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Black out blinds for travelling

(11 Posts)
goodbyegoodbye Wed 19-Mar-14 10:39:11

Can anyone recommend some good blackout blinds to take with us on a long trip? We know we will be staying somewhere with 2 large windows but don't know the size. And we need to take the blinds on a plane.


Sparklingbrook Wed 19-Mar-14 10:42:30

Would these be any good?

Theyaremysunshine Wed 19-Mar-14 12:38:02

Gro blinds are designed for this very purpose and are good.


WhoAteAllTheCremeEggs Wed 19-Mar-14 12:42:06

in that 3 day nanny program she sprays the window with a water spray and sticks tin foil to it to make a black out effect.
So ive done that in my sons bedroom (loft room) for the short term while i wait for those velux blinds to arrive it really works.

goodbyegoodbye Wed 19-Mar-14 20:10:47

Thanks everyone! I might try the tin foil - I've heard the gro blinds let in light around the corners and I've tried theatric blackout blinds but they didn't work for me ...

toomuchtooold Thu 20-Mar-14 07:08:30

I don't rate the groblinds - like you say they let in light at the corners and also they sometimes fall off if the window gets very cold! Like cremeeggs I recommend the tinfoil and water trick. Better than anything else we've tried, and no problems with transporting it either.

Sparklingbrook Thu 20-Mar-14 07:12:43

If you are going travelling it would be a good thing if the DC slept without the blackout blinds though?

kittermum Thu 20-Mar-14 14:11:10

Agree, groblinds are a disappointment ...

NotAnotherPackedLunchBox Thu 20-Mar-14 14:13:41

We've always used cooking foil stuck to the glass with blu tak. It fits all windows and gets the room very dark, but is a bit of a pain if you want rapid daylight.

Aworryingtrend Thu 20-Mar-14 17:09:19

The Lights Out black out blinds are brilliant we use them at home and for travel. We used the gro one first at a friend's house and it was rubbish, fell down after 5 minutes.

Whereisegg Thu 20-Mar-14 17:30:20

Tin foil/roll of black sacks and blu tack smile

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