I recently had the opportunity to review a super cool item! It's a sun visor that you slip over the headrests of your car's front seats. This blocks the sun that enters through the front windshield, no more sun in your little one's eyes! It's made by Chase Away the Sun, www.chaseawaythesun.com. This is one of those items that you look at and say, "Why didn't I think of that?!" It is so practical and does it's job very well. Since I did not think of it, I'm glad someone did! It was invented by a mom of 2, named Kelli, here's how this awesome sun visor came to be:
Chase Away the Sun was created in 2011 by Kelli, a mother of 2. It all began one evening while driving on a road trip with her husband, James, and their son, Chase. As they were heading westbound when the sun was setting the blinding rays entered the front windshield and awoke their sleeping son in the backseat. In order to stop Chase from crying they needed to block the sun from hitting his face. The visors at the front of the car only work for the driver and passenger. They tried giving Chase a pair of sunglasses and he just threw them. In the end they took Chase's blanket (which did not really make Chase too happy) and strung it up between the windows by closing each end of the blanket in the window. The crying stopped but the process of getting the blanket to stay was not easy and the whole situation made for a stressful drive for everyone. Kelli and James thought there must be something out there to solve this problem.
Several months later, Kelli started commuting to and from work driving eastbound in the morning and westbound in the evening. Chase continued to complain about the sun in his eyes and Kelli again thought that there must be a solution to this problem; however, after much research she determined that there was nothing available and decided to create a product that was easy to use, safe and that her kids would love.
And thus Chase Away the Sun was created…
I'd like to show you a photo of baby without the visor in place, notice the bright sun beating down on her:
And WITH the visor in place, huge difference!
Does your little one sit in the middle seat? If so, I'm sure you know how awful it is to have the sun shining right in their eyes… Chase Away the Sun eliminates that problem. I love this sun visor and only wish I had known about it when our little one was a baby and we lived in Arizona, where the summers are brutal! Chase Away the Sun visors come in three sizes- you just measure the amount of space between your headrests to determine which size best fits your car, you can find out more at www.chaseawaythesun.com.
I was provided with a visor to review and have decided (since my little one is not a baby anymore and will wear a pair of sunglasses) that I want to GIVE mine away to a lucky reader! YAY! The one I have is a size SMALL, and the pattern is ROBOTS! This giveaway is open to US residents ONLY. I will mail the visor to the randomly picked winner. Last day to enter is May 7, 2012, at 11:59 pm, pst. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me, or another winner will be chosen.
MANDATORY ENTRY: Follow Mommypowers on Twitter (@Mommypowers) and come back here and post a comment telling me you did. Please include your email addy so I can contact you if you are the winner!
2. Like Chase Away the Sun on FB ( https://www.facebook.com/ChaseAwayTheSun) or follow on Twitter (@chaseawaythesun) and tell them Mommy Powers sent you, come back here & leave a comment telling me you did, don't forget to leave your email addy for me, so I can contact you if you win!
3. Tell me why you want to win this! Please leave your email addy so I can contact you if you win!
4. Tell me which pattern you like most (remember, the one I am giving away is the ROBOT pattern pictured above!).
Good Luck! Thank you to Chase Away the Sun for letting me review your wonderful visor, great job!