Cara’s daughter Holly needed her sleep ever since she was tiny. Cara had a tough pregnancy and was in a wheelchair until Holly was three months old and so, once Cara was able to walk again, getting out into the fresh air was a priority. Cara also had a spell of post-natal depression and her doctor’s advice was “get out of the house, meet friends and take some exercise”.
When Holly was tiny, a walk to the shops in her buggy was easy as she slept deeply and often. As she got older and became more alert, it became harder for her to switch off and she’d fight her nap when they were out – the world was an exciting place and she didn’t want to miss a minute.
Cara did what many parents did, hanging blankets, coats, and pegging muslins to the pram’s hood to hide the world away from her alert child. Sometimes these make-do efforts worked but when they didn’t she ended up with a grumpy little girl who didn’t want her tea and didn’t sleep well at night.
Cara noticed other parents with blankets draped over their prams. Most of her friends did the same thing when they met up. They fed the babies and at naptime they tried to help them sleep by hanging muslins, blankets and cardigans over the front of the pram – with varying degrees of success.
Manoeuvring up and down kerbs could be an experience as the things they had positioned slid off or blew away – resulting in a wide-awake and grumpy baby.
Cara realised what she needed was a blackout blind for her pram. She started to hunt around to find a suitable product somewhere. Mosquito, cat and insect nets let in too much light. Sun shades were too bulky and baby could still see out so couldn’t switch off. There didn’t seem to be anything that blocked out enough light, was portable and conveniently small enough to keep on hand for when it was needed.
One day, Cara rather foolishly said to a few friends that someone should invent something – so they said ‘go on then’.
The Snoozeshade was launched in March 2010 and is now on sale around the world and helps parents from London to Sydney ensure they have a happy well rested baby.
So that’s how SnoozeShade was born and Cara hope it helps make your life easier too.
Why We Love It
This is one of he best products that a parent could have, in our opinion. It will literally transform not just your holiday but your day to day life as well.
It makes it much easier to go out during the day (or in the evening) knowing that your little bubba is able to sleep easily in their pram, in a safe, permeable and dark environment. No more worrying about overheating, or waking up in daylight – this will allow you to enjoy being out and about with your baby.
We would recommend purchasing the Deluxe Plus version if you can splash out, as it allows more flexibility as the baby gets older, but the Snoozeshade Original is a great, cheaper alternative.
Delivery & Returns
Standard Delivery – Free on orders over £50, otherwise £4
Usually delivered within 4-5 working days.
Exceptional circumstances beyond our control such as bad weather or courier delays may cause your order to take longer to deliver.
Next-day Delivery – £6
Order by 2pm for next-day delivery. Orders placed after 2pm on a Friday will be delivered on Tuesday.
If you order later than 2pm, but need it the next day give us a call and we will do our best to help.
International delivery (outside of the UK)
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Return orders to us within 30 days of the date of purchase. If you are outside of this period, contact us and we will do our best to help.
We will refund the product price and the original delivery cost (unless you are returning only part of the order).
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