From the moment I saw Popo's Poncho's stand at the Vancouver Baby & Family Fair I knew that they were something special. I had seen ponchos in the past for kids, but nothing this cute and well made!
Popo, which means grandma in Chinese, is a family based Vancouver company started in 2007 and then was passed on to the current designer/creator, Sharon in 2011.
Popo's Ponchos was looking to create a product that was not only fashionable, but functional and durable and made to last through a few seasons (and kids).
She definitely created a hit with these ponchos.
I wish I had have thought them up!
Those who know me in real life, know that I love ponchos aaaand hoodies, so this is combining two of my loves into one great little package.
However, this is not your ordinary poncho! The creator of Popo's Ponchos uses not only fleece but a fun 100% cotton for the lining of the hood, the outer pocket and the trim, which makes their ponchos stand out among the rest. Keeping warm never looked this adorable!!
Browse the collections yourself here.
Popo's has ponchos available from their traditional line, reversible ponchos and rain ponchos and blankets. So many great options to choose from.
We received the Candy Apple poncho in medium (size 2-4), and, no joke, we had not even got it home yet when two of my girlfriends went and bought one for their little ones they loved ours so much. I then posted a photo on my instagram (look for the #poposponchos hashtag) and I had other mommies wanting ponchos, too. So cool!! Man technology, hey?
The sizing is generous, so it can easily be used for at least a few seasons.
Size small: 0-2years
Size Medium: 2-4years
Size Large: 4-6years
My Cupcake looooves her poncho, and really... so does everyone who sees it. I totally think I need to carry Popo's Ponchos business cards with me wherever I go. She calls her poncho "Superman Cape", and can easily put it over her head herself herself, and then I help her with the snaps at her arms to create the "sleeves". No more struggling with shoving little arms into tight sleeves and the tantrums that ensue, bonus!! The little visor on the hood really helps the hood stay on her head, and is a cool little detail I would not have thought of myself. Like I mentioned before, the trim, inner hood and pocket boast the hip apple pattern, and add a fashionable flair to the poncho itself... crazy smile not included haha. One of the best features of the poncho is its versatility... there are a few different ways you can wear it, to keep your little one warm, depending on your need.
Your child can wear it normally.
You can throw it on over carseat straps so nothing comes between your little one and their seatbelt.
You can use it in your stroller.
You can throw it on over a baby carrier or sling.
You can unsnap it and use it as a blanket.
Easily share it between your children even if they are different ages.
Can you think of any other ideas?
If you are local to Vancouver, Popo's Ponchos will be featured at one more fair before Christmas, so make sure to go check them out
Fri-Sun Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 – West Coast Christmas Show (Abbotsford)
If you are not local, you can check out the store locator, and find a shop close to you that carries these awesome ponchos.
BIIIIG thank you to Popo's Ponchos for creating such a great product and letting us try one out.
Cupcake turns TWO this weekend!!! How did that happen????