Product Type: Clippasafe safety products
Newest Review: ... I liked it, plus I only need one sunshade on the car, on the side our baby's car seat is on. The roller blind measures 35cm x 48cm so is... more
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Clippasafe Roller Blind
Member Name: masterchef98
Clippasafe Roller Blind
Advantages: Protect your baby from the sun (a bit)
Disadvantages: Don't fully solve problem of sun shining on baby and bottom suction pads not up to scratch
I bought these car window blinds at the same time as a baby car seat while I was pregnant to help shield my baby from the sun. There are 2 blinds, one for each side window of the car. They stick at the top of the window with two suction pads and then you can pull the blind down and secure it at the bottom with another suction pad.
My son is now 2 so these have been in use for 2 years, they stay well attached to the window at the top, but the bottom is a different matter. On one the bottom suction pad has fallen off the blind and disappeared, the other one doesn't seem to stick very well so the blinds just hang off the window. The whole fact of them being retractable is fairly pointless for a baby or toddler as he's hardly going to pull them up and down himself so they are just down most of the time, but the button at the top you press to retract them works fine.
We have a Suzuki Liani which is a similar size to a Ford Focus and the blind doesn't cover the width of the window very well at all. There is also the problem that when he was in a rear facing seat the sun got in his eyes through the back window and now that he is forward facing the sun gets in his eyes through the front window. I wouldn't consider any of these design faults of the blinds as they are for side windows and have to be a size to fit most cars but as a concept they are very limited in their usefulness.
If you are planning on buying window blinds for your car I would recommend measuring your windows to get a blind which provides maximum coverage or looking for a sunshade that will attach directly to the car seat. Unless the person sitting next to the blind is able to pull them up and down then I think that feature is fairly pointless.
Summary: Shop around and choose the sun protection that suits you and your car
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