Krista - posted on 06/09/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Holy crap, I figured it out!
I just got a new rear-facing car seat for my son, and unlike the infant car seats, it didn't come with a canopy. This made for a very unpleasant commute in the morning, as the sun would be right in my baby's face.
I looked online at rear-facing car shades, but a lot of them had really crappy reviews.
So, I hauled out my mad McGyver skills, and have solved the problem!
Buy two of the window-cling style sun shades (you can usually get a pack of two for a few bucks), and tape them together to get one long rectangular shade.
Then, get two medium 3M hooks.
Stick your 3M hooks on the inside of your rear window, at opposite top corners, but stick them at an angle or sideways, so that no part of the hook is touching your black defrost bars.
Then, take your long shade, and at the two top corners, poke a hole with a pencil. This should be easy, as they're just perforated plastic.
Then, just hang your shade on your hooks. You can either let the bottom of the shade hang, which works if you have a sedan, as you can just tuck any excess behind the back headrests. And the nice part is that no part of the shade or hooks are touching the defrost bars, which means you can use your shade in winter! And if you're driving at night, just take the shade off the hooks, and put it back on in the morning!
Yay for me!