Blocking the sun with a blanket can make strollers dangerous

NOW: Blocking the sun with a blanket can make strollers dangerous

Abundant sunshine helped temperatures climb into the 90s Monday across Michiana, with feels-like temperatures nearing 100 degrees at times. 

If you have an infant or toddler in a stroller, it might be tempting to block the sun with a light blanket to try and fight the glare. However, as Meteorologist Dave Caulfield discovered, that simply act can send temperature inside the stroller climbing above 110 degrees! 

Putting a blanket over the stroller creates a greenhouse effect, reduces airflow and can lead to serious heat-related illnesses for your little one.

Most of the temperature increases occurred in the first 10 minutes of the blanket being put on top. 

By the end of the day, the "test banana" that went in the stroller was ripe and browning in multiple spots.

A fresh banana after spending time in a hot stroller covered in a blanket.

There's plenty more heat on the way, Michiana! So, find a shady spot to stay cool and use the equipment already on your stroller to keep the sun glare out.

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