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I’m not a big jewelry wearer. I have my wedding rings, and normally a delicate cubic zirconia charm around my neck. And yet, I have always been attracted to the big, colourful necklaces for Moms, marketed as teething necklaces.
Obviously, I’m not teething. In fact, Cub isn’t either. However, our Bulles Bijouterie necklace has become a necessity, and not because I like to be fashionable.
At first, I wasn’t even allowed to wear it. Cub thought it was so cool that he decided it was his as soon as I took it out of the envelope. At least I knew it was safe for him to wear it: it has a safety closure that opens under pressure (especially for Mom’s comfort when baby pulls too hard), and the beads are made of BPA, PVC, cadmium, lead and phtalate-free silicone.
But concretely, the reason I wanted to try a teething necklace was to stop Cub from pulling my hair while he’s nursing. He doesn’t do it to be aggressive: when I nurse him, it’s his reflex. He plays with my hair. But since I cut my hair, my hair isn’t long enough for him to gently play with it while we are lying down to nurse at bedtime. So, he pulls it. And the better the milk, the more he pulls!
So when I was finally able to wear the necklace myself, not only did I think it was very pretty, but also it did the trick! When I feel those little hands reaching for my hair (as soon as he latches on), I tell him to play with my necklace instead. I think the round, soft beads really appeal to him. And the necklace is long enough that he can play with it without strangling me. At two years old, he doesn’t nurse often; usually just before bed. But thanks to this necklace, our nursing sessions are much more pleasant for the both of us!
You can buy a teething necklace or bracelet by Bulles Bijouterie from Poupons & Cie.
It’s a GREAT gift idea for the new Mama on your list!