Baby, It’s Cold Outside But You Don’t Have to Be! Peekaboo Poncho Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

| December 17, 2013 | 34 Comments

imagejpeg_2I received the offer to review the Peekaboo Poncho at the exactly right time. The winter weather was approaching quickly and I had yet to buy the baby a car seat cover for the winter.

I am a stickler for car seat safety rules, including the one about not putting your child in a winter jacket while using a car seat.  This is the first winter that my son is allowed to wear a snow suit or winter jacket in the car. He is six year old and just moved into a booster seat.

I would have jumped at the opportunity to review this product if I had been standing at the time.

I was intrigued by the advertisement that the cover could be used for both the infant and toddler car seats. The way the cover is designed lets you carry the infant and child completely covered. No need to take coats on and off or juggle a baby and a blanket.

 I love this cover. It is toasty warm for the baby and keeps the material of the cover well away from her face as well as the wind and snow.  It also has the added bonus that my baby stays asleep when I take her out of the car with this cover on because it is dark inside.  No more naps interrupted by errands! I get things done and baby arrives home rested and happy. 

My husband, however, found the cover to be slightly awkward to use. The Peekaboo Poncho can only be put on the seat with the car seat handle in the upright (carrying) position. The seat, however, can only be secured in the car with the handle down. This means that the poncho has to be removed from the seat in order to put the seat in the car safely. This results in a bit of jostling of the baby.

I did not have a chance to use the cover on a toddler car seat. However, the instructions are provided on a laminated card and are easy to follow. I don’t think I will have a problem making the transition. It can also be used as a shopping cart cover. However, this wasn’t a big selling feature for me since I am not so worried about germs.

I found it to be well made and really appreciated the laminated instruction card. I also loved the bright red colour of the one I was given by the company to review.

It is a little expensive at $129 but well worth the investment since it can be used from birth until around 4 years old.

Disclaimer: I was given this cover for free by the manufacturer in order to complete this review. The opinions expressed are my own and reflect my experience with the product.



Enter to Win a Peekaboo Poncho!

Giveaway ends on December 29th, 2013 at 11:59pm.

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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  1. andie says:

    Love that it’s easy on and off – slip -off is the best!

  2. francine says:

    snaps at the neck make it good for multiple ages

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I learnt that not only is the Peekaboo Poncho insulated but it can also be used as a shopping cart liner which is a huge advantage when the weather is bad.

  4. jan says:

    I like that it is easy to wash and dry

  5. Juliee says:

    Peekaboo Poncho is insulated which will be great for my grandchild in this freezing weather.

  6. Rene says:

    It’s warmly insulated and has a sherpa lining!
    On a side note, your son should probably still not wear a bulky jacket in the car..and neither should you! Same concept applies that it stops the seatbelt from getting tight enough to secure you properly in a collision. Sorry, just my vehicle-safety nut side coming out 😉

  7. Ashley O says:

    I love how convenient it is! Good for any carseat and you don’t have to take baby out to bundle them up! Need something like this for my January baby! 🙂

  8. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    Easy to wash and throw in the dryer is one of the benefits. 🙂

  9. Jennifer Saarinen says:

    It’s warmly insulated.

  10. David Roy says:

    My granddaughter would love one!

  11. Erin W says:

    I learned that you can quickly take it on and off in the carseat like a shirt….love it!

  12. Narathip Wall @ Learn to be a Mom says:

    Fits almost any infant car seats. that is awesome.

  13. Fan R says:

    Putting a child into the Peekaboo Poncho is so much easier than putting a child into a jacket.

  14. Christy M says:

    I like that’s it’s easy to put on and take off!

  15. Emily L says:

    It’s warmly insulated!

  16. Darwin says:

    I like that it can be thrown in the washer and dryer!

  17. Jonnie says:

    I like that it can be used as a shopping cart liner

  18. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love that it’s versatile and can be used several different ways including in a cart.

  19. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    woops my ‘tweet’ wasn’t a tweet but now I can’t undo it – please cancel today’s tweet.

  20. Sambogi says:

    Wash and dry is a must with my little one, and a snacking toddler would make that even more necessary!

  21. natasha severson says:

    i love that i wont have to take a coat off and on.. that it will keep them warm!!

  22. Anna W says:

    I love that this is a 3 in 1 ! A shopping cart cover, car seat cover and baby jacket. That’s awesome, so many ways to use it!

  23. Larissa V says:

    I love that its easy to use and has an elastic around the edge to help it stay in place on the car seat

  24. Julie Bolduc says:

    It snaps at the neck make it good for multiple ages

  25. Ashleigh Swerdfeger says:

    Easy to wash and dry!

  26. Tannis W says:

    I learned that its warmly insulated with Sherpa, and has a water and wind resistant exterior.

  27. Tanis says:

    It fits almost any infant car seats which is great for our infant!

  28. Kim O'Malley says:

    3-in-1 baby jacket, car seat cover, cart liner

  29. Tiffanie Davenport says:

    Love that it’s insulated, can be used on most car seats and that it is a 3 in 1

  30. Marianne says:

    I like that it takes the place of a number of different products (cart liner, car seat cover, coat).

  31. Viv Sluys says:

    I like that it is easy to wash and that it protects from wind!

  32. danielle t says:

    covers a toddler an infant carrier or works as a cart cover makes it pretty versatile, which is great when shopping for baby. although the fact the handle needs to be up but has to be down for driving is a bit strange. still with these Canadian winters would still be worth it

  33. Katy Emanuel says:

    I like that it is easy to wash and fits most car seats

  34. Lucy says:

    One mom discovered that you can also flip it upside down and use it as a foot muff on your stroller. The poncho has velcro straps on the side that allow you to support it to both sides of your stroller. Cool eh?

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