How to use your SnoozeShade
As already previously mentioned, we are so proud of the rigorous testing that the SnoozeShade is subjected to. It means that each and every SnoozeShade 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 SnoozeShade has been repeatedly voted as the UK's best 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. This is exactly why it was invented! So if you are about to invest in the only sun shade you will ever need, here are some top user tips on getting the most from it. This is our guide on how to use your SnoozeShade!
The different types of SnoozeShade
Your first task is to choose the product that is right for your baby. The SnoozeShade is available as:
Infant car seat shade- 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 as the
- Classic V2 The V2 protects your baby from 99% of the sun's harmful UV rays and fits most popular car seat models with a rigid handle.
- Deluxe. The Deluxe protects baby from 97.5% of UV rays (UPF 40+) and also fits all popular car seat models with a rigid handle.
- To see how to fit the SnoozeShade for infant car seats, click here.
The difference between the Classic V2 and the Deluxe 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/ pushchair shade- For use from birth, on prams, pushchairs and buggies. There are two models to choose from:
- SnoozeShade Original Classic protects baby from 99% of UV rays (UPF50+) and is approved by the Melanoma International Foundation. We have a series of videos to help you to use the Original in different ways.
- To see how to use this product in parent facing mode, click here.
- To see how to use this product with a slightly larger pram/ stroller in parent facing mode, click here.
- To see how to use this product with an infant car seat in travel system mode, click here.
- To see how to use this product with a pram/ carry cot/ bassinett, click here.
- To see how to use this product with a three wheeler stroller, click here.
- To see how to use this product on an umbrella stroller, click here
The Original has an elasticated top so that it can fit to the hood of almost any pram or stroller. It is quick to fit, easy to store and machine washable at 30 degrees. It is also available in two limited edition colours- steel grey or pink. This product can be used from birth.
- SnoozeShade Original Deluxe can be used in 4 ways and protects your baby from 97.5% of UV rays. The difference between the Original Deluxe and the Original is the alternative colour choice of steel grey with black trim. It also has velcro rather than poppers to attach the straps.
- SnoozeShade Plus Classic is suitable from birth to aproximately 4 years old and features a unique two layer protection system which offers protection from 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 Classic blurs light and visual distractions.
- To see how to use the Plus with a larger stroller/ pram click here
- To see how to use the Plus with an umbrella stroller, click here.
- To see how to use the Plus with a pram/ carry cot/ bassinett click here.
The Plus Classic is machine washable at 30 degrees and comes with a bag for easy and convenient storage.
- SnoozeShade Plus Deluxe protects baby from 97.5 % UV rays and also has a mesh window that protects baby from 80% of UV rays, whilst allowing baby to have a nose at the outside world. This product has the same two layer system as the Plus Classic, but there are a few differences between the two. The Deluxe has:
- a colour choice of grey with black trim
- a larger front panel which fully opens to allow easy access to baby
- a front pocket to store shade and snooze panels
- safety certified poppers instead of velcro
- a sleeping baby emblem to discourage others from disturbing baby
Tips for using your SnoozeShade
Once you have decided which SnoozeShade is best for you, please do take a look at the instructions and the videos to help you fit the product properly and get the most out of it each time you use it. It's worth noting that:
- If your baby is already six months+ 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 fully breathable fabrics that is woven- you can literally put this over your face and breathe through it. We recommend dressing your baby in light clothes in hot weather so 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.
- Always turn your pram away from direct sunlight if no shade can be found, and use your Sneak a Peek zip regularly to check that baby is comfortable.
- Keep baby well hydrated on hot days.
- Use your SnoozeShade alongside sun protection cream.
- Remove hats at sleep time.
- To check baby's tempertaure, feel the back of the neck and baby's tummy- if they are cool and moist baby is too hot.
- SnoozeShade is not an air conditioning unit, but it will provide valuable shade and protection from UV rays.
- NEVER leave baby unattended in a car, especially in hot weather.
- Please note that all SnoozeShade products have been rigorously tested.
New for 2014 (and available from August) is the SnoozeShade for cots. This is a universal (fits all travel cots) breathable, portable blackout shade with panels that allow parents to adjust light levels and for easy access to baby. This product will not fit standard cot beds or cots and is machine washable at 30 degrees.
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.