Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby it’s hot outside

It’s like an oven in Toronto. Wednesday it’s supposed to be 34°C, and the humidex is reading like a bazillion degrees.  I am not one to complain about the heat. We get like four months (maybe) of decent weather a year and I am a summer baby after all, I love it when it's hot.  But I reserve the right to complain about the humidity.  And this humidity sucks. 

And oh boy does this weather bring me back. It was EXACTLY this hot and humid (read unbearable) in the first several weeks of my son’s life.  I remember walking with Peter and Rory in late August and Peter remarked that it was probably the first time Rory had felt a cool breeze. He was two months old by then.

The heat is tough on babies and kids. Really tough. Humans control their internal temperature in the heat by sweating. Under extreme heat and humidity conditions kid’s bodies cannot keep up, and will suffer from heat stress.  That was scary when we owned a 5 pounder. Our 22 pounder is much easier to make happy in this weather.

So this post is basically an ode to the inventor of the backyard baby pool. Pure genius. Why we didn't get one before this weekend was silly.  Did you know baby pools at Toysrus are pretty much sold out all over Ontario?  Obviously they are sold out. I really need to get more on top of seasonal purchases. It's like looking for Christmas lights the last week of December. Ugh

So here's Rory playing with his girlfriend on the weekend in her pool. Amelia's pool has a sunshade and everything. Pretty pimp.

This is the sandbox- baby pool conversion we got for Rory. Except his is blue. Still pretty awesome. If you're having a tough time with your kids and the heat... These things provide hours of cool entertainment.  And they are pretty cheap. If you can find one.

Wanna come for a swim?

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