black out blinds

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  1. XxPrInCeSsNaI

    XxPrInCeSsNaI Active Member

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    hey just wondering were i can get some from and are they worth it now its sunny in the moring livi woke up at 6 so was thinking of getting some ????
     
  2. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    seriously get these https://www.easyblindsonline.co.uk/easyblackout-Kit.html - I got the kit and omg its amazing!!! Basically you stick velco round the frame and put the material on top. My window is 6 foot and it only cost 30 odd quid - so cheaper than a blind and it really is pitch black! And added bonus dont have to wait for oh to drill holes for a blind and all you need is scissors and a tape measure!!!!
     
  3. babe2ooo

    babe2ooo mum to Jack

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    we got some from B&Q
     
  4. chatts

    chatts Well-Known Member

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    There's a really good one with suckers that we have that you can also use if travelling etc - not neccessarily the best for constant use but worth getting to see if it works. It's by the gro company. Then if you want something more permanent you can get a roller one from more places (john lewis etc) or get some blackput material from any material shop and stitch on to your nursery curtains
     
  5. XxPrInCeSsNaI

    XxPrInCeSsNaI Active Member

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    thanks i think my mother in law goin to buy the material and sew it on the curtains
     
  6. quaints

    quaints Well-Known Member

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    Another fan of easyblindsonline. They are fantastic and let in NO light whatsoever. You tape velco around the windows and then place material panels over the velco strips.

    Daphne sleeps so much better with them on and great for nap times, couldn't be without them :)
     
  7. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    yay they are GREAT arent they - the boys used to sleep till 5am but it has now gone to 7 or even 7.30am!!!! We have had to unearth the alarm clock for the first time in 16 months so oh isnt late for work!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Natnee

    Natnee Mummy to Belle

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    We just put one up in Belle's room as the early morning sun was shining in and she was getting up at 6. This week we've been having to wake her up!
    We got this one https://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/w...=1201602&Trail=searchtext>6FT+BLACKOUT+BLINDS and it is really good. You can get them in different colours and sizes and you just cut them to size if need be.
    Her curtains are blackout ones but the light was still coming in round the edges, but this blind is brilliant. Really good quality and they are reduced at the moment!
     
  9. Mrs.W

    Mrs.W Mummy with blue bump!

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    We bought black out curtain linings from the range which stopped the really early wake ups, we're now up 6.20-30 ish x
     
  10. CJane

    CJane Well-Known Member

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    We bought thick black material from the market for £5.

    Hubby then unscrewed his curtain rail from the wall, and simply screwed it back into the wall through the material - works wonders!! And it will stay there throughout the summer, we just pull it back along with the curtains with curtain ties when we need light during the day.

    Cheap and easy!!
     
  11. Heidi

    Heidi Mummy to two girls

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    I've used the magic blackout blind stuff - it is really good and stays put and lets no light in at all but I would recommend just putting them on the windows and leaving them there, we found that the static seemed to go quite quickly if you keep putting them up and down all the time. We are currently using a gro anywhere blackout blind (the one with the suction thingies) and it is really good and the bonus is you can take it with you if you are staying away from home - its a very good size and will fit most windows.
     
  14. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I simply hung a thick blanket up.
     

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