A while ago I did a review of the Snoozeshade Plus for Joburg.co.za. It is one of those items that you would never think to buy yourself whilst pregnant and may not look like the most exciting gift to give at a baby-shower.
The thing is, only once you actually become a parent, do you realise how many unnecessary products there are out there … and as an expectant mom, you can get caught up in the whole “must have everything for the new baby” hype.
The Huffington Post shared this list of “Baby Products You Don’t Need” and some of them are really just downright silly!
Like this “Peekaru” for example …
Or this “Time Out Pad” …
Seriously? People spend money on this kind of stuff?
The Snoozeshade, however, is a real gem of a baby product. How many times has your baba been snoozing under the shade of a blanket in his or her pram when suddenly a gust of wind (or a kicking foot) whips up the blanket and exposes him or her to the bright sun, bringing nap time an abrupt halt?
I found that the Snoozeshade served me the best during outdoor trips, like walks to the nearby shops or during a recent afternoon spent at the Jo’burg Zoo. I could see that Mika was getting tired, so I propped his bottle up so that he could drink without my help, attached the Snoozeshade to the pram and carried on walking. I could peep in through the zip to check on him and before he was even half way through his bottle he’d passed clean out! There was no chance of the wind blowing his shade away, as the Snoozeshade is attached to the pram using nifty Velcro straps. It also stays nice and cool underneath the Snoozeshade, which is fab during the hot summer afternoons!
The lovely Georgina from Snoozeshade SA given me one Snoozeshade Original (available with either a green, pink or latté trim) to give away to a reader of my blog!
To enter, post a comment here, mentioning one of the most ridiculous baby products you’ve ever seen/bought. The product that makes me giggle (or gasp) the most, wins! The winner will be announced on Monday, 24 September.
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