If I had to pick just one item out of my daughter's "closet" that is her very cutest piece, it would definitely be her Skipping Hippos poncho. She looks irresistible in almost anything, but this poncho really shoots her adorableness off of the scale (see left). I slip it over any outfit and instantly receive a rainshower of compliments.
Not only is it unique, fun, and "fairy tale"-inspired (think: Little Red Riding Hood), it's also machine-washable and perfect for "impatient" toddlers who hate to wait around for zippers to be zipped and buttons to be buttoned.
Adding to the appeal is the fact that the creator and CEO of Skipping Hippos is a mom. Jolie Fay has two daughters: Jane, 3 1/2, and Adeline, 20 months. Jolie had this to say about the poncho, "If you and your daughter are on an undercover spy mission, do not let her wear the poncho. If you and your daughter are hoping for a low profile, dash out un-noticed, errand, don't put the poncho on her. People will stop you, and people will notice and people will talk about your beautiful little girl in her cute little poncho."
I couldn't have said it better myself.
WIN IT! One winner will receive the Skipping Hippos Skylar poncho in size 2T. To enter, simply leave a comment and your e-mail address prior to Wednesday, December 19, at midnight. The winner will be announced and contacted via e-mail on Thursday, December 20th. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
* UPDATED * The winner is #81 john (heather). Congratulations!
Here's my entry for this oh-so-cute poncho!
shannon [dot] s [at] alumni [dot] duke [dot] edu
oh, how adorable. My 18 month old daughter would love it!
What an adorable poncho!
carkelley [at] hotmail [dot] com
I LOVE IT! How beyond adorable! I love what the CEO said about it, too!
I'd love to win and have my baby grow into it!! I'd loan it to my friend's baby and then ask for it back when my little one is big enough! ;)
info @ penniesinmypocket dot net
These are so SUPER cute!
That is so darling!
My g'daughter would love this. Thanks for the op to win!
happy holidays to you! I would love to win this! Please enter me, I've got a few little girls in mind that this would be great for...
This IS a super cute poncho! Love it!
My daughter would really enjoy this!
ce613 at hotmail dot com
That is one cute poncho - and a cute girl too!
This would be absolutely perfect for my niece!
Whoo i would really love this for christmas,what a beautiful gift.
Ahhh, love it!
My 1 1/2 yr old would LOVE this, she hates having her coat on! Its so cute too.
That is so adorable! A poncho! I love it! Please count me in! :)~
Too Cute, would love to win.
So sweet! And it's sized perfectly from my little princess! :)
I don't know what is cuter--the little girl or the poncho!! I would love to be the lucky winner of this adorable poncho! I have a neice who would be darling in it! Thanks for the great giveaway!
That is oh so adorable!
How adorable! I would love to be the winner.
Nancy at njones127 at tampabay dot rr dot com
I would love this for my little niece. Happy holidays!
My e-mail is in mt profile.
I could just see Katie in one of these.
This is so cute. It would be the perfect size for my toddler. Thanks for the contest.
I know a special little girl at church who would be adorable in that cape!
please! count me in. mackenna would look simply delightful in this!
Oh my, these are adorable! So cute, I would love to win one for my cutie-pie. These are so rad!
Oh wow.. that is the most adorable thing Stephanie!! Would it be wrong if I put that on Connor? LOL prol so... My best friend's daughter though would look fabulous in it
I blogged you to of course :)
This would be adorable on my niece!
I have really, really wanted one of these for my two-year-old! They are so adorable!
ksrutledge [at] hotmail [dot] com
It's adorable - and therefore, I need one.
My daughter would look so cute in that.
So Cute I would love to win this for my granddaughter
This is absolutely adorable. I have a cape my mom made for my daughter last year, but it's getting a little small. They are perfect for carseat safety and this is exactly the size my daughter is now.
If I don't win this I'll have to try and beg/borrow/steal one for her! I never thought of putting my 18 momnth old in a poncho and it's simply adorable!! I wore one as a kid, so Mommy brained me didn't think of it! :)
This size would be perfect for my 2 year old now!!! Thanks...
LOVE this! Oh so adorable for my daughter...
ekb713 at hotmail dot com
This is adorable. My little one could look like the big one with this.
Wow! Your daughter looks remarkably like my daughter! We would love a darling poncho for her.
emilygcraig at hotmail dot com
So cute! Love the ponchos!!
I was going to attempt to knit a poncho for my niece this year for Christmas but I knew it would take me a year to make. Maybe I should get started for next year.
This poncho would be much better to win.
oh, please enter me - can just picture dd in it! cutlers819 at verizon 9dot0 net
i love these....so cute!
mom2maria at yahoo dot com
Very cute poncho :0)
bebemiqui82 (at) yahoo (dot) com
I must have this!
Ella would love this!! Thanks!!
SO CUTE!! Don't enter me into the drawing - Bridget is starting into size 3T for shirts and jackets. She has a green poncho with sheep on it, and she loves it!
Please pick me, I would love this for my daughter. [email protected]
This would be a perfect fit for my daughter-- and not just in size! She loves outerwear and cozy things both.
That must be one of the cutest things I have ever seen!
Oh, my goodness, my little girl must have this! ( [email protected] )
How cute and how easy this would be to put on instead of wrestling with arm holes=). I think I had one of these way back when- wow- how cool!
You are correct, the poncho is adorable on your daughter! I would love to have one for my granddaughter. swallbaum at gmail dot com
Oh how adorable!!!
That is the perfect size for my little girl and it is just beautiful!
Love the Day in May jackets and the Adeline and Evelyn ponchos
So cute and perfect!!
THis is just too, too cute!
my little girl would love this!!
Ah-door-Ah-bull! Please count me in!
Oh how neat! That's the size my daughter is in now! Count me in, please! :)
That is too adorable! I have all boys, but I teach dance and I know just the small princess to gift it to!
I want it! Does it come in my size too?? [email protected]
Oh my goodness....cutest things EVER! My 20 month old would fit just perfect in a 2T!
this would be adorable on my niece!
Cute and cozy!
so cute! I love the brown one.
OMG!!!!! She is adorable! I also think my little cutie pie would be pretty darn cute in this ;)
You are right, she does look absolutely adorable in her poncho! I would love to win this!
So darling! And hip!
I absolutely love the "Juniper" and "Gretta" designs. The colors are gorgeous! I hope to put my little girl in one of these!
Wow, this poncho is SO cute!
I would love this for my little gal!
Oh pleases, oh pleases, oh pleases... this would just explode with adorableness on my little one. :)
jg AT jennaglatzer.com
This would be a great gift.
My daughter would Love you for this giveaway, she screams anytime I have to put her arms through any arm holes. So a poncho would solve many problems, and how adorable.
Your daughter wears it well. I've been coveting this poncho since I first saw it in an online boutique! My daughter would look SO cute in it.
My daughter would love a poncho!
Too sweet! I could see either of my daughters in that!
I'll have to share this website with family wanting to know what the girls need.
That's so cute! My daughter is just starting to wear 2Ts!
Ponchos are so versatile - thanks for the chance to win! :)
I've got a 2T who would just love that.
So cute! Would love to see my daughter in this!
So cute! Love the website and all of the advice/tips/fun!
Love it! Thanks for the chance.
Please randomly select me!!
My little one would be so warm and cute in one of these ponchos!
Eeek! So adorable!
I absolutely love this! And it's the perfect size for my daughter for next winter!
This is so cute. I would love one for my daughter.
LOVING that cute poncho!!
"Seasons Greetings!" What an adorable poncho. Your daughter is adorable in hers! Please enter me in your fun contest. Thanks,Cindi