Blackout nursery blinds Lights Out Portable Blackout Blind
The Lights Out Portable Blackout Blinds come in a pack of two. These pop-up rectangular fabric blinds will cover one large window when used together, or two smaller ones when used individually. We gave a pack to a mother to try out.
Our volunteer thought that the Lights Out blinds were incredibly simple to use, and she was impressed with the clever design. She thought the only real drawback was that one pack wouldn’t fit very large windows, and buying more than one set would be quite expensive.
First impressions of the blackout blind
The blinds come packed into two circular discs that fit inside a zip-up case. Also in the pack are two extension rods with suckers so that the blinds can be used in deeper window recesses.
Our volunteer liked the flat, lightweight package that the blinds can be packed down into. She also thought it was a good size for use when travelling.
Using the Lights Out blackout blind
Our tester found setting up the blinds extremely easy. You unfold the blind and attach it in position on the window with a single sucker pad at its centre. By the pulling the drawstring tight, the blind will fit flat either against the window or against the wall in front of the window recess. Either way should block out the vast majority of light.
The single sucker pad felt secure and the blind stayed up over several nights without any movement.
To remove the blind you reverse the process. Our tester thought the trickiest part of the whole process was folding the blinds back up again, but found that once she’d got the knack, it became easier.
Limitations of the blind
Each blind within the twin pack measures 1.2x1.0m, so if your window is both wide and long, one pack may not be sufficient to cover it. Our tester found the blinds were fine to use in her daughter’s bedroom at the rear of the house but weren't big enough to cover the larger front windows.
An important aspect to note is that the suckers won’t stick to glass that is textured or covered with frosting film.
How much does the Lights Out blind cost?
The pack of two blinds costs £34.95 and can be bought from a number of retailers, including Amazon, JoJo Maman Bébé and the NCT shop.
If you are interested in other options to create a darker room for your baby, we've asked parents to give their views on similar products in our first look reviews of nursery blackout blinds.
Pros: Lightweight and compact for travel, very easy to use, effective blackout
Cons: Won’t cover very large windows with one pack