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See Me Adjustable Mirror

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Manufacturer: Sunshine Kids / Type: Child Seats

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      04.06.2012 19:05
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      Easy to apply, but view a little distorted and I found it too distracting

      When Lauren was smaller, she used to travel in the front of my car however when we went out in the 'family' car, she used to sit in the rear due to the passenger airbags (and my push chair not fitting in the boot). I wanted to purchase a mirror that would help me check she was ok without having to turn around so I decided to purchase the See-Me Mirror.

      I purchased from Amazon for £4.99 with free delivery the recommended retail price of this is around £5.99. Since purchasing, I have not spotted it in any shops, but have noticed a few on line store now sell it such as Mothercare, EBay and Kiddicare but most are subject to a delivery charge.

      The mirror measures around 5.8 cm x 12 cm and looks very much like your rear view mirror as is has a black casing around it. As it was quite compact, it was easy to place next to the rear view mirror so it was not affecting my vision or view out of the windscreen. To the rear there is a suction cup, you don't have to wet this like some suction cups, simply place it where you want and then twist the back, it makes a click noise which indicates the mirror is locked into place. I found it rear easy to stick to the windscreen and it never came loose or suddenly dropped off. The suction cup itself is on a kind of 'ball' attachment, this meant I found it really easy to adjust or tilt to the correct position to give the best view of my daughter.

      The mirror boasts that it does not distort your view but I found that it actually did, it took a good few seconds of me squinting to get a clear view of what Lauren was up to. I think this was because the mirror gives a magnification affect so that you can see quite a significant area as opposed to just my daughters face as some similar products on the market do.

      I do know people who have used the mirror on the rear windscreen for when their children were in a rear facing car seat (you would view by positioning so you would see in your wing mirror) I never tried this as by the time I purchased, Lauren was in a forward facing car seat. The instructions also say it is not suitable to be used this way.

      The mirror itself comes in a bright yellow cardboard box with the product pictured on the front, as well as the mirror, you also get an instruction leaflet detailing how and where to use etc.

      Overall, I do not think I would recommend, I found the mirror quite distracting and often found myself looking at this more frequently and for longer than I would have needed to turn around (although I am in no way saying this is the best course of action) In the end, I could not get my other half to buy me a new car so we purchased a new pushchair which meant I did not have to travel in the family car alone with her so she was able to sit in the front and I could keep an eye on her there.

      I would give the product 3 out of 5 stars, it did what it should but I just did not like it.

      Thanks for reading.

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  • Product Details

    This 6-way adjustable mirror is suitable whether your child is forward facing or rearward facing. And features a power-grip suction cup