Giveaway: Custom Nursing Necklace from Monkey Mama Necklaces $19 ARV {1.3, Worldwide} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. Please stay tuned for the announcement of the winner.

This is a joint giveaway with Monkey Butt Junction and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

Monkey Mama Necklaces is offering our readers a giveaway of a custom nursing necklace, a value of $19.

Monkey Mama nursing necklaces are made with beautiful, fairly traded, and nontoxic handmade resin beads. This sophisticated and safe jewelry is perfect for busting twiddling while feeding babies or toddlers.

From our reviewer, Jenn at Monkey Butt Junction:

I was so happy when I was asked to review a nursing necklace from Monkey Mama Necklaces, and not just because we “monkey” mamas need to stick together: a nursing necklace was one of those luxuries that I never indulged in when I was nursing my son, but now having seen its utility for breastfeeding and beyond, I’m not sure why I counted it as a “luxury” rather than a necessity.

My son likes to get his fingers into things. If there’s something to grab, poke, twiddle, or twist, he’s all over it. I learned that the hard way when he was about eight weeks old: he yanked on a necklace I was wearing and sent about a million seed beads scattering all over my dining room. At the time, I knew that a nursing necklace was probably a good idea, but I wasn’t thrilled with the prices or the styles of any I had seen. I only wish I had seen Monkey Mama’s necklaces at the time.

There is a lot to like about these necklaces: As the photos show, they are absolutely beautiful. I chose a style with “twiddle buster” beads (more on that later) but Monkey Mama offers a variety of styles and colors, so there is something for everyone. The necklace cord is a strong, safe cotton fiber and the resin beads are child-safe. The beads are handcrafted in by a small Indonesian craft business and ethically traded.

The brilliance of the Monkey Mama necklaces is the “twiddle busters” – the beads that little fingers can turn and fiddle with while they nurse or snuggle. My son was immediately drawn to the big, colorful beads and immediately took to the task of turning them, examining them, and, well, “twiddling” them.

While Monkey Mama bills these as “nursing necklaces,” I have to say that they are much more than that. They are elegant enough that I can wear my necklace to work in a professional office environment. They offer a wonderful distraction for a little one who always has to have his hands in whatever mama is doing at the time – I found that wearing my necklace while carrying my son in the Babyhawk carrier meant that he was content in the carrier longer because he had something to do.



You can purchase your own nursing necklace at Monkey Mama Necklaces. Prices start around $16.00.

And just for Natural Parents Network and Monkey Butt Junction readers, Monkey Mama Necklaces is giving a 10% discount on all orders from now through January 10th. Enter code NPN10 during the ordering process.


For your own chance to win a custom nursing necklace from Monkey Mama Necklaces, enter by leaving a comment and using our new Rafflecopter system below.

The winner will receive a beautifully designed nursing necklace of their choosing. This contest is open worldwide.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Monkey Mama Necklacess and tell us one thing you have learned or one item you love! You must enter your name and email address in the Rafflecopter entry system for your entry to count, after leaving a comment on this blog post.

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Contest closes January 3, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.


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Information About Our Reviewer:

Jenn Collins writes about natural parenting, green living and fitness at Monkey Butt Junction.

43 Responses to Giveaway: Custom Nursing Necklace from Monkey Mama Necklaces $19 ARV {1.3, Worldwide} CLOSED

  1. Heather  

    I looooooove these necklaces – this one is on my Christmas wishlist ;^)

  2. helena

    There are a few green and pink necklaces that I love.
    helena {at} studio32 {dot} com

  3. Dee Marney

    I had no idea something like this existed and think this is such an amazing product! I was looking for something for a friend who is having a baby and remember when my grandson was born and up until he was about 3 when I pick him up his hands would go straight down my shirt! Amazing to think of jewelry to solve the problem!!

  4. GinnyV  

    I like the green resin and the star necklaces.

  5. Susie

    Love the Resin Twiddle Buster necklace in Green and Chocolate Brown. My son twiddled/twiddles like CRAZY and would love to give Baby #2 something to play with other than me:)

  6. Katrina

    love the Nursing Necklace – Non Toxic Resin Babywearing/Breastfeeding Necklace – ‘Twiddle Buster’ Pendant -Pink and White-

  7. Susan

    Wow! I had no idea these existed but how awesome! My little one is always grabbing at my necklaces! I love the purple mommy one for sure! 🙂

  8. Susan

    I have a good friend and doula who is so awesome and would love love love a necklace like this!

  9. Megan B.B.

    I love the pink and green one! Will be blogging about this cool idea soon!

  10. Megan B.B.

    My friend would love one of these, and the blue one would match her sling perfectly

  11. Sarah H.

    I love the black and teal style! My daughter would love it too ha ha! Thank you so much!

  12. Sarah H.

    and, I would keep it for myself, well it counts for my babe too, right? {;0)

  13. Beth

    I love all the necklaces especially the twiddle buster ones. Can’t decide which is my favourite. Possibly the brown & turquoise.

  14. Elizabeth

    I love how functional these are!

  15. Elizabeth

    I will love using one of the necklaces myself!

  16. Brittany@Mama's Felt Cafe  

    I love Natalie’s work but I like all the necklaces with two beads in the middle best. I think they would keep my kiddo most distracted and least twiddly.

  17. Meggin Dueckman

    I didn’t have a nursing necklace with #1, and learned the hard way that it would be something to have for #2. She’s not grabby yet – but is starting to get fiddly I love the Green Non Toxic Resin Babywearing/Breastfeeding Necklace -Twiddle Buster Pendant

  18. Michelle  

    These are fab! Fairly traded too. Love these necklaces. Must tell my best friend.

  19. Michelle  

    I’d give my best friend one of these necklaces. My sister would love one too. Her little one constantly grabs and twists her hair. Maybe this would be the ideal way of avoiding a drastic hair cut!