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The Peekaru Original™ is a fleece vest that zips over any soft baby carrier to keep you and your child warm when it’s cold out. It fits comfortably over all soft-structured carriers including Baby Bjorn and Ergo, as well as a variety of mei tais, ring slings, and wraps. From birth through toddlerhood, the Peekaru Original™ provides protection from the elements so there’s no need to worry about going out in the cold with your little one.
Made from 85% recycled high quality Polartec fleece, each Peekaru Original™ saves approximately 25 plastic bottles from reaching the landfill. You can feel great knowing that while you’re holding your baby close, you’re also helping the environment!
With sizes and colors for both women and men, the Peekaru Original™ is the perfect accessory to your favorite baby carrier. You’ll love the style, and your baby will love the comfort. Fall, Winter, and Spring, you can capture those amazing outdoor experiences with a Peekaru Original™, and make every day an adventure for your baby.
- Fits over any soft baby carrier to keep you and your baby warm
- Can be worn from birth through toddlerhood
- Works on your front or back
- Nothing but soft, stretchy fleece touching your baby
- Side zipper for easy on and off without scratching anyone’s skin
- Unique design allows for no loss of shared heat between you and your baby
Q: What size should I buy?
A: The Peekaru Original™ is sized to fit the adult wearing it. Like any other item of clothing, you can wear it as loose or tight as you like and it can shared with someone who is within about 20 lbs of you. The sizing is standard, so if you normally wear a size medium shirt, a size medium Peekaru will fit you. The Peekaru Original™ is made out of fleece so there is quite a bit of stretch. Please buy your pre-pregnancy size, as the Peekaru will help flatter your new baby body, and will most likely stretch to fit. Due to the unique design of the Peekaru Original™, the most important measurement is across your shoulders and around your armpit. The size of your breasts and hips do not usually matter in the sizing.
Q: Will this be warm enough?
A: Everyone has a different body temperature, however, we have found that the Peekaru Original™ works best between about 60° F and 30° F. When it’s colder than 40° F, you can add your coat over the vest to keep your arms warm. The unique design of the Peekaru Original™ ensures that you will be sharing body heat with your baby, and you know how hot that gets! So keep in mind that it’s not just your temperature, but the shared heat between you and your baby that will help keep you both warm. The Peekaru Original™ is much warmer than a traditional carrier cover because no heat is being lost through the sides or top, and you are sharing heat with your baby.
Q: Will the Peekaru Original™ work in the snow and/or rain?
A: The Peekaru Original™ is made from Polartec Fleece, which is moisture wicking fabric. Moisture wicking is a fancy way of saying that if it’s pouring rain, you will probably get damp; however if it’s snowing or raining lightly, the moisture will ball up and stay on the outside of the Peekaru Original™ keeping the inside dry and warm.
Q: That’s a funny looking baby carrier!
A: Well, this isn’t really a question, and the Peekaru Original™ isn’t a baby carrier! It’s a cover, that goes over your favorite baby carrier. Think of it as the icing on the cake, not the cake itself.
Q: Why doesn’t the Peekaru Original™ have sleeves?
A: The Peekaru Original™ was specifically created without sleeves because it was designed in Colorado, where we layer. The vest is an integral part of the Colorado mountain wardrobe because it allows you to wear a t-shirt or a sweater underneath it, or with an outer layer (coat) without having big, bunchy sleeves. If you are looking for a Peekaru with sleeves, please check out our Softshell babywearing coat or the Peekaru Hoodie (it rocks!)
Q: Where is the Peekaru Original™ made?
A: In the USA!! The Peekaru Original™ is made in the USA, out of material also made in the USA.
Q: Please explain the 85% recycled material bit?
A: Fleece is made by spinning plastic into thread. The thread used in the Peekaru Original is spun from recycled 2 liter soda bottles. In fact, there are about 25 two-liter soda bottles in each Peekaru Original! If you’ve ever wondered where the bottles you recycle actually go: they get cleaned, melted, and spun into ridiculously soft material to keep you and your baby warm!! SO, thank you for recycling!