Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Giveaway: Oh Plah! Teething Cuff $15 {5.3 US, CAN, EU}- CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed.  Please stay tuned for the announcement of the winner.  Thank you all for entering!
This is a joint giveaway with The ArtsyMama and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.



biting Oh Plah! Teething Cuff


Roundhouse Design Collaborative is offering our readers a giveaway of an Oh Plah! Teething Cuff! This latex-free, BPA-free, phthalate-free, recyclable teething bracelet looks perfect on parents, but it's safe and fun for babies and kids to play with, bend, twist, and chew. This giveaway is open to US, Canadian, and EU addresses.


I was searching for travel-friendly items that I could review for my upcoming road trip with Little Man in April and I came across this product called the Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet. As I looked at the product description I began to get excited: it is latex free! Little Man and I are both allergic to latex, and it is sometimes difficult to find products that do not contain natural rubber or latex even though we would love to try them.

I contacted Caryn Paradis, founder of Roundhouse and explained who I was, why I was interested in her product and that I wanted to test her product. Caryn was so nice when she replied to my email and let me know that even though my blog, The ArtsyMama, is small she was interested in having me review her product because of our latex issues and that I live in the same state as her company. It was kismet and I was thrilled!



baby wearing Oh Plah! Teething Cuff


Caryn sent us the green Oh Plah! with the windmill design for our review. It arrived in a little box with very simple cardboard packaging. The bracelet slipped out easily and onto my wrist. After I admired it a bit, I washed it as per the instructions and let Little Man have a try. Green is his favorite color and he immediately stared at the cuff and turned it around in his hands to study it some more. He placed it on his wrist and smiled at me. The first time he was introduced to the bracelet he played with it for 30 minutes. In Little Man time that is an eternity. I was beginning to think I might not get it back. When he did stop playing with it, I washed, dried and replaced it on my wrist.

I wore the Oh Plah! every day for two weeks. I wanted to see if I would be able to continue about my daily tasks without the bracelet getting in the way, me losing it, or having a skin reaction to the thermoplastic.

Wearing the Oh Plah!

I had trouble at first figuring out which wrist and direction was best for me to wear it on. I tried it on both wrists and having the curved part face both up and down on each wrist. I ended up liking my right wrist with the curve down. I found that this position was the least inhibitive of wrist movement. The band did not get in my way otherwise. It did get caught taking off my bulky jacket but that turned into fun for Little Man as he chased the rolling bracelet.



mother wearing Oh Plah! Teething Cuff
A note about the loose seatbelt straps: This was mid-buckling!


Washing the Oh Plah!

The bracelet rarely got icky, which is a plus. Its smooth surface did not allow things to become stuck in the design or its surface. It was a snap to clean too — a quick once-over with the sponge, rinse and onto the drying rack. While we were out, if the soap I was using was mild enough I could wash it while I washed my hands. I did have to make sure the area between my skin and the cuff was dry, though, because I got a little chafing rash otherwise.

Playing with Oh Plah!

This was probably the most fun, versatile and simple toy we have right now. Little Man is not much of a biter when he teethes, but he does love to manipulate objects with his hands. It has become part of our daily ritual as I put him in the carseat — he takes the bracelet from my wrist and plays during our car ride home. It keeps him occupied during our car trips. He squishes, stretches, wears, bites and studies the Oh Plah! It has not lost its shape, shine or design either.



holding Oh Plah! Teething Cuff


As an adult with a bit of an attention issue, the Oh Plah! has helped me too during the day. I typically am one of those annoying pen clickers. I've replaced pen clicking with Oh Plah! squishing — it is much quieter and less annoying to those around me.

The Oh Plah! was light and comfortable enough after the initial figuring out of how I prefer to wear it for me to forget it is there — which is a must for any piece of mommy jewelry. I was able to wear it all day at work, and then when I went to pick up Little Man was confident enough to pass it off to him to play with in the carseat on the ride home.



mother handing over Oh Plah! Teething Cuff


The Oh Plah! is made of medical grade thermoplastic, nontoxic, bacteria-resistant, and is free of lead, latex, PVC, BPA and phthalates. On the green note, I am fully impressed that when we are finished with our Oh Plah! I can return it to Roundhouse for recycling. Hooray for ecologically responsible companies!

Here's a little video from the company:





BUY IT!

roundhouse-dc-logoYou can purchase your own Oh Plah! Teething Cuff at Roundhouse Design Collaborative's website. They sell for $14.99.

The Oh Plah! comes in six different colors and designs. I'm thinking I need another so Little Man and I can each have one; I'm partial to the blue myself.

WIN IT!

oh-plah-bracelet_2For your own chance to win an Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet, enter in the comments below! The winner can select any color Oh Plah! that is in stock. Contest is open to the United States, Canada, and European Union. (Yea for an international giveaway!)

MAIN ENTRY: Visit Roundhouse Design Collaborative and tell us something interesting about the company!

Leave a valid email address in at least one of your comments so we can contact you if you win. You can write them like this to foil spambots: mail {at} naturalparentsnetwork {dot} com.

This is a joint giveaway with The ArtsyMama and Natural Parents Network, a site to inform, empower, and inspire attachment parents interested in a natural lifestyle. You may enter at one site only, and we'll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy both sites!


BONUS ENTRIES, after completing the mandatory entry above to increase your chance of winning (leave a separate comment for each so we can count them all):
  • Tell us which color and design is your favorite.
  • Tell us who will enjoy your new Oh Plah!
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  • Leave a relevant comment on a non-giveaway article at The ArtsyMama and tell us which post (comment on separate posts for up to 3 entries total).
  • Leave a relevant comment on a non-giveaway article at Natural Parents Network and tell us which post (comment on separate posts for up to 3 entries total).
  • Like Roundhouse Design Collaborative on Facebook.
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  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook page or wall and leave the link (1 entry). You can use this status update: Enter to win a chic and functional Oh Plah! Teething Cuff by @Roundhouse Design Collaborative from @The ArtsyMama and @Natural Parents Network. Contest ends May 3 and is open internationally.
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RULES:
  • Contest open to U.S., Canadian, and EU mailing addresses.
  • Contestants may enter at either The ArtsyMama or Natural Parents Network but not both. Entries will be combined for the drawing of a single winner.
  • Leave each entry as a separate comment so we can count them all.
  • For actions like following and subscribing, if you already follow or subscribe, just let us know in your comment.
  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, you can copy and paste the comment with a #1, #2, etc.
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  • We will pick the winner through Random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave a valid email address as you comment so we can contact you if you win. If we can't reach a winner or don't hear back within a couple days, we'll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let our giveaway coordinator know: Lauren {at} NaturalParentsNetwork.com

Contest closes May 3 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Disclosure: Roundhouse Design Collaborative sent our reviewer an Oh Plah! Teething Cuff for review.
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18 comments:

  1. Interesting: They names the bracelets thing like Serenity and Whimsy ;-)

    ithoughtiknewmama at gmail dot com

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  2. Love that the Roundhouse Design Collaborative makes their products in the USA!

    vhgraff at gmail dot com

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  3. I love Synchronicity. Grey is my favorite color. :)

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  4. My little 3 month old, Abraham, would love to play with this in a month or two - he is a drooling machine, so I know the teeth are on their way!

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  5. I subscribe to Natural Parents Network and ArtsyMama on Google Reader.

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  6. Fan of Natural Parents Network on Facebook

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  7. Natural Alternative.
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  8. Something interesting: Oh Plah! is a French term for "Here you go!"

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  9. My favorite color and design is Synchronicity with the Windmill on it.

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  10. My 17 month old son would enjoy the Oh Plah! bracelet. He is getting his eye teeth in and chews on everything...he especially loves things that don't look like traditional teethers.


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  11. I follow The ArtsyMama blog publicly through Google Friend Connect.

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  12. I subscribe to Natural Parents Network by email.

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  13. I like Natural Parents Network on Facebook.

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  14. I follow @OhPlah on Twitter (@trvlgrl121)

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  15. I follow @NatParNet on Twitter (@trvlgrl121)

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  16. tweeted http://twitter.com/trvlgrl121/statuses/63803748723597312

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