Have any of your children had chickenpox during a heatwave?  What are your tips to keep them calm and cool?


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  1. Angela Treadway
    July 2, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    oat baths helped my little one a lot when he had chicken pox x

  2. Maria blythin
    July 3, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    plenty of calamine lotion and a cotton vest x

  3. Hayley Colburn
    July 4, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    calamine lotion and letting the spots breathe a bit, not easy if the little one is self concious about them but I was lucky with my older 2, just the littlest one to get them now

  4. Tee Simpson
    July 8, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    My daughter has them at the moment. We have been giving cool baths and piriton.

  5. Samantha O'D
    July 14, 2018 / 11:38 am

    Cool baths and just underwear and sheets to sleep in

  6. Rachael Sexey
    July 15, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Put calamine lotion in the fridge

    July 15, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    Never had to deal with it before, my mum used calamine lotion on us

  8. Christina Palmer
    July 16, 2018 / 6:53 am

    Cool baths and portion. Calamine lotion.

  9. Rachel Butterworth
    July 18, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Lots of cool oatmeal baths.

  10. Jodie Hailstone
    July 25, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Keeping cool and calamine lotion

  11. Rebecca Whatmore (@0zzyhog)
    July 25, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Lots of cool baths and loads of lotion

  12. Laura Pritchard
    July 25, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Filling a hot water bottle & placing it in the freezer – kids can cuddle it in bed at night to stop them getting hot and itchier!

    • Claire Evans
      July 28, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Ooh good idea xxx

  13. Laura Norcop
    July 26, 2018 / 10:27 am

    I’ve not had to manage it yet but I’m finding a little fan that I have which sprays a fine mist of water and that I can attach to my pram is really helping keep my little one cool. Have to stay conscious that the water mist will bring sun cream off though and reapply before bringing her out of her pram into the sun x

    • Claire Evans
      July 28, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Ooh, that sounds refreshing xxx

  14. betsy ferguson
    July 26, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    All of the usual suspects like fluids, calamine lotion, cool baths. But, distraction helps – try to take their minds from it, with gentle activities like reading together, watch a movie ect xx

    • Claire Evans
      July 28, 2018 / 8:03 pm

      Yes, I think distraction is a great parenting tool for lots of situations! xxx

  15. Natalie Crossan
    July 26, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    I’d recommend an allergy medicine, that helped my daughter a lot with the scratching x

    • Claire Evans
      July 28, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Good idea xxx

  16. A S,Edinburgh
    August 2, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    Very good and important advice, thank you. I didn’t realise it was more common at that time of year; I’m sure that increases the chance of confusion, especially in children who are sensitive to heat.

    • Claire Evans
      August 5, 2018 / 11:16 am

      Yes, typical isn’t it? Not nice having a rash in the heat x

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