Gro Anywhere Blackout Blind Only £23.95 @ Amazon
I am a HUGE fan of shutting out the light when it's time to sleep for ME as well the kids. Daylight - time to be awake; darkness - time to s l e e p. This is all very well and good at home but what about when you go away? I have countless, now humourous, tales about fashioning DIY blackout blinds from almost anything I could lay my hands - towels, sheets, blankets, coats, even taping black bin liners up at the windows (hey it worked!).
HOW much easier it would have been if this genius piece of kit had been around back then! Just pick it up, take it with you, stick it up at the offending light-letting-in window with its suction cups and VIOLA! Instant darkness, instant night time, instant(ish) sleeping child; perfect!
Even though it's an impressive 200cms x 135cms it will fit small windows too cleverly using, as one reviewer put it, 'those elasticated waistband thingys you sometimes get on kids trousers' to shrink it to fit; odd shaped windows will be no match for the Gro Anywhere blind either.
It's currently selling for £30 in Mothercare and John Lewis and £31 @ Kiddicare, but Amazon have come up trumps again on price and you can buy the Gro Anywhere blind for £23.95 with free delivery! Good old Amazon, what would we do without them?!