Product Type: Mothercare safety products
Newest Review: ... had varying degrees of success with this sunshade. It seems like something you don't need but when the sun is shining into the eyes of yo... more
Cool for cats but any good for babies?
Member Name: katyj10
Advantages: Cute and fun
Disadvantages: Not 100% effective
This is a review of the cat sunshade we bought from Mothercare. It came in a pack of two but actually the second design is of a bear (I think!). Or perhaps it is meant to be a panda.
So far I have only used the cat one so this is the one I will comment upon. It is made a bit like those folding laundry baskets you get, as it packs away into a small circle when you twist the wire. It is easy to unfold and pops up into a flat shape, with a sucker disc on the back to affix to the window.
We have had varying degrees of success with this sunshade. It seems like something you don't need but when the sun is shining into the eyes of your little one it can be quite distressing for them and you, especially when you are hoping that they might get some sleep whilst travelling. The main problem for us has been our daughter being able to remove the shade from the window by just pulling it and then she plays with it in her lap. I can't tell you the number of times I have had to re fix the shade to the window! Sometimes the sun is shining in an awkward position which the shade shape doesn't cover (you can see the gaps on the picture).
The sunshade is guaranteed for two years and is 0.1 kg (very very light!). The size will fit most car windows at 19 x18cm and the colour is black (but still see through).
The set of two cost £5.99 and are rarely discounted in the sales so that's generally the price you will end up paying.
I like the design of the cat sunshade and as I am a big cat fan anyway it was the one I knew I wanted for my car. It does stay on the window well unless pulled by little hands. The shade is a bit see through so doesn't always work when the sun is bright and we have still struggled with the sun getting in our daughter's eyes.
My husband wanted a set of shades for his car too but said he didn't want these, whether it's because the animals are a bit girly or childish, I don't know but he said they didn't perform well enough so he spent £16 on a set of roller blinds for cars from the Mamas and Papas shop. Once he's had a fair trial of them I will review these too. For the money paid I think these blinds are OK but not much better than that. They are cute but not 100% effective in my mind.
Summary: An OK buy
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