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It is going to be a hot summer! When the outdoor temperature is 80-100 degrees a vehicle can easily reach 130-172 degrees when parked in the sun.
Even with the air conditioner going full blast for little ones riding in car seats without rear air vents it can be a rather sweaty experience. There is a great product on the market to solve this problem. It is called a Noogle and it works great. The downside: it’s $45.
Looking for a cheaper solution? My friend Amanda is here to share her DIY version with us.
What you’ll need:
How To Make It:
Step 1: Attach the command hook to your dash above the air vent. It helps to wipe down the area with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel first.
Note: Removables are pictured but I actually used the Command brand so it would stay in place.
Step 2: Cut a small hole near the end of the hose and slip it through the hook (I later added a second hook and hole for extra support).
Step 3: Pull the hose to the back headrest you plan to attach it to and decide where to attach. You will want there to be enough hose left at the end that it can point back down towards the child. I was able to temporarily wedge the hose into place.
Step 4: Cut two small holes and pull the zip tie through them. I found it helpful to use an extra Command hook to help with this.
Step 5: Tighten the zip tie around the headrest.
Step 6: Point the hose towards your child and you are all set!
This can also be used for forward facing children. You’ll attach it to the driver or passenger headrest or the ceiling handle instead.
Does it work? We have a happy baby and hair blowing so I consider it a frugal success!
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