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"Basically you get to have your insect protection and fashion, too! The clothes are soft, stylish, and keeps bugs away. Thanks to Insect Shield ® bug repellent technology, it protects against mosquitoes, ticks, and more. You can’t tell it’s there, but the bugs can! I loved not having to spray her constantly with bug repellent while we were enjoying our camping trip..."

SPF clothes that are cute! Sun Smarties One Step Ahead Rash Guard and Skirt via @The Shopping Mama

Gear Girl: Sun Smart Clothing for the Family. "Sunscreen is important, but you can add an extra layer of SPF protection for you and your kids with these sun smart clothing options that are constructed out of fabric with built-in SPF – note that on fabric it’s called UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor). Check out some of our favorite UPF looks from One Step Ahead..."

Gear Girl: Sun Smart Clothing for the Family

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Easy Ways to Protect Baby From The Sun from Parents.com. "With the rest of his skin to worry about, it's easy to forget those little feet when it comes to sun protection. If your baby kicks off shoes or balks at sandals, try Surf Socks from One Step Ahead. They feature a non-slip sole and toe cap and there is UPF 50 in the fabric."

Easy Ways to Protect Baby from the Sun

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Water Babies: Our Favorite Swim Gear for Little Tykes features our Sun Smarties Sunglasses. "You’ll feel cooler than Corey Hart wearing his sunglasses at night when you give your little rock star these rubber-frame shades. Made to withstand the rigors of childhood, they also include shatter- and impact-resistant lenses. Infant, toddler and child sizes available." @ParentMap and @kalisakai

Water Babies - ParentMap

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Water Babies: Our Favorite Swim Gear for Little Tykes features our Sun Smarties Zip Suits. "Kids can’t wait to get into the sun and water, but swimsuits and sunscreen take time to put on. Stretchy and lightweight, this suit features instant 50+ UPF protection and a zipper that runs from neck to belly (with leg snaps on sizes 24 months and under), so you can hit the pool or beach in no time!" @ParentMap and @kalisakai

Water Babies - ParentMap

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Look Ma, No Screen: 15 Tricks for Your Summer Road Trip! “6. Keep them organized. Give the kidlets control over what comes next and when, with their own travel table or organizer. One Step Ahead has trays, hanging organizers and stations to keep the peace in “no man’s land” that we just love. Or improvise with baking trays and a little creativity!...”

Look Ma, No Screen: 15 Tricks for Your Summer Road Trip

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California Dreamin'! Surf's Up with Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine's "mod squad." Check out their picks for summer on the coast!

"Mom Gear" section from McClatchy-Tribune newspapers reviews our Sun Smarties Terry Coverups. "...Made of UV-blocking terrycloth, these cover-ups are breathable, soft on the skin and dry fast..."

Sun Smarties Kids Terry Cover-Up

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According to our friend Danielle Braff at the Chicago Tribune, our Family Beach Bag will keep everything organized via the 10 separate compartments, pouch for damp items, key ring and water bottle holder....

Best bags for your pool or beach day

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Summer Guide! NYMetroParents’ Summer Guide features 17 best activities for lazy summer Sundays and recommends our Waterproof Outside Blanket. #12. Make a blanket statement. Keep an old sheet or, better yet, a large blanket with a water-resistant bottom, on hand—in your car trunk or near your home’s door—for impromptu lounge sessions on the grass. We love this blanket from One Step Ahead! “

17 Best Activities for a Lazy Sunday

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Buzzfeed.com's "31 Products Every Parent Of A Growing Child Will Want" article recommends our 2-In-1 Portable Potty & Trainer Seat. “Whether they’re teething or in grade school, an ingenious invention will make your life so much easier…This portable potty is not only great for long car rides, but it doubles as a training seat…”

31 Products Every Parent Of A Growing Child Will Want

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Babycenter.com: 10 Cool Products That Make Summer Travel Easier features our 4-in-1 Land & Water Baby Carrier. "The 4-in-1 Land & Water Baby Carrier is made of saltwater and chlorine-resistant fabric that straps on securely, so you can easily wear your child into the ocean or pool..."

10 cool products that make summer travel easier

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Trust Me, I'm a Mom: Best Kept Secret Products for Traveling with Kids post features our Deluxe Snack & Play Kids Travel Tray and Ride on Suitcase.

DailyMom.com's Mother's Day Gift Guide 2014 features our exclusive Safety Helper as a recommended “time saver.” “…A perfect gift for an occasion like Mother’s Day would be a Kitchen Helper..."

Seven Bathroom Products That Make a Parent’s Life Easier features our Shampoo Rinse Cup. ""OWWW - YOU GOT SHAMPOO! IN! MY! EYEEES!" I've dealt with this kind of freak out at least 400 times since becoming a mom, and it never gets easier to handle the shrieks echoing off the shower walls. That's why I love this clever shampoo-rinsing pitcher from One Step Ahead. It makes rinsing easy, tear-free for kids...and stress-free for mom or dad."

Seven Bathroom Products That Make a Parent’s Life Easier features our Clothes Sorting Hamper. "When my kids bring down the dirty clothes from their bathroom, it really helps the towels sorted out into a separate hamper. That's why I love this sorting hamper from One Step Ahead: it separates clothes from wet towels (or however you want stuff sorted) and you can even label it so that little ones know what goes where."

Safe Haven: Secure your space with these childproofing essentials. Pregnancy & Newborn‘s Spring Registry Guide features our One Step Ahead Stylish and Secure Extra Tall Walk-Thru Baby Safety Gate. “Once your little one starts crawling, you’ll want to keep.” him away from danger by installing safety gates in doorframes and at the top and bottom of your staircase.”

Lifesavers: Stock up on these wellness essentials. Pregnancy & Newborn‘s Spring Registry Guide showcases our One Step Ahead Cleaning Supply Safe.

Beach Towels that Turn into Beach Bags post features our exclusive Sun Smarties Beach Towel in a Bag. "... ideal for elementary school-age kids...Another cool feature of this bag is the tuck-over flap that can be used over a lounge chair."

We are a Cribsie Award finalist for the "Handsomest Safety Gates!" Do you agree? Please help us out by giving us a quick vote!

Our friend, Lindsay, from The Bump Club Chicago showcased her Top Gifts for the Holidays, including our exclusive Less Mess Finger Painting Set on Windy City Live 12/6/13! Thank you Lindsay & Windy City LIVE! The lucky expecting & new mom audience members were even sent home with one of each of the picks! See the full Bump Club Holiday Gift Guide at: bumpclubandbeyond...