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I assumed that my daughter would be shaded from the sun with the hood of her pram but this wasn't so. While she was still laid flat in her pram the sun used to get in her eyes so I made a trip to my local Mothercare to find a solution. This was the best option I could find, with its promise of 'universal clamp' being able to fit to any pram or pushchair.
It is available to buy online on Mothercare's website, or in Mothercare stores. It is available in numerous colours including black, white, blue, yellow, pink and grey. It usually costs £24.99. There is a version which doesn't include the UV protection and costs slightly less.
To use it, you unscrew the clamp at the bottom, fit it over whichever part of the pushchair or pram you think is suitable and tighten the clamp back up. You then bend it to whichever angle you need it at. The canopy is put up in the same way as if you were putting up and umbrella.
This parasol isn't like an umbrella, when you put it down it doesn't shrink to a small size. The bottom metal part and clamp stick out so it isn't easy to fit into a changing bag or under the pram if you need to put it away.
I have used it on the Mamas and Papas MPX pram/pushchair and found that it fit quite nicely on it. However, it was a pain having to adjust the angle of it every time I turned a corner and the direction in which the sun shone changed. It was difficult to keep the baby in the shade all the time. I have since tried it on other pushchairs (silver cross pop and Maclaren Techno XT) and have found it a pain to keep it attached to each of these, I constantly have to re-tighten the clamp because it slides down. I would advise you to try it on your pushchair before buying it.
I am disappointed in this product. I considered it to be quite expensive for what it is and it didn't serve the purpose for which I bought it.
At a Glance The Mothercare UV Universal Clamp Parasol Provides full UV protection and some comfy, relaxing shade for your little one on sunny outings. Features and benefits for Mothercare UV Universal Clamp Parasol - White A lightweight parasol with innovative universal clamp Compact fold fabric that gives plenty of protection from UV rays Works with most pushchairs and strollers Remember to follow the precautions about sun protection Mothercare Loves...?? Our UV parasols as they protect your little one from the sun's UV rays and come in a variety of colours to match your stroller or mood.Want To Know More?The UV Universal Clamp Parasol provides excellent protection for your little one from UV rays and also supplies relaxing shade so that they can enjoy a stroll comfortably on sunny days. It's versatile, fits with most pushchairs and strollers and folds away for easy storage, so the UV Universal Clamp Parasol is perfectly practical too.Don't Forget...Take a look at our high filter sunglasses to protect your little one's eyes on a bright day. What's in the box: 1 x Parasol