How to deal with the heat – when you aren’t a heat lover

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I hate the heat, I think I have made this pretty obvious in a few posts in the past, and thankfully I am not the only one who cannot stand the sunshine, the warm weather and the endless headaches that the heat can cause.. plus with heat comes pollen and then I am a walking sneezing sad person who just wants nothing more to hide inside and never come out.

When I am suffering I tend to just hide inside, I realize I sounds like a complete bore but whenever there is a situation that its needed to outside, I avoid it at all costs, family meals when everyone apart from you wants to sit outside in the sun and the bugs, what do I do, why I sit inside! and there is nothing wrong with not being a sun worshiper, I am overweight so that’s one of the main reasons why I dislike the hot weather and I also suffer with bad hay fever, I once had a meal over my aunts home and we sat outside, it was shady so I hoped it wouldn’t be to bad but I ended up with the worst allergic reaction to something that I’ve ever dealt with and retreated inside to suffer in silence and what surprised me the most about my dislike for the heat is just how many others also hate it, I honestly felt like the only one who just simply didn’t want to go outside or sit in the shade..

and with summer fast approaching, I decided to asked some wonderful mums out there to shade their top tips of keeping cool when you just cannot deal with it all and they offered some wonderful tips that I am going to share with you, so you can also deal with the heat and know you are not suffering in silence, or being anti social just because you like being inside!

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 “I tend to sit in the shade and grumble and when I have to I get the hose on spray mode and hold in over my head” – Nicole from The Littlest Darlings 

“Spend good money on a great air con/fan – I see it as an investment because I will always be this way and it will always be on full blast every year as soon as the temperature goes above 20 degrees” – Kate from Ever After with Kids 

“We make up juice and leave it in the fridge. I hate the heat and I find cold drinks are the best way to cool down.” – Pete from Household Money Saving

“Not a fan of the heat. Get as many windows open as possible, plenty of cool drinks to stay hydrated and avoid the sun as much as I can” – Candace from Buckets of Tea

“Keep the bedroom curtains closed during the day- it really helps to keep it cool for bedtime” – Vicki from Family Travel with Ellie

Fill the freezer with plenty of ice lollies, fill ice cube trays and make smoothies with frozen fruit. I bought a big cannister that we keep in the fridge and each evening I fill it with water, lemons, cucumbers and mint leaves – it is delicious and really refreshing” – Carla-marie from Mybump2baby

“I love the heat but my son who has eczema really struggles. We bought an air conditioning unit for his bedroom and it was worth every penny. When it gets really hot I pop in there for some relief too! Also black out blinds in his bedroom helps to keep it cooler during the day.” – Michelle from Time and Pence offers us a different perspective of the heat.

“Freeze a hot water bottle and pop it in your bed at night, it will help cool you down when trying to sleep at night.” – Anne from Midwife Mama Bear

“Dress as comfortably as possible and wear light clothes. Avoid black because black absorbs heat. Although I have shopping, I like to go to the shopping centers when it’s hot outside because it tends to be cooler in there. I’ll grab myself a Caramel Frappuccino and I’ll shop around” – Eliza from My Everything Beautiful

“I find heat is only bearable when you’re actually on holiday. When you have to do normal work or parent things it’s more stressful!” –  Ayse from Arepops (I 100% agree with this one)

“I put a packet of facial wipes or baby wipes in the fridge, they make a quick refreshing cool down when it’s hot! ” –  Bee from The Lupie Mummy

All such wonderful tips from fellow sun haters! I am going to definitely put some of these to the test as the weather continues to get warmer and we edge closer and closer to summer!

What have been your top tips of staying cool when the weather is against you?

Until next time

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21 Comments

  1. April 26, 2018 / 11:19 am

    These are really good tips! I’ve hayfever as well that’s one of the reasons why I don’t like spring and summer. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has this issue! Fab post as always x

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  2. April 26, 2018 / 11:29 am

    I loved reasing all of these tips and ideas! I’m not a fan of heat either and tend to stay indoors during those humid days.

  3. April 26, 2018 / 11:30 am

    Eurgh I hate the hotter weather. I like when I’m at home, but going out and spending the day in it, not so much. So great tips here though.

  4. April 26, 2018 / 11:47 am

    Great tips. I enjoy the summer and getting the washing out. But the heat kills me!

  5. April 26, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    My biggest tip is to get a bag of ice and stick it BEHIND the fan and then let it blow all over you!

    • Mummy Cat
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      April 26, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      thats a good one! thanks for sharing that x

  6. April 26, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    I can take the heat but in small doses and if I do spend quite a bit of time in the heat a fan has to be near by. This was a brilliant post xx

  7. Rebecca Greenway
    April 27, 2018 / 6:45 am

    Those are some amazing tips, i love the wetwipe one! How did I never think of that?! Crazy times.

  8. April 27, 2018 / 7:51 am

    Such good tips! I struggle so badly in the heat! In fact, I used to live abroad and every year I would think that my body would get used to Mediterranean summers.. but it never did haha! I agree with Ayse! Trying to work in the heat is just impossible!

  9. April 27, 2018 / 9:40 am

    These are such good tips, when it’s too hot I normally end up feeling really ill, but I put grapes in my freeer and that really does help to make me feel better!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  10. April 27, 2018 / 11:09 am

    Fab tips! It can get a much can’t it x

  11. April 27, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    Some great tips here. I do like the heat but only in moderation!

  12. April 27, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I like the heat in small doses but it can get too much and skin cancer runs in my family so I’m definitely not a sun worshipper!

  13. Sarah
    April 28, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    I always get a heat rash 🙁

  14. April 29, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    I‘m all about cool drinks during the heat! I also like to fill a spray bottle with cold water for a quick refresh Xx

  15. April 29, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    These are really good tips. I like to open the windows and get a nice cross-breeze going. It feels good on the skin!

    With love,
    Harley

    http://thebalancedbelles.com

  16. May 1, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I love spring and autumn when it’s not too hot or too cold

  17. May 19, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    I came across this at the perfect time! I’m not a heat lover whatsoever. I’ll have to give some of these tips a go!

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