Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nursing Necklaces *****contest closed******

My first guest blog post is courtesy of Donna West, mother of nursling Willow and a satisfied customer of a friend of mine, Lori of Lori's Nursing Necklaces.  As someone that has sacrificed quite a few necklace chains to nursling's tugs and pulls and whose body has borne more than a couple scratches from fiddling fingers and who currently has somewhat decorated skin from a nursling's fiddling with a pen (i.e. intentionally drawing on me!) while nursing, I can definitely see how one of these things would be worth its weight in gold to have!  Unfortunately, I only heard of them fairly recently, and I haven't had the funds to buy one, but I'm giving you the chance to win one!  So not only can you save your jewelry or skin, but you can do so for free!  Details of how to enter are at the end of the post.  Good luck!
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photos courtesy of Lori's Nursing Necklaces
A friend asked me once about the necklace I wore while I nursed my daughter. I felt it was an odd question since she followed it up with doesn’t that cost a pretty penny just to have your child break it?  Funny thing is, it has been the best investment I have ever made!

My daughter loves to hold on to the necklace while we nurse, so I no longer get pinched, scratched or pulled on while nursing.  And since I am comfortable so is she.  The longer she nurses the less of a chance I will have to purchase a can of formula; which is a life saver when it comes to trying to save a bit of money!  As for it breaking, nope not going to happen!  The friend I bought it from has hers tested by the government so that I know it is safe for my daughter to play with.  Which is yet another way that she loves it and I save money.  It is one less toy I need to buy!  She loves to play with the colors, we will sit and talk about the different trinkets and animals on her necklace, we have a red giraffe and a purple rhino on ours.  We talk about the glittery blue butterfly as well, since right now, that is her favorite thing to chew on.  Yup, I have no problem letting her chew on it either!  I know that it is safe for her, in fact I have found myself at times when I am done nursing chewing on the red giraffe at times, it is a great stress reliever for myself as well! 

I will be honest, I never thought about all the great ways this necklace came to be a great help to my daughter and I until she posed that question.  I have even recommended them to other friends, and even given them as gifts I believe in the value of the necklace so much.  I could not see my nursing going as well as it has with my daughter without it, and I would not have it any other way.
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 Makes you want one, doesn't it?  Even if you don't have a nursling yourself, this would make a great shower gift for an expectant mom!  Lori's Nursing Necklaces is giving away a gift certificate rather than an already made necklace so it can be customized for the winner to make it extra special.  How cool is that?  The winner will place an order for the necklace of their choosing at http://LorisNursingNecklaces.com and enter the provided gift certificate code when prompted.

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post or "like" Lori's Facebook page and post there saying you heard about the contest on Adventures of a Thrifty Mama (if you could tag Adventures of a Thrifty Mama in that post, that would be very helpful to make sure we don't miss it!).  The contest closes Saturday April 30 at midnight (Eastern time zone), so there is plenty of time to tell all your friends about this great opportunity to win this awesome prize!  The winner will be announced on my facebook page on Sunday May 1.

16 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to finally have a nursing necklace. My 2-year-old is constantly twiddling the "other" nipple and it drives me INSANE - to the point where it makes me not enjoy nursing anymore, and I don't want to deprive her of that, even as a toddler. It's SO good for both of us to continue, in my opinion. Thanks for this post! :)

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  2. I love Lori and her nursing necklaces! I have one for myself, and bought my son a Sibling necklace as a present from his new baby coming this July. I can't tell you how handy a nursing necklace is for traveling! I wore one through tons of airports, keeping my infant happy while I dealt with bags, the TSA, etc.

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  3. Why didn't they have something liked this when my dd was born. Now that my grandaughter is expecting, she could benefit from one.

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  4. I would love to win one !!!!

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  5. Kandi kandiisawesome@yahoo.comApril 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    I would love to win one! My daughter is constantly pinching, grabbing, pulling, and scratching me while nursing! She loves details of jewelry and fabric, and I can already see this keeping her distracted for hours!! :)

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  6. I wish I had considered this concept with my first 2....the next was is right around the corner, so this would be really special :)

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  7. So colourfull!! Very beautyfull! I would love to have one! My little one would love to play with something so playful after 16 months of breastfeeding!! ;))

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  8. Left a note on Lori's Nursing Necklaces fb page saying you sent me, and, obviously, am leaving a comment on your blog...My youngest just loved (and still has a deep attachment to) my hair. Not sure it'll work so much when this one comes due to my getting it cut!

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  9. Oh WOW I need this lol :) I just very much upset my 17 month old when I removed his hand from one breast while he was nursing on the other. He was pinching and pulling and twiddling OUCH!!! He got so upset he woke up out of his half sleep and started screaming. :( He needs a nap but the twiddling is out of control :( We SoOO need the necklace lol :) I have been looking for one but just can't afford it right now :( SO hope I win :) :)

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  10. I HATE the twiddling too! My 21 month old is bad about that too and it drives me nuts! Too bad I can't win my own contest. lol

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  11. I wish I'd had something like this for my first two! Now that #3 is "in the works," I can't wait to try it!

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  12. i'd love to win! =D

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  13. I would love to win one of these, The pinches from bebe' girl are getting old quick!!
    I've been a fan of Lori's work for awhile now too!

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  14. money is super tight, so winning would be the best! I dont have any of these accounts- i will go to facebook to enter!

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  15. I'd love this for my friend's baby shower...she's expecting her first in another 22 weeks =)

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  16. My 4th baby used to pinch so hard I used to dread nursing her. My 6th baby is only 4 mo. old and he is just starting to scratch and pinch, so this would be awesome to try!

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