Friday, June 24, 2011

Peekaru Giveaway (closed)




  Thing are slowing down here...I think?? Does anything slow down when you have 3 kids?? Anyways, I'm really excited  do this giveaway. I've been waiting since winter to do it! So here it is, the Peekaru Original giveaway!


 I actually came across one of these in Kid To Kid, but it was too big. I thought it was one of the COOLEST articles of clothing for baby wearing parents! So I contacted TogetherBe to see if they would let me try it out and do a giveaway. They are so sweet over there and they replied so quickly.

 So sorry for the snow pictures, who wants to see that right now!! (sigh) When I got the vest, I tried it on right away over my Ergo carrier. It was kind of awkward to put on by myself at first. The hardest part I had was zipping it all the way up on the side. After wearin it a couple of times, it has become easier. I LOVED that I was able to put it on over my winter coat. I first tested it on a cold, windy Alaskan day. It kept the wind off of Kora, but I probably should of put warmer clothes on her because the vest is not thick enough. These vests are "high quality Polartec fleece" but I think it was too cold for her that day and we went back inside. It took 30 mins to get all the winter gear on all the kids and me and we only stayed out there 10 mins! Ugh. They need to invent a suit that has boots, mittens, hat, long under and snowsuit connected!! I bet the Peekaru Soft Shell would of been better for that kind of weather. I think I might invest in the soft shell for next winter.

 I did wear it several times when it wasn't as cold or windy. It worked great and kept her warm. She fell asleep in it several times. A friend borrowed the giveaway one to try it out. (It's the green one pictured above.) She is carrying a newborn in there. =) The newborn stayed toasty while mommy got to play with her toddler. It was a fun day of sledding and skiing for the kids!

 You can also turn the vest around and wear it on the back!  "It fits comfortably over all carriers, including Baby Bjorns, Hotslings, Ergos, Mei Tais, and Wraps."  I haven't worn it turned around yet because Kora is just getting to the age where I can wear her on my back. There is also a little pocket to keep your keys or id in on the side of the vest. The only thing I wish this had was hand pockets. I LOVE to put my hands in pockets and was bummed when I didn't have anywhere to put them. Other then that, this is a GREAT product for Alaskan parents! I keep it in the car even in the summer because sometimes it gets a little cool.
Oh and just FYI, if you order one because you don't win, they run a little big. I wear large shirts and can fit into the medium vest with a fleece jacket.

 Want to win the green medium one? Just leave a comment with a way to contact you. Oh and you have to be from Alaska. =)


29 comments:

  1. Wow that is awesome! my son will be 9 months come winter next this would be sooooo cool to have..I wish that I would have had one in January when he was born lol. -Bridget Garrison stuck-in-the-moment@hotmail.com

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  2. Ooo Ooo Ooo!! I would LOVE to win it! I'm still technically from Alaska and I think it would be GREAT in Canada! I still wear my toddler on my back and there may or may not be talk of another little one one day *gasp!!*
    charissa(dot)welkie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Please, please, oh pleeeeeese!
    Lisarayes@me.com

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  4. I'd love one! That looks so awesome! Laura Oldham lauranne21@yahoo.com

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  5. Just when I think I've seen it all, this item looks fantastic, I can attest to never believing my child is warm enough. This would eliminate extra blankets that are a pain to hold onto. Sheri- sheriplus4@hotmail.com

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  6. Love this!! Would be great for when it's -40 out!
    aimee99615@hotmail.com

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  7. yes, that is so awesome! Nice work Jamie....monica
    perezverdia@gmail.com

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  8. Oh I would love love love this!!! Awesome giveaway!
    garner.rachel@gmail.com

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  9. I have been looking for one of these! Love it! Bethe' Smith akbethesmith@gmail.com

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  10. Deborah_louangrath@hotmail.com

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  11. Very Cool Jamie!!! jeninak@gmail.com

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  12. Wanted to get one this past winter. Will be great for the new little one! Bfay80@hotmail.com

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  13. These look fantastic!
    vethorpe@yahoo.com

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  14. I know a very active mommy to be that would put this to great use! she may need a small though.. Thanks for the giveaway! AKtalentedMoms@gmail.com

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  15. Wow! Awesome idea! My daughter loves being close to me...we would love this!

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  16. I'd love this! I've wanted one for ages. I'll have baby #2 by this fall and winter who will need a better way to stay warm than what I did with #1!
    Julie@ClothDiaperBook.com

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  17. would love to have one. i have an ergo ready to go for my baby due in august.
    irene j

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  18. This is awesome!! I walk my dog up to 3 times a day, and the hardest part about this past winter was getting my winter coats to zip up over my son and I. A few zippers lost the battle. I would love this for those winter dog walks. ~ Abbe
    stargazenlily@hotmail.com

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  19. I have seen these and never worn one, they look amazing!

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  20. It looks great! joclynreilly@yahoo.com

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  21. This looks AWESOME! I would love to win this! rachellekula@gmail.com

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  22. This is awesome!!! Totally worth it for next winter.. aprigil88@gmail.com

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  23. Ohh this is GREAT! I just had boy/girl twins 3 weeks ago and kept thinking of how on earth I'd be able to keep them both warm enough entering grocery stores and going places without having to tote my BABYTRAIN of a stroller! This would work amazing! Carry one on me and carseat carry one! I'm going to purchase one for my hubby to have one too either way! What a cool idea! Amber@makeupbycor.com

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  24. My name is Amanda - I would love to win one of these! amandarj01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  25. Love it!
    Martinfamily2004@yahoo.com

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  26. Would love to win! Paula at ayojiak dot com

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  27. I have often cotemplated buying one of these! I still wear my 20 month old and am hoping for another on the way soon... :)-Ashley mikeash@mtaonline.net

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  28. Oooh, that looks way nice! A great way to keep baby #2 (due in Aug) warm while playing outside with toddler #1 this fall/winter!

    Cathy
    itsmylastname(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Don't know if this is gone yet or not...I really hope its not! I have never seen one of these, this is seriously the coolest baby wearing piece I have ever seen! Perfect for Alaskan mamas! I would love to win this, I just had my second baby and this would come in super handy this winter when my 2 year old is itching to get outside and I have his baby bro in tow! Please me:)

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