I am always looking for solutions to life’s little problems. You know, the kind that aren’t significant but add moments of frustration or inconvenience. The summer sun is so wonderful – I’m a desert girl at heart – but it does create its own set of problems! I recently heard about The Original Sunscreen and decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it solves a few pesky problems that I’ve encountered.
1. I like to sit outside and synthesize Vitamin D, but my drink melts in (approximately) 5 seconds, my phone becomes too hot to touch which can’t possibly be good for it, and my lip balm gets soupy. I grew up in Arizona, so I am no stranger to sun and heat damage. However, I clipped this little shade on our outdoor patio table to cover my items and my problem was solved. I love the view from our balcony, so I’m out there a lot!
2. It works well clipped to a stroller. Our stroller has a built in sun shade, but if we are walking into the sun, it’s completely ineffective. While out on a walk with my son, I clipped the screen to the side of the stroller and adjusted to block the sun from his eyes. It looks like an alien appendage, but believe me, he is much happier when he isn’t being blinded. Parenting win.
3. It makes a great adjustable car window shade. Our infant car seat has a sun shade, but our convertible car seat does not. Even with the built in shade on the infant carrier, it doesn’t always block the sun depending on the time of day and the direction we’re driving. This shade can be easily adjusted to shade baby’s face. We are planning a road trip this summer to visit several national parks (Glacier, Yellowstone, Tetons…so excited!) and my husband and I thought about getting a traditional window shade for the back seat. However, we think this might work even better, since it can easily be moved and adjusted as needed.
I have seen other uses advertised for this as well. You could clip it to a camping chair at a sporting event or a lawn chair at the beach. We’re definitely planning to take this versatile little shade with us in the car on our road trip so that it’s available whenever we need it…just in time for summer!
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