Thursday, June 16, 2011

ONS Gear 'Stay on Socks' Review & Giveaway

A couple months ago, I participated in a Facebook giveaway contest and one of the sponsors was ONS Gear, another great Canadian company.  Since Aleena is constantly pulling her socks off, I was interested to try out ONS socks and see if they really did stay on.  The people at ONS Gear have created these socks with the intention of keeping socks on babies' feet.  I believe the secret lies in the extra elastic around the ankle..it's a subtle extra bit of elasticity that makes a huge difference.  With that said, they do admit that the power and will of a baby trying to pull off socks is strong and cannot guarantee they'll stay on if the baby is determined to get them off.

I was most interested to try them with Aleena but I received a couple pairs for both kids.  Aleena wore them to daycare last week and they pretty much stayed on all day.  She was able to pull them off when I encouraged her to do so.  Unlike many of her other socks, she just didn't seem to mind having them on.  Since she is clearly too young to express herself eloquently, I am going to assume they are comfortable and don't bother her.  The socks are a bit stretchy and are thinner than some of her other socks which is great for the summer time.  Another thing I like is that they don't have a bunch of loose strings and their simplicity makes them almost seamless.  They also have the ONS logo on the bottom which provides a bit of grip..great for hardwood or linoleum floors.   I was going to suggest an improvement could be making the socks a bit "prettier" but I'm not sure how much you'd want to change them as it could interfere with how comfy they are.

If you want to try some out, they are a great price right now at 50% off on their website.  


Overall, the socks have been a success and have stayed on for entire days at daycare which is a first.  Connor likes them too although socks aren't as much of an issue for him.  I took some video of Connor to ask him if he likes the socks...and no, I didn't tell him what to say...not that it would matter with a two year old.

video

The Giveaway:
ONS Gear is going to give away two pairs of ONS Stay on Socks in the size of your choice.

How to Enter:
1.  Visit The InnoShop and let us know something you find interesting in their Collection of Innovation.
2.  "Like" ONS Gear on Facebook.
3.   Follow A Sophisticated Mommy via GFC
4.  "Like" A Sophisticated Mommy on Facebook
5.   Share this giveaway (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Forum).

This giveaway is open to Canada only and will end on Friday, June 24th at Midnight SK Time.

35 comments:

  1. I like this triangle bowl - My 1 year old is always attempting to feed herself and isn't very good at it yet - this looks like it could give the edge to force her spoon up against and actually get food on it!

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  2. I 'liked' ONS gear on FB (Kat.y Lo.we)

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  3. I already 'like' this blog on FB

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  4. I also like the triangle bowl (Baby Dipper Bowl). We are still self feeding with fingers. Maybe this will make it easier to transition to a spoon.

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  5. I already liked ONS Gear on FB. Their socks are great!

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  6. I already follow your blog via GFC.

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  7. I also already like A Sophisticated Mommy on FB.

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  8. I like A Sophisticated Mommy on FB

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  9. I follow A Sophisticated Mommy on GFC

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  10. I think the Zero Waste Lunch Kit is a great idea.

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  11. The ONESIE STRETCH-ONS™ look really neat!

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  12. Liked ONS Gear on FB

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  13. Shared giveaway on FB.

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  14. Already like Sophisticated Mommy on FB!

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  15. The MilkMate is such a neat idea!

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  16. I follow with GFC

    momtodc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. The high chair food catcher is pretty neat!

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  18. Shared the giveaway on my new-ish blog

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  19. I love the zero waste lunch kit! I hate throwing out stuff everyday!

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  20. I like you on facebook :)

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  21. I like ONS on facebook

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  22. I follow you on GFC (I should sign in...)

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  23. I like the 7 in 1 snuzzleme cover - normal covers seemed to touch my kids faces and make them upset, this would have worked much better!

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  24. shared the giveaway on my facebook page :)

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  25. I would like the red girls riding boots... in a size 7.5 ladies please!!!

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  26. Always a fan of SM.

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  27. Blog stalker too! ;)

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