Little children love shiny, pretty things – but the pretty things a momma wears on her neck can be dangerous. When she was 5 months old, my daughter pulled so hard on a chain that I was wearing that she left a mark on my neck.
When she was 18 months old, she succeeded in breaking my favorite necklace – and for her entire life, I've had to avoid everything in my collection with small beads or stones that might be choking hazards. Basically, since becoming a mom, my experiences with necklaces have been slim and mostly unpleasant.
There are plenty of nursing necklaces on the market, but most of them aren't my style – or they seem to be just completely unmistakable as “mommy jewelry” (like the ones that look like huge children's stackable blocks on a string – not exactly something to wear with your skinny jeans and boots, is it?).
That's why the most exciting thing about this necklace from Gumigem, for me, was the fact that it has the look of stones and faux gems, but it's soft, chewable silicone.
This necklace tested well among toddlers and young babies in my household. The first thing my two year old did when I opened the package was stick the necklace straight into her mouth. She got a hold of one of the faux pearls and just started chomping away – test number one, complete.
Then baby boy got his turn with it; at every nursing session of the day, he was able to practice using his hands to grip the beads, and gave his pre-teething gums a good workout as well.
It also passed the test of a random observer. A girlfriend complimented me on my outfit, particularly mentioning that she loved my necklace. She was completely surprised when I told her it was a nursing necklace, and had her feel the beads. They definitely don't look like silicone!
This necklace from Gumigem is stylish, discreet, and is really a great addition to a mom's wardrobe!