View Full Version : I *have* to have the Hippity jacket - is it practical?
03-23-2004, 10:30 AM
I've been reading with envy all of the Hanna purchases and I have decided that DS can no longer go out of the house without the Hippity jacket :) But I need a sanity check on the practicality. DS is 10 weeks old - I was thinking of ordering size 70 (5-12 months) so that if our May here in VA is a little cool he could wear it and then for when we head into fall/winter and things cool down. For those of you that have purchased this jacket or seen it IRL, what is the weight of the jacket like? I'm I being realistic? DH is seriously concerned about how much I like the look of the hippity jacket, but I think he also knows this could lead to a serious Hanna addiction! TIA!!!
Mom to Braedon
03-23-2004, 10:33 AM
Mine is backordered, so I havent gotten it yet. Have you looked at the zoo pals jacket? You could order that (its on sale). Its fleece and would work fine for fall. We have it in blue and I LOVE it. Its not as busy as the Hippity, so maybe DH would like it more lol
03-23-2004, 10:50 AM
We have it in yellow and loooove it. I live in NJ, so I have similar temperatures you do. Sophie has worn it several times. Usually if the weather is 45 degrees or higher. What's nice about the Hanna jackets (we also have the zoo pals one) is that they come with big cuffs so you can get a lot of wear out of them. You could also point out that the jacket will still be wearable if Braedon ever becomes a big brother ;)
It's a very thick quilted cotton. Think french terry sweatshirt. Not like a college sweatshirt, more like a grownup mommy outfit sweatshirt. Make any sense?
I think it's good weight particularly for a babe that will be in an infant seat.
Honestly, you could do as well with a cardigan from Gap or something, but we won't tell your husband that :P
03-23-2004, 01:16 PM
What are your ds's measurements? A 70 sounds big to me. Ds is almost a year and he's a peanut; he's currently wearing a 60 Zoo Pals (bought on clearance; yippee!). He's about 28 inches long and 17-18 pounds.
03-23-2004, 05:26 PM
I totally understand how you feel! I think all the Hanna jackets are cute, but I fell in love with the Hippity jacket (and pants).
Like everyone says, it's really a more quilted type thing. It's awfully soft, especially on the inside (I love the sherpa jacket, but it's soo scratchy on the inside that now I'm always worried about jackets). My little guy has a 70, which is a bit on the large side (he's 26.5" tall, 17.5lbs), so we roll the sleeves up twice. But you can still see the little stripey pattern then, and it fits great.
We live in Seattle, so we often have cool temperatures well into June, which is how I managed to rationalise it to myself. *grin*
If your baby is on the "tending to be small" side, you might consider getting a 60 - you can always exchange it, but a 70 might be way to big for an average 7 week old - we've just moved our guy into 70's about 2 weeks ago, and only because the legs on his 60's were too short - the arms on his 60's still fit fine.
03-23-2004, 05:39 PM
Erica, the jacket is sooooo cute. We also have it (in yellow), and I really love it. It's my favorite thing in DDs wardrobe. The weight should be fine for you, but I agree the 70 might be enormous for a 10 week old. My DD's jacket is a 70, and it's a little big on her-- we have to cuff the sleeves up an extra roll-- and she's 14 months old (kind of small, though-- 29"). If you're thinking of it more for in the fall, a 70 will probably work. Eliza wore the zoo pals last fall and winter in a 70 and her birthday is close to your son's. I do think the hippity jacket runs a little larger than the zoo pals (not a LOT bigger, but definitely some).
As an aside, my DS is named Braden so I'm always excited to hear about other babies w/the same name. Maybe we won't hear, "Are you sure it's not Brandon?" so frequently!
03-23-2004, 06:20 PM
My son's name is Connor Brayden.......it was going to be Connor Nathaniel or Brayden Jameson and at the last minute I combined them into Connor Brayden :)
edited to fix spelling
03-23-2004, 11:55 PM
It's so nice to hear from other Braedons! I was LOL at the Brandon comment - my mom kept slipping up the first week after he was born. Poor little guy didn't have a name the first two days - we had narrowed it down to Marshall or Braedon and went with Braedon. My DH wasn't keen on Braedon and I guess I kept suggesting it until he somehow thought it was his idea :)
About the Hippity jacket size, DS was 9 lbs, 21" at birth. At 10 weeks, he's 13+ lbs and 24 1/2 tall - will the 60 be too small for when fall rolls around? I was thinking he could swim in a 70 while the weather is still a little cool (maybe through mid-May?) but then a 70 would still fit him for September - November as things cooled off towards winter. What do you Hanna experts think? Thanks so much for your responses!!!
03-24-2004, 12:23 AM
If you want him to wear it in the fall, I agree that a 70 sounds appropriate. You should be able to roll up the sleeves for the spring. I don't think the extra room around the middle or the extra length will be a problem.
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