Friday, June 21, 2013

What is a Nursing Necklace?

Since June 7th, Nursing necklace have been a new featured item in my shop and I have had many ask me, "What is a nursing necklace?" That's a great question!

A Nursing Necklace is simply a stylish necklace that can withstand children.

Around the ages of 3-4 months babies start to notice more about the world around them. They begin to reach, rub, pull, and pinch what they are close to. Most of the time, that's mom. A nursing necklace is something for little ones to safely explore, aka pinch, pull, and during teething phases, nibble. Nursing necklaces are great to wear while breast-feeding, bottle-feeding, wearing baby in a sling or carrier, or even just because they look nice.

They make great gifts for new moms!

What types of nursing necklaces are there?
There are many types of Nursing Necklaces to suit a wide variety of styles!
First, there are the kind I make, Gemstone Nursing Necklaces-

Gemstone Necklaces usually have a gemstone focal. Some, like mine, are also beaded up the string. (My little guy is a pincher, so he likes to roll the beads inn is fingers tips.) Many moms like gemstone necklaces  not only because of their unique and beautiful focal, but often for the metaphysical and healing properties that are said to resonate within the stone. Each stone has different properties.

Next, there are beaded Nursing Necklaces-

Beaded Nursing Necklaces are just that, nursing necklaces that are all beads. They are usually made from wood, but may also be made of bone, glass, resin, crochet beads, fabric over wood, or gemstones.
Are they Safe? A majority of Nursing Necklaces are made with safety in mind. Colored beads are usually made with non-toxic dyes and wood beads are finished with non-toxic waxes. Beads are TIGHTLY knotted in and cords can usually withstand 20+ pounds of pulling.

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Lastly, we have an example of a Teething Ring Nursing Necklaces,

A teething ring necklace is just as it sounds. A necklace with a teething ring. The rings are usually a natural undyed, unwaxed, wood. Some only have a ring but many are also beaded. Great for little ones who are teething and going through biting phases. (These two are an example of crochet beads and fabric over wood beading.)

Many Nursing Necklace are adjustable, either with sliding knot closures, or ties, the mother can wear a majority of them at any length she chooses.

So I encourage you, if you are a mother, know someone who is going to be a mother, a grand-mother, or just love some of these unique styles, click the photos and check out the shops!


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