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Using the ONEder Cover when you cut your kid's hair

THE HAIRMy son was born with a head of dark hair. At about 6 months we noticed the first curl, and from there his head bloomed a full head of curly locks. At first I was afraid to cut it, after hearing so many people say they cut their babies’ hair and it never came back curly. So I started cutting his hair by just taking a little bit off at a time, just to trim off the unruly ends. I feel comfortable cutting off more of my son’s hair now. Like any toddler, he’s impatient about getting his hair brushed. I cut it just long enough that it will curl, but short enough that I can quickly run a...

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Keeping Tidy in the Kitchen with a Toddler

My daughter LOVES baking. Brownies, cookies, muffins - if it's sweet she'll help make it and gobble it up! But baking with a toddler is often quite a messy experience. Before discovering the ONEder Cover, I would take off her clothing and she would help mix ingredients sporting just a diaper. This was often followed by a bath, as she would end up with flour, sugar, milk or eggs all over herself. As much as I loved baking with her, at 30 weeks pregnant I became too tired to deal with her mess. And then we were given a ONEder Cover and our baking messes were contained! My daughter wears the ONEder Cover as a toddler smock when we bake, so her...

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Normalizing Breastfeeding: The new mommy war?

  I’ve read a lot about breastfeeding since becoming a mom, and especially since designing a product for breastfeeding. One of the trends I have noticed online is a big push toward normalizing breastfeeding, which means encouraging mothers to breastfeed in public without a cover, even posting pictures (#normalizebreastfeeding) on social media, with no shame. I, personally, am wholly in support of women being able to breastfeed wherever they want and with as much or as little boob exposure as they are comfortable with. But I think we need to be careful not to turn this into another mommy war. If you defend the right to breastfeed coverless by making fun of covering up, you're also taking a jab at...

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The ONEder Cover and Sensory Play

Play is serious learning when you're a kid. Sensory play engages children's senses: smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch. Engaging with the world using their senses encourages babies, toddlers and children to be curious, to investigate and to explore the world around them. Pinterest is loaded with ideas for sensory play at home. Just search on Pinterest for "sensory play" and stand back while your screen explodes with color and enough pictures of goop, foam and sand to make any neat freak feel a little sweaty. But, hey! If you've got your ONEder Cover handy, you've already got the perfect size washable smock for your kiddo to wear while he digs his hands into those wet, sticky, slimy or gritty concoctions! One...

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Let's face it, moms: we need a better nursing cover.

I am not ashamed of breastfeeding. But that doesn’t mean I welcome an audience of curious onlookers while my son screams and I try to awkwardly dig my breast out of my shirt. It's not exactly glamorous. Though I don't mind people seeing my son actively eating, I'm still not quite comfortable enough to just let my nipple hang out while I try to adjust my son’s position or he becomes distracted by a nearby child, or trees, or the fact that I have teeth. I had a beautiful nursing cover I carried in my diaper bag for a while. But the idea of the nursing cover was better than the reality. In theory, it was the solution to my...

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