The Best Baby Car Sunshades of 2023 (based on our tests)
We researched and purchased fourteen of the most popular baby car sunshades on the market. We used extensive testing procedures to determine which car shade is the best based on sunlight protection, stability, quality, design, and ease of use.
TFY Universal Sunshade
Test Lab Score 88
Easy to install, good sunlight protection
|Ease of Use|
Our Editor’s Choice award and top pick for the best baby car sunshade go to the TFY Universal Sunshade. It performed best in our myriad of tests.
This shade slips easily over the top of a car door, covering the entire rear window on both the outside and inside. It can be ordered in regular or large sizing for a rectangular window, and regular sizing for a contoured window. Our testing used the large rectangular shade measuring at 31.5” x 47” x 23”. The stretchy material makes it more universally usable than many other styles. This shade was able to cover the rear window for both a GMC Acadia and Chevy Cruze.
TFY Universal Sunshade
Though we tested four different pullover style shades, this one scored the best overall in sun protection, ease of use, and aesthetic appeal. Unlike the other shades, the TFY had darker, thicker mesh on one side of the shade and lighter, thinner mesh on the other. This addition of the darker side offered protection from the sun that others did not.
Because the shade stretches over the entire top of the car door and window frame, it cannot be removed by a passenger. A child in a car seat can grab onto it and pull on the bottom, but they cannot remove it.
The TFY can handle even the toughest attempts at removing
The TFY was very easy to install as it slips over the top of the door. We were able to install one in only twelve seconds.
This shade does partially go on the outside of the vehicle, so it is subject to outdoor factors like rain or debris. However, when we tested this shade, we ran it under water to see how fast it would dry and it fully air dried very quickly.
A car shade of this style still lets the car window roll down, allowing fresh air to flow. Even with the window rolled down, we never noticed any unwanted wind noise or shade flapping.
The TFY Sunshade is very budget friendly, falling well within the average price range for a two pack.
- Quick installation
- Good protection from UV rays
- Child cannot remove
- Ability to roll down window
- Double layer of protection
- Looks good on vehicle
- Budget friendly
- Can get wet or dirty on the outside
- Some view distortion
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Qualizzi L-Wide Car Sun Shade
Test Lab Score 85
Customizable options, easy to install
|Ease of Use|
The Qualizi Sun Shade is another quality shade that performed well in our testing.
Another pullover style car shade, it is similar to the TFY with a few key differences. For example, the Qualizi shade can be ordered in a plethora of sizes, ranging from Small to XXXL.
Another difference between this shade and the TFY is that the Qualizi is a thinner material. As a result, it does have a slightly lower level of sunlight protection.
The Qualizi can also be easily installed by slipping over the car door. During testing, it only took us twelve seconds to set up. When we got it wet during testing, it air dried quickly and easily.
We tested four different pullover style shades that look nearly identical. The main differences between them were how well they fit over the testing vehicle windows and the level of sunlight protection, with the TFY scoring two points higher than the other three shades.
Before testing, we speculated that these shades would score lower overall, thinking the fact that they are partially outside the vehicle would cut down on aesthetic appeal and quality, but we were pleasantly surprised by the test results.
The four pullover sunshades look nearly identical
One of the biggest benefits of these shades is that their over the door style means the entire window is covered at all times. Shades that adhere to the windows often are not a perfect fit and leave gaps that allow sunlight in.
Another benefit is the ability to roll down the car window while the shade is installed. This allows for airflow while still blocking out unwanted brightness.
Shades of this style may not be for everyone. If you do not want something that is on the outside of the vehicle and at risk of getting wet or dirty, you may want to consider a different type of sunshade. However, we were impressed that the four pullover shades we tested were our top scorers.
kinder Fluff Car Window Shade
Test Lab Score 73
Good value, easy installation
|Ease of Use|
If you are looking for a different style of shade that does not go on the outside of your car, we recommend the kinder Fluff Car Window Shade.
This shade uses static cling to adhere to the window, making it easy to install. We got one put up in less than seventeen seconds.
This product comes as a four pack with two semi-transparent and two transparent shades. The darker semi-transparent shade offers better sunlight protection than the transparent, but does cause more distortion for drivers looking out the window.
The shades can be ordered in either 21″x12″ or 25″x16″. We tested the 21″x12″ for our testing, which was a bit small on a GMC Acadia window, letting some sun in around the edges, but it did fit better on the smaller Chevy Cruze window.
Though the shades were twisted for storage, they laid flat against the window much better than some similar shades we tested. There was very little bunching at the top and bottom.
The darker kinder Fluff shade
The shade stuck very well to the window and did not fall off at all when driving the car and hitting bumps, but it was still easy to remove and reapply.
The lighter kinder Fluff shade
When removing the shade, we did notice that it left some residue on the window, but this did not seem to impact reapplication, and the residue wiped off easily.
- Easy installation
- Can order different sizes
- Four pack with two different darkness levels
- Can be removed and reapplied easily
- Good price
- Can leave gapping around the sides
- Leaves some residue on removal
ggomaArt Universal Magnetic Shade
Test Lab Score 72
|Ease of Use|
In addition to the four pullover shades and six static cling shades, we tested three magnetic shades and one relying on suction cup and hook attachments to secure.
The ggomaArt Universal Magnetic Shade scored the highest of these shades, with nearly 100% sunlight blockage.
This shade came with magnetic fasteners as well as suction cups for reinforcement.
Do note that this style of shade is only practical for metal framed windows and doors. The sale listing itself advises to double check your doors before purchasing. We were able to hang the shade on both a GMC Acadia and a Chevy Cruze.
The shade does hang freely at the bottom, so it is easy for a child to grab onto and try to remove, but compared to the other magnetic shades, the ZATOOTO Magnetic Blinds and the Munchkin® Brica® Magnetic Stretch to Fit™, the ggomaArt offers the overall best sun and UV protection, tear resistance, and aesthetic appeal.
The downside to this shade is that, because of the material, the window is completely blacked out, creating a blindspot for the driver.
The shade did not come with installation instructions, so it took a little longer to figure out how to set it up on the window, but it still only took us a minute to install the shade with the magnets and suction cups.
The ggomaArt comes with a single shade, so if you are wanting to cover both backseat windows, you will need to order two.
This is a great shade to allow a child to nap in the backseat on a road trip, blocking all sun rays from the rear window except for the small gaps on the side.
- Best sun ray protection
- Very little gapping
- Two fastener types
- Creates blindspot
- Only works on certain door frames
- Only comes with one shade
Sunshades in general are not an expensive product. The prices of our tested products varied from $8.99 to $20.99. Most sunshades can be purchased at an average price of around $15. An affordable but useful product such as this would make a great gift for a baby shower.
Many shades came in two to four packs, with only the ggomaArt and Munchkin® Brica® Magnetic Stretch to Fit™ shades coming with a singular shade.
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Why You Can Trust Us
Our team of professionals has researched hundreds of children’s products over the past seven years. We have used many of these products ourselves as parents and grandparents.
Our team completed extensive research to determine the most popular baby car sunshades on the market. After choosing our products, we read several buyer’s guides to find out exactly what people are looking for in a sunshade, wanting to make sure our choices could fill that need.
We read hundreds of critical customer reviews of baby car sunshades and based our extensive testing criteria on these findings.
We purchased all the products in this review at retail prices and did not receive any incentive or compensation from manufacturers. All recommendations and opinions are strictly our own.
How We Tested
Our extensive research showed that buyers’ most common complaints about sunshades are that they fall off easily, they don’t provide adequate sun and UV ray protection, and that they don’t fit their car windows well.
Other frequent complaints were that the products were low in quality and difficult to use/reuse.
Based on this information, we aimed our testing criteria for each shade at five main areas:
Sunlight Protection (30%)
Ease of Use (10%)
We installed each of the sunshades on the rear window of our vehicles for testing. We installed them on both a GMC Acadia and a Chevy Cruze to help determine how different sizes and types of vehicles may vary the test results.
We drove the vehicles, tested the shades in direct sunlight, and even used a backseat passenger (three years old) to help test the sun protection, durability, and quality of each shade.
Product Ratings, Tests and Specs
|TFY Universal Sunshade||Qualizzi L-Wide Car Sun Shade||EcoNour Adjustable Shade Large||Shade Sox Universal Shade||kinder Fluff Car Window Shade||ZATOOTO Magnetic Blinds||ggomaArt Universal Magnetic Shade||Munchkin® Brica® Magnetic Stretch to Fit™||Munchkin® Brica® Sun Safety™||Car Window Shade Trazon||Enovoe Car Window Sun Shade 4 Pack||CARAMAZ Shade OPTIDARK||Enovoe Colorful Cartoon Animal Design||ZATOOTO Car Window Shades|
|Test Lab Score||88||85||83||78||73||73||72||70||70||69||69||67||65||65|
|Ease of Use|
|Window Able to Roll Down||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Interference with Child||None||None||None||None||None||Yes||None||None||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Time to Install||12 sec||12 sec||32 sec||37 sec||17 sec||75 sec||60 sec||63 sec||90 sec||43 sec||25 sec||18 sec||25 sec||14 sec|
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In this category, we measured how well each sunshade blocked the sun’s rays. For these tests, we hung each shade in direct sunlight and rated its protection. We took thickness of the material into account as well as any gaps around the sides of the shade when rating the sun glare.
Here are the overall scores in the Sunlight Protection category:
|ggomaArt Universal Magnetic Shade|
|ZATOOTO Magnetic Blinds|
|TFY Universal Sunshade|
|Qualizzi L-Wide Car Sun Shade|
|EcoNour Adjustable Shade Large|
|kinder Fluff Car Window Shade|
|Shade Sox Universal Shade|
|CARAMAZ Shade OPTIDARK|
|Enovoe Car Window Sun Shade 4 Pack|
|Car Window Shade Trazon|
|ZATOOTO Car Window Shades|
|Enovoe Colorful Cartoon Animal Design|
|Munchkin® Brica® Sun Safety™|
|Munchkin® Brica® Magnetic Stretch to Fit™|
The ggomaArt Sunshade had very little gapping and provided excellent sunlight blockageThough the Munchkin Brica Magnetic Shade had even less gapping, it had much lower sunlight protection
In this category, we tested all of the shades to see how well they stayed secured to the window. We tested their ability to stay on while in a moving vehicle, as well as if a little one could remove the shade and if the window could be rolled down.
We were pleased that all of the shades, regardless of attachment method, stayed secured to the window during our driving test. Even hitting bumps and taking sharp turns, none of the shades ever fell.
Some shades passed the child test better than others. Pullover shades such as the TFY and the ShadeSox could not be removed at all since they stretch over the entire door and are secured by the closed door itself.
Our three year old shade tester
Some shades, especially the ones that adhere by static cling, were easily able to be removed during testing.
The window could be rolled down with about half of the shades, particularly the pullover style shades. None of the static cling shades stayed attached when the window was rolled down.
In this category, we tested each shade to see how well it would fit on cars of different sizes. We also wanted to see if the shade interfered with the child at all, if it made any noise while moving, and how it looked aesthetically.
The majority of the shades could be hung on both a GMC Acadia and a Chevy Cruze. Some sunshades advertise that they are universal, but due to the varying window sizes, it is important to measure your window before ordering the product to make sure it will fit.
Some of the sunshades can be ordered in a variety of sizes, which is beneficial and more customized for your personal vehicle.
Most shades did not interfere with the child in the backseat or make noise while the car was moving.
When testing the aesthetic appeal of the shades, we found that the pullover shades once again topped the charts. Because they can cover an entire window, they gave a more unified look than some of the other shades.
Many of the static cling shades would bunch at the top and/or bottom because of how they were packaged, which lowered their visual score.
The pullover sunshades looked more visually appealingMany static cling shades bunched at the top and bottom, not looking as nice
In the quality portion of our testing process, we tested each shade on four factors: how it arrived from the manufacturer, how much visual distortion it caused the driver, how easily it would tear, and if it left any damage or residue on the window after removal.
All of the shades arrived in good shape. No pieces were missing or particularly damaged. For the most part, the shades did not leave any marks or residue on the windows. The only one that did was the kinder Fluff shade, but the residue wiped off easily.
When hanging anything in a car window, there is going to be some distortion of the driver’s view, resulting in less visibility. Darker and larger shades caused more distortion while lighter, smaller shades caused less.
Cute designs are more fun for a little one, but can distort the driver’s view more than a thin mesh
Because most car shades were made of mesh material and/or plastic, they were subject to some tearing. For this test, we tried to push a pencil through each shade to see how much and how easily it would rip.
Of all of the shades, the ggomaArt Magnetic Shade was the only one that could not be punctured by the pencil.
The mesh material was more forgiving than the plastic, with the mesh typically just stretching out and the plastic easily ripping.
Maybe this test was a little excessive, but the results were interesting!
Ease of Use
Nobody wants a shade that is frustrating to deal with. We wanted to make sure our sunshade choices were convenient as well as functional.
All of the shades could be installed fairly quickly. Here is the time it took to install a single shade on the back passenger window:
|TFY Universal Sunshade||
|Qualizzi L-Wide Car Sun Shade||
|ZATOOTO Car Window Shades||
|kinder Fluff Car Window Shade||
|CARAMAZ Shade OPTIDARK||
|Enovoe Car Window Sun Shade 4 Pack||
|Enovoe Colorful Cartoon Animal Design||
|EcoNour Adjustable Shade Large||
|Shade Sox Universal Shade||
|Car Window Shade Trazon||
|ggomaArt Universal Magnetic Shade||
|Munchkin® Brica® Magnetic Stretch to Fit™||
|ZATOOTO Magnetic Blinds||
|Munchkin® Brica® Sun Safety™||
Not all of the shades came with installation instructions, but most are fairly self-explanatory and easy to install. Something we learned that not all instructions shared was that, particularly for the static cling shades, the window will need to be cleaned before installing to guarantee a better stick.
We were able to easily remove and store all of the sunshades back into their original packaging.
The shades came in a variety of packaging styles
Some shades were easier to re-store than others. You might consider storing the static cling shades flat instead of retwisting to fit into their pouch as the twisting can further warp the shape.
The Enovoe Four Pack shades did not lay flat after removing from the package
We were able to reinstall all of the shades, regardless of style, without any issues adhering to the window.
Are Sunshades Safe?
We are not aware of any credible research on the safety of baby car sunshades, nor are we aware of any statistics directly related to accidents involving the use of sunshades.
The purpose of a sunshade is to protect your passengers (typically children) from the brightness of the sun. This can be a matter of comfort to keep the sun glare out of their eyes and keep the car cool, and also a matter of protecting baby’s delicate skin from harmful UV rays and potential sunburn. Sunshades exist to bring comfort and safety.
It should be noted, however, that placing anything in the window of your car can create a blind spot and distortion while driving. Though some sunshades give more distortion than others, buyers should proceed with caution when picking out and using them.
Sunshades give parents ease of mind in knowing that their child is protected from the sun and comfortable in the backseat.
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Top 5 Best Car Window Shades For Baby: How To Buy The Best Product This Year
During summer, the sun rays are always intense. For your baby’s skin, this is a hell of a time.
The rays of the sun have short wavelengths with more heat and high penetration energy. Even when traveling without the best car window shades for baby, these rays can still penetrate your delicate baby’s skin with ease.
When a delicate skin is exposed to UV rays, there will be deadly effects like sun burns, premature aging, macules degeneration, skin cancer among other acute effects. To keep your baby from these harmful effects, you will need the best car window shades for baby. These shades will filter out the harmful rays keeping your baby safe and comfortable.
With a full number of brands out there, it is hard to find the best car window shades for babies. You will be forced to break some sweat to be able to find an ideal one.We, therefore, took a step of writing this article to help you in choosing the best car window shades for your baby.
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Best Car Window Shades For Baby: How To Buy The Best Product This Year
Top 5 Best Car Window Shades For Baby Reviews1. KALMORE Car Window Sunshades2. EZ-Bugs Car Sun Shades3. Baby 1st best car window shades4. Rodem Tree Car sun shade for side and rear window5. Enovoe Car window shade
3 Types Of Window Shades For Baby Available
STATIC CLING6 Aspects To Consider When Buying The Best Car Window Shades For Your BabyUV protectionClinging Mode PVC freeShape of the window Weight of the shadeVisibility
Top 5 Best Car Window Shades For Baby Reviews
1. KALMORE Car Window Sunshades
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- Uses unique UV resistant technology.
- Measures 19×12 inches.
- 80GMS mesh.
- Cling-on Technology.
- SPF 30+ Protection.
If you travel most of the times with your baby and wish to keep your car cool and UV rays free, this is one of the Window shades you should consider. These sun shades have special UV resistant technology that isolates high temperatures leaving your car cool and free of intense UV rays. It is made with an 80GSM mesh which can shade almost 98% of the harmful UV rays.
All you will need to do is to install them just by sticking them on your car windows. The shades have an exclusive clinging technology that allows quick and easy installation. Uninstalling them will be as easy as pie for you as well.
If you are worried about visibility while driving, you have your back covered by these sun shades as they are made with a higher concern for safety. They are visible even when placed on the back window enabling you to use the baby mirror and the back window mirror.
- Offer a temperature and UV-rays isolation technology that leaves the car cool.
- With their right size, they can fit most cars and small SUVs.
- Made with 80GSM which block 98% of the intense UV-rays making it safe for children.
- They firmly and easily cling to the window using a static cling technology.
- It is perfect for keeping babies and pets protected from sun rays.
- The shades have two separated layers. These are the UV rays protector and the static cling layer which becomes hard to cling to the car windows.
2. EZ-Bugs Car Sun Shades
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- Giraffe animated.
- Foldable and lightweight.
- Measure 16×13.5 inches.
- 3-Season Car shade.
These shades are specially made to be used in protecting newborns, infants and toddlers. They are animated with giraffe drawings making them more appealing to your baby as they enjoy the journey to grandma’s or whichever destination you may be headed to.
These best window car shades are made with high-quality fabric that filters harmful UV rays leaving the car a safe zone for your baby. Using these shades will be quick and easy. They will pop open making them ready to be placed on your window. The way they cling to the window also allows repositioning them to be done without breaking a sweat.
If you are done, and you wish to close your rear car doors so that your children stay safely inside, even with a hard slam these shades will stick on the windows. For storage and portability, they are lightweight and foldable. They have a standard size of 16×13.5 inches which makes them fit almost in all cars. The meshed design also increases visibility and a little of transparency.
- Quick to install and reposition.
- They are attractive and entertaining leaving your baby occupied as you drive.
- They are foldable and portable which makes them good for storage and packing.
- Blocks harmful UV rays during sunny summer and winter.
- Fits almost all cars. They have a standard size of 16×13.5 inches.
- It is recommended by pediatricians for use on car windows.
- They are not transparent enough.
3. Baby 1st best car window shades
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- Double layer.
- 100% Window coverage.
- Universal fit.
- 84% filter of UV rays.
- Slide into the design of the frame.
Most of the car shades do not allow a convenient opening of the car window like the BABY 1ST car window shade. These shades are made in such a way that you can place them on your car window, and they will still allow a fresh air opening while traveling.
Sometimes children become cunny and try removing the shades as you travel. To stop you from pulling over just to reinstall them, the BABY 1ST comes with a child secure sun shade that your baby won’t be able to remove it.
For protection from the harmful UV rays, these shades can filter out up to 84% of these rays while still maintaining the outside visibility. They have been tested by Australian Radiation Agency for their workability and have proven to be effective.
Another key feature is that they provide a full coverage of the windows which leaves no angles for sun rays to get in no matter what side it will be when traveling. They fit all car models from Audi, Nissan and some Ford models. On the flip side, they do not fit cars with sliding doors and with no window frames.
- They offer a consistent shade protection from harmful UV rays.
- They offer full coverage of the windows making them suitable for protection all times of the day and protection from different angles of sun rays.
- They can fit almost all car models.
- They do not require bulky clinging cups. Instead, you can slide them into your car’s window frames.
- Made with a double layer design which allows opening of the windows for fresh air while still giving sun protection.
- It does not fit cars without window frames and is too small for other models.
4. Rodem Tree Car sun shade for side and rear window
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- Measures 20×27.5 inches.
- Clings on cups.
- 100% polyester.
- Double layer.
- Rear window curtain shade.
- 99% Shield from UV rays.
Rodem Tree Car sun shade will make your baby enjoy the ride while at the same time being protected from the sun rays. It features a double layer design that is made with a design layer and a UV filtering layer. The shade can block over 99% of harmful UV rays. They are installed on the window using suction cups which keep them sturdy on the windows even with a heavy slam.
These shades also offer the curtaining function brilliantly. They come with rear window safety shade which curtains the rear windows. This will leave your baby with a perception that the outside world is not moving hence preventing them from car sickness and distraction. The curtain type of shades is suitable for infants and toddlers.
What’s more, this best car window shades for baby uses the cling cups to hold the shades onto the car window firmly. This will make sure it doesn’t fall off the window as you drive. It also comes with a compact travel pouch that you will comfortably use when storing it after use.
The only issue to be worried about when using this product is its transparency. It is not very transparent and can block the driver from seeing clearly especially when reversing the car.
- It is designed to fit most of the cars.
- Comes with a compact travel pouch for storage.
- It has a double layer design that comprises of an elegant design and solar shade design.
- Comes with a premium design which offers curtain shading for infants and toddlers hence preventing car sickness and disturbances from the outside world.
- Uses cling to cups which firmly hold the shades on the window.
- It blocks the driver from clearly seeing especially when reversing.
5. Enovoe Car window shade
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- 97% protection from UV rays.
- Dual layered.
- Meshed sides.
- Static cling technology.
- Measure 21×14 inches.
If you own a car with large windows, this is one of the car shades that you need to have. It fits large window cars of like the SUVs, Large sedans, and minivans. They can be quickly installed using the easy to cling technology.
What’s more, these shades are also made with a high-quality mesh fabric which blocks over 97% of harmful UV rays. With this excellent performance, they can still allow enough visibility for the driver. Who wouldn’t want such a type of car window shade?
For positioning and repositioning, you will require no suction cups or adhesives. Instead, they will adhere by themselves while maintaining a firmer cling to the windows. They can be folded and then stored in a pouch that they come with when bought. They are three in number on both the rear side windows and the back window.
When it comes to the aesthetic beauty of these car window shades, a poor job was done because they look ugly especially when seen from the inside of the car.
- They are simple and quick to install. You can simply install it by running your hand across it.
- It has over 97% protection from the UV rays while maintaining the driver’s visibility.
- It can fit vehicles with large windows like SUVs, minivans and full-size cars.
- It is foldable and comes with a storage pouch.
- It is dually layered which allows the car windows to be opened for fresh air.
- They are not beautifully designed and may look ugly when seen from outside the vehicle.
The role of parents is to protect their fragile babies from any potential harm. By purchasing the best car window shades for baby, you will have done your ultimate role of protecting your baby. While the process of settling down on one particular product is always a headache, this article has highlighted some of the features you need to consider to help you in buying a quality car window shade.
You should make sure that protection of the UV rays is the first quality you consider when buying a particular car window shade. This is because the main reason for buying a car window shade is to protect your baby from the harmful UV rays. Looking for one that will eliminate 98% of the UV rays while at the same time maintaining the visibility of the driver will be a good choice.
A window shade like the KALMORE Car Window Sunshades will keep your baby protected and at the same time leave the car cool. These sun shades have special UV resistant technology that isolates temperature leaving your car cool and free of intense UV rays. It is also made with 80GSM mesh which can shade almost 98% of harmful UV rays.
Easy installation and its ability to stick to the window are some important features that this car window shade has. It does this using static clinging technology. They have the right size also which makes them have a universal fit.
3 Types Of Window Shades For Baby Available
These kinds of shades are made in such a way that when unpacked, they “pop out” covering the whole window. They use suction cups for adherence to the window.
These types of shades can be rolled down or up the car window from a coiling frame which can be attached to the window frame. They are more of the same type as the home window shades.
They are made with a particular kind of technology that will simply require you to place them on the window, and they will stick without using suction cups. Some will require you pressing your fingers over them so that they can properly stick.
6 Aspects To Consider When Buying The Best Car Window Shades For Your Baby
Sun rays are made of two kinds of Ultraviolet rays, the UVA and UVB. These two types of rays have different potential effects on the exposed skin. When settling for a particular type of sun shade, look for the one that can protect both of these rays to keep your baby safe. Those with over 80% protection capabilities are the best.
There are different ways window shades can be mounted on the car windows. These methods include using large suction cups, adhesives and the static-cling technology while others will require you to insert them into the window frames.
Effective window shades should stay on the window for the entire duration that you will be driving. Those that can be inserted into the window frames perform well when it comes to sticking even with the change in inside and outside temperatures.
Those that use large suction cups also tend to stick longer than those that have small suction cups. Large suction cups will also ensure that the shades do not fall when driving hence preventing a choking hazard.
Exposure to chemicals may have long term effects on your baby. Most of the static-cling technology shades are made with PVC chemicals; you should give them a second look before choosing to buy them.
Shape of the window
Most parents ignore this factor when purchasing window shades for their cars. You should ensure that you know the size and shape of your car’s window before making any purchase. This is because some of the window sun shades are made to fit specific shapes of windows.
They may be made to fit large vehicles like the SUVs and minivans. Take note of the shape of your vehicle window. Consider both the rear side windows and the back windows to avoid future frustrations.
Weight of the shade
Heavy shades will keep falling and will be hard to stick on the car windows. Lightweight car shades offer many benefits which include easy installation and uninstallation, portability and storage and are also good for visibility.
It is also believed that heavy and sturdy materials carried on a vehicle in the event of a crash can be projectiles and cause injuries. Take note of the weight and flexibility of your car shade before buying one.
Visibility is one essential requirement for safe driving. Car window shades should give enough visibility for the driver to see different road signs. The driver should also be able to see what is going on at the back side of the vehicle especially when reversing.
Even though the car window shade will be protecting your baby from the harmful UV rays, it should not compromise your visibility.
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Large bright windows are a guarantee of comfort in your home. However, during the summer heat, enlarged window openings are a source of trouble. The scorching sun does not just heat the room. Ultraviolet light literally heats up the air, which affects not only people, but also pets.
Partial or total UV blocking
An overheated room is very harmful to human health, so people do not get tired of inventing more and more new ways to cool the room during the heat.
How to close the windows from the sun in the apartment? All methods are divided into two large options:
- total blackout;
- light curtain.
The first option includes both external and internal blinds. The most effective of them have a reflective coating.
Thick linen or satin curtains are less effective but can turn day into night indoors.
Light protection from the sun on the windows in the apartment provides glass tinting. The tint film is glued directly onto the glass sheet. Its purpose is not only to reflect the rays, but also to reduce the heat flux. There are films with different degrees of protection on the market, some of them are endowed with a mirror effect.
Mirror tint not only contributes to light reflection, but also provides a masking effect. Through it from the street the room is not visible.
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The advantage of the product was the possibility of quick removal. It is important that the tinting film does not require any special care during operation.
Along with the classic tinted film, which can be used to seal windows from the sun on their own, double-glazed windows with the same function are offered on the market.
Curtains — the classic way
From time immemorial, on a hot day, curtains are closed to darken the windows from the sun. At the same time, dark curtains can not only cool, but also heat the room. A thick curtain must be a light shade.
Light-colored fabric heats up less, but retains the sun’s rays. A truly ingenious invention of our time can be called an innovative canvas Black-out. The composition consists of three layers, it almost completely reflects sunlight. This is good sun protection for the windows.
However, this option has a drawback. Several layers of fabric serve not only as protection from sunlight. This is the real dust collector. In operation, multi-layer curtains are quite complicated. They need to be washed several times a season.
It is generally accepted that outdoor blinds are only a way to protect property. In fact, they are able to prevent unwanted penetration. However, in summer, these products will also serve as protection from the sun. They are lowered when the temperature rises especially high, creating a protective screen.
The most effective products for darkening windows are made of galvanized metal. They are not subject to corrosive processes and tolerate atmospheric precipitation well. Most importantly, galvanized metal has a reflective effect.
External blinds must be accompanied by a mechanism for changing the angle of the slats. This is necessary so that some part of the sunlight still penetrates the room from the side of the street, otherwise the dimming will be too strong.
Ideally, outdoor blinds should be controlled remotely using a remote control. This option is good because it frees the owners from having to hang heavy linen structures on the windows. The window remains free, which facilitates the interior and visually enlarges the room.
Cassette blinds — modern version
Heavy curtains with lambrequins have been replaced by light and elegant cassette curtains. The design allows you to fix them directly on the double-glazed window. Cassette blinds fit tightly to the glass, so they can close the window from the sun. They are available on the market in a wide variety of colors and textures. They can be chosen for almost any design solution.
In fact, cassette curtains are similar to blinds, but better. They are more graceful. As a protection from the sun’s rays, they are effective, and it is much easier to care for them than conventional blinds with many slats.
Metal and plastic interior shutters
Horizontal blinds perform their function at home and in the office, creating obstacles in the path of sunlight. But long-term practice has shown that this option is tiring in daily use. The fact is that even more dust accumulates on the slats than on linen curtains.
The slats must be treated individually. Of course, this takes a lot of time and effort. However, they are still popular. On the market you can find internal blinds made of light-repellent plates. It is enough to turn them into a vertical plane to get a light but dense enough shield for the entire width of the window.
Bamboo and pleated blinds
Manufacturers pamper consumers with several varieties of bamboo blinds. They are both horizontal and vertical. A small angle of rotation makes it possible to illuminate the room, but not completely. Since they are made in a variety of colors, they can organically blend into any interior.
This is the most budget option, but their disadvantage is the ability to attract dust. It is necessary to take care of bamboo blinds in the same way as for any surface in the room: periodically arrange a wet cleaning for them.
Pleated blinds: a fashion statement
The classic design of strips of fabric connected by a lifting mechanism, in this version is complemented by a day-night function that allows you to make the shading more or less dense. This design is made of two types of fabric, one of which is translucent.
The model is attractive due to its variability of use, and the external resemblance to horizontal blinds inspires confidence in the consumer. They can hang a bedroom or a nursery.
Do-it-yourself window protection from the sun
How to close the window from the sun with your own hands? Everyone knows the foil sheet, which is fixed at the top of the window with adhesive tape. The resourceful citizens have perfected this option. The foil can be fixed on a regular sheet of cardboard and put on the window as needed, while the rolled foil is fixed on the window frame for the whole summer.
Another option that can rightfully be attributed to folk art is paper pleated blinds. They are made by hand from a simple roll of paper. It is enough to choose a darker wallpaper and fold them like a fan. The upper edge is fixed with adhesive tape on the frame, and the pleated canvas falls down, curtaining the window.
The most creative models are accompanied by beautiful tie-backs in the middle. In this case, the design looks really very elegant. But we have to admit that the paper quickly burns out and heats up, and relatively copes with the shading function.
But the so-called awnings made of dense canvas fabric, fixed on the outside above the window, are much more effective. As a rule, this is a removable design that allows you to change the angle of inclination. A visor is formed above the window, which is very easy to perform. It is enough to fix the brackets from the outside, which can be bought at any store.
A fabric stretched between them will cast a shadow on the glass. Of course, the dimming effect will turn out to be small, but the design will cope with its role throughout the summer.
The most inventive use a conventional building substrate. One side of it has reflective foil. The material is much denser than a regular sheet of foil. If you fix it on the outside of the glass, the effect will be amazing.
You can experiment and put your hand on a heated substrate in the middle of a hot day. The foil heats up almost like a hot frying pan. Thus, all the aggression of the summer sun rays remains outside the apartment. Of course, the option with a substrate, for all its effectiveness, is short-lived.
None of these methods gives a 100% effect, but they all help to survive the hot summer.
How to choose roller blinds — which ones are better? The expert reveals the secrets
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And you won’t regret it later
Billionaire, playboy, philanthropist
Do you want to make a person shudder with one word? Gently tell him, «Repair.» All. The goal is achieved: it is completely in your power.
Interior renovation is an interesting but exhausting quest. When it comes to curtains, the enthusiasm has already frayed. It’s for the state that I’m offended! It is easy to choose normal roller blinds. And they are much more convenient. I speak as someone whose children haven’t hit anyone with a curtain rod for five years. Because … there is no cornice! Bingo! And you don’t need to hang it either, you dare? And the drill will not get into the electric cable. Yes, and rolls are cheaper than kilometers of velvet. And at the end of the repair, every ruble counts.
Why roller blinds?
Before choosing roller blinds, you need to understand why all these gestures. Here are the top 5 reasons to switch to new curtains:
1. Fix the view from the window.
Red Square is not noticeable from the window even in a very distant perspective? Well, please, well, you don’t need to! We want — and we will print it.
2. Adjust the light level.
Roller blinds allow you to adjust the light in complex windows.
You can even play in the second world without architectural feats.
3. Keep visitors safe.
It is especially important for doctors, cosmetologists, massage therapists to protect their clients from prying eyes.
4. Combine style and practicality in the interior.
Plain tulle is aesthetically pleasing but does not give enough shade. Yes, and confidentiality also creates a C grade. The duet «tulle + roll» is a completely different level.
5. Stop explaining to the cat that the curtain is not a climbing wall.
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Who chooses roller blinds: wife, secretary, designer?
The choice of roller blinds is a strategically important decision. Such a question cannot be left to chance. This is not a magnet to bring from vacation. You have to live with it later, after all!
Finding curtains for your office is best done on your own. Maybe the owner often spends the night there and he needs curtains «Day / Night», and not «Those with flowers, at a discount.»
But the hottest battles, of course, are at home. It is worth telling that photo printing can be done on roller blinds and it begins. The battles are such that the gladiators nervously smoke and take notes. If the designer dares to approach, it is only to throw the catalog and disappear beyond the horizon.
The family decides which roller blind to choose:
- for the living room;
- to the bedroom;
- to the kitchen;
- to the nursery.
Everyone wants something different: grandma with a printed carpet, grandpa sings: “Only mountains are better than mountains”, mum yearns for Paris, dad runs away from Tarkov and loves bunkers.
There are no questions here: “Anything, just a blackout! Let me sleep!»
The drama is gaining momentum: fashionable light or practical dark? Further — according to Shakespeare: to erase or not to erase, that is the question.
Apogee, peak, crisis and doomsday. One needs the Paw Patrol Racer, the other needs Peppa Pig and no one else. Perhaps the first Pegasus appeared in much the same way.
Teenagers promise to enter Moscow State University right tomorrow, in the middle of the second semester of the seventh grade. Anything, if only the parents would print a photo of Oksimiron in the whole window.
Mom cooperates with grandma for science. Together they are trying to push the love of geography through contemporary art and persuade children to curtains with maps.
How to choose roller blinds: discussing the nuances?
Now the significant moment has come: we buy roller blinds. How to choose them?
Choosing the type: rolled MINI or cassette UNI?
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First, determine the desired type:
The most budgetary version of roller blinds. They do not have a box, which makes the product as cheap as possible.
What threatens this? Without a box, the curtain, even when assembled, will be in the form of a compact roll at the top of the window.
Product MINI — without box and without guides
To prevent the curtain from sagging when the window sash is tilted, use a guide line or magnets. But UNI curtains still fit tighter.
The fishing line “stretches” the canvas — as a result of which it does not sag
Magnets — the principle of operation is approximately the same as that of the fishing line
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- 9 0007 cassette UNI.
Uni models are distinguished by the presence of a box at the top of the curtain. The curtain “leaves” into this box when it is not needed. The color of the box is matched to the color of the frame, which makes the assembled curtains almost invisible.
The Uni version has rails so that the shade stays close to the sash even when the window is open.
There are also guides in such curtains, the roll will not flutter in the wind.
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Let’s discuss the level of illumination:
We figured out the form factor of the curtains. Now we decide how much light the curtain should let into the room. There are such options:
- 50% light transmission;
The most common and affordable model.
This model is also called «Zebra» or «Combo». It has two levels of light transmission. Strips of different density are shifted, forming a lighter or darker canvas.
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Darkens by 99% (the blackout fabric itself is completely opaque, but there may be light on the sides). Ideal for those who want to maximize the tinted window.
Where will we hang up?
Roller blinds fasten:
- to the sash;
- on the opening or in the opening.
Both MINI and UNI cassettes will fit here. Such an installation does not burden the interior, so it is chosen more often.
There are different types of sashes: solid and hinged.
Cassette UNIs are more suitable for folding curtains: because of the guides, the fabric of the curtain fits snugly against the sash in any position. Any roller blinds are suitable for deaf sashes.
The biggest challenge is sliding doors. Roller blinds cannot be attached to them, because. the mechanics of the product will be broken. It will no longer be possible to open / close a window or door, the system will “freeze” in one position. Not what you want in a snowfall, right? Therefore, in such cases, roller blinds are mounted on the ceiling.
Cassette uni is not suitable for this installation. Fastening above the opening is usually chosen in large rooms where it is not necessary to visually expand the space. Also, this option is suitable for windows without window sills.
How to install roller blinds?
Roller blinds available in various options:
|MINI:||cassette UNI (mounted only on the leaves):|
|double sided tape;||double sided tape;|
|self-tapping screws;||self-tapping screws.|