Posted by: instanthausfrau | October 17, 2006

Cheap thrills for car trips…

To help with the talking-about-the-upcoming-holiday and the recent rebirth of Carseat Hatred, I picked up some Halloween themed window gels from Target. $1.99 bought pumpkins and black cats, spiders and stars. While they are labled ages 3+, she can’t reach them while she’s strapped into her car seat. Instead, she sees them and sings Halloween songs to me while I drive. Everybody wins!

10/27 Edited to Add: Hello Parent Hackers! In the comments section on the Parent Hacks site, wiser heads than mine (thank you, HDC) have pointed out that these window gels are not recommended for car windows as tempretures over 100 will cause them to melt. While this isn’t an issue in a Seattle Fall, those in warmer climates will want to reconsider. Perhaps some similairly-themed static cling decals will do the trick for you?



  1. A picture of this would be most appreciated.

  2. Rob —

    I’m afraid that the Target website doesn’t offer a photo of the product I mention. I’ve seen these things called gel gems as well as window gels, if that helps with a search. And of course, there is an infinate variety to the things folks want to sell you. If your child is particularly into, say, Butterflies or Dinosaurs, they have those too:

    Hope this helps.

  3. Writting in reference to the window gels. I think they are more commonly reffered to as window clings. You can find them in most stores, even dollar stores, around any holiday. My daughter loves to help decorate the car side windows with holiday themes, and she can’t hurt the car and they are reusable from year to year if you take good care of them. Just don’t be surprised if people stare at your car as you drive down the road, or wave at a stop light. They are very eyecatching.

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