Airblaster Papoose, keeps babes warm! The word "papoose" is originally from the Narragansett tribe, a term of endearment for a child or babe. "Papoose" also refers to a cradle board, which is a device used to cradle the wee babe, and keep her warm and safe. Coincidentally, these are the same functions as this jacket, to keep the babe warm, dry, and safe... Even in a powder storm.