My daughter was a September baby and people often expressed sympathy for me, lamenting the fact that I would have to endure the long hot days of summer. I, on the other hand, felt quite fortunate to be blessed with an early fall baby because she arrived just as the harsh rays of sweaty sunshine were being shooed away by gentle breezes and crisp autumn evenings.
The wonderful weather meant that we could take delightfully long walks outdoors without too much worry about whether our little one would be overly hot or uncomfortably frosty. I did, however, fret about the intensity of the sun in my little beauty’s eyes and the gusts of wind that sometimes greeted us on particularly blustery afternoons. On those days, I usually tried draping a light blanket over the infant carseat carrier – where my daughter was tucked securely inside. My attempts were usually futile because the blanket would inevitably blow off on to the street or get stuck in the stroller, defeating the original purpose to block sun and wind from my newborn’s delicate skin. It was quite frustrating at times – having to pull the disobedient blanket in place every few strides.
Created by a mom, the Secure2Me Baby Blanket (“Clips on, Stays on“) provides a solution to this all-too-common dilemma. Each corner of the blanket features a clip that allows you to attach the blanket to a carseat, stroller, even a swing! If you live in a colder climate and want to keep your babe as snug as a bug, you’ll probably want to go with the original Secure2Me Baby Blanket, which features a soft and cuddly material. If, however, you live in a warmer climate like I do, you will appreciate the mesh breathability of the Eclipse Solarveil Sun Protection Cover. The blanket blocks 95% of UV rays and keeps your baby fully covered, but is also lightweight and sheer enough to waylay any fears you may have of stifling or overheating your little one.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Secure2Me Eclipse Solarveil Sun Protection Cover ($29.00). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, October 20 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #4 Becca. Congratulations!