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Are you worried about the lighter mornings when the clocks go forward? Take it from mummy has found the answer!  Our Mum Heidi is reviewing this Gro Anywhere Blind product for us 🙂 The full review is now below! x

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A Portable blackout blind for when it’s still too light to say night night! Anyone who has stayed away from home with little ones will know that it can be tricky to create a snoozy sleeping environment when there is too much light flooding in. The versatile Gro Anywhere Blind has been designed to ‘go’ anywhere with you, and can be put in place in minutes. Attaches directly to the glass using suction cups, ensuring a close fit that really does block light properly

This New Improved version has Velcro fastening which is easy to use and quick to adjust, it also features a new stars and moon fabric design.

The Product: The Gro Company ‘Gro anywhere blind’

Your Name: Heidi

Duration of trial: 3 days (or nights!)

With the clocks changing and the nights a lot lighter I was worried about my baby deciding she wasn’t going to sleep until it was dark.  I had looked into blackout blinds but they can be expensive and as we rent our property it wouldn’t really be economical for us to buy one to fit a specific sixed window.  Enter the ‘Gro Anywhere blind’!  The Gro Anywhere blind comes folded up in its own little bag which is handy if you are taking the blind somewhere else.  The fact that it is adjustable to fit many sizes of window is fantastic – if we move to a new property, go away of if my daughter stays with her Grandparents it can go with her.  The window in my daughter’s room is quite small but the blind magically fits due to the Velcro making it adjustable and the positionable suckers.

Built to Last:

Star Rating: 4

The blind is very well made of good quality material.  It will be interesting to see how the velcro and suckers last.

Value for money:

Star rating: 5

Compared to tailor-made blackout blinds this is very reasonable and as it does exactly as it describes – blacks all light out – it is very good value for money.  Plus it is portable so it is like buying many blinds in one!

Easy to use:

Star Rating: 4

Once you have adjusted it to the right size for the window with the Velcro (I will admit leaving this part to my husband!) it is just a case of sticking it to the window with suckers – simple!

What you like about it?

I love that it does block out all light – it is designed to go right to the edge of windows so there are no strips of light peeking through.  I also like the stars and moon design, much nicer to look at than plain black.

What you don’t like about it?
It would be great if there was a simple way of adjusting it during the day to let light in.  It is great in that it is still very dark at lunchtime – clearly doing its job – but I like sunlight in a room and it is not quick or simple to adjust the blind to let light in during the day and then put back again for bedtime.

What could make it even better?

If there was a simple adjustment for daytime.

Would you recommend this product to a friend?

Absolutely – I already have!

Would you buy this product?


Heidi’s Final Word on the Gro Anywhere Blackout Blind:

A brilliant product that makes lighter evenings much more manageable! 

Heidi has kindly made a donation to our just giving page for reviewing and keeping her Gro Anywhere Blackout Blind, we would like to thank both Heidi and The Gro Company for their support 🙂 x

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