Product: Animal Jingle Necklace
Age Range: 0+
Manufacturer’s Description: This necklace consists of brightly coloured beads of many different colours, sizes and textures including animal and bells! This necklace would make a fantastic gift for an expectant mum, a baby shower or for your own baby whether breast or bottle-fed. It is suitable for Mums with a baby boy or girl. Wipe clean only. Babybeads necklaces are safety tested to EN 71 ( European toy) standards.
Rating: (5/5 stars)
James Georgie gave me an Animal Jingle necklace for Mother’s Day and it came at just the right stage of our breastfeeding journey! Georgie was 10 months old and we were having quite a few problems with her grabbing my face or scratching me while she was feeding.
It’s not uncommon for babies to become more & more restless during feeds as they get older, and products like this one can really help make it easier to keep them entertained while they have their snack!
As you can see from the photo of our first feed using the beads, Georgie cottoned onto the idea straight away and was having a great time waving them about! I wore my necklace for most feeds after this and her little hand would come up to my neck hunting for the beads to play with.
Before we got the beads, I was able sometimes to give her a toy to play with when feeding at home to distract her from her unintentional mummy bullying. When out & about it was a bit more difficult though, as she would generally throw the toy away at some point and when you’re in a cafe with a babe on your boob you don’t want toys going flying in all directions! This is where the necklace really comes into it’s own – it is safely attached around your neck so it isn’t going anywhere!
The animal jingle necklace I have is really great fun – it has little bells on as well as all different shapes of animal beads, including elephants, teddy bears & turtles. As well as these, there is an absolute riot of coloured beads of different sizes and patterns. The jingling is fun without being too irritating which is an important consideration for long feeders!
One of my favourite thing about the necklace is that even when Georgie was holding it or pulling on it, it didn’t become too uncomfortable against the back of my neck. I have a few gumigems which are teething necklaces designed to be chewed, and occasionally during a feed Georgie would pull on the pendant, which would become a little painful on my skin.
Even now we have stopped breastfeeding, Georgie still loves to play with the necklace – she really enjoys wearing it and then wriggling & rolling around to making it jingle. She can put it on herself and likes to look at the different shapes & colours of beads. Obviously this is all done under strict supervision!
I would love (and am hoping!) to be able breastfeed any further children we have too, so I will be able to use it again, fingers crossed. This one is a really easy 5 stars for such a great product that saved me lots of scratches!
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Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt 2012
This post is part of the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt 2012. You will be able to view more great articles about breastfeeding at the following participating blogs:
I am working with Babybeads-UK for the duration of the scavenger hunt, and will be hosting a special giveaway of one of their products on the last week of the hunt! Established in 2006, Babybeads-UK manufacture and sell breastfeeding necklaces and reminder bracelets. All of their products are hand-crafted in the UK by specially trained staff and can be useful for fun and educational purposes well after the breastfeeding stages are over. Even better, they are always happy to make a bespoke necklace for no extra charge and you can even have them personalised with your baby’s name! They have also donated a breastfeeding necklace and reminder bracelet to the grand prize.
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