A few years ago, I discovered Kangaroo Care on Etsy ~ the artist in Estonia makes beautiful, colorful babywearing necklaces from crochet beads and wood. The textures and colors are interesting for babies and safe for them to play with and chew on while nursing or just being rocked and held. Bonus: you get to directly support the work of an artist.
This is my first Kangaroo Care necklace I got a few years ago when Luci Belle was a toddler.
I wore it when Norah was born, too.
That necklace made me happy, and I wore it for my babies until it was literally threadbare, faded, and the string finally snapped. It was hard to let go of a piece of jewelry that was between me and my children during so many important moments.
It was time for a new one, but I just couldn't decide. I don't do well with too many options, and all the colors were glorious! These are the ones I was drawn to...
I finally decided on the bottom left. It just jumped out to me. For me, when in doubt, the answer is always bright color. It goes with pretty much everything I own, and I - and the girls - couldn't be happier with it!
now for the exciting part...a giveaway!
I also ordered the bottom right necklace in the above photo - the white and grey beads with white ruffle! I'd love to give this necklace away to one of you!
To enter, just post a comment and let me know who the necklace would be for and why - if you'll be giving it to a friend or keeping it for yourself, which is totally great too! I'll randomly choose a winner from the comments on Tuesday, November 25th.