Kat from KatManDew Designs is giving away a Turquoise Mama Nursing Necklace to one lucky MamaWit reader at the end of September!

Find out how to enter all throughout the month.

by Lori Ann

Filling Mama's big shoes...

Kathleen’s comment on the September Giveaway post this morning reminded me… it’s time for my promised review of a KatManDew Designs nursing necklace I’ve been using with Tigger over the past month! I thought it would be fun to style my review in a way many moms can connect with; simple, clear, and to-the point: the ABCs.

Affordable: I first heard about nursing necklaces on my favorite online parenting forum, but when I started searching online, about half of them were out of my price range. Kat’s jewelry is much more affordable for me, something all Mamas can appreciate!

Baby-friendly: This is jewelry for Mama to wear, not baby. But it’s not only baby-safe (baby won’t break it, drool won’t harm it), it’s baby-friendly! Tigger gets as much enjoyment out of it as I do, whether holding it while nursing (it keeps her hands occupied on things other than pinching my skin or pulling my hair!), playing with it while in the back carrier (especially when I’m on a short outing and didn’t bring a bag with toys), or rubbing her poor teething gums along the cool stone.

Cute: Another almost half of the nursing necklaces I found online were, frankly, ugly. In an effort to be baby-safe, they had gone with unnatural materials like plastics, which all showed a telltale line around the rim where the mold had been. I wear a necklace for myself too, and a real stone is SO much more beautiful than colored plastic!

D, E, F, G? If you’ve used a nursing necklace, what were the benefits you found? If you haven’t used one, what questions do you have? Remember that every comment this month is an entry to the giveaway, so don’t be shy!