So Peep Baby Backseat Mirror for Car
I finally found a car mirror that works! After using a few cheap ones that never seemed to stay put or required me to shove towels behind it to get the proper angle, I splurged and purchased the So Peep Baby Backseat Mirror.
It's awesome! First it's extra large so you can see plenty and it's made from unbreakable glass so you don't have to worry about it shattering around your child. The best part is that it's fully adjustable. You can pivot the mirror in any direction so you always get the perfect view of you child whether their in the middle or side seats. And it's very sturdy when it's strapped on. No worries about it coming loose and bonking baby in the head.
Although I no longer have the, "Is he still alive back there?" fear that would prompt me to look in the mirror at my 2 year old, I still use it frequently. He's rear-facing and it's helpful to be able to see if he's eating the chicken nugget I dropped over his head or if he still has his sippy cup. I also use it to see if he's sleeping. I used to just ask my 4 year old, "Are Rory's eyes open or closed?" But now I can see for myself and know how much sleep he's getting.