Here we are, in hotter than Hades, New York City. I had forgotten how ridiculously humid and awful the summers can be here…until last summer, when I was pregnant, I was here for a week around the same time. Brutal.
I remember a day when I worked in a freezing air-conditioned office all day, then went out for fruity cocktails with my friends in the evenings as the warm balmy air thawed my ice-cold shoulders. Sigh. Those were the days.
Now, I’m just hot and sweaty with hot and sweaty offspring. The heat is so intense, I’ve been a little paranoid about them getting heat stroke and/or dehydration. I did a little research on keeping babies cool in the summer heat. Here’s what I learned: