When husband and I were expecting our daughter we rushed out to complete our baby registry. One thing I knew for sure was that I wanted a sun shade. I’ve been driving since I was 16, nearly two decades, and I have probably seen thousands of cars driving along with sun shades. Popular characters, “Baby on board!” warnings, retractable, adhesive – there are too many variations to count. I’m not particularly in favor of inundating a baby with character and color choices they haven’t made themselves so I wanted something more subtle and neutral. Husband and I grabbed the first thing we saw, a removable, reusable, plastic-coated shade that magically adhered itself to the window. It did the trick but it was not optimal. We quickly learned that sliding the window down was not an option. This wasn’t a huge deal when baby was an infant as we didn’t often have the occasion to roll her window down but somewhere in the back of my mind I knew this was not a permanent solution.
Enter the EZ-Bugz Giraffe Design Premium Car Window Sun Shades! I nearly jumped at the opportunity to review this set of shades!
I never thought about a sun shade having suction cups on either side. It’s genius! The clip part of the suction cup, if you can call it that, is just slightly loose fitting so *if* the shade bumps against something the shade can slide a bit through it’s clips. I put it to the test:
There really isn’t too much you can say about a sun shade. I’m not in a position to test the effectiveness of the UV ray protection as I don’t have a laboratory at my disposal. However I can certainly feel the difference between allowing the sun to shine directly on my arm and having it filter through the shade. And my baby absolutely adores the cute giraffe on the shade. She shouts “rafe!” every time she sits in the car. I love that she is familiarizing herself with an animal and not a commercial character. This shade is exactly what we needed for our car. If you are in need of a shade or find yourself shopping for a fabulous baby shower gift, do check this out.
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