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Best blackout blinds?

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Lemondrop99 Fri 09-Feb-18 16:16:30

Bit of a random question but I thought plenty of parents have battled to darken bedrooms so you might be able to help!

DS (4 months) is currently in our room and naps best in a darkened room. We're using the Gro Anywhere blind as a temporary measure but it doesn't fit well and too much light leaks in around the edges. I want a really good blackout blind for his nursery. We currently have blackout curtains but really they just dim the light and again, it leaks around the edges. I'm hoping a combo of a good blind and the curtains will help.

Happy to pay a bit extra for decent blackout performance. Strongly prefer cordless for safety reasons.

Any recommendations? Thanks

mindutopia Fri 09-Feb-18 17:51:34

Look on Amazon for blackout curtains. We did use the gro anywhere blind. It's fine, but it does fall down a lot and leaves marks on the window. It's good for travel though, which is probably what it's made for.

We just outfitted pretty much our whole upstairs with blackout curtains for everyone (our older dd's room, new baby's room and our room). We got ones made by Deconovo and they are great. Really nice quality and they do the job. Some light will come around the edges, but you don't need it pitch black at all times. I like these much more than the gro blind.

Buppydipsandsoldiers Fri 09-Feb-18 19:10:20

Bloc blinds do some great ones. We had the gro blinds and they didn’t seem to keep the light out very well and would drop off!

Acorncat Fri 09-Feb-18 20:30:38

I use Easy blackout blind, on amazon. You stick the Velcro round the window frame then the fabric sticks on so it doesn't let in any light at all.

Lemondrop99 Fri 09-Feb-18 20:51:01

Mind, it's actually the Deconova ones off Amazon that we have up! They are ok, but aren't doing a good enough job of blocking out the light. I'd like as dark as possible to (hopefully) reduce the change of early wakes when summer comes.

Thanks Buppy. I was looking at Bloc Blinds. They do BlocOut Blinds which have runners down the sides, but are seriously expensive. I'll have another look at their regular blackout blinds. Can't wait to be shot of the Gro Blinds. Fine for occasional use but really annoying to use regularly (I realise they aren't designed for that).

Thanks Acorn. I'll have a look. I wanted something that was easy to open and close several times a day, so not sure if Velcro would be a bit annoying? Sounds effective though.

Rach000 Fri 09-Feb-18 21:17:57

We have ordered blinds from blinds 2 go for a lot of our windows and they have been good. But not had a blackout roller blind to be fair but the website is helpful and you can order samples. I was planning on ordering a blackout blind from there when my daughter moves rooms soon and using blackout curtains as well.

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