Sunny day? Let your kids have fun outside while staying safe from harmful rays with these shade-makers.
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Shadybaby Stroller Parasol
Instead of draping a blanket over your stroller, try this brolly. It pivots 180 degrees to block the sun and has a clamp that fits most strollers. $30; strollerbaby.com
No longer available as of July 2013.
Sport-Brella Beach Umbrella
This umbrella, which comes in 7- or 9-foot sizes, gets high marks for portability, not to mention the extra protection that the side flaps provide. $60; sport-brella.com
Coolaroo Shade Sails
For protection that's permanent, try one of these over your sandbox or patio. It's made from fabric that won't tear or mildew, and blocks 90 percent of UV rays. $30; bedbathandbeyond.com
Shade Shack Portable Beach Tent
Throw this tent in the air and it pops right open. It's large enough for two adults and a child, and the open floor lets your little one play in the sand. $50; shadeusa.com
Undercover Sport-Packer Instant Beach Canopy
You can easily carry this 8-by-8-foot, 19-pound tent on your back with the included straps. It also has a wall panel to help deflect indirect rays. $199; iundercover.com
Originally published in the June 2011 issue of Parents magazine.