Keep car seats cool with reflective emergency blankets

Hot car seats. Ugh. Liz has a fantastic tip for keeping them relatively cool during hot summer days:

A friend of ours has a great hack to keep their kids’ car seats cooler in hot Las Vegas — they cover up the seats with an inexpensive reflective emergency blanket (the silver ones). The seats stay noticeably cooler, even when it’s 110 degrees in the shade!

Pop-up winshield sunshade keeps car seat cool
Seat Chiller keeps hot carseats cool


  1. says

    That’s a great tip! It can get horribly hot and sticky inside cars so anything that get them even a little bit cooler gets a big thumbs up from me!

  2. Julie Wolfson says

    My four year old is always complaining about hot car seats. That’s a great idea. Sometimes I throw a towel on the seat, but that reflective blanket will work much better.

  3. J. Nakayama says

    Awesome tip! I’ve used the car shade for the window, but then I’m left with a hot steering wheel. I’ll have to see where I can get one of those blankets in here in Hawaii.

  4. says

    Deb Lowe –

    While I love supporting parent inventions, I’d rather spend less than $2 for each car seat than $50. :(

  5. says

    The emergency reflective blanket idea is genius! I must try this, I live in Texas and my husband and infant son are very hot natured and get VERY irritable when they get sweaty backs from hot car interiors.

  6. Heather says

    I have to support the baby bee cool, I own one and in the heat of Phoenix, actually cooling off the seat and keeping the buckles from becoming burning hot is what I need. Emergency blanket is maybe ok when your car doesn’t get to be 120+ degrees.

  7. says

    Thank you Heather!! Check out our NEW Universal Cooler Pad by BABYBEECOOL. It will fit from infant to adult car seats and also convert to a tote for perishable food! DEB