Junah Mom Poncho
100% pure new Wool
I didn’t think I would like a poncho. It didn’t seem practical to me because it doesn’t have a zipper, so I thought putting the poncho on when babywearing would be complicated. But it isn’t! In fact it’s very easy, with and without a baby, and it looks much more stylish than I thought. Okay, without the baby it might be a good idea to wear a bulky scarf to cover up the second (head) hole, but besides that it’s as easy as putting on a sweater. The only difference is that you have to guide your child’s head through the hole (which is surprisingly easy).
If you want to use the poncho for a back carry, you just turn the poncho around. It looks great either way! I tried the version with sleeves. The sleeves come separately and are just like legwarmers, you can leave them at home or put them in your bag when it’s not very cold. I have a size M and that’s the perfect size for me. For reference I’m only 1.68 meters tall and wear EU size 38/40 or M/L shirts normally. The sleeves are long enough too.
The poncho is available in 4 different colors. I found this melange grey to be the perfect neutral, stylish and classy.
The wool is temperature regulating. I wore the poncho without sleeves when it was warmer (wearing a long sleeve underneath). I think it will do great on mild winter days and if it’s colder you can wear an extra longsleeve shirt underneath the poncho. My daughter commented that the wool is ‘tickling’ (= itchy), I didn’t find it itchy at all, but I have never experienced to be wool sensitive so I might not be the best person to judge about that.
I have worn the sleeves on bare skin, without any itch.
I had some issues with one sleeve slipping down (away from my shoulder) when I wore my shoulder bag on that side. Without a long sleeve shirt underneath, the poncho sleeve wasn’t staying in place when the strap of my bag pushed it. That was a bit annoying 🙂 !
Against my expectations, this poncho totally became one of my favorites quickly. Where I feel like a goof when I walk back from the Kindergarten drop off with my babywearing jacket but without a baby, I still feel stylish when I’m wearing the poncho (and a scarf).
You can also use the poncho during pregnancy. It arrived with the head hole closed (sewn together by hand with a thread) so no boob hole when you leave it closed first.
You can buy the junah poncho (there are also matching leg warmers for your little one! !) At the junah.ch shop. The shop isn’t translated yet but if you write an email they are willing to help :)!
A video to show the different styles (with & without your child):
Putting the poncho on:
She’s hiding: 😉