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Snugglybabies back seat car mirror – a review

One of the most important things that you can buy when you have a baby (and if you drive), is a back seat car mirror. This is one of those mirrors that generally attaches to the the back headrest that is facing your baby and which you can then see through your rearview mirror – meaning that you have visibility of your baby whilst you are driving. 

One of the most annoying things that I bought when Zach was a baby (so four years ago) was a backseat car mirror! In fact, I think I bought at least two because they were complete rubbish and just kept falling down all the time. One was so bad that every time I got in the car, I adjusted it so that I could see my lovely baby safe and snug in his car seat, only for it to slide down moments after moving the car meaning that I could no longer see my safe and snug lovely baby. Like I say…rubbish! 

A backseat mirror was obviously on my list of things to get during my second pregnancy but with the knowledge that they were a bit pants, I needed to find one that I hadn't tried before and that potentially actually worked. When Snugglebabies got in touch to see if I wanted to review their premium back seat car mirror, I had a little look at the details and said yes please. Why? Because of this… 

Instead of using strap designs or suction design, Snugglybabies mirror has a unique clamp that latches onto your headrest bar. It is more stable and can be placed in various positions for that perfect view of your baby, unlike that of any of our competitors.

The question is, would it live up to that bold statement?! 

I am pleased to report that yes…yes it has!

I have now been using the mirror for four months and it has not fallen down. In fact, the only time it has moved is when I've knocked it with the car seat and I've quickly popped it back into position. 

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The mirror is huge which is a massive bonus, I get such a fantastic view of Oscar…just today I could see that he had coughed up a bit of mucus (yep, he still has a cold!). It is also completely shatter proof and whilst I can't back that up through experience (thank goodness), I trust that this has been fully tested by the manufacturers! 

The other half managed to connect it within seconds and as long as you have adjustable headrests then it'll go in your car. It is also pretty flexible and can go in a number positions in the car…even so you can view the middle seat! 

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Credit: Snugglybabies.com

I am so ruddy chuffed that someone has developed a back seat mirror that actually works – especially since Oscar spent a good eight weeks coughing his guts up and screaming when we were driving. He's not the best traveller in the world so it's lovely to be able to see whether he is about to have a cry or not! 

***WIN***

Yep, I have a giveaway for you to win one of these brilliant mirrors. All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below and then just keep your fingers crossed! Good luck! 

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40 Comments

  • Reply Katie

    I hated traveling with a small baby as she hated the car seat! This could have reassured me she was ok but like you, ours fell down repeatedly too! Glad this works x

    January 18, 2017 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Helen Moulden

    To always have something to entertain them (their favourite toy etc.)

    January 18, 2017 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Jackie ONeill

    bring plenty of toys/games/colouring books and snacks to stop them getting bored

    January 18, 2017 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Sarah Lambert

    I have just had my 3rd baby 5 weeks ago and Ive only been driving a year, I'm constantly having to pull over when my baby starts to cry this would be great for me πŸ™‚ 

    January 18, 2017 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Stacey Carnell

    Some fun toys for them to play with to keep them happy and occupied πŸ™‚

    January 18, 2017 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Tracy Nixon

    Take regular breaks to go to the toilet and stretch your legs!  It helps to prevent grumpiness!  Well it does in our car!

    January 18, 2017 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Plutonium Sox

    Oh this is a brilliant idea, I didn't even know such a thing existed. I do wish I'd had one of these when mine were little, it's such a worry not being able to see them in the back. 

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    January 18, 2017 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Tracy Hanley

    Travel potty if your toliet trainning , plenty of things to keep them entertained

    January 18, 2017 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Vicky Lewis

    Make a car bin out of a plastic cereal dispenser lined with a small bin bag. 

    January 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Gina Raymond

    bring lots of activities, music or audio books along….plus snacks, plenty of snacks πŸ™‚ 

    January 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Lucie Aiston

    Definitely toys and or books!! Super handy prize!! Thanks for the chance!!

    January 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Sarah R

    I don't have a top tip yet as DS1 is due in Feb – interesting to read everyone elses though!

    January 18, 2017 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply simon tutthill

    plenty of toys and even a few treats

    January 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Clare H

    take lots of snacks!

    January 18, 2017 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply abigail edkins

    keeping them awake before the journey so they sleep…take pillows and snuggly covers

    January 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply JEFFI HARVY

    ipad! wrong but works!

     

    January 19, 2017 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    Peppa pig on tablet

    January 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Isabel O

    Always travel with a drink, a snack and some interesting toys that are easy to keep in the car.

    January 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Jo Carroll

    If travelling with two adults and two or more kids, sit the non-driving adult (obviously) in the back and move the oldest child to the front…keeps the peace!! πŸ˜‰

    January 20, 2017 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Catherine Gregory

    Distraction so try and make the trip fun.  Music, eye spy, dvds, games

    January 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Katie Skeoch

    Prepare! Especially for longer journeys 

    January 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply hali

    ipad to keep them entertained and  eye spy

    January 21, 2017 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Solange

    Have a constant supply of games, toys, books and snacks to keep them occupied.

    January 22, 2017 at 6:09 am
  • Reply Sophie Foulds

    Bring plenty of books, games and snacks! Also a tablet loaded with movies and kids shows, helps a lot!

    January 22, 2017 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Karen Barrett

    Buy a car seat with loose top straps rather than all in one piece. much easier for Grandmas πŸ™‚ Have lots of small books and toys to hand in the back of the car

    January 23, 2017 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Jemma Dwyer

    books and food and music πŸ™‚ 

    January 23, 2017 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Kat Lucas

    Keep plenty of distractions on hand 

    January 24, 2017 at 12:55 am
  • Reply Elizabeth Hinds

    Books, music, snacks and conversation – anything to keep them distracted and occupied! πŸ™‚

    January 24, 2017 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Cathryn Crawshaw

    lots of toys  / entertainment

    January 29, 2017 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Jo W

    Talk to them and on long journeys take breaks

    January 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply HAYLEY TURNER

    Lots of games eye spy nursery rhyme cds and lots of snacks raisins cracker breads

    January 30, 2017 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Paula Phillips

    Take plenty of things with you to keep them occupied, take snacks and drinks as well. Play games and sing songs.

    January 30, 2017 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Kim Neville

    Eye spy books, sticker books, snacks and play a CD with songs on

    January 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Wang

    Hey,

    I’m Wang,

    I was searching for something came across this incredible post on your site. Seriously amazing.

    Best,
    Wang

    January 31, 2017 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Jen s morgan

    Take lots of snacks and toys to distract them

    January 31, 2017 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Hayley Todd

    I find that removable window shades are really invaluable to stop the glare of the sun.

    January 31, 2017 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply James Harris

    If travelling a long way, try to travel at night so that they will sleep on the journey.

    January 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Paula cheadle

    make sure thatthey have been to the toilet before you leave, and make sure they have their favourite toy

    January 31, 2017 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply Diana

    Snacks and their favourite music

    January 31, 2017 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply samantha buntain

    Take lots of food and activites such as books, kindle, books etc

    January 31, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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