Sun Shade for the Car
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Sun Shade for the Car
Any suggestions as to how to block the light from the front car
window while driving? It beems in my daughter's 18-month old face
on the way back from grandmas when we want her to go to sleep.
Instead she screams because she is tired and the sun is in her
face. When there is a front passenger, that person can hold up a
blanket. But what do I do when I'm driving alone with her back
from granny's? Ideally it would be something she could see
through but I know that's a long shot. Help!
Mama desperately seeking front carshade
We used to keep a floppy canvas hat in the car, which we taught our
daughter to hold over her face when the sun was bothering her. When that
wasn't available, we taught her to turn away and/or cover her face with
her hands (which she still does). I think she liked having some control
over the situation - the sun eventually bothered her less and less. Not
sure that solves the problem of getting your daughter to sleep at the
same time, but if it calms her down enough, she might nod off. I doubt
there's any safe way to permanently block the sun Jean Cheng
How about turning her carseat around to face the back? Even though she
meets the minimum requirements for forward-facing, it is safer to keep
her backward-facing for as long as possible anyway. Then you can use
those sun blocker shades in the back windows and let her sleep.
Here are some links that someone sent me when I was expressing concern
about my son's legs being too long to stay rear- facing. After reading
this stuff and looking at the pictures I decided to keep him rear-facing
for as long as the carseat model allows.
Consider putting your daughter Rear-facing again. Rear-facing is
actually the safest position for children and many convertible carseats
provide for extended rear- facing. Check out the weight limits on your
car-seat. Many children actually like it quite a bit HTH
We put toddler-sized sunglasses on our son and that seemed to help with
the sun in the car thing, although I know not every kid will keep them
on. You might try sunglasses before you go to a more complicated
Does anyone use a rear window sunshade? We will be imminently
moving our 9-month old from a Graco seat (good only up to 20
lbs) to a rear-facing convertible seat, but the new seat does
not have a canopy. Our Jetta's rear window does not have tinted
windows, so I was wondering what to do about shading the kid's
eyes. Wearing a hat or sunglasses all the time seems silly. Any
advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
Onestepahead.com has a canopy ($15) that is supposed to attach
to most infant/toddler seats. I can't personally vouch for the
product -- baby #2 doesn't have this problem in our new vehicle -
- but it looks like exactly what we needed for baby #1.
I found a rear window car shade made by The First Years at
Babies R Us or Walmart, can't remember which, in Union City.
It is a big mesh screen which attaches by suction cups at the
top and stretches down to the top of the back seat. It has
worked great for me!
shady in back
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