The best car sunshades for babies and children

• The best car sunshades available right now
• Cut down the glare and UV rays
• Keep your child or baby cool in summer

Give your child some added travel comfort and some sun protection with sun shades. There is a surprising array of sun shades available, from the most basic to fully custom made.

Babies and toddlers can find it uncomfortable to sit in the car, for short or long journeys, if the sun is in their eyes. It can also prevent them from drifting off to sleep, which any parent will attest is the ultimate goal for car journeys with young children. A good sun shade will not just cut out the glare, but make your little ones happier and more relaxed in the back of the car – especially if there’s a fun cartoon to stare at.

Below you will find a generous selection that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, designs, and prices to suit different tastes and requirements. But what they all have in common is an effectiveness for cutting out the sun’s glares.

KIBTOY Car Sun Shades

 KIBTOY Car Sun Shades

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A large 60x45cm sunshade that attaches with five magnets along the top. The magnets attach to the metal pillar. It can be used with the window down, blocks UV rays and folds down easily. There are three designs to choose from.

Custom Made Car Shades Set

Custom Made Car Shades Set

Price: RRP £86.99 | VIEW OFFER

These are completely custom made in Nottinghamshire to fit your specific car model. They come in a set for the passenger windows and rear window. In addition to acting as a sunshade, they also provide privacy and security. They are able to be easily installed and removed as desired. Can be used with the windows down.

Hauck Shade Me 2 Sunshade

Hauck Shade Me 2 Sunshade

Price: RRP £14.95 | VIEW OFFER

SPF30-rated and easily adjustable on a roller, this is a good option that you can just leave in place and use when you want to. Comes in a pack of two, the shades are 37cm wide and are held in place with suction cups.

Folding Sunshade (2 Pack)

Folding Sunshade (2 Pack)

Price: RRP £10 | VIEW OFFER

Sunshades in their most basic and functional form. This well-made pair in subtle black are not obvious but work well at cutting down glare from sunshine. Fits with a simple suction cup.

Britax Romer EZ-Cling Sunshade

Britax Romer EZ-Cling Sunshade

Price: RRP £15 | VIEW OFFER

Well-known childcare company Britax Romer uses a self-adhesive on its sunshade to stick to the car window. Rated sun protection of UPF30+ makes it great for summer.

Leon&Sophie Car Sunshade

Leon&Sophie Car Sunshade

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Your child will love chilling in the back with some cool tortoises. 44x36cm gives good coverage and a fairly universal fit. Attaches with suction cups.

Fitting Car Window Sunshade

Fitting Car Window Sunshade

Price: RRP £14.99 | VIEW OFFER

This sunshade isn’t custom-made like the previous product from Car Shades, but nevertheless aims to fit snuggly into most car window frames. This fits by stretching it to fit to the window frame. You can then use it with the window up or down as you wish.

Hungry Caterpillar Sunshade

Hungry Caterpillar Sunshade

Price: RRP £6.99 | VIEW OFFER

The loveable and ravenous Very Hungry Caterpillar can now join you in the car too. This two-pack of sunshades give glare relief without cutting out light. Held in place by suction cups. Make sure you hide your food.

Lion Sunshade

Lion Sunshade

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If tortoises aren’t cool enough, try lions. These cut out almost all UV rays (rated SPF50+). These use adhesives to stick to windows and are 51x31cm for a generous and universal fit.

Animal Sunshade

Animal Sunshade

Price: RRP £7.39 | VIEW OFFER

There are four loveable patterns to choose from here. Comes in a two-pack, each sunshade being 44x36cm and attaches with clever but simple static adhesive.

Minne Mouse Sunshade

Minne Mouse Sunshade

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Cheerful and protective, thanks Minnie! This pair of sunshades are more rectangular than some of the others (65x38cm) so while they fit some windows like a dream, they may not with others so definitely measure up before you buy.

Outlook Auto-Shade

Outlook Auto-Shade

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The Auto-Shade fits over the window frame and covers the whole window. It blocks 90% of UVA and UVB rays while acting as a big screen too. Available as a two-pack, price shown is for one.