The UK is currently in the midst of a ‘heatwave’ – see below. In the UK we define this as one or more days of hot weather (over 24 degrees). You may or may not agree with this definition.
You may have also noticed that as well as our dramatic reaction to a brief warm spell, we also love to talk (read: complain) about the weather. Just a few weeks ago it “wasn’t much of a summer”, but now it’s “far too hot” (grumble, grumble).
Anyway, haha, this is the first summer I’ve had a baby to take care of, and this warm weather we’ve been experiencing has thrown up a few questions for our return to China in few weeks. Because summer in China is hot! Really hot.
The last few days me and baby have mostly stayed at home, with the curtains closed and windows opened for ventilation. Baby has been wearing just his nappy, and even at bedtime just covered with a thin sheet. I’ve been drinking fluids like there’s no tomorrow and baby has been feeding a lot more too. He’s been a bit grumpy, but with the above measures we’re coping.
But China is a lot hotter so a totally different story I’m guessing. Yes, I suppose Chinese homes are more appropriate for hot weather, with their cool un-carpeted flooring and A/C. But nevertheless, I’m wondering how Chinese families cope when they’ve got small babies and children who are so much more vulnerable, and I’m feeling rather nervous about this. Not to mention the trip to Beijing R has planned for August for the three of us!
Any advice/experience would be much appreciated!