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Chase Away the Sun Review

Chase Away the Sun is a nifty, parent-invented, kid-approved sun shield for little ones in the back seat.  In our town, we have a main road that, when driving at five o’clock, faces the sun exactly.  It is difficult enough for the driver to maneuver the sun’s rays, but when Mommy has three kiddos in the back seat complaining that the sun is hurting their eyes, it makes the dreaded task actually painful!  We installed Chase Away the Sun sun visor, and retook the test.  Voila!  No complaints from the back seat.  The back of the minivan was shaded comfortably, and the children were comfortable.

The kiddos using the Chase Away the Sun

The kiddos using the Chase Away the Sun

I say *installed*, but really, Chase Away the Sun is easy to attach and detatch.  Simply place an elastic band horizontally on each headrest with the Velcro strip on the inside of the headrest.  When you aren’t using the sun visor, simply fold the visor and store; you can leave the Velcro bands in place. To show that Chase Away the Sun is always looking to make their product a leader in the industry, there is now an option for straps to use on leather headrests that will keep the elastic bands from slipping off of the leather headrest!


Chase Away the Sun has the cutest fabrics that your children will love!  We chose the Frogs design because MES is obsessed with frogs and turtles, and Big Boy couldn’t be seen riding around with pink flowers in the car!  However, they carry six different designs:  three *boy* fabrics and three *girl* fabrics.  Add another obsession to my list:  FABRIC!  I love cutey-patootey kids’ fabrics, and as a novice sewist, I also scrutinize HOW things are made.  These sun visors are very well made, with the design facing the rear and black fabric facing the front.  I love the attention to detail of adding the bias tape along the edge as a border.  The fabric is also machine washable… because you know with little ones, you’re gonna have to wash it!

About the the Chase Away the Sun company:

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. 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 to solve this problem.

Chase Away the Sun

frogs and turtles print

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.

Lauralee Saad loves homeschooling her three kiddos: Ballerina, age 8, Big Boy, age 6, and MESS, age 3.  She enjoys sewing when she can find a spare corner to set up her machine and dig out fabrics, cooking and baking – especially if the kiddos are helping, and enjoying a good book after the kiddos have gone to bed.  She is thrilled to be welcoming a baby girl into the family in March of 2012.
*I received Chase Away the Sun in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.
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