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Light or dark blinds in baby's room? Rydee's Momma♥ 17 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 2049 posts
8th Apr '13

What color of blinds do you have?



I'm curious to know the reasons why moms prefer black out blinds over regular lighter color ones. I can imagine for naps it would help keep it darker but what are other reasons ?

Noah and Baby J's mommy 2 kids; Oregon 3454 posts
8th Apr '13

Room stays cooler in the summer. and the baby sleeps SOOOO much better! They arnt pretty but they do wonders. My two year old will sleep from 9-9 with them and 9-6:30 without them. I WANT those extra 2 and half hours.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
8th Apr '13

Dark. They sleep longer and naps are easier.

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16113 posts
8th Apr '13

I have really heavy curtains on LO's.
He wont sleep if there is any kind of light in his room

Mamakye_ Due October 19; 1 child; Australia 919 posts
8th Apr '13

When my daughter was a newb she was easily overstimulated so we got dark blinds for when we needed to calm her down and have her nap.

Rydee's Momma♥ 17 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 2049 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" Dark. They sleep longer and naps are easier. "


See I figure it would help with that, but part of me worries about confusing him with night/bedtime if its TOO dark, though i'm probably overreacting lol.

Rydee's Momma♥ 17 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 2049 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting Noahs Mommy =]:" Room stays cooler in the summer. and the baby sleeps SOOOO much better! They arnt pretty but they do ... [snip!] ... they do wonders. My two year old will sleep from 9-9 with them and 9-6:30 without them. I WANT those extra 2 and half hours. "


Oh trust me I would too haha, that's great that it makes such a huge difference. We're moving into a basement apartment with smaller windows and i'm a little sad that we wont get much sunlight in, we use a darker sheet over his window now just because it's so oversized but he still wakes up often, he's such a light sleeper

FriendsOffBitch Calgary, Alberta 6867 posts
8th Apr '13

Both my kids have black out curtains.
In the summer, the sun comes up before 6am, and doesn't go down until almost 10pm here. Those kind of daylight hours can really mess with a kid's sleep system, especially since in the winter, we get barely 8 hours of daylight.

Monsters² Mom 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dahlgren, VA, United States 5020 posts
8th Apr '13

I have vertical blinds and semi black outs that go over it. Keeps the house cooler in summer time and lets us all sleep longer (our bedroom window faces the east so the sun rise is right in our window)

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting Ry's Mom ♥:" What color of blinds do you have? I'm curious to know the reasons why moms prefer black out blinds over ... [snip!] ... out blinds over regular lighter color ones. I can imagine for naps it would help keep it darker but what are other reasons ? "


The blinds are white but my sons curtains are a rich chocolate brown. They black out his room. My girls have pink curtains that darken the room but not blacken it.



The main reason I got those curtains is because they are energy saving curtains. They keep heat and cold out.

Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
8th Apr '13

I prefer his room to be dark, if I need light in there I turn the light on. :) If he naps, it being dark in his room makes it much more possible and it helps him sleep a little longer in the morning, and if you didn't want the kid sleeping longer in the morning you could always open them up a little. :)