In the summer I would open the window and put a blanket up and close the window. You do not need a lot on the outside. I still do this and when I lived in San Diego I done the same thing. Give it a go Does not cost anything.
When I had this problem with ds2 I used his buggy parasol inside the car - you can put it over the seat with the handle tucked down the back, and the canopy sort of propped on the seatbelt. Works really well if your dd will leave it alone.
actually I think it was the old one that wouldn't fit in the back but she gets bored in the car so Im not sure it would be easy having her in the back anyway particularly for the half hour journey I do weekly to my mums.
As you might of guessed I come back in her sleep time to minimise stress but cant work it for the going journey.
We had sunblinds that were like bits of plastic you stuck to the windows. you could still wind the windows up and down, the ones with the suction cups never stayed on. Bought them in Homebase, don't know if they still do them, sorry not much help.
I hope you have an older car or have disabled the airbag in the front passenger seat -- it's not safe to have a baby in a seat with an airbag, the airbag can hurt or kill the baby if you get in an accident. The baby is safer in the back seat even without the airbag, but there's a serious danger with an airbag.
Hi, My daughter absolutely HATES the sun being in her eyes and I have had the same problem until recently. I used to have a muslin cloth tucked in the window but it fell down recently and she just grabbed the cloth and pulled it over her eyes (how funny did that look from the front!) So now I just gently throw the muslin to the side of her face and she pulls it across herself!
THanks for all your messages and no we don't have airbags were talking very basic model car here. I have a job enough getting the toys she throws from the front hence don't think the back's good. Tapes will do for about 115 mins shell look out the window for 5 maybe then....
Was going to suggest that you consider - my two ds's (3 and a half and one and a half) have 'blankies' which they can throw over their heads in the event of low sun. On the other hand, slippery slope, they can also drag round with them, through puddles, dusting the floors, sucking contentedly when they go to bed. Then noticed someone had suggested use of muslin.
You have to realize, in California all cars have airbags (it's been 10 years since you could sell a new car without airbags) and it is now illegal to put any child under the age of 6 in the front seat (that's new this year, it used to be 4 I think). So the whole idea of having a baby in the front seat just sounds odd to me.
There are companies that will tint your windows, there are various darknesses of tints, best not to use too dark a tint in front windows but rear ones you can go quite dark.
Not to sure of prices but about 3 yrs ago it cost about £250 for loads of windows in our long wheel base landrover, worth it as it helped to keep the whool car cooler, we got limousine tint round rear and the shade lighter for the front.
My BIL (poser) got really dark tint in front and had to roll down window at every junction.
we have window sox here in Aus - black shadecloth slips that just slip over the window so you can still have the window down to let the air in but no sun and no bugs get in... very high uv rating. They keep the kids cool and sunfree.