Beating the Heat with the Best Small Cooling Fans

Beating the Heat with the Best Small Cooling Fans

Living in South Florida, we get extra heat during summertime. To survive the summer with kids I decided to purchase a few small fans that I could carry in my diaper bag.

I’ve fallen in love with these products and have decided to write a mini review. They’ve been perfect on day trips to the Zoo and planned a weekend trip to Disney World with the whole family.

Not everyone needs to carry around a small fan, but when you reach temperatures over the mid 90s with children, you’ll do anything to protect them and these options are very affordable and useful at any age.

Beating the Heat with the Best Small Cooling Fans

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My Favorite Small Fans

Clip-On Fan

The first one I purchased was a clip-on style. I previously had a cheap one with three foam blades, it was ok but the clip wouldn’t open very wide and foam pieces broke clean off one day at the zoo so I needed a better replacement. 

My go-to for these things is always Amazon, I hunted for a great one and read various reviews, and I found the APUPPY Portable Clip Fan. I’ve already recommended it to all my friends because its not just our kids using it, its us too! 

This fan can stand up on its own, be turned from its base, can be angled, and the power can be turned on and off by an wheel that adjusts its power- which can be moderate or very strong, works by rechargeable battery, and its very quiet too! 

I might sound like an infomercial but I swear this thing is great! I even used it once when I decided to let the kids play outside, and diverted to the garage before giving up because I was dying of heat and stealing the fan all to myself LOL!

Here I am suffering the heat and humidity of South Florida in my own garage (because the driveway was even hotter) with my clip on fan in full blast.

Necklace Fans and Handheld Misting Fan

For our Disney trip I was more concerned because there were 7 of us and sitting out in mid-July heat to watch a parade would kill us (I’m exaggerating obviously).

So I purchased a couple of O2 Cool Necklace Fans, which works with an on/off switch and left us cooled and handsfree.

I also purchased an Insten Portable Handheld Mini Misting Fan, which mists like a humidifier and refreshes you without leaving you feeling wet.

This was also amazing, my son loved waving it around at everyone. Its small enough to fit in your purse but powerful enough to keep us satisfyingly refreshed.


Here you can see my family at Disney, my father in law cooling off with one of the necklace fans and my son waving around the misting fan.

Here’s my daughter enjoying the clip on fan attached to our stroller while my son still plays with the misting fan to cool everyone off.

Beating the Heat with the Best Small Cooling Fans

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Rianna Stavrides
July 6, 2020 11:08 pm

My Mom bought one for my kids and they are amazing!! My toddler is so spoiled right now! lol