Having a baby in the summer is going to be a new experience for me. My first was born in the late fall in New England, so it required blankets and long-sleeve sleepers, and resulted in very few walks.
I am expecting the exact opposite with this baby who is due any day now. (Update: she is here, and here are the details on her arrival.) So I have short-sleeve outfits, and I’m looking forward to starting my marathon training journey with walks in the early days of July. Yet, a concern I didn’t have to worry about early on, with baby number one, is sun exposure. Since you cannot use sunscreen on babies under six months old, you need other protection products. However, since it is warm, you need breathable options. Catch 22, right?
Well, I checked out a product called SnoozeShade when I was at a baby expo.
The snooze shade has an SPF rating of 50+ and is made of soft breathable fabric, so it keeps the interior of the stroller cooler on warm days. It reminds me a lot of the performance, wicking fabric in a lot of my workout gear. It also acts as a duel bug protector, and since it blocks out over 94% of light, the shade enables a baby to sleep in the stroller on a bright sunny day. Two other features that sold me were:
1. The fact it comes with a free mesh bag to store the shade so it makes it easier to having on hand in the diaper bag or in the storage compartment of your stroller.
2. It has an elastic grip with velcro ties so it won’t blow off on a windy day or collapse onto your baby.
The original shade fits most three-wheel and four-wheel strollers, but the SnoozeShade also has a shade for infant car seats and one for taller children. The price range is around $30-$50 depending on the version you receive.
To learn more about the history of the SnoozeShade and the accolades it has received from around the world, check out SnoozeShadeUSA.com.
I also have an exclusive code that is good for 20% off anything from SnoozeShadeUSA.com PLUS free shipping. The code is CDL20MA and it is good from July 1 to August 31, 2012!
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