How does it work?
SnoozeShade is recommended by all the UK's leading baby-sleep consultants.
Why? Because it works!
By instantly transforming your pram or pushchair into a calm and comfortingly dark space, it creates the perfect environment for the buggy nap of (your) dreams.
Think of SnoozeShade as your portable blackout blind!
- Air-permeable fabric safely shuts out 94% of light.
- Darkness stimulates the production of melatonin, aka 'the sleepy hormone'.
- The outside world is blurred, so if your baby stirs at the end of their sleep cycle, there are no distractions to fully wake them. And so, they go back to sleep!
"But can't I just drape a blanket over the pram?"
That, right there, is one of the main reasons SnoozeShade founder Cara invented this game-changing product.
Cara invented SnoozeShade for her own precious baby, Holly, who was a champion dodger of pram naps. Refusing to be confined to the house every day, Cara looked for a solution and soon learned that draping a muslin/blanket/coat over a pram is simply not safe for any length of time, because those kinds of fabrics do not let air flow freely into and out of the pram.
To say Cara is safety-obsessed is an understatement, so that's why you can count on SnoozeShade not only to transform your baby's daytime naps, but to keep them safe in more ways than one.
Unlike a blanket or muslin, our mesh fabric has been independently tested and scores highly for air-permeability, which means air passes through it freely. If you hold a SnoozeShade up to your face you'll find you're able to breathe comfortably (now try that with a blanket).
Every component is safe enough for a newborn
A product like SnoozeShade is only required by law to be safe enough for a three year old to use, because the product is actually being used by the parent, not the child.
But that wasn't safe enough for Cara
Every SnoozeShade product is designed to meet the same European safety regulations as a toy for a newborn baby – the highest safest standard possible – and our safety features include the following:
- Short straps to minimise the risk of strangulation or entrapment.
- Strong zips, which are tested for breakage against heavy loads.
- The only certified baby-safe poppers in the world.
- Absolutely no toxic nasties in any fabric or component.
- Non-flammable fabric.
UPF 50+ protection
Cara initially invented SnoozeShade with her baby's sleep in mind, but it turned out the fabric she so painstakingly invented had another incredible safety benefit: it blocks 99% of the sun's harmful UV rays, protecting your baby's delicate skin and eyes while you're out and about.
No product on earth can replace parental supervision to keep your baby safe. That's why SnoozeShade features a sneak-a-peek zip so you can easily check on your sleeping beauty without letting in too much light.
99% of our customers would
recommend SnoozeShade to a friend!
Absolutely love it
"I absolutely love this product. It was amazing when I when on holiday. It protected my son from the sun when he was sleeping in the stroller. The only problem I had with it was the cover got stuck on the velcro tape and the strings got pulled and some holes appeared but apart from that. I would definitely recommend this product."
Mrs F Pepi-Goxhabelli
"Lifesaver! The parasol that came with our pram (icandy peach) was absolutely useless, it would constantly need readjusting and eventually would roll off to the side. This shade not only protects your little one from the sun but has made a huge difference with helping mine to sleep peacefully. The zip is perfect for keeping an eye whilst they they are snoozing without disturbing them!"
Needs to come with instructions
"I have an I candy peach and I had absolutely no idea where to fit this or what to. It really should come with some instructions or detailed pictures for examples. There are velcro ties on it but there's hardly anything on my pram I can connect them to, plus they are so big they don't hold onto my pram tight enough. I've figured out a way to use it but it's not as secure as I'd like it to be and I can't see my baby at all."
A necessity in the summer
"This product is excellent value for money and enables your child to sleep in peace whilst out and about in the pram/pushchair/stroller. We have taken it everywhere with us every day and has been effective in all scenarios, whether it's walking round the shops, the park or even on an airplane. The straps that secure the shade are of good quality and have stood the test of the last 4 months of daily use. Having seen, and tried, other shades, we are happy we decided on this one. Good value for money."
Chris A. Raybould
"This is a brilliant product and was a lifesaver on our recent holiday to Spain. Super easy and fast to pop over the buggy and easy to secure. Handy “peep” zip to check on baby. Provided a cool and very dark space for him to nap poolside and out on walks in the hot sun. Really good quality. Had people asking me where I got it from! Highly recommended"
FREE two year warranty
It's extremely rare that SnoozeShade products develop a fault. But if the unexpected should occur, you have the peace of mind of our standard one-year warranty, and can choose to extend it to two years absolutely free.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Find our frequently asked questions here, or if you still have questions feel free to get in touch.
What warranty or guarantee do you offer?
All SnoozeShade products are guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase.
Cara says: “I am very proud of the fact that we set such high standards in our manufacturing
that we very rarely get faults.”
We sell thousands of SnoozeShades every year and the vast majority are perfect. If, however, a small problem occurs, please click here and our team will be happy to help you.
You can also sign up for an extended, quibble-free warranty for two years - simply sign up here.
How does SnoozeShade protect my baby?
I get asked all the time about the safety of my products and quite right too! I have always been obsessed with product safety.
If you still have a question, please click here to get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.
What sun protection does SnoozeShade offer?
All black SnoozeShades give maximum sun protection, blocking 99% of UVA and UVB rays, with a rating of UPF50+. Created especially for us, SnoozeShade fabric is also air permeable.
The Deluxe range (coloured silver) blocks up to 97.5% of UV.
SnoozeShade offers the highest level of sun protection on the market and is approved by the Melanoma International Foundation.
While other sunshades claim to offer UPF50+ protection, many have transparent panels for baby to see out. This won’t offer the same sun protection and UV rays can get in.
SnoozeShade’s fabric is darker than others on the market because it offers the most protection; just one layer of our fabric blocks 80% of UV and we use two layers.
Clever, child-safe zips allow you to check on your baby frequently.
How do I attach the straps?
Visit our instructions page for detailed information on how to fit your SnoozeShade.
What is breathable fabric?
SnoozeShade’s unique fabric is woven and air permeable. You can put it over your face and breathe comfortably through it. This means that air can circulate freely to keep your baby healthy and happy.
Fabrics called ‘breathable’ are not necessarily air-permeable, so avoid cheap copies and buy the best.
I am also proud to say that a new test for suffocation and CO2 rebreathing was developed and all SnoozeShade fabric passed both tests with flying colours!