Win a fantastic Snooze Shade for baby’s travels with Coombe Mill

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

Travelling with young children

The clocks have changed; summer is officially with us and getting out and about with the children on the increase over the summer months. When you have very young children in tow then you want them to fit in with your activities and be as happy and safe as possible too.  From an afternoon nap in the pram to an overnight in a hotel room, having a way to recreate the darkened room they enjoy in their own home can be the difference between a happy child and a grumpy sleep deprived child, not to mention the knock on effect for you as a parent. 


Clio enjoying a day out


Snooze Shade has the complete solution

I have had the pleasure of receiving the quality darkened cot cover and pram shade from the lovely Cara Sayer who owns Snooze Shade. Cara is a Mum who created Snooze Shade out of her own frustrations of travelling with her little girl. From a trip to the shops to a holiday this is a product range that can make a difference. These products are made to a high standard from fully soft and breathable fabric, they are light weight, easy to pack and adjust to fit all travel cots and prams. We have a full range of cot sizes here at Coombe Mill and I tried the cot cover on each style finding it could be adapted easily with the elastic edging and Velcro tabs to fit all of ours including some of the larger wooden cots.


Snooze shade cot cover


Over on the website there are some excellent videos demonstrating how to put up the snooze shade range and all the versatility of use. Do take a look, but be warned, you will want one after watching! Cara has deservedly won many awards for the range. 

 Snooze shade pushchair cover

Tried and Tested

With no children of pram age myself I have been offering our holiday guests a try over the past season. I can vouch to the quality as they come back each time looking as good as new with no wear and tear. The pram cover was a universal success doubling up as a darkened napping place and a sun shade in one. The Cot cover was favoured by most, though some with older toddlers who had never tried anything like it before said their child didn’t like the enclosed sensation on full sleep mode.  Snooze shade have thought of this and there is a zip which goes across the whole of the top and the sides to allow you to make it as enclosed and darkened or as light as you choose. If I had the chance to use one I think I would use it from the start with a new baby and take advantage of the zip according to the time of year, age of child and natural light in the room. I could have saved myself endless stubbed toes on the end of beds in unfamiliar rooms being able to turn on the light and find my way to bed safely without worrying I may disturb the baby I finally got to sleep!

 Snooze shade cot cover in use


Win your choice of Snooze Shade with Coombe Mill

Cara has kindly offered you the chance to win any product from her lovely Snooze Shade range. The products range from £19.99 to £69.99 so a very generous offer. Take a good look around the helpful Snooze Shade website at the full range and let me know in the comments below which product you would like to win. Remember to also leave a way for me to contact you.

To increase your chance of winning:

‘Like’ Snoozeshade and Coombemill on Facebook and leave ONE separate comment here to say you have done so with your facebook name.

For an additional entry, follow  and Coombemill on Twitter and leave ONE extra comment here with your twitter name.

For one final entry, please tweet the following sentence and leave another comment to say you have done so:

I’ve entered to win my choice of Snooze Shade for baby with @SnoozeShade & @coombemill Why don’t you? Pls RT


The competition is open to UK residents and will close on Thursday 24th April 3013 at midnight with the winner chosen by and announced the following morning. Good luck to all taking part.

This Competition is now closed.

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The Winner is Otilia aka @romanianmum. Many Congratulations and thank you to all who took part.  

Disclosure: I was given a pram cover and cot shade for the purpose of this review, all thoughts are my own or those of our holiday guests who tested them for me.  My cot and pushchair shades are available at Coombe Mill for our holiday guests to use. Please just ask when booking.