We have really good blackout curtains in our room and dd will usually wake up around 7am. We are about to move DD into her own room as sheis getting too big for the moses basket (no room for cot in our room).
In her room, we have venetian blinds with a blackout blind on top. However, the light does come through. I am worried that DD is going to wake at 5am or some ghastly time due to the extra light.
I read about someone putting bin bags on the window? Anyone had any experience doing that or any other good ideas.
It would be a lot of hassle and expense to get her really good blackout curtains like the ones we have so any other ideas would be much appreciated.
if you have the funds I would really buy some more blackout curtains. DS1 is 4 and we have blackout curtains in his room. The early mornings really do make a difference still when we stay at my mums house where there are none. Think of it as a long term investment.
If you have a Dunelm Mill near you, they sell black out material on the roll for about £2 per metre. Bargain. I bought some and cut out the exact shape for DS's window which I then duck-taped in place. Not pretty but it's completely black in his room day or night.
Went to look at this post and realised it was me that started it! Luckily, since that post, she has been in her own room and now sleeps through the night and wakes at 7am!!! HURRAH. However, I want the magic blackout blinds for the summer months - how do you buy them? I could not find them on the website.
Am I the only one to think that children should get used to sleeping with normal curtains, and that blackouts are a bit of an artificial prop? I can imagine in 15 years time hoardes of students going off to university with blackout curtains under their arms...