Tales From a Southern Mom recently had the opportunity to review a product from the Chewbeads line of jewelry, a line of products designed for moms with teething and nursing little ones. The product line is quite diverse in terms of shapes, styles and colors, and there is something to suit everyone’s taste. They also have products for kids and tweens, and teethers and toys for younger kids.
The product that this author reviewed was the Waverly Necklace, in a trendy color combo of turquoise and orange. The first thing I noticed is that each of the beads is individually knotted, which means if for any reason the product were to fail, beads wouldn’t scatter everywhere, presenting a choking hazard. As a safety minded mom, I love the fact that i don’t have to worry about my child choking. Each bead is made from silky smooth food grade silicone, which is free from BPA, Phthalates, Cadmium or Lead. It’s safe for babies to touch, chew and pull on, as well as soft and flexible so that babies tender gums and teeth are safe from harm while chewing on Chewbeads.
My daughter noticed my bright new necklace as soon as I put it on, and she loves hanging onto it like a handle while I carry her, chewing on it if we are still and she’s pretty sure she can get it off if she yanks hard enough. She’s put it through some pretty tough trials, but the safety clasp has held up quite nicely.
Perhaps my favorite, and somewhat unexpected feature of Chewbeads is for nursing. My 6.5 month old daughter has lately developed a case of busy hands while nursing. Which means she wants to pinch the back of my arm, or my breast, or pick my nose, or any number of other personal space violations that I could really do without. Chewbeads, being brightly colored and soft, catch her attention and she can roll, pinch, squeeze, yank and generally take out all of her exploration and curiousity on the beads instead of my tender skin. That is a BIG bonus in my book. Also, if you get a bracelet, you can use that as a handy reminder of which side to nurse.
As an added convenience, Chewbeads are dishwasher safe, so if baby gets your jewelry drenched in spit or any other less than desirable stuff, you can just toss it in the dishwasher and it comes out good as new.
I can honestly say that I will probably be purchasing several more Chewbeads necklaces. I like the variety of styles and colors, and my baby loves having a toy for her around my neck so everyone wins. I highly recommend their line of products to moms, but also to grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and other caregivers. I’m pretty sure my 2 year old daughter would love a safe necklace just like Momma’s too. This product is a winner in my book.
1/25/14-2/8/14 at 11:59 PM CST
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