Wednesday, May 6

Peekaru! I see you!

Before I begin this review, I'd like to thank Parenting By Nature for their patience in getting this one up! You all know I've been trying to recover from my recent cross-country move, and this particular review item was one I had to hunt for once I arrived in Arizona thanks to the movers mistakingly packing it up just a few days after I received it.

Now, it might seem out of season at this point, but trust me...it isn't. Parenting By Nature sent me and Buttercup the Peekaru Vest to try out, and we couldn't be happier with the product. Sure, I'm dealing with 100 degree weather right now, but I know for a fact that there are plenty of other states (like Michigan!) where Moms and their babies would get tons of year-round use for chilly evening walks and early morning outings.

The Peekaru is defintely one of the coolest and sweetest products I have had a chance to try out. It's a definite must-have for any baby-wearing parent, allowing you to keep you AND your child warmer without the hastle of trying to work around traditional jackets or extra blankets. Made from 85 percent Malden fleece, the Peekaru is also an eco-conscious parent's dream. Each 150 Peekaru's made save about a barrel of oil, with about 25 two-liter plastic bottles used to create each one. And what can be better than a product made in the USA under fair labor conditions supporting work-at-home moms?

I tried the Peekaru out with Buttercup hanging out in her Ergo, both front and back facing, and we both loved it. We also gave it a shot in her Baby K'tan, and were equally pleased. There's plenty of room under the vest for me to add a jacket for when it gets cooler, and with Buttercup at 27 pounds, I have no doubt this vest will last me as long as the Ergo!

The Peekaru comes in a variety of colors to suit your taste, and fit wonderfully. This is definitely one item I will be packing for family visits in Michigan!

Also check out Parenting by Nature for their great selection of cloth diapers, baby carriers and slings, and gift services, and more. It's the perfect online one-stop shopping destination for parents. And the site os mom-owned and operated!

Thanks to Parenting By Nature, I have one Peekaru Vest in choice of size and color for one lucky reader up for grabs. To enter, please visit their site and leave me a comment telling me what other item you'd love to see reviewed on Berrie Sweet Picks! Make sure to include your email so I can contact you if you are selected the winner. Entries will be accepted until midnight, EST, on May 13, 2009. Please note that the contest is limited to the United States and Canada, only.

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73 comments:

EmmettFerret said...

Nice site. Please review Natural Wooden Baby Rattle/Teether or another wooden toy. Or any of the cloth diapers.. those are hard to get honest reviews for sometimes.

Thanks! Cute little carrier too.. although it does make me laugh.

lbaran@pcsedu.com

Anonymous said...

That peekaru is too cute! And looks like it would work better than zipping LO up in my jacket. :)
Here is what I would like to see reviewed:
http://www.parentingbynature.com/sigg-water-bottles-kids.htm

The sigg water bottle looks like a good idea, but I'd love to know if it's 2yo spill proof!

-Molly
m_pankow@hotmail.com

Heather said...

I would love to hear about the Peekaru Ozone Sun Shade Cover-Up and how it works in the sun and heat of Arizona. Sounds like it would be great!! Thanks!

Heather said...

I subscribed!

Annette said...

I love the baby legs. absolutely adorable. the carrier wil come in handy here in NY.

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aimee said...

A review of the TruKids suncare line would be great!

jdine said...

The Peekaru Ozone Sun Shade Cover-Up would be a good review.

carolyn said...

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Meredith said...

I'd like to see you review the Imse Vimse Organic Cloth Training Pants.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

agree with the wooden toys mrs.mommyyatgmail

mverno said...

the Peekaru Ozone Sun Shade Cover-Up and how it works in the sun and heat of Arizona mverno@roadrunner.com

Misusedinnocence said...

The legwarmers would be great!
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PAXbaby said...

I'd love to hear your opinion on the dwink!!!!

THANKS for this giveaway!

jillian @ PAXbaby.com

PAXbaby said...

I tweeted you!
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I follow you on twitter!

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Jennireesa said...

I would like to review the Bummis Training Pants.

cari_and_kevin_king said...

Tres Tria Co-Sleeping Bolster

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moushka said...

When I first seen this I thought I gotta have one. What a great idea!

I also like the TummyTub Bathtub. Another wonderful idea!

Evelynn said...

This is such a great idea to keep mom and baby warm together in those cold months! Love it!

Not your average pear said...

How sweet! I would love to have one. I have a passion for baby wearing and this would be great for the fall and winter.

Jenndiggy said...

I like the Soft-Soled Baby Shoes!

Amanda U. said...

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Pikkolo Baby Carrier!

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I'm a subscriber!

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Celeste said...

How about the Hooter Hiders? :)

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one6ylady said...

I'd love to see you review and maybe even compare The CuddlyWrap™ ORGANIC Baby Carrier Wrap to the Peekaru Vest. They booth look great, but I wonder which would be softer and more gentle on the body of a woman/man who bruises easily (like me) and always gets nasty black and blue marks from the straps of most carriers.

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taxchyk said...

Tres Tria Co-Sleeping Bolster would be a great item to review, in my opinion. It's tough to judge products you expect to buy only once, and you want to be sure your money is well spent.

Aisling said...

I'd like to know more about the Tummy Tub Bathtub. The benefits make perfect sense to me, but it looks like it might be awkward to lift baby out.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see the bummis training pants reviewed also. I'm an expectant father, expecting my first baby and I already love my little girl so much but I'm trying to learn as much as i can as quickly as i can.

free_brd62 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see a review on the FreeHand Mei Tai Baby Carriers.
renee
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Deb said...

This would be wonderful for my grandson up in COLD Michigan!

mogrill said...

I really like the leg warmers. Thanks for the chance.
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Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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thebubbledies said...

I would love to see you review the Blue Celery Baby Sling/Wrap Hybrid. As a side note - its so funny to me when people don't comment what you ask them to... Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

thebubbledies said...

I follow you on twitter. @bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

Oooh, we could use this in Maine, winters are definitely TOO long here! Another thing I would love to have you review are the soft soled shoes they offer, I have heard about the benefits of these type of shoes but I would also like to hear it from another mom!

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Melanie said...

I would love to see the Natural Wooden Baby Rattle/Teether, reviewed!





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Rayne said...

I would like to see the UV protective swimwear reviewed as I am fair skinned and expect my child will be as well. I am a Facebook fan.

quelleheure4 said...

I love the organic cotton teething toys! You could do a review on those.
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Xenia said...

I would love to hear more about the Peekaru Ozone Sun Shade Cover-Up and whether it really does let the breeze through and how well a baby likes having the hood up.

Thanks!
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My Moms View said...

Baby Spats Leg Warmers so cute, what a good idea

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Melissa B said...

I would like to see the training pants reviewed.
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Anonymous said...

The peekaru is adorable and cute! I'm also really liking the fact of how it is eco-consciously made.

I would love to see the "Stainless Steel Baby Dish Set, Froggy" reviewed here.

Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

I am also subscribed via my yahoo!

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lace said...

A babyhawk would be a great review/giveaway item. I'm also interested in the cutlery set.

cpsnsamples said...

i like the TummyTub Bathtub



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read2jill said...

I'd love to see you review some of the california Baby products. I was thinking particularly of their "super sensitive" line with shampoo/body wash, conditioner & lotion.

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Anonymous said...

I think the hooters hiders nursing covers would be great to have.

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BeBeCakes said...

I'd like to see the Baby Mattress Pads, Vinyl-Free be reviewed. s...@h...l.com

Miranda said...

Tres Tria Co-Sleeping Bolster

chazvgo said...

The UpMama Baby Slings, that would be a good review. Thanks :)

kathy pease said...

the Earth Mama Angel Baby, Gift Sets look very nice :)

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Jinxy and Me said...

I would like to see the Pretend Wool Play Food reviewed

Mia J. said...

I like the wool play food.

Gianna said...

I'd love to see Mei Tai Baby Carriers reviewed :)

Lentil said...

I'd like to see a review of the Blue Celery Baby Sling/Wrap Hybrid

Sylvia said...

I like the Baby Mattress Pads
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