I nursed my child for 3 ½ years. And it’s a time I remember very fondly. As he reached about 6 months old, though, he became increasingly distracted while he was nursing – popping on and off my breast at whim (often mid-letdown) so he could look around, stare at the bird in the tree, watch the people as they strolled down the street, and so on. As you can imagine, this made nursing in public a bit challenging. It also meant that feeding him could take a very, very long time.
It wasn’t until I made a nursing necklace to keep him focused while eating (or, at least, purposefully distracted) that he kept his focus on nursing and keeping his hands occupied by twiddling away at the necklace. That necklace was a life-saver, but – it was made of stone. Unlike newer nursing necklaces, my homemade version was heavy and hard. While he could play with it, he certainly couldn’t gum it when he was teething (and he did want to).
About Jellystone Designs
Jellystone Designs produces jewelry made from BPA-free silicone. Designs tend toward the modern, and their soft and pliable nature makes them particularly useful as a nursing or teething necklace for breastfeeding mothers with toothy and unwieldy babes.
The necklaces are simple in design, stylish – and they look cute (like real jewelry) instead of play things. The soft and pliable nature of the jewelry also make them suitable for small children – especially those with sensory disorders – who can find chewing on the very, very chewable necklaces soothing. (It also keeps them away from chewing on other things – like the wristbands of their shirts.)
What We’re Giving Away
Family Bedrock is giving away two Jellystone Designs necklaces of the winner’s choice. Simply hop on over to their website, take a look around and let me know which two you’d like by mentioning their names/colors in the comments. This is a $77 value, including shipping.
How to Enter
Visit Jellystone designs via the link below, then come back here and post a comment letting me know which two designs you prefer. And make sure to like Family Bedrock on Facebook while you’re at it.
Announcing the Winner and Other Details
This contest is open to any US resident aged 18 or over, except where prohibited by law. The contest will run from September 6, 2012 to September 12, 2012 at midnight. The winner will be picked by random.org and will be posted on this page as well as by email to anyone who entered the giveaway.