I was pretty excited when I found out that I was having a spring baby, right until the middle of summer last year when it became almost impossible to keep the baby cool–especially in the car. This summer has already presented a similar challenge and it’s only early June.
When I started brainstorming ideas to keep Eli cool, I struggled to balance safety with temperature. A fan could become a projectile in an accident and so I nixed that idea pretty quickly. Choosing a lower profile carseat was an option, but I preferred the safety benefits of the more contained one. And while I love Eli’s car seat, I also know that it is inherently warmer than the rest of the car. For starters, he’s facing backwards, so the air conditioning doesn’t directly hit him. His seat is well padded for safety and comfortability, but that means it doesn’t breathe as well. And that’s all on top of the already insufferable heat that results from parking the car outside in the summer.
After several weeks of a sweaty, red-faced baby in the car, I’ve finally found a good combination to help keep Eli cool and still allow us to get all our errands done.
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How do you keep your kids cool in the car in the summer?
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