Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Peekaru

Fall is just around the corner here in Indiana and that means that it's time to break out the cozy sweaters, thermal tees, and fuzzy fleece vests. While babywearing in the warmer summer months is simple, it gets a bit trickier once the thermostat drops.

I have found the mother of all inventions for active babywearers in the cooler months. The Peekaru Original ($80) is a fleece cover that fits over any soft baby carrier to keep both the adult and baby warm. I have tried out my Peekaru with my wraps, mei tai, slings and pouches, and they have all worked great with the the Peekaru.

Don't be mistaken, the Peekaru is not just to be worn with the tiniest of babies. Since the material is soft and stretchy, it easily fits over you and baby, no mater if your carrying a newborn or toddler.

I plan on wearing the cover like a vest in the upcoming Fall weeks, then throwing a coat over it for an extra layer of warmth in the Winter.

The fleece cover is unique, as it's made from 85% recycled material, Oeko-tex standard 100 certified. Each Peekaru Original saves approximately 25 plastic bottles from reaching the landfill. I'm feeling good about keeping my baby close to me as well as helping out Mother Earth.

Buy it! The Peekaru Original ($80) comes in 5 different sizes, and 5 different colors. You can purchase your very own at Togetherbe.com

Win it! Togetherbe wants to generously give on lucky Simple reader a Peekaru Original in the size and color of their choice. To be entered, make sure you hop over to the site, check it out, and come back here to tell us where you would use the Peekaru this Fall.

Winner will be chosen at random September 20th. Winner will be submitted to Prizy Fetch.

155 comments:

  1. I've had my eye on this, but it's just so expensive! I know I'd use it all the time--on walks with the baby, at the park, or just running errands when the weather cools down.

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  2. This would be so so perfect for a friend that had a gorgeous babe in July. she loves the slings but feels they aren't secure enough. this would be perfecto. warm, cuddly and she thinks too many strangers feels like they have permission to come and touch the baby. I agree. hands off.

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  3. My niece is expecting so would give it to her.

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  4. It would be a perfect baby gift for my bosses daughter, who JUST had her little girl last night!

    delilahhhhh@msn.com

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  5. www.lilpeeperkeepers.etsy.comSeptember 9, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    The color choices are good - solid with neutral choices. I think I would go with the blue. Thank you!
    www.lilpeeperkeepers.etsy.com
    info@lilpeeperkeepers.com

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  6. I would use it to go on walks outside with the baby.

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  7. Looking for the perfect gift for my boss's wife who recenlty had a baby girl.

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  8. I'd get the gray one (I think!), and wear it when we walk to church every Sunday and Wednesday!

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  9. Oh my goodness. LOVE IT! We would definitely wear this for our walks around in the fall. I hate the cold and it's the beginning of Sept. and we all have our winter cloths out already. Sad!!! please enter me to win.

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  10. Perfect for my brother who just had a baby girl. He lives on the coast in california so this would be great!
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  11. They're so pretty! Perfect for a fall morning stroll at the park before it warms up!

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  12. Greetings! Fall is my favorite time of year and thus, I spend a lot of time outside! The idea of this fleece vest that fits over the baby carrier is wonderful. The vest would be used for watching soccer games, cross country meets, taking walks and going camping! Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway drawing. I really appreciate it! Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  13. ooh! It would be perfect when we go through the corn maze this fall! I would also use on our walks of course :) Thanks!

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  14. This is so cool. I would give it to my cousin.

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

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  15. While I wouldn't be using this myself, I would give it to my niece who just had her fourth baby. I know that she would be wearing it everywhere she goes with all the children and she would have a free pair of hands as well. Thank you so much!

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  16. walking, parks, games, the mall(outdoor)

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  17. My other niece Melanie wears Jaxon everywhere, I'd love to surprise them with this nice warm cover-up.

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  18. I would get this for my sister-in-law to use in Colorado! My nephew was born three weeks ago.

    Thanks!
    emmarleed[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  19. I would use it to take walks with my toddler or newborn in Hong Kong in the Fall/Winter and in San Francisco in the Spring!

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  20. I would use it when we take walks.

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  21. I would wear it to the pumpkin patch when we go pick out our pumpkins. I'd also wear it on walks to the park and along our greenway.

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  22. What a fantastic idea. It gets cold up here in Canadian winters...it would be fabulous to be able to trek on over to the grocery store or mall a little longer without having to load up into the car! Love the colors too!

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  23. This would get used when hiking!! Fall is a great time for hiking with the family! :)

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  24. Im loving this! I'd definately use it when we take our 4 year old and our 3 week old apple picking!!
    num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

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  26. I'd definitely use this on walks now that the weather is getting cooler...it would be so much nicer than trying to zip up my jacket around myself and my baby!!

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  27. I would love this in green for my SIL who lives in a colder climate than I do.

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  28. This is really neat! I'd use it all the time this fall/winter. It gets pretty cold where I live and this would help keep me and baby warm.
    -Terra
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. I would definitely use that for taking walks in the winter! Looks much more comfy than baby in a snowsuit in the wrap!
    teriannm@gmail.com

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  30. definitely in the mornings when it's time to go daycare.

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  31. ooo. I love the green colored one! I miss hiking/trekking, but my carrier just wasn't secure enough. This looks awesome!

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  32. We live downtown in a windy city, and daycare is in walking distance. So we would use the Peekaru on all those cold, windy mornings.

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  33. With three under three I'd use this all the time: grocery shopping, MOPS meetings, the park. [What a great website too I liked watching the Mei Tie (sp?) videos.]
    Kris Hickey
    sendmyspamto@hotmail.com

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  34. I love Fleece and what a need idea for babywearer!!!! Here fall is jsut around the corner and It's already getting cold Agrrrr!

    But I would wear this Peekaru when out and out about to keep my baby warm in the canadian maritime cold fall days!!!!

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  35. It is rare that I after reading a review I am truly motivated to buy something and there isn't a discount for your readers??? sigh. Oh well, if I win, then great, if not - then I guess I will just have to get one for myself. We live in the mountains and my oldest son is in football and this would be great for those games where it is colder than... well, cold.

    nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

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  36. My GF would use for walks in fall.
    herry123_us@live.com

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  37. What a great invention. You are right, I find it impossible to bundle up the baby and carry him in the baby bjorn. I have tried everything from tucking blankets around the outside to wearing an giant cape to cover us both. This would be wonderful to have on a crisp Fall day while out and about.

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  38. I would use it everywhere! I love the idea. I have a fleece cover I got for my baby bjorn that works well, but this is MUCH cosier and we can bundle together. And it will not fall off!

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  39. What a great product - I love the blue. I'd use it everywhere - I'm about to have my first and am really in the market for a sling. Thanks for the chance! afdr3d@umkc.edu

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  40. we have a huge pumpkin patch near by (its borderline amusement park!) and we go every year. this would be perfect!

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  41. The Peekaru looks sooo cozy for mommy and baby! I would use this at our WhiteWater rafting center this Fall and Winter. We walk the miles and miles of trails...
    dana@babyluxedaily.com

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  42. I really love the blue and this would be absolutely perfect for the Louisiana winter! Not quite cold enough to warrant a jacket....but you still need a little something.

    We have a second child due in December.

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  43. Oh! This is SO awesome!! I don't have a small baby anymore but my sister will in January and she is ap parenting and will be wearing him as much as possible. I'd LOVE this for her!!

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  44. I don't even know where I'd use it yet, but with a baby due next month I KNOW there would be plenty of uses this Fall/Winter :)

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  45. My parents have a place in Cedar City Utah. And this would work perfectly in just a month or so. It gets so chilly there in the winter

    Mommymeng@gmail.com

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  46. My husband and I love to walk and hike particuarly in the winter. With one of these we could enjoy having the little one with us all snuggly and warm.

    mathbook28 at gmail dot com

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  47. wow this is nice. i would use it when taking my son out for walks.

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  48. I love it. I have to travel alot taking my son to school and my infant to the sitters. This could help alot traveling on the bus and train!

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  49. When we are out apple picking or running through corn mazes! What a great idea, and much easier than a blanket!

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  50. Well, I surely wouldn't need these here in TX!! So, I would send it to my SIL in MN! It's already getting chilly up there!

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  51. This is great!! We will use it for walks around town.

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  52. i'd use it to go to the high school football games

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  53. Well, I can't use it this fall because my baby isn't due 'til December! But...I would definitely use it this winter. I would snuggle my little guy in there, put on a down coat and watch from the bottom of the hill while I watch my husband go sledding with our older son. :)

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  54. I'd wear the blue peekaru while we are in Russia where we are adopting our little boy :) It would keep us nice and warm during the cold autumn there.

    heatherlbrandt (at) verizon (dot) net

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  55. I would love to win this! It would be perfect for doggy 'walkies' with my little guy in the upcoming fall and winter months! I really like that it fits over my existing carrier, so I don't have to worry about buying a new one!
    natasha_sacopaso[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  56. i would use it on our camping trip this fall!
    mom2maria at hotmail dot com

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  57. I would use this boating this fall and on family walks.

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  58. To the grocery store, post office, church, library and all of our favorite spots in town. I love to walk!!

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  59. I would use this while walking on our favorite hiking trails, the zoo and just playing outside with our older kids.

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  60. I would LOVE one of these! We frequent the zoo quite a bit as well as a variety of fall festivals where it would be nice. It would also be great for walks around our neighborhood once the weather turns cooler!

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  61. This looks amazing! I'd love to try it with my little girl!

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  62. I would use it while running errands during the winter. I could especially use it at our outdoor malls.

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  63. rhubbert@socal.rr.comSeptember 10, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    I am on a mission for weight loss, I'm going to get walkimg around the lake with this.

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  64. I love these, the baby and mom look so cost in there. I'd use it for my walks when its cool of an evening.

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  65. It would be perfect as the baby and I could keep warm together when we're watching my son do his soccer practice on a weekend.

    davidjnorris@ntlworld.com

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  66. This looks so cozy. I'd use it for my daughter when we attend local arts and crafts festivals and when we go to the park to walk the trails.
    laylarenee[at]cfl.rr.com

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  67. I would use this almost every day walking my preschooler to class and taking walks around the neighborhood.

    I'd love the Blue Large. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  68. Having just moved back up north from FL, we plan on using Peekaru on our many trips to the park for the changing foliage and trips to the local farms! :)

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  69. What a great giveaway!!! As a college student here at Northern Arizona University my husband and I walk to all our classes. This would be great as I am already having a hard time keeping Samantha warm.

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  70. My son is 3 weeks old today and I would love to carry him around this fall in this. Especially since I have a 7 year old and I would need to head out of the house at a moments notice for volunteering, classes etc.
    Thanks!
    Bhav
    bvbabybv at gmail.com

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  71. We are a one car family, and this fall and winter my husband will have to stop biking to work and start taking the car. I'd love to have this to keep my son warm on the way to the library or waiting for a bus!
    momabr at yahoo dot com

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  72. Wow, what an amazing product. This would be so great for the baby that I'm having this December when it's definitely going to be cold out. I also have a 2-year-old, so this would come in handy for all the times that we go out to play in the snow or take a walk!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. We live in town so I'm always walking everywhere with my son in the Baby Bjorn. This would be much easier than the blanket I used to tuck into the armholes when I took him out as a newborn in early spring. My favorite is the green in an XL so both my husband and I could use it.

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  74. At the Fall Festival or at the Farmstead.

    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. I would use this when I take my grand babies out for a walk or to the park.


    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail.com

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  76. We go to the zoo every other weekend, so this would be great!

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  77. I would use it everywhere. I don't own a car so I use my own two feet. I would get around a lot faster with this.:)
    blims613@spetnik.com

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  78. This is a fabulous idea! I have a baby-wearing poncho but the Peekaru looks so much warmer. I'd wear it on walks and on public transit all fall and winter.

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  79. What an amazing idea! I absolutely LOVE this. If chosen, I'd love the green one to wear on cool, brisk walks and to the pumpkin patch. We also have a ton of fun fall festivals and I'd love to be the envy of all the other moms by wearing this! (I'd spread the word on it though!) :)
    m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. Definitely would be great for walks in the cool fall/winter weather! Who wouldn't want to snuggle their baby close :)

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  81. This would be so helpful for walks and shopping and well anywhere really. I love the lavender.
    ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  82. i would love this for our cold MN winters! Going to the apple orchard, pumkin patch, or outdoor shopping would be so much easier!

    ladeebug224 at hotmail dot com

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  83. I would love to use this on our upcoming vacation in October. Also for the fall festivals that we are having here in Franklin, Tn! The fleece would be great for the cold weather! thank you!

    thewehrungs@yahoo.com

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  84. I'd use it for our commute. I walk from daycare to the bus stop with my son and this would sure help for the coming winter months (I'm in Wisconsin)!

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  85. this would be wonderful to wear anywhere from shopping to around the house!

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  86. This would be perfect to hold my little girl in when my son is playing soccer or when my oldest daughter has swim meets. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ann dot guns at mac dot com

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  87. I'd love to use this on walks with the girls. Or at bonfires this fall.

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  88. I would love to give this to a friend who likes to take walks with her little ones! It would be great for camping, hiking, bonfires and walks around town.

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  89. I would use this everywhere here in Alaska! It gets so cold for my little one here that I have to have her bundled up really well. Thanks!

    akblessingsabound[at]gmail.com

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  90. What a fantastic idea!!! My family likes to attend a lot of fair, agricultural fairs and orchards and farms this time of year. This would be PERFECT for the toddle when her legs get tired from walking too much!

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  91. I would wear this all over the place! Apple picking, hiking, grocery shopping, at the farmer's market, on walks... My kiddos and I spend a lot of time walking!

    sweetbabycarriers at gmail dot com

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  92. I would love to win this so I can take my 6 month old son on brisk fall walks, apple picking and while we are picking out pumpkins. This is perfect! I would LOVE IT!!!!

    Thank you!
    newmommyin08@yahoo.com

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  93. I love this! We just moved back to the north after being in the south for 7 years, so we would love this with the chilly weather up here. We could go on walks, to the park, through the forest, or anywhere!

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  94. I would use it for my little baby when taking my oldest little boy to the park.

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  95. I just had my 3rd baby 6 months ago, I live in Utah where the winters are freezing! If I am going to be able to get out at all this winter this would be awesome. Because suddenly with 3, the double stroller doesn't cut it! Thanks. I like the brown.

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  96. I would love to win this for my friend who is having her first baby. She lives in CANADA so I know she would use this constantly. I bet one of the places she would wear it most would be to visit the stables to see her horse. That way she could brush her horse, Toby, while holding the baby and keeping her safe, warm and close by.
    ckbruce@ymail.com

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  97. This looks so comfy!! I would probably give it to my niece!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

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  98. We have just moved to Germany a few months ago b/c my husband is in the military. I have heard the winters here are brutal. This would be great for me to take my baby out with.

    amcguire1029@yahoo.com

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  99. It would be a great shower gift for my expecting nieces.

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  100. Ah ha, I see how it works now. My daughter is going to be working as a nanny, so I'm sure she could really use one of these.

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  101. I would probably wait until January to use it when the new baby came, right now the belly is too big for my 18 month olds. It would be really nice for the next little guy or girl!

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  102. I would love to use it this fall and winter - With my son I wore my husband's old winter coat on walks around the neighborhood, but since it was oversized, it could get a bit drafty. I had to do some elaborate blanket tucking into the wrap to make it work. This would be the perfect thing to layer with in the winter while wearing the next one (due any day now...).

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  103. I would use it at football games.

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  104. What a great idea! It gets cold here pretty quickly, so I love the idea of being able to wear baby still for walks, etc. I think we'd get the most use out of it when we go to watch big sister's outdoor soccer games and activities!

    arbrashears(at)msn(dot)com

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  105. That is an adorable carrier! Since I'm having our third baby in late winter I could definately use this, the Lavender is so pretty. I would use it just about everywhere from going to the grocery store, to just doing household chores.

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  106. i have seen these beforebut cant convinc emy husband to get one for me because of the price. we live in san francisco! its cold and muggy here all year! we enjoy going to all the street festivals around town and farmers markets. this would be a lifesaver. no more flyaway blankets!

    desotogurrl@aol.com

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  107. I love this! I'd wear it EVERYWHERE since I live in cold, cold Chicago! Perfect for all our outside activities like pumpkin patches, downtown Chicago, walking in the forest preserves, and more!
    hmwmail@yahoo.com

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  108. What an interesting concept. I have three kids under age 4 and so need all the free hands I can get, especially at the grocery store where those kid carts are just filthy. I'm sure I'd wear it many days! Thanks!

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  109. I would love this! I have a 2 year old, a 1 year old, and am due again in 2 months time. I would definitely wear this to keep the baby warm whilst I'm out and about with the other 2 children in their double stroller. It would also be great at the park when I'm wearing the baby and running around after the other 2. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  110. This would be great for walks on the trails at the park.

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  111. I would use this lovely Peekaru on walks through the woods, where the strollers can't go!

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  112. I don't have a car and I currently have an 8 month old. I would use it every time I went out of the house with him. I live in Northern, NY where it's really cold and I still haven't figured out how I am going to keep us both warm when we leave the house.

    pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. I think it'd be great for going on walks/hikes. It's fun to take a ride up to the mountains in October to see how the leaves have changed. Also, it'd be great for taking my daughter to the flea market when it gets colder. Thanks!

    the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

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  114. A good friend of mine just had a baby and lives in Denver so this would be great for her.

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  115. jennycatherine@hotmail.comSeptember 16, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    blue is definately my choice ! Its my fave color. This is such a neat thing to have especially going into winter!

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  116. I would love this for my BF who is the mother of my godchildren. She is really into outdoor activities and would get a lot of use out of this. She loves going to the beach year round and football games. She could really use this!!!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  117. Great for taking the kid to the playground

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  118. i would use it for all the holiday parades and pumpkin patch visits and for just walks to enjoy the changing fall colors so beautiful

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  119. I would use this on our trip to Idaho this winter. Also around town, Christmas shopping, walking and more. Also the site has the cutest carrier called the FreeHand Mei Tai Baby Carrier..... Gonna talk the hubby into ordering it for me
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    jen
    jen62728@aol.com

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  120. I would use this when we go to the cider mill!

    purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  121. What a great way to take walks in the cooler weather!

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  122. marcyp06@hotmail.comSeptember 17, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    This would be great when we tackle the corn maze next month!

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  123. With 3 kids 4 and under it would be perfect for the orchards this fall.

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  124. That green is sooo pretty. I would probably give it to my SIL and hope that I could borrow it back if we had another one. Utah winters are cold.

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  125. This is great!! We will use it for walks around

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  126. This would be absolutely perfect for the big fall craft show we have out at the county fairgrounds! It's so cold there!
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  127. I would use it everyday when I have to pick up kids from school. We have to park, get out and walk up to the doors, no sittin in cars where its warm. I live in Michigan, the big mitten shaped state...its not shaped like that for nothing!!!

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  128. I like the Lavender one in a large. It wouldbe perfect for running from gate to gate at the airport during the holidays. angel_2417@yahoo.com

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  129. Taking walks and at the mall.

    autumnsensation@yahoo.com

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  130. For walks outside once the weather gets chillier.

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  131. I'd never thought about keeping warm while using a baby wrap - both for my little gal and me. This is awesome! The blue is such a pretty color too.

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  132. love these, the baby and mom look so cost in there.

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  133. Oh this is awesome! I'd use it while walking each day, and going shopping. It's so chilly already today here in WA!

    I love that it is made from recycled material!! (and it comes in black!)

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  134. I really like the green color :)
    Fall is such a big outdoor time for our family. We love to go on hay rides and to the cider mill. The Peekaru would be so convenient to use during those outings. Thanks!

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  135. I would use a Peekaru at the local football games. It gets pretty chilly on those bleachers.

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  136. Well my daughter is pregnant & this would be great for her since she's always carrying around her friends babies. We live in Michigan and it gets really cold and nasty so this would help keep her little one warm when their out.

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  137. I'd use it outside during play time :)

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  138. i would use it at the mall christmas shopping :)

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  139. I love these I would give one to a friend who's daughter is having a baby

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  140. We are about all the time and next month it isgoing to be much cooler where I live. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  141. Where WOULDN'T I use this? I would love it for running errands this fall!

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  142. i'd use it whenever i went out once i have my little one

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  143. wow, I would use this whenever we were out and about, thanks

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  144. My grandson was born a preemie this would be perfect for his mommy and him to take walks, go to store and use at ballgames

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  145. I would use the Peekaru while running errands.

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  146. My girls and I love to go to the Zoo when the weather gets a bit chilly. My youngest (and I) would be nice and cozy with this.

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  147. It would be a perfect baby gift for my new grandbaby.

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  148. I would use it with my littlest when we go in the COLD to pick up her big sister from school.

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