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Which SnoozeShade to Choose?

We're often asked which SnoozeShade is most suitable for different families, so this week we thought we'd put together a quick guide. This post will tell you all about the products available, how to use them and what age ranges benefit most from them. As with anything, it's up to you how you use your SnoozeShade and all we can advise is that you use your instincts and ensure your baby is safe at all times. Hopefully this post will help you decide which SnoozeShade to use.

A quick note

Just to reassure you, all of our SnoozeShade products have been subject to rigorous testing that goes above and beyond what is required according to nursery industry standards. This means that we've chosen to undertake extra tests to ensure that every single product we make is 100% safe for use. Please be assured that your SnoozeShade is safe to use in hot weather. If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to get in touch. We're on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too.

Which SnoozeShade to

For younger babies 0-6 months

The SnoozeShade is suitable for use from birth, but there are specific products that are more suited for younger babies. The SnoozeShade Original, Original Deluxe and SnoozeShade for Infant car seat models are all recommended for younger babies under six months. The reason why we suggest these are used for younger babies is because there is no lookout panel (we'll come to that in a moment). The SnoozeShade Original provides protection form 99% of UVA and UVB (UPF50+) and can be used safely indoors and outdoors.  

When baby is asleep, our new LONGER 'sneak-a-peek' zip means you can quickly and easily check on your baby without having to lift the whole cover up and let in lots of light which can wake baby.

Parents often find when they start to use SnoozeShade regularly, it becomes a sleep trigger for their child in the same way that shutting the curtains in the nursery is a signal that it is sleep time. Our NEW sleeping baby emblem deters well-meaning people from disturbing your sleeping baby.

The SnoozeShade Original Deluxe is also suitable from birth, and blocks 97.5% of the sun's harsh UV rays.  Like the Original, the Original Which SnoozeShade to choose_SnoozeShade.comDeluxe is made from air permeable, lightweight and stretchy mesh fabric that allows air to circulate.

For older babies 6 months- 2years aprox

For older babies who are sitting up, we recommend the SnoozeShade Plus and Plus Deluxe. Both designs feature a 'lookout' panel that enables babies to enjoy a good view of the world whilst awake. This means you don't need to remove the SnoozeShade at the end of nap time, and your baby will still benefit from sun protection too.

When you use the Plus fully zipped up, 99% of UV rays are blocked. In lookout mode, 80% of UV is filtered by the large, soft, mesh window, while still allowing your little one to see the world go by.
Like the Plus, the Plus Deluxe is also made from a double layer of breathable, lightweight and stretchy mesh fabric that blocks 97.5% of UV rays and allows air to circulate. In lookout mode the Plus Deluxe will also filter 80% of UV rays.
In the car
The SnoozeShade for Infant car seats fits most popular Group 0 and 0+ infant carriers with a rigid carry handle. Our silver Deluxe version blocks up to 97.5% UV rays and can be used from birth. The lookout panel means that you can use this SnoozeShade for as long as your baby is in an infant car seat.
Which SnoozeShade is right for me?
The advice given here is just a guide. You may feel that the Deluxe version is better for you and your baby right from birth, and that's totally fine and it's perfectly safe to do that. You may feel more comfortable being able to use the lookout panel before your baby is able to sit up and look around. Likewise, you may prefer to use the Original for longer than six months, especially if your baby is soothed and falls asleep quickly with it.
Use your instincts. Always check on your baby while they are sleeping in the pram, and don't leave them in their car seat for prolonged periods of time. Find as much natural shade as you can and keep baby cool and hydrated at all times. Lots of parents tell us that the SnoozeShade acts as a sleep cue for their baby, so keep it under the pram so that it's ready to use whenever you need it.
Do get in touch if you have any questions at all!

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