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.
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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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.