Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nursing necklaces...and a surprise!! ;-)



::Abstract:: {Indie Mama} is donating a nursing necklace as a givaway for June! I got one from her and I have to say, it's great! There are all kinds of types of nursing necklaces. The purpose of a nursing necklace baby's just play with to distract them from pinching and scratching the crap out of you. "They are a safe necklace or piece of jewelry that can be worn by moms with breastfeeding babies.
When little ones turn about three months old they begin to get distracted while nursing and may like to pinch, scratch, poke, and yank mom’s hair while breastfeeding. When wearing a nursing necklace (breastfeeding necklace), you can help your baby's focus on breastfeeding while encouraging him or her to explore the necklace beads that are appropriate and safe for little hands. They also provide something fun and pretty to grab without hurting mommy." Breastfeeding Magazine


Personally, both my kids are very active breastfeeders. Olivia (2.5) likes to play with her feet and squirm all around. Ella likes to scratch and smack me. When I put the nursing necklace on, Ella immediately started playing with it. It was perfect for her to wrap her fingers in. I was also wearing it while we were at Perkins once and she was able to gum it because it's made of natural wood and was safe for her to put in her mouth (note that not all nursing necklaces work for this!!).


::Abstract:: {Indie Mama} is donating a skinny-ring nursing necklace to a lucky mama on The Good Letdown. They come on an adjustable hemp string and is customizable, so the lucky mama gets to choose what her necklace looks like!



Rules:
  • You must be have a United States address.
  • You must be a follower of the blog.
  • You must like ::Abstract:: {Indie Mama} on Facebook.
  • Selected winners must provide a valid mailing address. (don't provide an address until we ask for it)
  • Contest ends at 11:59 PM on Friday June 3, 2011. We will announce the winner on the blog on Saturday June 4, 2011 and the winner must email us at thegoodletdown@gmail.com and claim their prize within 72 hours or a new winner will be selected.
  • Winners will be selected from all eligible entries by the use of the random.org random integer generator.
Entries: You may have up to 4 entries (and remember, you have to be a follower of the blog AND you have to have liked ::Abstract:: {Indie Mama} on facebook!). Each entry must have it's own comment.
  • Entry number 1: Comment on this blog post and tell us why you'd like to win the nursing necklace. All entrants must do this and then may do the subsequent entries for the giveaway.
  • Entry number 2: Get a friend to enter in this giveaway. Make sure they mention in their entry who sent them! Make a separate comment on this blog post letting us know that did this.
  • Entry number 3: Blog about our giveaway on your blog. Make a separate comment on this blog post sharing the link to your blog!
  • Entry number 4: Tweet about out giveaway on Twitter. Make a separate comment on this blog post sharing the link to your blog!

34 comments:

  1. Oh, I'd love to win! My 11 month old is SUCH a distracted nurser and is constantly popping off or pinching me! I could really use a safe necklace like this! <3

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  2. At 1 month adjusted age, Simon already needs something to do with his hands. I'm starting to look like my boobs got into a fight with a cat.

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  3. I would love to win this! These are beautiful, and would be wonderful for my two nurslings to play with rather than beating each other up or scratching me :)

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  4. i would love this. my LO is super distractible right now. i have a beaded nursing necklace, but it's too long and he tries to get into his mouth while he's nursing (ouch!) and it makes me nervous when he chews on it...i feel like one of the beads could easily present a choking hazard.

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  5. I blogged about this...http://jacks-mama.blogspot.com/

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  6. I would LOVE a nursing necklace... Little man is already starting to get VERY distracted & he's only 2 months old!!

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  7. I blogged!! http://mylessthenperfectfamily.blogspot.com/

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  8. I twittered... even tho i have no idea how to work twitter! haha!! http://twitter.com/carmex08

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  9. I'd love this! I call my guy "yoga baby" he's so squirmy while nursing.

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  10. someday, I'll be able to actually nurse my little NICU baby (who 4 weeks in has had NOTHING but breastmilk! I'm so proud!) and this would be great!

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  11. I would love to win. I'm still nursing my 13 month old, and I would love to not have tiny bruises all over my upper arms and chest!

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  12. Entry #1: i would love to win this cool nursing necklace so I can keep my eyelashes! My 10 month old loves to pull at them while he is nursing!

    ourgrowinggarden@gmail.com

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  13. I have a pinchy little girl!!! :)

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  14. my little 4 month old would LOVE this she definately needs some entertainment to maybe keep her occupied so maybe she won't take anymore chunks outta me...

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  15. Haha.. my son is a "twiddler"! I need one! ^_^
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

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  16. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/MommyTrenches/status/75747087836385280
    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

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  17. I would LOVE to win one of these to help Aiden out! LOL. He is such a twiddler, pincher, smacker! Makes me worry about getting to age 2 minimum with nursing.. sometimes he HURTS me :(

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  18. I would love to win one of these! Elizabeth has turned into quite the smacker/pincher also. It would be a life saver! Or should I say boob saver? :)

    Jessica W.

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  19. I tweeted! @jwoolley11

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  20. I would love to have one of these adorable necklaces! After 2 failed attempts I am CONFIDENT that I have the right support and research to FINALLY nurse my 3rd baby (due in August) and I'd love to keep my little guy (and his hands!) occupied during our journey of breastfeeding... finally! I am following the FB page btw "Sarah Martinez" :)

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  21. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/valkyrie89/status/76523807464108032

    :)

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  22. Blogged about it! :D

    http://lovewithmycoffee.blogspot.com/2011/06/free-nursing-necklaces-you-got-it-d.html

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  23. My baby girl is just two months old, and is already a distracted nurser! I'd love the necklace in order to "lay the foundation" for something to keep her focused now before the problem gets any worse!

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  24. I would LOVE to win it's adorable!!I am tandem nursing 3.5 and 6mon...Max & Oz would love it!!!

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  25. DD is 3 months, and nursing, which used to be peaceful, is now a battle until she starts dozing. I'm kicked, punched, slapped, scratched and pinched. I still love it, of course, but a nursing necklace might realllllllllly help!

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  26. My son is almost 9 months now and still nursing. he likes to grab at my face or my arms and pinch. It would be great to have a necklace to distract his attention!

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  27. These are awesome! I would love to win one, too! Faith is 6.5 months and very distractable while nursing!

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  28. I would love to win this! I am expecting my second son the end of July and my toddler is avidly interested in my jewelry still, so I could already start earning miles on it, though he is no longer nursing. Pick me!!

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  29. I have blogged about your awesome give away! Feel free to send me my prize, but first here is my blog post:http://toddandlillycorbett.blogspot.com/2011/06/cool-nursing-necklace-i-could-win.html

    Thank you!

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  30. Tweeted it too :) http://www.twitter.com/novemayune

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  31. I'd love to have this necklace! My little 6 month old has become increasingly easily distracted...our 5 min nursings have increased tremendously since she bobs on and off smiling and taking in the scenery. Plus she is starting to pinch...OUCH! :-)

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  32. I would love this necklace, my 10 month old is very active while nursing and I have to constantly divert his attention from squeezing my other nipple, scratching me or pulling my hair.

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  33. I would looove to have one of these! I didn't have one with my daughter, but would love to have one with my son (4 weeks out of the hospital)....My daughter was such an active nurser...

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