Sunday, October 14, 2012

Precious Car-N-Go Poncho from Jeni Lynn Designs {Etsy}: Giveaway! (Closed)


If you were following Manager to Mom earlier this year, you may remember 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!

The 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.

Buy It:

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.)


Win It:

One lucky Manager to Mom reader will win a Precious Car-N-Go Poncho of their own! Open to Canada and the United States.

To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Please follow all instructions within each entry option to ensure your entries are valid.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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. 

71 comments:

  1. The outer space one is so cute!

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  2. I'd pick the pink flowers or giraffe print.

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  3. I love the Butterflies and Paisley best!
    I SO need to win this. I really want one for my daughter but am finding it hard to afford right now...
    amymccarty at hotmail dot com

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  4. I would choose the Purple Squares
    rollerbeth at gmail dot com

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  5. I love the neon circles
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  6. The monkeys and bananas-we've called my son monkey since he was born, and even had a monkey theme for his first birthday party. Talk about perfect!

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  7. I love the neon stripes!

    Ashley B.

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  8. I love the Monkeys and Bananas pattern

    sweetpanda2010 at gmail dot com

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  9. My favorite of those available is the Rockets pattern. I like seeing the superhoroes patterns in all the handmade stuff lately, but I really, *really* wish I could find some featuring female superheroes like Batgirl or Wonder Woman.

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  10. I like the Monkeys and bananas.

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  11. I like the green with footballs

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  12. I am a fan of Purple Squares - this product is a great idea!

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  13. These are great! I would choose the Butterflies and Paisley print!
    jbang0331(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. the Butterflies and paisley print is so cute!

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  15. I like the brown with pink, purple and yellow butterflies on it.

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  16. the cupcakes

    polo_wataga at yahoo dot com

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  17. either green with footballs or guitars. hard to decide

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  18. i would pick the jungle animals one

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  19. I already have the one your daughter is wearing in the pictures above. Best idea ever! If I could have a second one, I'd take Monkeys and Bananas.

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  20. I'd choose Monkeys and Bananas. So cute!

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  21. Precious Car-N-Go Poncho - Car Seat Safe - Custom Double Layer Fleece - Zebra. I would love to win that one for my daughter

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  22. Precious Car-N-Go Poncho - Car Seat Safe - Custom Double Layer Fleece - Butterflies and Paisley

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  23. I like the owls with brown back ($21)

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  24. I would choose the robots pattern.

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  25. I like the zebra pattern.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  26. Precious Car-N-Go Poncho - Car Seat Safe - Custom Double Layer Fleece - Puppies

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  27. I like the outer space one! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

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  28. i like monkeys and bananas


    cpsnsamples@aol.com

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  29. I like the robots print

    yanktheese@yahoo.com

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  30. I would choose the jungle animals.

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  31. I think I would choose the Purple Squares.

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  32. recious Car-N-Go Poncho - Car Seat Safe - Custom Double Layer Fleece - Snowflakes and Circles
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  33. I like the cars #27
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  34. LOVE the Dinos on Teal :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  35. Precious Car-N-Go Poncho - Car Seat Safe - Custom Double Layer Fleece - Rockets

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  36. I like the cool dude dinos. These are awesome.

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  37. I would choose the Girly John Deer
    brand242003@yahoo.com
    brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

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  38. Precious Car-N-Go Poncho - Car Seat Safe - Custom Double Layer Fleece - Cars

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  39. I would choose, Monkeys and Bananas

    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  40. i love the Precious Car-N-Go Poncho- Car Seat Safe - Custom Double Layer Fleece - Monkeys and Bananas

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  41. CHEETAH PRINT REALLY CUTE!!!
    californiapoppys@yahoo.com

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  42. Precious Car-N-Go Poncho - Car Seat Safe - Custom Double Layer Fleece - Rockets

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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