As I mentioned during a recent #ThrowbackThursday, we’ve had a pretty hot and sunny summer thus far.
And hopefully I didn’t just jinx us so that the rest of the summer is RDF (rain, drizzle, and fog).
We were at our summer home at Bull Pond a few weeks ago and it was a scorcher of a weekend. It was in the low 30 degrees Celsius (that’s around the high 80s for any American readers). The Humidex was definitely making it feel warmer and there was no way of getting any real relieve except going for a swim in the pond (as I also mentioned on Thursday, it’s something I thoroughly enjoy when at Bull Pond).
Yet we faced a problem – Missy Moo was just as hot as the rest of us, but she couldn’t go swimming because even on such a hot day, the pond water was still too cold for her itty bitty body. The poor thing was stripped down to her diaper and was hot, hot, hot. She wasn’t even able to nap during the day much at all because she was so overwhelmed with the heat.
How silly did I feel when I remembered that we have an extra baby bathtub at home, but didn’t think to bring it with us! And yet I remembered to bring her new swim diaper and some bathing suits…
Sometimes you just have adapt and make due with what you’ve got.
My father had a small mail crate and we filled it with some water. After it was in the sun for a couple of hours we decided to help little miss cool off and boy did she ever!
Notice the adorable swim diaper she’s wearing. It was made by the wonderful and talented Christina Kubik, owner of My Little Lion Designs. The swim diaper we have is fantastic and was perfect for the cool dip Missy Moo needed on such a hot day.
Note: I tend to call my daughter “two by four” when she will no bend because she’s like a piece of plywood!
My Little Lion Designs has lots of other great products and I’ll do a proper review of some other products that we’re enjoying including a very snazzy bib and wet bag. So if you haven’t yet, go check out Christina’s Etsy site and her Facebook page!