When driving with kids in the car, there are enough complications and complaints to deal with – at least having a good set of sun shades can solve some problems!
I was gifted a set of shades from Car Shades UK, and was keen to test out the claim that little fingers (or paws) can’t pull them off – especially after going through a few sets of cheaper blinds with flimsy suckers that were no match for my kids, and always just ended up on the floor being trampled.
I was really impressed with the design, shades are tailor made for each make and model of car to completely cover the rear windows with no pesky gaps. It’s a great idea, and as promised they were a perfect fit for my little Ford Fiesta. There’s a shade for each back window and two to cover the rear window of the boot.
They were quick and straightforward to fit – my other half put them on in about 10 minutes as I was rounding up the kids for a trip out. There are little clips that fix on to the shades then fit between the window seal and frame. As they’re not attached directly to the window, they stay put when opening and closing windows so it’s great for getting a breeze on a hot day, and for keeping insects out. Once it’s set up they can be popped out in seconds then put back in easily, although I can’t imagine that we’d want to take them off anytime soon.
My 5 year old was a bit unsure at first, as he assumed he wouldn’t be able to see much out of the window. I braced for a grumpy journey but after a few minutes he realised that he can still see everything just fine, and said it’s better now that it’s not too bright. They’ve been shown to reduce light in the vehicle by 72%, and as well as anti-glare they offer UV protection for even more peace of mind.
You can find out more about Car Shades UK here, and orders placed before the end of September 2021 will receive exclusive 10% discount – just use the code “Mumbler10” at the checkout!
Disclaimer: Mumbler was invited to review Car Shades UK and was gifted a full pack of shades, but all comments given are honest and accurate.