It's almost summertime and it's already hot. The back of the car is usually a lot warmer than the front, especially for rear-facing kiddos, so I've created a list of 6 things you can do to help kids stay cooler back there.
#1- Lighter colored car seats-- are a great option for you when you're picking one to begin with. Let's face it- it's Georgia and it's hot most of the year. Remember, darker colors soak up the rays and are hotter and lighter reflect light and keep you cooler.
#2- Noggles-- are long, flexible hoses that can be connected to an air vent to route cool air to the back of the car. This is extremely useful for rear-facing seats. It is also not a hazard as a projectile in a car accident because it is soft.
#3- Light colored blankets or towels or a car seat sunshade-- to cover the seat with when the seat isn't in use can be helpful, also. This can keep the seat cooler no matter the color and will especially help with keeping the metal bucket cool.
#4- Window cling style sun shades-- can block the sun from even coming through the window without restricting the driver's view. Some even claim up to block up to 97% of harmful UV rays! This would keep the whole car cooler overall.
#5- Frogg Toggs!-- What in the world is that, you ask?? Well, it's only a magical cloth you can find in the sporting goods department that will stay cool as long as it is damp. This would be great on all those summer outings! Just hand it to your kiddo and let them enjoy.
#6- Cracked windows and angled vents-- are last on the list but definitely the easiest thing you can do to keep the backseat cool. All you have to do is crack the back windows a bit and angle the front vents towards the ceiling. This will pull cold air toward the back and suck out the less dense hot air which rises to the top. (Yay science!)