But ds1 is still up. Agghghghg shouting away. He's hot, I'm desperate to open some windows but as soon as I open the one outside his room (with him safely behind a barrier as it would be far too easy to fall out of) he starts shouting. Upstairs is a furnace. WTF is it going to be like during the school holidays when I can't open the windows at all during the day.
Mutter muterm, bah humbug, dreading the school holidays.
Shouldn't moan- I met someone today whose son sleeps for 1 and half hours a night!!! She looked really well and healthy as well.
Same here Jimjams...J is still awake. ive just had a cool shower with him and he is lying down stairs on the sofa with the stable door open in our kitchen so we can get some cool air into the house....fingers crossed he will fall asleep soon and then I can to.
Im definately considering investing in a potable air conditioning unit....maybe you can hire one from Jewsons???
Oh gawd, hope he went to bed eventually and you managed to get some sleep. This is part of why I hate hot weather. Apart from being very sensitive to the sun myslef and a porker, its just so uncomfortable and HIGH MAINTENANCE. Bloody sun creams, crowds everywhere, can't use the garden, can't sleep at night etc etc, bring on Autumn, my favourite season.
got to bed at midnight- but baby woke before 5 (and he has been sleeping through).
The problem with the windows isn't so much that he wants them shut (I would tell him tough tbh). it's that there are very few that are safe to open when he's around. We have patio doors onto 2 balconies- they need replacing with french windows with a small window that could be opened to the side. Most of the kitchen windows he could fall out of.
I LOATHE summmer Davros. Have you seen thaty new p20 suncream- it only has to be applied once. The school nurse showed it to us yesterday (great for kids who can't tolerate lotion). Also hate it because everwhere is too busy so we can't even try places.
I cant leave the windows open at all on the top floor as we have parapet walls and you can climb from one house to the other and with two methadone patients living on the top floor next door i dont think i would risk it apart from the kids climbing out of course!
We suffer in our house too Jimjams. I only dare have the windows (which are sash ones) open as far as the window locks will allow. It gets absolutely stifling upstairs. (I had a fright when we went to stay in a holiday cottage a couple of years ago-no locks on the windows. We looked up from the garden and saw DS happily sitting on the first floor window ledge, window wide open! So no windows that can open here!)
Wher do you buy that suncream you mentioned by the way-do they do it in Boots?
Tiggiwinkle - You can buy the P20 lotion in Boots, Superdrug etc and most independent chemists.
It is really good, and actually does work for about 8 hours. I was quite sceptical at first, but have been very impressed.
For windows I'm afraid that safety grilles are the best option. You can get quite decorative ones. It doesn't stop them getting at the glass (could get reinforced glass) or chucking stuff out. Try Banham or the equivalent, money well spent.
oh god more work we can't afford. I still haven';t got the double glazing done at the front which has to be done or he's going to go through the entire window. I don't even want to ask how much the safety grills are (the double glazing we need doing is 7 grand!)