Congratulations comment #29!
I'm sure by now all of you know that Avin teething is going to send me to the looney bin! The poor kid popped two bottom teeth out at 6 months old after trying for almost two months. He's 9 months now and still only has 2 teeth but he's been in teething misery ever since. He chews on everything all the time! Recently out of pain and frustration he'd even began trying to chew on me. (Talk about a breastfeeding shocker- OUCH!) I found him an amber teething necklace for him to wear to relieve the pain (see my blog for a review) but that didn't take away his need to chew to try to break those tiny teeth through. I've literally retrieved Avin's teethers and toys from the floor hundreds of times because he drops them or throws them down. I don't mind playing fetch for him at home but when we are out and about I can't always get to a sink to wash his toys off and this germ-a-phobe momma isn't about to give him something that has touched a dirty floor! When I found Dr. Bloom's Chewable Teething Jewelry I was excited!
Dr. Bloom's Jewelry is dentist created and endorsed, made with FDA approved materials, phthalate free, lead free, BPA, PVC, Latex free, waterproof, and dishwasher safe. It isn't the most fashionable jewerly I've ever worn but it is now some of my favorite! The braclet is a simple bangle and the necklace I chose was a black latex-free stretchable cord with the rectangular slide on it. The slide feels a little chunky on but it is the perfect size for Avin to hang on to and chomp on. I really liked that I could wear the necklace inside my shirt and no one noticed it until he felt the need to chew then I could pop it out. The cord is adjustable to your desired size so I was able to wear it a little long and have plenty of room for Avin to stretch it out and chew on it. He liked it so much that I had to take it off and let both of my parents wear it so he could chew on it while he was being held! It was great to have something readily available for him to chew on at any time and not to have to worry about it getting dirty or dropped in the floor. The bracelet did hit the floor a couple of times but it was a great distraction toy for when he wanted to hold something he shouldn't. I was able to swap him the bracelet for the "no-no" object and he was happy to have something in his hands to chew on.
As far as fashion goes you probably aren't going to win any awards for fashion with this jewelry, but to be honest it flows well with my hasn't been washed in two days hair and my "this shirt only has a little spit up" mommy outfits. I didn't post any pictures of me wearing the jewerly because when I saw how I personally looked I was too embarassed! (Definately time for a mommy make-over!) The style of the jewerly reminds me a lot of some things I wore as a teenager. Like I said earlier, the lack of designer fashion isn't an issue for me because I just wore the necklace inside my shirt until he wanted to chew. The people who saw us out while I was wearing it all thought it was brilliant and not one person seemed to be put off by the fact that I wasn't wearing 24K gold.
I recommend this product for every single mom with a teething child! The color choices allow you to match it to your outfits so it blends well and now they have keychain charms that you can clip to diaperbags, key chains, or beltloops. Make sure you use the coupon code "2010M" for 15% off your order at http://www.chewablejewels.com/.
Make sure you enter to WIN your own FREE necklace/bracelet chewable jewerly combo! To enter simply visit Dr. Bloom's website and pick out your favorite combo then come back here and leave me a comment letting me know what style and color combo you picked. (I chose the Rectangle Slide & Bracelet - Blue Topaz)
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