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    mittens?

    Hi all
    my mum has cold hands sitting in the wheelchair- her hands are now very thin and go at an angle. she cannot get her fingers into gloves or mittens.

    does anyone have any ideas for keeping her hands warm?

    i am thinking of asking a neighbour to knit some large fingerless mittens with a big thumbhole?

    i know there are handwarmers on the market- has anyone used them (things that you put in the micro?)- concern is that as mum is very sensitive to temperature this may not be too good an option

    any thoughts
    lucy

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    Hi Luce,
    My wife was given a knitted scarf which has knitted pockets to put your hands in which seems to keep her hands warm. I think it came from BHs or some similar outlet on the high street. Don't need to worry about fingers and it has a large opening to slip the hands into .This does the job.

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    Hi Luce,

    My Mum has some mittens wrapped up and waiting for her under the Christmas Tree. This is for when she is out and about. I really struggled to get some this year as the 'in' design seems to be fingerless gloves with attachments that can turn them into mittens but are still very restrictive. I wanted proper mittens as tried to put gloves on Mum a couple of weeks ago and it took me ages to get her fingers in as they are at angles too. John's scarf suggestion seems a good one.

    When I was out shopping there were some kind of muff things that your Mum could just tuck her lands inside on her lap. That might work ok. they were just in highstreet shops.

    I think the good thing about the handwarmers is even though your Mum is very sensitive she could put her hands on and off until she is comfortable. You could always put a cover of some sort over them so it is not so direct.

    It is interesting that your Mum is senstive to temperature as my Mum has developed this. I thought it was just one of those things. The shower has to be on quite luke warm otherwise as she finds it too hot very quickly. Also a body spray Mum used to use she now finds torture as it is a cold spray.

    Good luck with this.

    bels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bels View Post
    When I was out shopping there were some kind of muff things that your Mum could just tuck her lands inside on her lap.
    love the idea of warming my hands on a muff...... ;-), sadly I'll have to put up with my oversized golfing mittens. Still tricky getting thumb in but plenty of room inside.
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    Lol only you Adie would get away with that made Mick and I chuckle,Thanks for that missed your humor on here xx Ang

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    cheers ang, hope u n mick are doing ok.
    You must watch the below, I saw it when it was on tv on Bargain Hunt, nearly wet myself!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUnPFmw6-h8
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    Thanks all
    will have another look down town. Today I plonked a cosy scarf on mum's hands so she was warmer. she has resisted having a blanket as doesn't like the idea of it. however a friend is crocheting her a small black blanket so that it can blend in with her clothes.

    I noticed that all the gloves are the fingerless ones that you can fold over a flap to turn them into full gloves. will check out BHS for a scarf with pockets for hands or hand warmers-ta

    Yeah about the temperature- my mum has the shower on warm. It is interesting as the closomat toilet often washes on cold- have to hang around for the drying mechanism to warm up!

    my mum often feels cold although i feel i could pass out with the heating on that high! i wonder if that is something many people with MND feel? I remember in the early stages, before diagnosis she was really cold and her boiler had broken and it really seemed to affect her badly

    all the best everyone. just so happy that it is not a white christmas so that going out is safe in the wheelchair and it isn't too cold down south
    luce

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    I realised as soon as I had clicked to reply that I had set myself up on that one....Good callG60dubber! Hehe.

    have a good Christmas

    Belsx

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    maybe try one of these?
    http://www.johnlewis.com/246628/Prod...x?source=63258

    not really for me but the ladies might suit it better.

    ps, be careful if you google muff when looking for these, would recommend 'hand muff' in search engine ;-)
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    I bought a pair of oversized golfing mittens(they are designed to go over golfing gloves)and these are fairly easy to put on, and they were qute reasonably priced from Aldi.
    Regards Mark

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