How does it work?
SnoozeShade Plus can be used in two modes to give you all the functionality and versatility you need to venture out and about at naptime:
- In shade mode, your child can see out of the inner window but is protected from 80% of UV rays, as well as from wind, light rain and pesky insects.
- In snooze mode, a blackout panel safely covers the window to create a comfortingly dark space that boosts melatonin and blurs distractions to encourage sleepy time!
- What's more, with the snooze panel in place your baby is protected from 99% of UV while they sleep.
"Made with obsessive attention to safety"
SnoozeShade founder Cara invented the very first SnoozeShade for her own precious baby, Holly, so she could get out of the house without worrying that she’d miss a nap.
To say Cara is safety-obsessed is an understatement. That’s why you can count on SnoozeShade not only to transform your little one’s daytime naps, but to keep them safe in more ways than one:
Better than breathable
Unlike a blanket or muslin, our mesh fabric has been independently tested and proven to be air permeable – which means air passes through it easily.
There is no danger that your baby's ability to breathe will be affected. In fact, if you hold a SnoozeShade up to your face you'll see you can breathe comfortably (now try that with a blanket, coat or muslin).
Our fabric and design features match advice from The Lullaby Trust on safer sleep and pram coverings.
Every part is safe enough for a newborn
A product like SnoozeShade is only required by law to be safe enough for a three-year-old, because the product is actually being used by the parent, not the child.
But that isn't safe enough for Cara
Every SnoozeShade is designed to meet the same European regulations as a toy for a newborn baby – the highest standard possible – and our safety features include the following:
- Short straps that pose no risk of strangulation or entrapment
- Strong zips that won't break – even under heavy loads
- Absolutely no toxic nasties in our fabric or any component
- Non-flammable fabric
Sun protection up to UPF 50+
Cara initially designed 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 up to 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 all SnoozeShade products feature a sneak-a-peek zip, so you can easily check on your sleeping beauty without letting in too much light and waking them.
99% of our customers would recommend
SnoozeShade to a friend!
"This shade is versatile and protects my baby granddaughter from the sun when in her pram especially at this time of year when the sun is low. The shade also helps with naps and excluding stimuli from lights in shops."
"I had the Original which I used with the carry cot and bought the SnoozeShade Plus to use with the buggy when we went on holiday. This worked great as I could roll down the top layer allowing little one to see (she doesn’t like being kept in the dark!) but still providing UV protection. Brilliant products. Would be great gifts for new parents of summer babies."
Well worth it!
"This has been a game changer for helping our daughter nap whilst out, and protecting her from the sun. We absolutely love it and don't know what we did without it!"
"Bought the snooze shade for our holiday and it was amazing - baby napped in the shade while we could enjoy the sun! Been using back home as well, it’s great for day naps when I’m out running errands. Thanks so much."
Couldn't be without it!
"Perfect for helping our little girl get to sleep in the pram who is usually very easily distracted and stimulated by light and noises! Since moving her out of her bassinet and into the next part of her pram, the SnoozeShade has been invaluable! Would definitely recommend :)"
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 you can also choose to extend it to two years absolutely FREE!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here you'll find Cara's answers to some of our most-received questions, but if there's anything else you'd like to know please reach out – we'd be delighted to help.
How does using SnoozeShade help my baby and I?
SnoozeShade is like a portable blackout blind for families on the go, allowing you to get out and about while still maintaining your baby’s sleep routine.
It’s the only baby sunshade of its kind to be endorsed by international baby-sleep experts, be approved by the Melanoma International Foundation, and to have won more than 80 awards – including Mother & Baby Gold for Innovation, Dadsnet Gold and Made for Mums Gold.
Cara says: “Until I invented SnoozeShade, the only option for parents was to throw makeshift items like blankets or muslins over the pushchair. These aren’t always made of air-permeable fabric, don’t provide sun protection and may simply fly off at the slightest breeze. You also have to lift them to check on your baby, letting in light that wakes them up.”
• SnoozeShade becomes a ‘sleep trigger’ for babies – like a bedtime routine or closing the curtains in the nursery. Your baby starts to recognise that when SnoozeShade goes on, it’s time to sleep.
• SnoozeShade removes the external distractions that stop your baby getting to sleep. It creates a cosy, comfortable and healthy nap environment – wherever you are.
• Deeper, longer sleep with no interruptions means your baby gets the sleep they need – and we all know that a well-rested, happy baby means everyone in the family has an easier time!
• Many parents also use SnoozeShade to prevent well-meaning people from touching and disturbing their sleeping baby.
SnoozeShade & safety testing
I invented SnoozeShade to use with my own daughter, which means safety has always been my number one priority.
For me, safety comes first above all else, and I am proud that SnoozeShade is a ‘function over fashion’ product. I won’t compromise on safety and I put SnoozeShade through regular and rigorous safety testing – including tests that aren't compulsory. Head to our blog to find out more.
Why is SnoozeShade black, doesn't that attract heat?
The colour of a fabric has little to do with how hot it gets, but there are lots of great reasons why our fabric looks the way that it does:
• SnoozeShade is made from air-permeable mesh with lots of small holes that allow fresh air to circulate easily
• SnoozeShade’s fabric has been tested multiple times by well-respected, independent laboratories and scores highly for air permeability
• Black is the best colour for UV protection, as it blocks the most UV rays. This means our fabric doesn't need any chemical treatment
To find out more about how SnoozeShade’s fabric keeps your baby protected and happy, read this piece, which we wrote with the help of one of the UK’s leading thermal physicists to explain the science behind the 'colour and heat' question.
What is air-permeable fabric?
Our unique fabric is actually better than breathable. It's air permeable.
The term breathability is often used incorrectly. It's actually a term that refers to how well a fabric wicks moisture away from the skin, which is why it's often used to describe sportswear. Air permeability is all about how easily air moves through something.
A fabric that's ‘breathable’ is not necessarily air permeable. For your baby to be safe beneath a sunshade it MUST be made from air-permeable fabric. Avoid cheap copies and buy the safety-tested best.
I'm also proud to say that a new test for suffocation and CO2 rebreathing was developed and our mesh fabric passed both tests with flying colours!
What sun protection does SnoozeShade Plus provide?
When it’s time for a buggy nap, convert your SnoozeShade Plus to snooze mode by zipping up the outer panel (an extra layer of air-permeable mesh). This snooze panel covers the inner window to create a sleep-friendly environment that blurs distractions, shuts out 94% of light and blocks 99% of UV rays (UPF 50+).
While other sunshades claim to offer UPF50+ protection, many have transparent panels. This won’t offer the same level of sun protection, as UV rays can get in. Remember, if you can clearly see your baby through the fabric, so can the sun!
Our fabric is completely unique to us and has been independently scientifically tested, scoring highly for air permeability, which means air flows freely through it and your little one is completely safe underneath it.
Our clever child-safe zips allow you to check on your baby frequently without letting in too much light or exposing them to the sun.