Summer car seat heat

Elizabeth - posted on 07/08/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My 13 month old daughter's car seat gets so hot when the car is sitting out in the summer heat. It's mostly cloth and plastic of course, except for the metal clasps that buckle between her legs. Once the clasps are buckled, obviously it's no problem, but I'm scared to death of seriously burning her while getting her in her seat before the metal parts are covered up.



Any suggestions for easily getting her in her car seat without burning her?

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Tracy - posted on 07/08/2010

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I always keep a towel in my car for my daughter's seat. It's mostly black, so everything gets really hot. When I drop her off, I cover it up then uncover it when I stop to pick her up. Keeps the metal and black clasps from beiing too hot, and by the time I pick her up the entire car has cooled down anyway

Tara - posted on 07/08/2010

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reflective blankets work. You can buy them in the hardware or automotive section of a hardware store. They can be used over your windshield, or directly over the car seat, they keep the sun out and the cool in.

:)Tara

Andrea - posted on 07/08/2010

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I f you have a AC in your car, start it a few minutes earlier like you would in the winter to heat up a car before you get in. It will cool your car and her car seat down before you ever get her in it. If no AC what Lisbeth said

Lisbeth - posted on 07/08/2010

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yeah cover her car seat with a blanket so that the sun can't get at it, try to park in the shade. Or you could just clasp it back up after taking her out of it again so the sun doesn't heat the metal.

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User - posted on 07/30/2011

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I have a car seat cooler that is a life saver in our hot Arizona summers. Here is where I got mine www.Etsy.com/shop/eskimopillows

Claire - posted on 07/08/2010

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You could throw a towel over the seat, but it does minimal to moderate help. Always keep your hand between the buckle and your baby's skin so she doesn't get burned, pinched, etc.

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