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black out canopies for crib and car seat {Content&Calm} Giveaway

cot canopy breeze review

Nap time.  Blessed nap time.  Anytime I find a product to enhance and lengthen naps, I jump on it, and the black out options from Content&Calm are the best around.  For naps at home, the Cot Canopy, and for naps on the go, the ProtectiShade, will both keep your baby in a shaded place of bliss.  Merry Christmas, mom and dad.

The Cot Canopy Breeze is the lightweight version of the original award-winning Cot Canopy.  A portable canopy for cribs at home or on the go, this blackout shade provides a shaded space for long, long naps.  Create an ideal world of darkness for your little one at any time of the day, but allow for ample airflow with the Cot Canopy Breeze.

I remember with my first baby we had black out curtains, which in the early days were drawn most of the time.  These guys really took their job seriously and made the nursery pitch black, which was great for the baby but not so much mom and dad.  Many a stubbed toe occurred in there.  With the Cot Canopy Breeze ($93) there is no need to black out entire rooms because you can fully encompass the crib. This is great for babies sharing mom’s room or a bedroom with other kids.  It is also beneficial to keep out insects or cats.

The Breeze comes in a travel bag, and since it is so lightweight, you can take it anywhere.  I haven’t put this theory to test yet, but I am imagining the Cot Canopy Breeze set up this coming year as we venture out camping with our new little one.  It fits nicely over travel beds so camping, hotel rooms, wherever you are, it can go, creating darkness in uncontrollable environments.  And like I mentioned before, it keeps insects at bay, so wonderful in the great outdoors.

The canopy is a black mesh and it hangs from a hook system that clamps onto the railing of your crib.  Pretty easy to set up and take down, the Cot Canopy Breeze is an option for anyone.  The design allows for adjustable head room, meaning your older crib-dwellers can still comfortably use the Breeze…it even works for your converted toddler bed. As the parent, you can peek in through the large zippered window that runs along a side.

Since we are on the topic of shade, Content&Calm offers a 3-in-1 Protectishade ($62) for your essentials, car seat and stroller.  It not only offers 360 degree shade from the sun but also SPF 50+ protection.  So baby can wear shorts and have their lap protected from the sun as well.  The canopy clips on easily and has an attached mesh that drops down to fully cover the seats.  This works for most standard strollers and car seats, including convertible car seats and boosters.

Before I had kids I swore up and down I would never have one of those hideous sun shades on the car window.  I’m happy to report, I stuck with that promise.  With the ProtectiShade, you can keep baby completely blocked and shaded without the tacky pull shade (that doesn’t cover all the sun’s angles anyway).  That in itself makes the product worth purchasing.

Outside of the car there is much reason to utilize the Protectishade.  Perfect for those strolls around town running errands or shopping, the ProtectiShade can be used three ways: canopy, canopy and drop down mesh, or simply just the mesh.  I really like using just the mesh with a stroller because it is fast, easy to do and very efficient.  It can be quickly tied onto the push handles and you’re ready to go.  Love.

One ProtectiShade transforms into all of this:

protectishade car seat shade stroller shade

Here comes the exciting part, Content&Calm is graciously giving away a Cot Canopy Breeze AND a ProtectiShade, a $155 value!

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Product was provided by Content&Calm to facilitate this review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

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57 Comments

  1. Kayla B
    December 8, 2012 at 5:30 am — Reply

    I will use it for my daughter when it nap time during one of our day time excursions!

  2. Jamie
    December 8, 2012 at 8:22 am — Reply

    I would use this on my baby’s crib.

  3. Andrea
    December 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm — Reply

    I will use the Cot Canopy Breeze to darken my daughter’s crib during afternoon naps!

  4. Ginger G.
    December 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    I’ll use as a gift for a friend who is due soon : )

  5. December 9, 2012 at 8:32 am — Reply

    this is perfect for the car seat!

  6. Jennifer H
    December 9, 2012 at 11:32 am — Reply

    great for the crib

  7. Rochel S
    December 9, 2012 at 11:55 am — Reply

    This would be perfect for when my daughter takes a nap in her crib!!! LOVE it!

  8. Aura
    December 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm — Reply

    I would use the protect a shade for my son to take naps in the stroller

  9. December 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    In the car

  10. Shannon Baas
    December 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm — Reply

    On the stroller.

  11. Sally Hoang
    December 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm — Reply

    I would use it on the car seat

  12. Tamar
    December 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm — Reply

    for my daughter in the sun

  13. Jessica Galle
    December 10, 2012 at 9:05 am — Reply

    For my son, especially in the car – so he can get a higher quality of sleep :)

  14. Debra S
    December 10, 2012 at 9:56 am — Reply

    I would gift this to my newest Grand baby- who is going to be born ANY time now. Mom and dad are starting from scratch, they need everything. this would be SO welcome!

  15. Monique Rizzo
    December 10, 2012 at 11:34 am — Reply

    For when we travel!
    Thanks for the chance.
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  16. Andrew Johnson
    December 10, 2012 at 11:36 am — Reply

    I would use it for the baby that’s going to arrive in May.

  17. carol
    December 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    this would be great when my daughter gives my new grandkids a nap in the yard

  18. Dana
    December 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm — Reply

    i would use this all of the time during the summer for my kiddo!

  19. December 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm — Reply

    i have family that lug kids around a lot

  20. Leann L
    December 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm — Reply

    I would definitely use it for nap time. What an awesome idea! I love the cot canopy breeze…..ingenious!

  21. Karry
    December 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm — Reply

    I would use it for daughter who is coming in two weeks.

  22. December 11, 2012 at 3:54 am — Reply

    I would give this to my daughter to use for her baby girl in the car seat and stroller!

  23. Lauren Simms
    December 11, 2012 at 7:11 am — Reply

    On the crib so my daughters nightlight won’t keep my son awake!

  24. December 11, 2012 at 10:24 am — Reply

    I’m expecting my baby soon and would love to have all of these great items!

  25. Kimberly Matteson
    December 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm — Reply

    This would be great for the stroller in the summer!

  26. Maria Kiguthi
    December 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm — Reply

    I would give this to my sister.

  27. Beth Rees
    December 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    We go to a lot of outdoor activities for our older boys and this would be great so they baby can be protected from the sun and sleep.
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  28. December 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm — Reply

    stroller/car seat

  29. christine jessamine
    December 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm — Reply

    i would love to use this in my daughters room to help block out the light in her crib! she would love this

  30. Sean Cuthill
    December 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm — Reply

    I’ll use this as a car seat for my niece.

  31. Jaime Saunders
    December 12, 2012 at 8:08 am — Reply

    My husband needs this for his daytime naptimes with our little girl

  32. Lindsay
    December 12, 2012 at 10:48 am — Reply

    I would use this during long car rides and while camping with my baby boy next summer :)

  33. naomi c
    December 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    this looks great for long commutes

  34. Amanda Selenke
    December 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm — Reply

    on his crib or pack n play since he sleeps better in the dark!

  35. meegan whitford
    December 13, 2012 at 2:06 am — Reply

    I will give this to my sister she just had her baby a month ago

  36. Dana A
    December 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm — Reply

    i’d use this when we go on picnics to protect my baby from mosquito bites . thanks.

  37. Theresa J
    December 15, 2012 at 1:27 am — Reply

    This would great on my nephews cribs

  38. Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    December 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    I would use this for all my grandkids and pass it around the family
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  39. Maegan Morin
    December 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    If I had this when my kids were in carrier carseats it would have been awesome. Especially if we were out at the lake and i was trying to get them to sleep in their playpens. Now I would give this to my brother because it would be awesome for his newborn

  40. Caitlin McClure
    December 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm — Reply

    I’d use this with my son

  41. kelley
    December 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm — Reply

    would use to protect my son from the sun

  42. Sherri B.
    December 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm — Reply

    I would gift this to my BF who is due in February. I am sure she would use it for daytime naps.

  43. israel y
    December 16, 2012 at 12:22 am — Reply

    use it on our stroller

  44. liz l
    December 16, 2012 at 10:17 am — Reply

    I would give it to my sil for my new nephew

  45. December 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    i would give this to my daughter who is tying to have a baby

  46. jeanne conner
    December 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    I will use this for the crib..

  47. Emily
    December 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm — Reply

    I have a son due in Feb!

  48. December 16, 2012 at 9:35 pm — Reply

    I would use this on my stroller!

  49. Jessica
    December 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm — Reply

    I would use this for my daughter’s nap time

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