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Which SnoozeShade to choose?

Which SnoozeShade to choose?

We're often asked which SnoozeShade is most suitable for different babies, so we thought we'd put together a guide.

A quick note re safety

To reassure you, all of SnoozeShade products are designed to meet rigorous safety testing that goes above and beyond what is required by nursery industry standards.

This means that our products undergo extra safety tests to ensure that every single product we make is 100% safe for use.

All SnoozeShade products are made from our special laboratory-tested air permeable, lightweight and stretchy mesh fabric that allows air (hot or cold) to circulate easily.

Your SnoozeShade is safe to use in hot weather and is used happily by parents in Australia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and other hot countries.

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For babies aged 0-6 months

All SnoozeShade products are suitable for use from birth, but there are products more suited for younger babies.

For prams and carrycots

We recommend SnoozeShade Original and SnoozeShade Original Deluxe buggy sunshades for babies under six months. The reason why they are suited to younger babies is because there is no lookout panel and they give great overhead shade which is so important when baby is lying flat in a pram. 

SnoozeShade Original provides the highest rated UV protection of UPF50+ and blocks 99% of UVA and UVB and can be used safely indoors and outdoors.  SnoozeShade Original Deluxe blocks 97.5% of the sun's harsh UV rays.  

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

Our sleeping baby emblem also deters well-meaning people from disturbing your sleeping baby.

Parents often find when they start to use SnoozeShade regularly, it becomes a sleep trigger for their baby in the same way that shutting the curtains in the nursery is a signal that it is sleep time.

SnoozeShade car seat shades

Our sun shades for car seats are designed for use with infant car seats that have a rigid carry handle.  They give 360-degree protection from sun, wind, chill and can be used until your baby outgrows their infant car seat.

If your car seat does not need a seatbelt to hold it in place then our car seat shade will give baby extra protection from the sun coming through the car window. You can leave the front panel open and baby will still be protected from bright light.

We do not encourage extended use of infant car seats with young babies but our shades are useful for when you need to move baby from car to home without disturbing them. 

Our car seat shades are a universal fit for all types of infant car seats including Maxi-Cosi (CabrioFix, Pebble and all infant versions) Doona, Cybex, Graco, Hauck, Silver Cross and many more. If it has a carry handle then it will fit.


How to Choose the Right SnoozeShade for


For babies aged 6 months+

Once baby is sitting up, we recommend either a SnoozeShade Plus or 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 the Plus is fully zipped up then 99% of UV rays are blocked. In lookout mode, 80% of UV is filtered by the large, soft, mesh window while allowing your little one to see the world go by.
The Plus Deluxe is made from the same 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.
You can use the Plus and Plus Deluxe until your little one is out of the buggy. It can be useful when they're older even when they aren't napping to use as a holiday buggy sunshade. It also helps with evening meals out as your little one can have a snooze while the family eats.
How to Choose the Right SnoozeShade for
Because we get asked it a lot here's a chart to show the differences between the Plus and Plus Deluxe to help you decide which one is right for you and your little one.
The difference between SnoozeShade Plus and Plus Deluxe
Which SnoozeShade is right for me?
The advice given here is just a guide. You may feel more comfortable being able to use the lookout panel on a Plus or Plus Deluxe 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 in on your baby while they are 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.
Keep your SnoozeShade under the pram so that it's always ready to use whenever you need it - whether that's for baby sun protection or for an impromptu nap.
And please do get in touch if you have any questions at all! We are here to help.
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