I have slowly been freezing blocks of ice in our freezer in plastic containers. As soon as one is frozen, I bring it out and place it in front of our fan in the living room. Isn't this how the original air conditioners worked?
I also put J in a cool bath to play. It was the first bath he's ever taken without actually needing it. I brought in his bumbo and he went to town splashing and inspecting his toes. Afterwards, the two of us only put on necessary garments.
I seriously cannot stop taking pictures of my baby sans clothing.
Contained in a large plastic bag, I put some of J's receiving blankets in the freezer. When it's time to nurse, I pull one out and lay it as a barrier between his skin and mine. Otherwise, we're both a puddle of sweat in mere seconds. I'm also offering him an opportunity to nurse very often, before he requests. This way I ensure he's plenty hydrated. Last night, I even went so far as pumping 5 oz. and offering it to him chilled. I wasn't sure if he'd take it as he has only had a warm bottle but, lo and behold, he took it willingly and even attempted to hold the bottle on his own (wow!).
Lastly, I'm keeping the blinds drawn and staying inside. In fact, we didn't leave the house for 2 whole days. Hello, cabin fever! (Truthfully, I dosed myself with a little of J's vitamin D drops.)
Heat index of 119? We will not be defeated!
What do you do to keep cool in these temperatures?
How do you ensure your little one is safe from all heat-related injuries?