Naps and the Snoozeshade

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How to shade a pushchair safely from the sun and encourage good safe naps - Snoozeshade
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So a few weeks ago I was struggling to get H to nap, the sun was shining and we were finding it quite hard. I knew in theory good naps mean better night sleeping and so this was something we had to tackle. My main method for getting H to sleep was either feeding her to sleep or her taking a bottle to sleep. Sometimes walking would work, but I could walk for an hour before she’d fall asleep, so having heard fab things about the Snoozeshade from friends, I thought it was worth a try.

Hubby bought us one off Amazon and it arrived the next day. I told him about it, like I do lots of things, but his quick ordering definitely meant he thought it was also worth a try!

So once it arrived off we went on our walk to the post office (just under 10 minutes from our house). This was the result….

Snoozeshade review - how to get baby to nap during the day and a safe was to shade a baby from the sun, without using a blanket

But, I was shocked this was within 5 minutes of leaving the house…. not only that, but I could still see our house! This had never ever EVER happened before. Not only that, but she slept for the next hour and a half. Again, an incredibly rare occurrence.

So I could have written a review based on that one experience, but no, I think everything needs to be used a lot before reviewing. We’ve now used the Snoozeshade several times a week for the last few weeks. So a good 15-20 times and I can very confidently say, it’s AMAZING. Only once, has it taken longer to get H to sleep…. Probably half an hour. So nothing major!

And some of the fab features of the Snoozeshade:

  • A zipped slit to sneak a peak at little one
  • Breathable mesh that stays really cool in hot weather
  • Lots of Velcro tabs to secure the Snoozeshade to any pushchair
  • Multi use – could be used to just shade legs or create a bigger sun canopy, or as a full cover

On the note of a full review…ย 

Snoozeshade Review

Here’s the blurb from the Snoozeshade website:

A screenshot of the Snoozeshade website (www.snoozeshade.com)

 

We have the Snoozeshade Original which has a RRP of ยฃ19.99. There is also a Deluxe version which has some additional features.

Here are some more pictures:

The packaging is simple and it has lots of info on how to use it:Snoozeshade Original packaging
The packaging shows the different ways it can be used and also comes with a little storage bag too. Perfect for on the move! Though we have found it easy to keep on the pushchair sat up on the hood.

The Snoozeshade pouch?It’s so easy to fix onto he pushchair: just Velcro it round the frame!?Attaching the Original Snoozeshade to the Babystyle Oyster Pushchair

 

Why is a Snoozeshade better to use than using a blanket or muslin to cover the pram?

Blankets and muslins get incredibly hot, there is no where for the heat to go, they just trap the air inside the pushchair. The Snoozeshade is breathable. It also has the advantage of having a zip to peak a look at little one, and I sometimes leave this open so she can see, but is safely shade, in a much darker environment and much more likely to drop off.

New Mummy Blog Review Verdict:

100% recommended!

The Snoozeshade is a safe and welcomed way to get H to nap. It’s UV50 rated, is easy to use, fits any/most pushchairs as it’s simply a case of finding places to wrap the velcro around.ย 

*****

Update 30/06/2018:

Almost 3 years later, we’ve now used the Snoozeshade with H (who is now 3.5 year old), and her Baby sister, B, who has just turned one.

I’d now go as far to say the Snoozeshade is an essential during summer in the UK, especially during heatwaves and an absolute holiday essential. We’ve taken it on each of our European holidays and both girls have napped – a definite winner for us as parents, when else do we get to actually sit and read our books?!

 

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and we bought the Snoozeshade with our own money.

 

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18 Comments

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    Cheryl @ Reimer and Ruby
    September 14, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    If only I have known this before when my two kids were still babies, that could have helped a lot in making them fell asleep quick… Great review though! #AnythingGoes

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      newmummy
      September 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you! Yes it’s great ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Farmerswifeandmummy
    September 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Ooo we have a version too and it is also great to keep the sun off. Great invention and great review. Love that your husband got it so quick ? mine would do something similar ha ha #maternitymondays
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      newmummy
      September 14, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Oh oooops I didn’t mention that rather vital point!
      Thank you for hosting #maternitymondays

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    Random Musings
    September 15, 2015 at 1:49 am

    This sounds like a life saver of a product! Glad it’s working for you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
    Debbie
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      newmummy
      September 15, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      It is fab! Thank you for hosting!

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    Bear and Cardigan
    September 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    We bought one of these for Bear at the begining of the summer, best thing ever. Love it, no fiddling with parasols. Great review. #TriedTested
    Sally

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      newmummy
      September 15, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you x

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    Sophie @ Mum, M & More
    September 15, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    We had a cheap version of the snooze shade and it was amazing. Glad it’s working out for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ #twinklytuesday
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      newmummy
      September 15, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks X

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    Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    September 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I so nearly bought this when the boys were smaller. Because of the style of our buggy though, we’d have needed two standard ones and even with a twin discount it still worked out fairly expensive. Darkness โ€” or no visual stimulation โ€” is key to getting babies to sleep. We used to rely on covering the buggy with blankets! It really does look like a fab product โ€” I wish it was a little cheaper for a twin/tandem package though!! Thanks so much for linking up with us xx #TwinklyTuesday
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      newmummy
      September 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      It is brilliant. I guess that is an issue, it’s a shame it was too expensive x

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    Mummuddlingthrough
    September 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I saw these when my eldest was little… Can’t say I ever really needed one as girls always napped ok here there on anywhere! Looks like a great product though x MMT #bestandworst
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      newmummy
      September 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I really had to walk for an hour to get her to sleep sometimes so it turned out darkness was the key we were missing. Glad you didn’t have the same problem… It’s a bit of a pain sometimes! X

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    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    September 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Oh Wow I bet this is a godsend for you! Sleeping baba and quite reasonably priced! We never used one as my girlie always slept but you never know for next time!! Great reveiw and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst. See you soon x
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      newmummy
      September 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Yes it is fab! Well done you on a sleep-anywhere-baby! Thanks for hosting x

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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    May 31, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    This sounds brilliant and great review. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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