7am Enfant Pookie Poncho Review
7am Enfant Pookie Poncho Review
At first glance you would be forgiven for thinking that the 7am Enfant Pookie Poncho is a traditional footmuff but this is a versatile winter piece from the 7am Enfant range that is designed to be used as a cover for your little one when on the go. This is one product used three ways; as a cover or thermal blanket which works with your stroller, car seat and baby carrier – meaning you can keep your children wrapped up for cold weather no matter the mode of transport!
The 7am Enfant Pookie Poncho provides longevity and versatility as it comes in only one size to work from birth to approximately 3 years and can be used with just about any infant car seat, baby carrier and stroller. With a water repellent outer shell, super soft fleece lining and premium insulation the Pookie Poncho will keep the warmth in and the cold out on even the most brisk winter’s day. We love the durability of this product as it is made of quality materials that will last but is also soft, warm and weather resistant.
The Pookie Poncho comes with two interchangeable hoods that allow you to easily convert from a car seat or stroller cover to a baby carrier. The larger toddler hood is designed for use with a car seat or stroller but this and the smaller infant hood is used when taking your little one out for a hike in their baby carrier! We think the interchangeable hoods are a great feature as they provide options for different uses and weather conditions – we even left the hoods off completely on some of the brighter and warmer days.
To use the Pookie Poncho with a baby carrier you need to remove the toddler hood (which can be unzipped easily) and ensure the infant hood is on (this attached or removed using a number of little poppers). Then simply loop the stretchy bands around the shoulder straps and fasten the hook and loop closures and you’re done!
We love the fact that you can protect infants facing inward or outward and that the Pookie Poncho layers over just about any carrier. Prior to this product we sometimes wrapped a blanket around our little one when out exploring on a wintery day but this is so much more practical and convenient. On top of that the holes on the Pookie Poncho allow you to interact with baby’s hands whilst carrying them which we think is great for bonding!
Stroller or Car Seat
Whether you’re going out with your stroller or car seat you just need to switch to the toddler hood and fasten the hook and loop closure around the frame of your stroller or car seat. There are also slits on the back of the hood which will pop around the harness straps of your stroller to keep your little one snug and safe in place. This took virtually no time to install and as a final step there’s also a handy drawstring to tighten the poncho in to the right size and ensure all the heat stays in!
When used with a stroller we found it provided a much better option than loose blankets which are always kicked off in no time to let in all the cold. The Pookie Poncho is nice and roomy and our little one’s could kick around inside without feeling restricted, whilst the central zipper meant we could always pop them in and out quickly for convenience.
The two pocket openings are also a nifty idea and when used with a stroller or car seat these popper openings allow your child to slide their hands through when they need to.
We used to hate taking the kids out in nasty winter weather but every time we used the Pookie Poncho they came back snuggled up, dry, warm and super comfy. As well having as a trendy, urban design the 7am Enfant Pookie Poncho is practical and versatile for colder climates.
Where to buy
John Lewis (not available)
Mothercare (not available)
Prices found as of March 2016.