There is no denying I am a huge fan of the Snooze Shade for our Port-a-cot when traveling. I am often asked questions about what we use while traveling, especially in the caravan and so I’m very excited to have Cara, the inventor of Snooze Shade join us to explain the different types of Snooze Shades and why you’ll love it for your little one for snoozing on-the-go.

Snooze Shade

We are very proud of the rigorous testing that all Snooze Shade products are subjected to. It means that each and every Snooze Shade conforms to the strictest of regulations and that you can rest assured you are using a product that is safe, useful and reliable too. Since conception, the Snooze Shade range has been repeatedly voted as the UK’s best pram sun shade, and parents have told us time and again how it has helped their little ones to sleep while they are out and about. Now we’re excited to be helping parents in Australia help their bubs sleep out and about too!

The different types of SnoozeShade

Baby car seat sun shades

For use from birth, this shade fits over your baby’s car seat and can be used on group 0/ 0+ car seats. This shade comes in Classic and Deluxe versions. The difference between them lies in the ways that each model can be used. The Deluxe can be used in three ways: lookout mode has a mesh viewing window that blocks out 80% of UV rays; sleep mode blocks out 97% of UV rays; open mode allows baby and parent to see each other, whilst still providing side protection. The classic also has three modes: sleep mode with the shade over the top; sleep mode with the handle exposed for carrying; half shade position to protect face and eyes.

Pram sunshade for babies aged 0 to 6 months 

For use from birth, on prams, pushchairs and buggies. There are two models to choose from:

SnoozeShade Original & Original Deluxe protects baby from 99% of UV rays (UPF50+) and is approved by the Melanoma International Foundation. You can use it in a huge variety of ways: in parent or world facing mode, with an infant car seat in travel system mode, with a carrycot or bassinet – As it is a universal cover you can use it on any model of pushchair.

SnoozeShade Plus & Plus Deluxe are suitable from birth to approximately 4 years old and you no longer use a stroller. It features a unique two-layer protection system which offers protection up to 99% of UV rays (UPF50+). There are large mesh windows on this product which allows baby to see out, and this mode filters 80% of UV rays. In blackout mode the Plus blurs light and visual distractions to help baby sleep even when there are distractions around. It also has a larger front panel which fully opens to allow easy access to baby, and a front pocket.

SnoozeShade for Cots. This is a universal fit shade for porta cots. It is a breathable, portable blackout shade with panels that allow parents to adjust light levels and for easy access to baby.

Used correctly, your SnoozeShade will allow your little one to sleep well (by blocking out light and visual distractions) and provide essential shade from the sun too. We are fiercely proud of all products and more than happy to answer any queries you may have.

If you are about to invest in a sunshade for your baby, here are some top tips on getting the most from it:

  • If your baby is already six months+ (or very nosy) we recommend the Plus or Deluxe Plus, as the two layer mesh system will allow for natural curiosity at that age!
  • All SnoozeShade products (for car seat and pram/ pushchair) feature a unique ‘Sneak a Peek’ zip which allows you to check on baby whenever you need to, without removing the shade completely. This helps to prevent precious sleep being disturbed!
  • All SnoozeShade products are made from a special air-permeable mesh – that means air (hot or cold) moves easily through it.  You can literally put this over your face and breathe through it. We recommend dressing your baby in light clothes in hot weather to further aid baby staying as cool as possible.
  • Air circulates freely through the SnoozeShade, which means that the environment in the pram is well ventilated – but on very hot, sunny days do try to find as shady a spot as you can – if it’s hot outside it will be hot everywhere.

You can find SnoozeShade on Instagram, and they are more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have!

Ps. For 10% off your order you can use the code kellymartin here*

With love,

For more travel tips don’t forget to check out my Summer Sleep Tips blog here