Review of the Gro Anywhere Blind incl. *Giveaway*

gro anywhere blind review
Having shared with you my review of the Gro-Light last week, (check it out and win one here), it's easy to see why the Gro Company really are the home of safe sleep.



I've said it before and I'll say it again, their innovative products aim to make life easier for parents, aspiring to provide us with that little extra sleep us hard-working parents very much deserve, and safely at that.

The Gro Anywhere Blind - RRP £24.99. Not only does this item offer a complete black-out, it comes in a handy travel bag meaning no matter where you go, what you do, and whether it's during the lighter months or not, you can create an environment perfect for little ones to sleep in.

At 130cm x 198cm it's dimensions mean this should fit most large household windows and their latest version includes velco fastenings on the inside edge making it easy to fold and secure each section between the suction cups to fit in smaller windows too. Even though the blind blocks out most light from the room by covering the window in a stickable sheet-like fashion, it remains an aesthetically pleasing piece with it's moon & star design. No reason for munchkins to be scared - it's just a night sky in the window, to them.


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Whether you've a baby or a school-age child, we all know how difficult it is to set night time routines - especially at this time of year due to the lighter nights and impending summer holidays.

Carson is often still awake 1 hour after being tucked up in bed, simply because he doesn't see that it's night time when there is still glorious sunshine beaming outside (when we're lucky!).

There are so many places and reasons to need a Gro Anywhere Blind.

Firstly, I have every intention of taking this blind to my parents house when Carson stays over as their spare room is without curtains at the moment due to stripping back all décor whilst their house is on the market.

Well, now there's no reason for Nan & Grandad's sleep to be affected in any way!

Last time we went on holiday, albeit over 2 years ago now, we went to a caravan park and Carson was 3 years old. The new environment coupled with lighter nights meant we had a terrible night's sleep and very early rises. The Gro-Anywhere Blind would have been an absolute godsend and I anticipate it featuring in many holidays to come whilst Finley is growing up too.

Value for money? Priceless. It's versatility along with thick decent quality, means you're going to get years of use out of this item with the desired result each time and every time.



DISCLAIMER: I was sent this PR Sample free of charge, but all opinions are my own - open and honest - as always!

WIN YOUR VERY OWN GRO ANYWHERE BLIND...

Gro Company (www.gro.co.uk) have been awesome and offered to provide a Gro Anywhere Blind for one of my readers, so enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and keep those fingers crossed for a longer & sounder night's sleep this coming summer :-)

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4. Competition closes at 11.59pm 16th June 2014.
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So enter genuinely because as, you've probably gathered, I do check guys.
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144 comments:

  1. Now we have the lighter mornings I could use it everyday. Harry woke at 4am one morning a couple of weeks ago :)

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  2. All the time when it is lighter in the summer!

    Ashleigh

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  3. I could do with one now in my two daughter's room! The light mornings make them get up with the larks!

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  4. When the evenings got lighter and my little one thinks she's tricky!

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  5. When we went on holiday last year - it was a pain getting him to sleep!
    Stacey Guilliatt

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  6. I really need on for my sons room, his curtains let in so much light and he seems to be getting up earlier each morning.

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  7. holiday in the caravan, the curtains were so thin! The light woke my son very early - every day!

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  8. any holidays when the kids were younger

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  9. Since I changed the curtains they let a bit too much light in.

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  10. anywhere when the curtains thin

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  11. This would be helpful at the inlaws. Louise Perry on rafflecopter

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  12. Perfect for the sky window above the bed

    KATHY D

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  13. As a lot of people have mentioned this would be great when the sun comes up early

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  14. When we went on holiday to Cornwall & stayed in a cottage with really light curtains - my baby girl (4 months old at the time) woke up at 4.30 on the dot every morning because it got light so early. *yawn!*

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  15. As other people have mentioned, a blackout blind would have been so useful for when the kids were younger and woke me up at the crack of dawn in the summer.

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  16. We could do with it right now, we're staying with family temporarily while we are in the process of buying our next home and the windows are a totally different size to our last home, but we're hooping not to be here for long so don't really want to buy new blackout curtains or blinds.

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  17. In the hotel room when we last went on holiday, the curtains were very flimsy and hardly blocked the light at all.

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  18. when my boy has been round Grandmas in the summer, she has thin curtains and the sun streams through.

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  19. yes in the summer time you always need one xx

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  20. in the kids room

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  21. This morning....My little one has her bedroom at the back of the house, right in the way of the glorious sunshine...not so glorious at 6am......

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  22. We stay at my parent's house in france quite often so this would be fab for there.

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  23. we are using black felt stapled to my little ones curtains, but it can get to hot during this weather. this would come in very handy (mark sorrell)

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  24. This would be amazing when we stay at my mums :)

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  25. My boys bedroom his curtains seem to let light in even though they are dark blue

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  26. THIS MORNING...... love the sunshine during the day...but..my little one loves it at stupid o'clock in the morning....in desperate need of one of these, ive heard they are brill :-)

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  27. i work nights so hate early morning lightness lol

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  28. This would have been perfect when going away in the summer to stop the light coming in and kids thinking its not time to go to bed
    (kim neville)

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  29. I could use one now as the people across the road from us have the brightest security light on the planet! It keeps me awake!

    @mummiafelice (Tracy B)

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  30. in my bedroom where the light comes through early

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  31. In the summer to keep Olivia asleep. The girl openly admits to not liking sleep so this would be great to fool her int having an extra hour or so

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  32. when the mornings it gets lighter
    Spencer Broadley

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  33. The Kids bedroom in the family caravan

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  34. Recently because the mornings and nights are so light now!

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  35. When I've had my nephews and nieces over to stay

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  36. When the mornings get light as I can't sleep

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  37. I have my 7th baby due in December so this blind would be very handy

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  38. On our holiday last year this would of been fab xx

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  39. When we took my son to Portugal in 2011 - it was so bright in his room!

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  40. Now hehe ive got twinnybobs :) :)

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  41. When you go on holiday. The curtains aren't dark enough and they don't have black out blinds.

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  42. I need one every morning when Oliver wakes up early because its just too light and he says it must be up time!

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  44. Came across your blog today via the #pbloggers hastag! This would be great for our bedroom in fact as the curtains are very thin and sunshine pours in so early! We don't mind but for baby (due in August) we don't want to tempt her to wake up early or avoid going to sleep :)

    Metta Francis

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  45. When we stay at my sisters house due to space we sleep in the living room and her curtains are quite thin - so as soon as the sun was up so was the baby!!! luckily we were in easy reach of the kitchen for a very early morning brew!!!!!!

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  46. when we were on holiday to Slovenia. it was so sunny and my daughter couldn't nap during the day

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  47. I could have done with this when I was growing up. I had one curtain and it didn't fit across my window.

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  48. Dexter has just learnt the difference between day and night but now it's light most of the time! Lol

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  49. Staying in a hotel room with twin babies - with lots of badly-placed outdoor lighting streaming straight through the curtains!

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  50. We've just started a proper bedtime routine with our 9 week old. She wakes up 4am every morning (just as it gets light and the birds begin to sing) - this would be really handy for us and could maybe give us those much needed extra couple of hours sleep! x

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  51. All the time lately as baby thinks it's play time when we put her to bed as it's so light outside and it's taking us a hour to get her to sleep :( x

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  52. Tonight!!! and last night and probably the night before, it's too light outside even with my current blind and curtains.

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  53. I've entered! Think this might be the first ever comp online I've ever entered-do I win for that alone! haha!

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  54. would be ideal for the summer, staying brighter later on at night and earlier in the morning too! fantastic idea. x

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  55. My daughter has a lampost outside her sons bedroom window and could do with one of these

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  56. When the clocks go back especially !

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  57. We haven't got blinds on all our windows so it'd be good to have another one for those bright mornings!

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  58. When my little boy is trying to sleep in the summer (like now!) & it's too light still!

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  59. Every day, my eldest is 3 and has never slept through, he wakes up at around 5am every day saying the sun is awake so im awake!
    Sam Goodwin

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  60. while in the caravan at easter

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  61. When I worked nights for the NHS. Hard to sleep on bright sunny days.

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  62. When we stay with parents! @Amezeylady

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  63. In Spain last year it was so bright it was like the sun was right outside the window, plus when I go back to work I work shifts so this would be amazing

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  64. On holiday one would have been good

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  65. visiting family who have light curtains- makes the day start early

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  66. Looking forward to holidays in a few weeks but worried she wont sleep without blackout curtains!

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  67. Yesterday morning as my daughter came into my bed in the early hours and I only have venetian blinds facing east so a lot of light in the room verry early

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  68. This evening when we tried to put my baby to bed early but it was too light for her!

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  69. When we've gone on holidays in the UK or abroad, this would really have come in handy!

    LEAH SULLIVAN
    @LSULLYSULLIVAN

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  70. Basically any time when I have to go to bed when it's light due to working hours.

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  71. when at grandparents

    kay panayi

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  72. Every night at the moment for my baby as the evenings are so light even really late!

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  73. My grandson Jayden stays with us most weekends he is 2. We find the brighter mornings are playing havoc with his sleep routine. He gets up at about 4.30am and doesn't want to go to bed if its not dark! We need one of these badly!

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  74. When we stayed at my parents!

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  75. Staying at Nan and Grandads (my parents) would have been a godsend!

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  76. Samantha Wheeler15 June 2014 at 20:21

    When we were on holiday either last year or this year... towels over the curtain rails just don't cut it!

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  77. When we first moved house our little boy went into the back bedroom and the sun was so bright from about 5.30am! He thought it was time to get up then! x

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  78. My eldest is about to move into a new bedroom which gets late afternoon sun. We already know from previous experience that we really need a blind on that window

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  79. When our baby was newborn and I wanted to catch up on sleep during the day :)

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  80. Well we actually already have one for our 2 year old and it was one of our best 'baby' purchases. We now use it every night as the evenings are lighter. With a newborn now also in our family, we'd love another blind!

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  81. In the hotel room during holidays

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  82. We could've used one this weekend when staying in a hotel room for my brothers wedding, there was a skylight complete with blind but the windows had the typical flimsy hotel room curtains, useless at keeping light out and not great after an evening of enjoying wine at a wedding!

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  83. 6am every morning when my girls find it fun to wake up and destroy there bedroom, madames

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  84. When we went to stay with my mum and dad's, and the baby was in the East facing bedroom - guess who woke up early!!!

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  85. Holidays mostly :)

    @jamiecomps

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  86. so the baby goes to sleep and doesent wake up to early

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  87. the lighter nights, it's a struggle to get the kids to bed when it's still light outside

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  88. Summer mornings

    GEORGE WILLIAMSON

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  89. debbie godbolt16 June 2014 at 02:47

    hi anywhere i stay they dont seem to use black out blinds or curtains its a nightmare trying to sleep or stay asleep past 3.30 am when the light starts to stream in the Gro Anywhere Blind is a fantastic idea for anyone who likes a dark room to sleep
    thank you for the chance to win x

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  90. Every day at 5.30 in the summer :-)

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  91. when we stayed a t my mums house, she has curtains but there is no point having them!

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  92. For our own house now, my sons room is directly onto a street lamp and also it's the same when he stays at my mums house xx

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  93. At the moment in our house... too light.. too early!

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  94. In the caravan when we're on holiday as the light always seems to filter through.

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  95. Visiting the in-laws - their curtains always let too much light in

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  96. Pam Francis Gregory16 June 2014 at 10:03

    When we're on holiday as you never know how good/thick the curtains will be!

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  97. We have a really awkward dorchester dormer window that we just can't get blinds or curtains to fit for various reasons. A Gro Blind would be the perfect solution! It would also be fantastic to take on holiday!

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  98. Sleeping on a summer morning. Especially for my 9 month old who thinks its time to wake up at 4am.

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  99. at home and at our caravan too great

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  100. When we go to stay at my parents' house, as their curtains are much thinner than ours at home and wake everyone up by letting the sun in at 4.30am!

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  101. Our first baby is due in a week, our bedroom is bathed in sunshine from dawn until dusk, lovely for us but I can see it being a nightmare for encouraging a sleeping baby, would love one of these!!!

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  102. On a caravan holiday with very thin curtains!

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  103. When we went to the caravan

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  104. During the last month, my son did not want to fall asleep normally, because he saw that outside still it is light.

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  105. I would use it every day now its lighter earlier and later

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  106. My kids would love this especially this time of the year

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  107. my son stays at his grandparents on occasion so definitely then!

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  108. during the summer, 5 am is not a good time to think the day has begun

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  109. could have really used one of these when we stayed in Cornwall last year. Little one's bedroom window faced directly east and there was nothing to block the sun so as soon as the sun rose in the morning so did the whole family!

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  110. Summer mornings, when the sun is streaming through the windows and our two year old has MUCH too much energy for that early in the morning

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  111. When we went to a hotel last year and our 3 year old boy would not go to bed because it was too light

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  112. every morning at the moment, so light she wakes at the crack of dawn!

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  113. My children were waking at around 5am in the light summer mornings so this would be a godsend .

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  114. All the time in the summer
    From @catrionanation

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  115. in a caravan last year when the curtains were transparent

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  116. when the days get longer and evening light streams through the bedroomn

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  117. When we stay at my mums, she has beige curtains!

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  118. I often stay at my with my mum & dad and I sleep in the back room with the kids - They have a sunny garden and pale mint coloured curtains that lets all the light through. Mind you I don't suppose the blind would block out the chirping birds as they always wake my little one too :) Than you for a lovely & useful giveaway

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  119. they would great for the holidays
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  120. On summer holiday wit my 5 months old daughter - it was so bright in the room

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  121. When we go away to stay in the caravan. The curtains are just useless there. We usually end up trying to put towels over them but that doesn't work well at all.

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  122. In the hotel room we stayed in during a trip to Cornwall two weeks ago.
    The curtains were very light, and not well lined so the girls were up extra late, and up extra early.

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  123. when i stayed at my friends house with no curtains in the room :( x

    Natalie Gillham

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  124. Sleepovers at my sisters as she doesn't have kids so doesn't understand summer sleeping difficulties!

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  125. When our daughter was born, we had no idea about these blinds, could reallu have used one then or when visiting family at there house too xx

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