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The Double-Duty Oh Plah Bracelet – Chew on This

Most parents and grandparents know that teething babies love to chew. Anything and everything that catches their attention is fair game and for whatever reason, shiny objects are especially attractive. And besides being vigilant about what goes into babies' mouths, the teething stage is no party for the baby or the parent either.   And most of us know that teething babies can feel pretty uncomfortable and become down-right cranky.

I don't know about you, but I've had many pieces of jewelry that were very tempting chew-toys, especially bracelets and earrings. And having your pierced earrings pulled and yanked can be quite painful not to mention unsafe for children.

The creative minds at Roundhouse Design Collaborative have combined an attractive and stylish woman's bracelet with a kid-safe teether.   So move over  traditional teethers, the Oh Plah! Bracelet is here!

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Caryn Paradis and Jen Pitman designed the colorful double-duty bracelet that is bendable and twistable. Besides being good looking, the flexible bracelet is made out of an eco-friendly medical grade thermoplastic - free from PVC, BPAs, paints, lead and latex. Oh Plah!, which means "Here You Go" in French, is available in several fun colors - Simplicity, Serenity, Harmony, Energy and Unity.

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And cleaning is simple - just use soap and water. Washing it in the dishwasher is not recommended.  Oh Plah!, made in the USA , retails for under $25 and is recommended for children 3 months and older. When you no longer need the bracelet, just send it back to the company - they'll pay for the shipping and recycle it!  Now, why didn't I think of that?

Source and Photos:  Roundhouse Design Collaborative

Jace Shoemaker-Galloway
Innovations for Babies and Children
InventorSpot.com

Comments
May 17, 2009
by Anonymous

"Here you go" in French

Oh Plah does not mean "here you go". It does not mean anything at all.
Hop là does mean "here you go", in a kind of baby talk.

May 18, 2009
by Jace Shoemaker-...
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Well

Thanks for the comment.  I also checked with someone who is French prior to publishing the article.   However,  the translation is taken directly from the makers of the bracelets. 

 

Jace Shoemaker-Galloway
Innovations for Babies and Children
InventorSpot Featured Blogger

May 19, 2009
by Anonymous

You're right!

Hi! I'm Caryn Paradis, one of the designers of the Oh Plah!. First, let me say thanks for the great review; all of us here at Roundhouse are so glad you like the bracelet!

The name for the bracelet came from hearing my good friend Aude (who is French) saying it to her kids as she handed them something: hop la! I finally asked her what she was saying, and when she told me, I thought it was the perfect name for the bracelet; a neat slang term you normally use for kids: here you go! Now, I knew the spelling might prove difficult to pronunce because everyone would most likely read it, not hear it, so I used a more creative phonetic spelling to help out. And voila! Oh Plah! was born. Hope you like it...I use it with my kids all the time!

May 20, 2009
by Jace Shoemaker-...
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Hi Caryn

Caryn,

Thanks so much for stopping by.  In case anyone else has any questions about the literal definition of the name, you cleared it right up!  Thanks!

 

Jace Shoemaker-Galloway
Innovations for Babies and Children
InventorSpot Featured Blogger