The Vintage Honey Shop Teething Necklace Review

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I know what you’re thinking. ANOTHER teething necklace review?!? Yes, yes indeed. You’re going to LOVE this necklace though, I promise!

The Vintage Honey Shop was started by two best friends, Jen and Mel thought it would be fun and opened their first etsy shop in 2011. Every necklace is handcrafted and designed to be safe, functional…. and of course, stylish! You will find silicone teething jewelry, fabric teething jewelry (some with wooden nursing rings as seen in my necklace photo above) and daddy teething necklaces.  I’ve included a collage of these different styles below, excluding the wooden nursing ring necklace that I’m wearing.

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I was very excited when this showed up in my mailbox, first impressions are key when you want to keep your fan base growing… The Vintage Honey Shop doesn’t disappoint. When I pulled my necklace out of the mailing envelope I discovered that the necklace was beautifully wrapped in tissue paper and tied with twine. Beneath the twine was a pretty white paper doily and a card with a cute little pin with a yellow bee printed on it. Upon unwrapping, which I didn’t want to do because it was just so pretty, I found their safety cards, business card and my necklace was tied around their business logo tag. Adorable!

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I didn’t get to pick the necklace I would review but they sure nailed it with this one. As you can see, I’m a fan of grey and yellow – that’s my bedspread in the background of the above photos. I received the Sunset Floral Ring Teething Necklace, you can see closer details of this gorgeous necklace below.

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The quality of this necklace is superb. The wooden ring is so smooth, the fabric is beautiful and soft, every detail is perfect. You can really tell that The Vintage Honey Shop takes great pride in their products, it truly shows in their workmanship. Baby Bird is a fan, she especially liked the wooden ring as it’s easy for her to grab and easy for her to chew on when I’m wearing her (even on my back!).

You will find all of The Vintage Honey Shop’s social media sites below, and be sure to check out their website HERE. Order your own beautiful necklace and use the coupon code VHSHARE for 15% off your order!

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Kurumi Ket Baby Carrier Cover

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I’m a huge fan of babywearing, I like to use wraps, ring slings and soft structured carriers. I’ve tried Girasols, Didys, Natibaby, Ergo, Beco, etc…. but something I hadn’t tried? A cover! I’m so excited to have had the opportunity to review the Kurumi Ket Baby Carrier Cover.

This cover can be used not only as a carrier cover but also as a stroller blanket, nursing cover, poncho or a blankie! I’m not sure I would use it as a nursing cover as it’s a very warm and cozy cover…. I know that Baby Bird wouldn’t like it for that purpose because she is hot natured and seems to get even warmer when she nurses!

This past week has been the first week it was really cold enough to use the cover, so I plan to add more photos to this post the more I use it this winter. I’m in LOVE with it. It is so warm and soft. I have only used it as you see above, I just throw it around my neck and placed it over me and Bird and the cover. I LOVE that this has a hood. Today we took the kids to the local Christmas parade and it was BITTERLY cold. I had Bird bundled up in a fleece sleeper, her crocheted owl hat and some moccasins…. and then we used this, and that hood was a lifesaver! It kept the icy cold breeze off of her and she was able to take a nap comfortably in the carrier while I enjoyed the parade with the rest of our family!

There are adjustable buttons on the straps and sides of the cover to use to attach to a baby carrier or to help keep the cold wind out. (I actually didn’t realize this today, ha!) This cover is incredibly versatile, I can see my older two using this as a blanket or poncho around the house or out and about if we happen to forget someone’s jacket. I’ll definitely get some photos of that this week! It’s easy to store as well, I’ve been keeping it draped around my driver’s seat in our van so I can just grab it, throw it over Bird and we’re good to go!

This cover is made from 100% polyester fleece, the face side is made from coral fleece, the back side from sheep boa fleece. I cannot reiterate enough how cozy this cover is. It’s a very warm and snuggly way to keep your little ones warm and these cold days!

The cover currently comes in a dark blue, brown and gray colors but according to the sponsor’s website they are going to be offering more colors and prints soon! You can purchase your own cover HERE for $49.99 and I promise you it is MORE than worth that price!

Disclaimer: I received a free product in return for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions and statements are my own.

Mamaway Ring Sling Review

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan and advocate of babywearing, you’ve probably seen posts on my Facebook and Instagram accounts (and even here on the blog!) of J and I wearing our kiddos. My preference is wrapping with woven wraps, but we also love soft structured carriers (mainly Ergo and Beco) and just recently I discovered the beauty of ring slings. I own a woven Didymos sling (made by Sleeping Baby Productions) and LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

When I was given the opportunity to review this Mamaway Ring Sling I definitely jumped at the chance! The colorway I chose is called Rainbow Crayon, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Bright, colorful and perfect for the summer!

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I was worried about the rings used, but they are sturdy nylon rings and the mama who made my Didymos Ring Sling recommends using those or aluminum rings. I’m just used to the texture and feel of the aluminum rings, so it just threw me off a little! My only complaint really is that the fabric is very slick, so if you happen to wear a very soft shirt or try to use this over a jacket or cardigan…. it may slip and slide. I had an awful time with that when I first tried this on. It wasn’t so bad when I tried it with a different shirt, but it was pretty annoying! I do love that it’s super lightweight and thin, so it’s amazingly cool for summer babywearing.

I would definitely recommend this sling, there are lots of fabulous colors and designs to choose from and you can purchase one for $67.99 on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received a free product in return for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions and statements are my own.

 

 

 

 

Chew-Choos ‘Sweet pea’ Silicone Teething Necklace Review and Giveaway!


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This is by far my favorite teething necklace to wear, it’s so lightweight, it’s a great color, and I love the style of it! It also seems to be Baby Bird’s favorite, it’s the only necklace that she will chew on and play with when I’m wearing her on my back. And that’s pretty incredible considering how much she dislikes being worn on my back so far! Sorry kiddo!

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I love the simplicity of this necklace, the beads aren’t too big, but they’re big enough that Baby Bird can hold them and play with them with her clumsy 5 month old hands. The clasp is a breakaway clasp that comes undone easily, so I have no fear of her pulling to hard and hurting my neck.

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These necklaces are made of food grade silicone that are the highest quality of materials. They are 100% safe for you little one and are free of BPA, phthalates or other toxins that may be dangerous for your baby or you if you are pregnant! They are certified by the FDA, LFGB, and RoHS.

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Chew-Choos (how cute is that name by the way?) are naturally bacteria and stain resistant… and guess what?! These necklaces are dishwasher safe! Simple, easy and functional!

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Now, how would you like to win a Chew-Choos Sweet pea necklace just for you?! Sounds like a great plan on Mother’s Day I think! Just enter in the widget below, it’s super easy. Please remember that your contact information is mandatory, this allows me to immediately pass along your mailing address to the sponsor, so there’s no waiting! The winner just wins! Good luck and Happy Mother’s Day mommas!

I received this product for free in return for an honest review. All opinions stated are mine and mine alone.

 

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace – KG Baby Review


We are huge Baltic Amber fans, it’s a great natural pain reliever for teething babies. You’ll find mixed reviews on the internet, some people think it’s a gigantic hoax, but we have found that it really does help relieve some of the pain and aid in minimizing the amount of drooling.

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I’m always up for trying different brands of Amber Teething necklaces, you’ll find different styles of beads, threading, clasps and colors. We typically buy off of co-ops or from Inspired By Finn but the price for this particular brand was comparable. You can find the current listing HERE, and this is what their new packaging looks like:

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My order came in in a small pouch labeled “Pure Amber”. I definitely like the packaging they have on their Amazon listing now, but as you know… I’m partial to owls!

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What I really like about purchasing this particular necklace is that it also comes with a silicone teething necklace, that’s a great combination! I received a black one, it’s a good size and seems well made. It also has an easy clasp that will release if your baby pulls too hard, so it won’t hurt your neck or put any strain on you when you’re wearing baby. I usually take advantage of our silicone necklaces when I’m backwearing, you can swing the necklace around so that they have something to play with and gnaw on, otherwise they’ll start pulling your hair! Ouch!

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These necklaces seem to be very high quality, I love the polished flat stones on this style.

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My only complain is that the length availability is limited. I received the 12″, which is way too long for my 4 month old, Baby Bird. Typically I order the smallest, which is usually around 10.5″. You want to ensure that when you put the necklace on your child that they cannot put the Amber in their mouth, it’s very important to remember that Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces are meant to be worn against the skin, not to be put in your child’s mouth EVER.

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This size actually fit better on my son, but I wasn’t able to snap a photo (hello Speedy Gonzalez!). Overall I am very impressed with the quality and price of this necklace, but I hope they start offering more sizes! This is a great value for your money! And… it’s Baby Bird improved 😀

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A few facts about these teething necklaces:

  • 100% Natural – no chemicals or negative side-effects
  • Provides soothing pain relief within a few hours
  • Reduces drooling and rashes from drooling
  • Boosts the immune system to fight gum inflammation
  • Highest quality ancient amber, certified authentic from Eastern Europe
  • Each bead is double knotted on both sides for safety
  • Easy-to-use screw clasp
  • Limited Time Extra Bonus – You will receive a FREE Silicone Teething Pendant with your necklace
  • Unmatched Guarantee – 100% Satisfaction for LIFE (find more details on listing HERE)

 

I received this product for free in return for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions and statements are mine, and mine alone.