Running errands with kids can be a hassle, especially when you have to take jackets on and off constantly. My oldest daughter hates, loathes, despises wearing a coat, pretty much no matter what the temperature outside happens to be. In an effort to cut down on the preschool power wars my husband and I have thrown in the white towel when it comes to forcing her to wear a coat. Plus, she’s inherited her father’s naturally warm body temperature, so she truly does get too warm sometimes- something I wouldn’t know anything about. We do enforce that she wear long sleeves or cardigan and leggings or tights outside in the fall and winter, but beyond that she’s free to dress as she chooses.
Then we got a Wrapeaze to try out and found some middle ground with our 3 1/2 year old fashionista. Wrapeaze is an innovative product that ensures that both parents and kids will be comfortable. Its unique design is stylish, warm and practical. It is a loose fitting poncho style cover made of 100% polyester lightweight fleece. It comes in four sizes: Xtra Small (0-24 months), Small (2-6 yrs), Medium (Tween) & Large (Adult). Each size is available in any of 15 colors, of which we received the pink with brown polka dots. It is also great for kiddos who want to get dressed on their own as there’s one simple Velcro closure right under the chin to hold it closed.
I asked Avery what her thoughts were on the Wrapeaze, which she calls her "shawl". Her favorite thing is that it’s pink and like what a princess would wear. Her least favorite thing is that it has brown on it… She also wore the Wrapeaze for nap and to bed for the first several days after we received it in the mail, so it’s found a permanent place in her wardrobe.
A final interesting fact is that the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recommends that children should not be placed in car seats with jackets or heavy bunting. The Wrapeaze provides warmth, but does not inhibit the function of car seats.
Christine is our in house baby product reviewer. She has two children that are quite adorable, one is 3 1/2 months old and the other is three and in my son’s preschool class. When she’s not taking maternity leave she works at the local children’s hospital