a guest post written by Grace Druecke, the owner of Oh Purple Panda
When my daughter was born I quickly realized the strength of grabby baby hands. She would quickly tug anything I had around my neck and, of course, she pulled it straight into her mouth. I was worried she would hurt her hand, or worse, be exposed to a potential choking hazard. In order to protect her I gave up wearing jewelry, but I wasn’t happy.
So, I went to work creating soft and safe necklaces I could wear around her. With 100% cotton fabric and non-toxic wooden beads I made fabric necklaces that were safe for her to grab. I created the necklaces for the simple purpose of having something pretty to wear, but what I didn’t realize at the time is how useful they were during feedings.
Breastfeeding is tough. Even if the basics come easy, it’s the nuances that make it uncomfortable. The hair pulling. The face scratching. The de-latching from baby becoming distracted. The world around them becomes much more interesting than eating at times. I struggled with all of these breastfeeding problems until I realized that simply wearing my new fabric necklace gave her something to hold onto, thus saving me from her grabby fingers.
Nursing necklaces have been helping tons of moms alleviate some of the discomforts of breast feeding. If you are struggling with a grabby baby it’s time to try one! It’s the easiest thing ever. All you do it wear it! And babies love them. They offer extra comfort anytime your baby is in your arms. Plus they are a lightweight statement necklace you can wear anytime.
I love sharing my necklaces with others. If you’re ready to try one, you can
find my perfected necklaces in my shop Oh Purple Panda.
And follow the blog here Fabric Nursing Necklaces for helpful tips and for the newest product updates you can follow @shopohpurplepanda.
Also, since you’re an awesome supporter of AZ Breastfeeding Bags Project use code AZBFBP in the Etsy shop for 25% off any order. Happy Breastfeeding!
Owner of Oh Purple Panda, a company dedicated to making fabric nursing necklaces for moms.