I have a lovely memory of somewhere in the first few weeks of my daughter’s life, my mother and I sitting in my living room threading beads to make a breastfeeding reminder bracelet to help me remember which side my baby had last fed from. I really only needed it until the reservoiring milk turned into supply and demand (which happens around six weeks and is often when people think their milk has dried up) whereafter it became pretty easy to tell which side she’d last fed from.
That bracelet now lies in Ameli’s memory box, and I will always treasure that token of our breastfeeding relationship.
I wanted a new bracelet for Squidgy, and found something perfectly suitable from Mama Jewels – a matching bracelet and necklace set. The value of a breastfeeding necklace will come in later, when s/he starts scratching and grabbing and needing something to keep those little fingers busy! The bracelet will come in handy in the early days, while my supply re-establishes itself to nursing my two babies on demand.
The selection from Mama Jewels is lovely. I particularly like the new Spring 2012 range, and chose the Baby Blue necklace and bracelet set for myself, since regardless of Squidgy’s gender, I have to wear it and I wear a lot of blue!
This is a lovely set. It is baby-proof jewellery and should withstand its fair share of pulling and yanking. In fact, they’re so sure, they’ll give you your money back if your baby breaks your jewellery. Unusually for jewels, but great if they’re going to be in baby and toddler range, these can be washed and sterilised, and can even go through the dishwasher to come out good as new!
MamaJewels also guarantee that their components are Non Toxic and that it’s tested in accordance with by UKAS in accordance with the current Toy standards. They also strength test their jewellery monthly and so far have a 100% track record, so you can wear it without fear.
The jewellery is lovely and it looks lovely and is great for mothers who miss wearing jewellery, or even if you just want to use them during nursing.
I found the heart shape on the bracelet a little annoying at times as it would twist and stick into my skin, and as a bracelet that needs to be swapped to another arm every couple of hours I found it a little hard to take on and off, but that’s possibly just because I’m big boned, big wristed and big handed! For the average user, I’m sure it would be better.
(A few days before hearing from Mama Jewels, a lovely reader, Tina, from Birmingham, also sent me this breastfeeding necklace, also from Mama Jewels! So I’m doubly spoiled. Thank you Tina!)
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