Summer parenting with babies and toddlers still requiring the use of a carseat can be rough. When that car heats up in the summer sun, the metal buckles and strap snaps can scald a little baby's delicate skin. Often times we will need to run the air conditioner in the car for a good 3-5 minutes before putting our baby in the carseat and have to undress her to account for the heat trapped from the cushions. 10 minutes of A/C blasting later, she's cold and we have to throw a blanket over her. This Car Seat Sun Shade, available through one of my favorite catalogs for innovative baby and children's products One Step Ahead, is an amazing shade that keeps your child's car seat a temperate 69 degrees. It has an elasticized edge that makes it easy to put on and take off. It retails for $8.95 also making it the best bargain baby product for the summer. Another great option is a sun shade that attaches to the side window on the back seat of your car, which also serves to shield baby's eyes from the sun. This item is also available on sale from $14.95 to $7.95 gtpm One Step Ahead.
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