settled ok - hope they're not too sore tomorrow! Will have to make sure they're well covered up for school as there's no end in sight for the sunshine! Will the teachers make sure they've got sufficient cream on, or can they play in shady areas?

Aero Sun 19-Jun-05 23:32:10

Should be lack of actions in this case!

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Jun-05 23:33:15

rickman, could you threaten to deny him access unless he behaves responsibly in future? I know this is drastic but.

rickman Mon 20-Jun-05 11:05:01

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