Tinting Car Windows for Your Child

Updated on November 17, 2011
S.H. asks from Middleton, WI
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I noticed that child window shades do not work very well in the back seat - my 7 baby still gets sun and I do not like this as we travel to see family many weekends. I am thinking about tinting the back door windows and the rear window as well. Has anyone had this done specifically for their child (children)? Did it work?

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I just got back from tinting my windows and I LOVE IT. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond!

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answers from Washington DC on

I use the static sheets, but they don't go over the defrost lines on the back window.

If you get it tinted, be sure to do it only within the limits of your area. Super dark will get you pulled over. Ask my cousin.

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answers from La Crosse on

You can buy the tinting sheets I think in the baby isle. Yes they do work and your able to see out of them better than the shades.

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answers from San Antonio on

In my previous vehicle I had my rear windows tinted as dark as leagally allowed- actually it was limo tint and very dark. The law here limits how dark you can make your front windows but the back ones can be limo tinted. My current vehicle already has very dark rear windows. I have panoramic rear windows as well as three sunroofs and if they weren't already tinted I would have it done. It gets very hot here and the tint makes a difference. If you are going to do it have if professionally done.

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answers from Detroit on

Yes and Yes! Its fantastic!!!

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answers from Milwaukee on

I remember being super crazy about the shades for my daughter, but I only had a shade on the back windshield for my son, never put up the side window shades. I don't know why, but he never really minded and I always tried to put sunglasses on my kids at young ages. Sounds like other people have done it and it worked well for them, but I didn't have an issue going shadeless.

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answers from Cedar Rapids on

We did this (professionally done) when we lived in Tucson, AZ. MUCH more comfortable for the baby and for us as it keeps out the heat as well as the sun. Just make sure you know the state laws. We moved to Iowa 6 years later, and I got a ticket for having my windows "too tinted" just 4 months after we moved (the windows were legal in Arizona). I had no idea there were different tint laws for different states, and I was mortified. Removed the window tint as soon as I got home. I fought the ticket but lost - just wish the police officer would have given me a warning. :-)

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