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Fleece Car Seat Ponchos Are Getting Bigger!

car seat poncho with hood

We’ve probably all had the misfortune of ordering a clothing item online only to find that when it arrives, it’s smaller than we expected it to be. This situation is especially frustrating when ordering for a child because children grow so quickly. An item that just fits today may be too small in three months! I’ve always been up front about the fact that my fleece car seat ponchos run small. I’ve spent a fair amount of time during my busy season urging customers to size up. But I’ve still had some customers who were disappointed in the size when their order arrived.

That is why, after selling my handmade fleece car seat ponchos for four years, I’ve decided to make a change in the sizing of my ponchos. This decision was not made on a whim, but is the result of careful consideration and concern for my customers.

The ponchos will be exactly the same design — a circular poncho with a two-way zipper and hand slits — made from premium anti-pill fleece. I will continue to offer ponchos with hoods and ponchos without hoods. The difference is that effective March 1, 2019, the ponchos will all be one size larger than before. This means that my car seat ponchos will now more closely correspond with typical children’s clothing sizes.

Last year’s size 8 will be this year’s size 6. Last year’s size 6 will be this year’s size 4T, and so on. Ponchos will still be available in five sizes, but this year, the sizes and front zipper measurements will be as follows:

3-6 months 12″
12 months 13.5″
2T 16″
4T 18″
6 20″

I’m certain that this change is going to be a positive one for my business and for my customers. I look forward to offering a generously sized car seat poncho in my Etsy shop beginning March 1, 2019.

What are your thoughts on this change to my car seat ponchos?

car seat poncho with arm holes

4 thoughts on “Fleece Car Seat Ponchos Are Getting Bigger!

  1. I was very disappointed when I got a 3T for a 12 month old who was wearing 9 month clothes at the time. I don’t mind paying when I get what I expect.
    It is a very good change! Thank you!!

    1. I appreciate your feedback, Lynda! I understand your frustration over the former sizes.

  2. I personally didn’t have a problem with the old sizing because you were so helpful in making sure I ordered the correct size. I can see how offering ponchos that are more true-to-size will make ordering easier for customers and for you (less effort spent explaining). Whatever helps you stay successful is fine in my book. Keep up the great work 🙂

    1. Thank you for sharing your perspective on the size change, Elizabeth! I appreciate your encouraging words!

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