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July 8, 2008 02:30 PM


Yes, take a cool shower, wear a hat, and of course, DON'T bathe your baby in alcohol.  Good to know.  Good to know.


this brings to mind a hilarious "christmas safety" spot from a couple years ago on channel 5, wherein they were exposing the dangers of plastic christmas trees due to their high flammability rates, and- in order to demonstrate just how flammable these trees really were- they first DOUSE one in gasoline and then THROW a MATCH on it, resulting in a conflagration, a fire extinguisher, and all-around hysteria. THAT was good stuff.

mandy   ·  July 8, 2008 03:31 PM

I love kids and all but I would never waste perfectly good Jack Daniels or Budweiser on a kid's bath.


Gordon   ·  July 8, 2008 04:10 PM

People used to believe that rubbing children or bathing them in *rubbing* alcohol reduced a child's temperature. It was usually used for fever but some folks would also do it to lower temperature on a hot day. Basically since it evaporates so quickly all it does is make you feel cooler. Alcohol, of any kind, also dehydrates you. While the effects are greatest through drinking your beloved Jack Daniel, rubbing alcohol will also dry out and parch the skin.

I think this is what the newscaster was getting at but since they didn't explain it I can't be sure.

Hope you, the Mrs. and Baby NBS are keeping cool this summer!

quirkygal   ·  July 13, 2008 05:26 PM

Wow quirklygal, NBS readers are a well of information. Had never heard of that alcohol rubbing idea. I do remember when I was little, it would be so hot here in the summer (we didn't have air conditioning) that we would put talcum powder on the sheets. What a mess, I can't imagine people doing that these days.

Yes, the Mrs and Baby NBS are keeping cool. Lovely day today, and tomorrow, Baby NBS gets to go swimming for the first time. Thanks Aunt T!

Anonymous   ·  July 13, 2008 10:48 PM

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