With James we did the traditional teething tablets - then I freaked out when they were recalled and tossed them - so we used an Amber necklace and it worked wonders. Graham was also wearing Amber but he was still MISERABLE! Graham needed something the actually gnaw on - but being me, I wanted to make sure it was natural, soft and was designed for teething babes.
After A LOT of searching I found Chewbeads!
The idea for Chewbeads began in 2009 shortly after the birth of my son. Like most babies, he loved to put everything in his moth and my necklaces were a favorite. Like most moms, I didn't feel comfortable letting him chew on them, with concern that they might break or have unwanted chemicals. As a veteran of the fashion industry, I had an amazing collection of necklaces and bracelets, so with those inspiration, I set out to create soft, non-toxic jewelry, which was colorful, chic and, above all else safe. Hence Chewbeads!
- Beads are made with 100% silicone (similar to pacifiers & nipples)
- Soft on babies gums and emerging teeth
- Easily cleaned with dish soap & water, also dishwasher safe!
- No BPA, PVC, Phthalates, Cadmium, or Lead
- Necklaces have a breakaway clasp for added safety
- Necklaces are a great sensory tool to the your baby focus while nursing
- Bracelets are a colorful reminder of which side you've just nursed
I was sent a Jane Necklace in Ivory to test out and review. I must say - they are very chic necklaces. Chic and simple. Which is what I like.
The beads are a great size - perfect for little hands to grab at and to chew on. Graham was interested in Chewbeads the moment I put it on.
Since the beads are made of silicon, they have a slight "squish" to them. They are very soft - I took a turn nibbling on them and I can see why little gums like to chew on them. Each bead is separated by a knot. This is a great safety feature - if for any reason the necklace breaks, you aren't going to have all the beads fall off. Chewbeads necklaces also have a breakaway clasp. Another great feature. To wash them - you can hand wash with some dish soap or for a really good clean - toss it into the dishwasher.
I have received a lot of compliments when wearing my Chewbeads necklace. The Jane necklace is very simple - but it is very chic and I love that I can wear it with any outfit. I can dress it up or dress down. A plain black t-shirt and jeans for running around or pair it with a super cute nursing dress say for Easter and you have one awesome outfit! LOVE IT! You can add a second or third necklace in coordinating colors to add interest to any outfit as well.
They have a great selection of styles - and they even have bracelets - which is another product I REALLY want to try. They have super fun, bright colors that will make any little one excited!
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Please note that I was sent the above mentioned product free of charge to facilitate this review. All opinions are strictly my own and may differ from others. NO monetary compensation was exchanged for this review. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.