Sunday, October 25, 2015
With the late Autumn weather settling upon us, we want to keep our little ones from getting chilly.  I have a very active 2 year old that often refuses clothing altogether, so getting a jacket, hat and gloves on is a huge task to complete! This is where The Minkey comes in!  It's super quick and easy to put on and will keep baby cozy and warm! 
Olie is a Swedish based business started up by Christina Plejdrup in 2013.  The business is a named after her daughter, Olivia, who is involved in every aspect of the designs.  Christina envisioned a functional solution to the struggle of losing hats and gloves during the winter months, so The Minkey was created.  Soon a children's line of classic clothing followed, as well as hair accessories, baby blankets, teething necklaces and cloth diapers.
I received the pictured items above to test for reviewing purposes.  All opinions are my own, written by me.
I noticed that the cloth diaper appears to be the same as the s35 Alva diaper.  Rebranded diapers are diapers manufactured by one brand but then other companies are allowed to buy and relabel the diapers.  Most likely the cost will increase during this process.  This is legal, and acceptable, especially when fully disclosed.  This pocket diaper came with one microfiber insert and will fit babies between 8-35 pounds.  I think the diaper is just fine, and will do well for most children, especially if you add in a second (or replace with a more absorbent) insert.
The teething necklace is designed for only adults to wear, and is made of BPA, PVC, phlatate free 100% food grade silicone.  You can put the necklace in the freezer for some quick pain relief for a teething baby (if you can deal with it cold like that on you)!  The cord is nylon and it has a plastic breakaway clasp for easy removal, although it does fit over the head.  The beads seem sturdy, they shouldn't come off.  I feel safe wearing this necklace and letting my baby chew on it.
Now back to Olie's The Minkey!
With this unique winter garment, you get a hat, gloves and scarf all-in-one.  It is made of a very soft cozy fleece. The hood stays put and I will tell you once this is on, it's on.  My 2 year old daughter cannot get it off without help.  It protects her ears, neck, keeps her arms warm and her fingers all have a spot to tuck into, but there are hand openings so the gloves don't have to be on all the time.
The Minkey is awesome for that quick jaunt outside, but it also fits trimly under a coat for longer periods out in the elements.  It's adorable and my daughter loves it!
Bulky jackets and coats have been shown to be less safe, and this is probably the #1 thing I love about The Minkey!  Just put on The Minkey over their warm layers of clothing, toss on a blanket and go!
The sizes run true- in fact, I think they do give a little extra room- which is great, considering size may increase with more layers underneath.  Karebear is wearing a long sleeved 3T t-shirt and The Minkey she is wearing is a 24-36 months.  She could absolutely fit another layer in between to give her maximum warmth.  Sizes range from newborn-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 24-36 months and 36-48 months.
 There are several styles and colors to choose from including the Cat (as shown), the Dino and Flower.
What's my favorite thing about The Minkey? Pretty much everything... I love that it's an all-in-one, I now find it incredibly simple to put on a hat, gloves and a scarf in one quick motion!
Is there anything I'd change about this product? I think it would be super neat to see a piece velcro over the front- covering the chin, nose and mouth. I also would love to see even more styles- like an owl!
I give The Minkey a 10/10!
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Latched On Mom was given a free product in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own, written by me. Please see my full disclosure for more information. If you have any questions or have a product you'd like for me to review, please email latchedonmom@gmail.com

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