Hooray! So you have your holiday booked, and you have your travel check lists ready to go. Packing is sorted, early check in completed… you’re ready to go! Hopefully you’ve read our post on helping to sleep on the go (if not, catch it here) and you have your SnoozeShade ready to save the day whenever you need it. So this time we’re going to take a look at using your SnoozeShade on holiday. Hopefully you know the benefits, but do you know how to make the most of it? Read on to find out how to use your SnoozeShade on holiday.
What you get
Your SnoozeShade comes with a handy little pouch so that it can be stored conveniently when not in use. We’d recommend you keep your SnoozeShade in this little pouch and store it in your hand luggage while you travel, then pop it under the pram or in your changing bag while you’re away. That way, you always know where it is and it’s less likely to get lost.
The SnoozeShade protects from up to 99% of the sun’s harmful rays, so it’s going to provide fantastic all round sun protection for your little one. It’s made from breathable fabric that has been tested rigorously to ensure that it’s safe for use in hot weather- so please don’t worry that your baby will over-heat. As with anything, on hot weather it’s best to look for as much shade as you can, and always check on your baby regularly whilst sleeping.
The SnoozeShade provides a universal fit, so it will work with any pram or stroller, including the small foldable model you might choose to take on holiday with you. It’s fastened with stretchy tabs that you can place wherever you like on the pram to maintain a good fit. There is a sneak a peek zip (and all of our zips are the strongest they can be) so that you can check on baby regularly, and there are no cute buttons or logos etc that little hands can pull off either. We design every product to exceed normal safety testing so that you can rest assured the SnoozeShade is as safe as can be.
The SnoozeShade Original is designed for babies up to six months of age, and will protect from 99% of all UVA and UVB (UPF50+). Made from a soft, permeable fabric (designed not to retain heat), the SnoozeShade Original is safe to use both indoors and out. So if baby has been sleeping whilst you were taking a stroll along the beach, it’s perfectly fine to pop into a cafe for refreshments and keep the SnoozeShade in place.
The benefits of the SnoozeShade Original on holiday means that you don’t need to take a cumbersome parasol with you, or spend ages each day constantly adjusting it. You have one shade that fits perfectly and provides full sun protection plus a distraction free place for baby to sleep on the go. Use the sneak a peek zip to check on baby without disturbing too. This product is also available as the SnoozeShade Original Deluxe, providing 97.5% protection from the sun and using a air permeable mesh which is grey in colour. The Deluxe is fastened with universally safe poppers rather than velcro.
The SnoozeShade Plus is designed for older babies, aged nine months plus- or babies who like to sit up and have a nosey! The reason for this is that it has a two panel system depending on baby’s needs.
In ‘look out’ mode, (achieved by un-fastening the sleep panel and creating a window for baby to see out) your baby is protected from up to 80% of UV rays. This means that when you’re sight seeing, your little one doesn’t have to miss out. The SnoozeShade Plus will provide adequate protection from the sun around the sides and on top so again you don’t need to worry about parasols.
When it’s sleep time, simply replace the sleep panel to create a darkened space for baby to sleep, away from stimulation and with protection from 99% of UV rays. Again, there’s no need to remove the SnoozeShade once indoors, and there is a sneak a peek zip which allows you to check on baby regularly. Air will circulate freely inside the SnoozeShade, and like all of our products this one has exceeded all safety testing standards too. The SnoozeShade Plus is also available as the SnoozeShade Plus Deluxe, providing 97.5% protection from UV rays when in sleep mode, and 80% when in ‘look out’ mode. The Deluxe has a larger viewing panel for full access to your child, so when you’re out and baby needs to stretch her legs, you don’t need to remove the SnoozeShade to do this. It can stay in place for as long as you need.
Points to note
Your SnoozeShade can be washed at 30 degrees and should be checked regularly for signs of wear. They’re designed to last years and years but as with anything, regular inspections are recommended. Store your SnoozeShade in the pouch provided when not in use to ensure they don’t get snagged or damaged.
You need a pram or stroller with a hood or sun canopy to fit your SnoozeShade. Most strollers, even cheaper lightweight models that are perfect for holidays, will have a hood, but do check before you travel.
We have yet to find a stroller that the SnoozeShade will not fit! But just in case you’re not sure, please check our list of compatible strollers here.
For information on how to fit your SnoozeShade, check out the videos on our YouTube channel.
Please please please don’t forget to use sun cream on your little ones aged over six months. The SnoozeShade does provide sun protection but it is still recommended that sun block be used along side our products.
Check our FAQ page for more info, and get in touch if we still haven’t answered your questions.