How to Install a Baby Car Mirror in 4 Steps

When it comes to child safety and parental oversight, a baby mirror can be a great addition to your vehicle. They are used to capture the status of your baby as you traverse on the roadway. By utilizing your rearview mirror in a linear sight line, these accessories allow you to glance at your child at any given time. This can greatly decrease the need for unnecessary stops. You may want to check our best baby car mirror reviews if you don’t have one.

If you are looking to install a baby car mirror, there are a few important factors to consider. Below is a how to installation guide on all three basic designs. Installing this accessory effectively can vary with your vehicle type. Generally an SUV will be an easier install because of the ride height and more location options.
However, if there is a lot of foot traffic in your vehicle you may want to consider a best case scenario option before you install. Ask yourself:
  • “Do these seats fold down?” 
  • “Can a passenger knock this loose?” 
  • “Will a car seat be removed without displacing the mirror?”
Remember, these accessories are designed to assist with your line of sight, not replace a permanent fixture in your car.

Step 1. Setting Your Location

Product with Straps

After you have found an ideal location, pick up your baby car mirror and place the straps over the rear headrest.

Most strapped mirrors have an adjuster in-line with the two straps. Pull down on the adjuster until you can feel the straps release or tighten. If the straps are too loose, pull the adjuster the opposite way. Repeat for both straps and lock it in place with the manufactured method.

If there is no adjuster, but there are still straps with Velcro, just pull as tight as possible and attach to the Velcro.

Suction Baby Car Mirror

Clean the rear windshield with a non-oily or waxy glass cleaning product. Ensure there is no other potential debris to hinder suction. Place the suction cup against the glass in an area that doesn’t create a blind spot. Hold down for suction and let go.

Step 2. Synching with Your Mirror

Once the mirror is secure, adjust the mirror glass in the closest orientation to your rear view mirror. Utilizing a front seat perspective may be necessary to ensure proper placement. If the mirror is off, adjust as needed.

Step 3. The Traffic Test

To see if your mirror holds up. Gently tug on it, or take a spin around the block and see how it holds up. If it was installed properly it shouldn’t move when you hit a bump or dip.

Step 4. Adjustments and Troubleshooting

If you end up having an issue with the mirror bouncing, you may want to relocate it. If that doesn’t work there could be product error. Contact your manufacturer for warranty information.