Thursday, June 18, 2015

One Step Ahead® Expands Bug SmartiesT Playwear Collection with Insect Shield® - #Giveaway


 Finding an effective and convenient method of protecting kids from mosquitoes and ticks is an annual challenge for parents. With insect-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease on the rise throughout the country, parents need to be vigilant. In response, One Step Ahead and Insect Shield® Repellent Technology® are partnering to offer an expanded Bug Smarties™ Playwear assortment with built-in insect protection.




According to the TBDA (Tick-Borne Disease Alliance), Lyme is the number one tick-borne illness in the United States. Experts at the University of Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center are hearing via their TickSpotters program that all types of ticks are much more abundant this year than in the past. The CDC reports the number of Lyme disease numbers are in the range of 300,000 cases/year.  These soaring rates have parents concerned about how to adequately protect kids this summer. The 2015 Bug Smarties™ collection is a great solution.



The Bug Smarties™ assortment consists of lightweight, performance-based options that are great for active, outside play – think camp, BBQs, sports, picnics and more. The collection includes boys and girls matching Performance Pants, Shirts, Hoodies and Headbands.  In addition to the Bug Smarties™ apparel, One Step Ahead is also offering additional protective accessories such as an Insect Shield® TravelChair.  


My Thoughts

I love the summer and all it has to offer. I love spending days and nights enjoying the beautiful weather, but there is one thing that can dull even the best summer outing--mosquitoes, and they are plentiful out here in New Jersey.  I don't like using chemical insect repellents either, especially for my two younger children, and those stupid little blood suckers have driven us indoors more than once. Sometimes we even get bit inside the house if one sneaks in. Luckily, I discovered One Stead Ahead's adorable Bug Smarties Playwear.



Bug Smarties offers a fashionable line of clothing in cute designs. They have items for both girls and boys. My kids were each able to test out a set of Bug Smarties and they are just fantastic. They love how bright and colorful the clothing is, and they also found them to be super comfortable. Even though they are long sleeves, they are very lightweight, and my kids were comfortable in them even on warm days. There are also plenty of designs to mix and match. They even have cute accessories, like headbands that match the outfits.



Of course, the most important thing about Bug Smarties is how well they work at repelling insects. I noticed a huge difference. I didn't see any mosquitoes buzzing around my children at all, even though they were all over me. (I need some of these in my size!) Best of all, there is no stinky deet and I don't feel the urge to toss my kids in the tub the second we walk in the door. Bug Smarties Playwear is definitely the best way to stay protected in the great outdoors.


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The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive 1 in-stock top & 1 bottom in the size of their choice. To enter, just fill in the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will end on 7/9/15. Open to the US only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.




28 comments:

jlee said...

Love the Bug Smarties Long Sleeve Hoodie with Insect Shield.

Anonymous said...

I like the costumes especially the Dragon one. Patricia

Holly Thomas said...

I really like the Bug Smarties Girls Leggings with Insect Shield.

Michele P. said...

I like the Bug Smarties Hooded Jacket with Insect Shield.

Janet W. said...

My favorite is the Bug Smarties Athletic Pants with Insect Shield.

terry maigi said...

I like the Sun Smarties Long Sleeve Seahorse Rash Guard swimsuit top!

Deborah W said...

I like the Bug Smarties girls leggings with insect repellant built in.

Kristi C said...

I like the Sun Smarties Shark Rash Guard.

Heather! said...

I like Blankeaze Wearable Blanket with Legs.

crystalgrant84 said...

I love the Bug Smarties Hooded Jacket with Insect Shield. These products are genius!

Jen B. said...

I like the Bug Smarties Performance Pants with Insect Shield.

Robin Abrams said...

I like the Bug Smarties Jacket with Insect Shield

Alina Hahn said...

I like the Bug Smarties Long Sleeve Hoodie with Insect Shield

April Proveaux said...

I like the sun smarties sealife swim trunks with diaper

alona y said...

I really like the Bug Smarties Hooded Jacket with Insect Shield.

JLin Mei said...

Bug Smarties Hooded Jacket with Insect Shield

Dawn Monroe said...

I like the bug smartie performance pants in pink and grey.

bison61 said...

I picked the HALO SleepSack Wearable Blanket for Babies - Fleece

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Jillian Too said...

I really like the Bug Smarties Roll Up Pants with Insect Shield.

Xty C said...

I like the Bug Smarties Girls Tunic Top with Insect Shield

Rebecca Orr said...

I like the Bug Smarties Hooded Jacket with Insect Shield for my daughter.

Paol Trenny said...

I like the Sun Smarties Double Adirondacks and the Modern Grow with Me Chair.

AngelWinner said...

Bug Smarties Girls Leggings with Insect Shield.

VickeC said...

Bug Smarties Jacket with Insect Shield

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the Bug Smarties Hooded Jacket with Insect Shield

Leela said...

Bug Smarties Hooded Jacket with Insect Shield.

Ken Ohl said...

Bug Smarties Hooded Jacket with Insect Shield. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Sandra Watts said...

I think the Sun Smarties Rainbow Surf Suit is so adorable!