You've probably spent a lot of time getting your home ready for your new baby because you want to make sure your baby comes home to a safe environment. However, you may not give much thought to your car. Of course, you'll want to get the car in safe operating condition and buy a sturdy car seat, but there is something else you can do. Consider applying film to the car windows. Here's how window tinting protects your baby.
Blocks UV Rays
UV rays that contribute to skin cancer penetrate glass. Every time your baby rides in the car, he or she will be exposed to these rays unless you block them with window film. This protection could mean a lot when it adds up over the years. By blocking the UV rays, you'll help protect your child's skin from accumulated sun damage.
Eliminates Hot Spots
Your baby will be more comfortable in your car when the sun's heat is blocked by tinted windows. Even if you run the air conditioner, the seat next to a window in direct sun can get hot and uncomfortable. If you're driving up front, you may not even realize how hot your baby is in the back seat. Window film reflects the sun's rays and blocks the transfer of heat, so it is much easier to control the climate in your car and keep the temperature consistent throughout.
Keeps Surfaces Cooler
By blocking the sun, the interior of your car stays cooler even if you can't park in the shade. That makes a big difference when you return to your car after a few hours. Without film, the interior of your car becomes very hot, and the surfaces can be so hot, they are painful to touch. Window film keeps your car much cooler. This helps the AC to cool it down quicker and reduces the risk of your baby touching a hot vinyl or metal surface inside your car.
Window film gives you privacy. You won't have to worry about people in other cars noticing you are driving alone with a baby in your car. When you park your car, the film makes it hard for criminals to see baby equipment in the back seat they may be tempted to steal.
Holds Window Together
Another benefit of having window film on your side windows is the film helps hold a window together in case it shatters. Side windows are usually made from tempered safety glass. When they fail, they usually crumble into hundreds of little pieces rather than break into shards. The window film helps hold all the broken pieces together so they don't fly onto your baby or fall down into the car seat.
Although you can buy a kit and apply window film yourself, it may be best to have it professionally applied. This ensures you get the right kind of film and it is free from ripples and bubbles. You don't even have to take time from your busy schedule to take your car to a shop. Some companies offer mobile window tinting, which is a convenient way to get your car ready for its new precious cargo.