my Ridin' Safe Poncho review and gift code giveaway from Etsy shop Jeni Lynn Designs.
Now that we're well into October, it's time for those of us in cooler climates to start thinking about keeping our little ones warm and safe over the upcoming winter, and shop owner Jeni A wants to help out! She has generously offered to give away another poncho to one lucky Manager to Mom winner! Thanks Jeni!
So what's the deal with car seat ponchos, and how are they a safer option than regular coats/jackets? Well, with a regular coat you may feel like the car seat buckles are providing a snug fit, but in an accident, the coat material compresses much more heavily than you can feel with your hands, leaving an unsafe amount of space between the straps and your child. (You can view an effective demonstration of this here.) A poncho, however, goes on top of the buckles so the material does not interfere, however the child remains warm and snug. The best of both worlds!
Jeni's been busy rebranding her store and her own poncho offering now has a fresh new name (Precious Car-N-Go Poncho - cute, huh?) but it's still the same practical, high-quality product she sent me to review several months back. A few details:
This poncho is 2 layers of super soft fleece, and
includes a 4 inch zipper at the neck to make getting it on and off super
easy! There is an attached hood for extra warmth, too!
poncho measures approximately 34 inches square. It will be longer on
smaller babies; more blanket-like. On taller kids it will provide more
upper-body- only coverage, like a traditional poncho. The corners are
situated to point to the front/back and down each arm to provide the
best possible coverage.
Add on a 3rd layer, spikes or a mohawk, and see many more patterns here.
These ponchos can definitely last a child through two winters, if not more! (Another advantage over standard jackets.) Here's our daughter S sporting hers back in February (14-15 months old) - indeed it was quite blanket-like, draping down almost to the floor.
And here she is now, at 22 months. She's still getting close to full-body coverage, so will be able to wear it for many months longer. It remains in great shape too after several washes.
View more information on Jeni Lynn Designs and read my complete review of the Precious Car-N-Go Poncho here.
Want a Precious Car-N-Go Poncho of your own? Or how about some totally adorable leg warmers or practical shirt saver bibs? Shop for these and many other great hand-made baby & child products at Jeni Lynn Designs! (Note: Etsy policies apply to all purchases.)
One lucky Manager to Mom reader will win a Precious Car-N-Go Poncho of their own! Open to Canada and the United States.
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Disclosure: The prize is being provided to the winner by Jeni Lynn Designs. I
received no financial compensation for offering this giveaway. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours.