Win a Nursing Necklace from Monkey Mama Necklaces! {ARV $20; 11/25; Worldwide}

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

This is a joint giveaway between Natural Parents Network and many other natural parenting sites. You may enter for all of the giveaways at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

Natural Parents Network, I Thought I Knew Mama, and 24 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 89 items perfect for gifting for the holidays as part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. The combined total value of all of the items is $2,550.

Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses or work-at-home families.

Please stop back to enter the giveaway. The Rafflecopter entry system will be live November 1 on this post (and on every post participating in the Gift Guide). Please visit some of the other review posts listed below and read about the fabulous companies offering giveaways in the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide.

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About Monkey Mama Necklaces

nursing necklaces

Monkey Mama Necklaces are beautiful, safe, functional, and ethical necklaces created with nursing and babywearing mamas in mind. Monkey Mama Necklaces offers pendants that are gorgeous and handmade, and non-toxic and highly durable, as well as fairly traded on every step of their journey to you. The lovely, UK based shop owner Nat has created a variety of stylish nursing and teething necklaces. They were inspired by her own little monkey, Isaac, born in February 2010.

Each necklace is created with handmade resin beads in beautiful, lush colors. Nat uses super tough cotton cording and incorporates strong knotting techniques for extra security, so no matter how much your own little monkey pulls, bites, twiddles, or tugs on the necklace, she will be safe, and your Monkey Mama necklace will continue to look fantastic.

About the Non Toxic ‘Twiddle Buster’ Pendant

Breastfeeding Necklace

I’ve been wearing my twiddle buster pendant non-stop since it arrived, and as you can see above, I also adored the sweet packaging that Nat so lovingly sent it in. The funky yet natural look of the necklace fits so well with my personal style, and my baby girl took to it like a moth to a flame. See below for a quick picture that I snapped as I held my four month old daughter for the first time while wearing the necklace. She grabbed my Monkey Mama necklace immediately!

Nursing necklace

This necklace couldn’t have arrived at a more appropriate time in my nursling’s life as she had just started pinching my arms repeatedly while nursing with her chubby, little fingers. When I wear the necklace, she tugs on it instead, so I am feeling very thankful.

My daughter is also in the stage of putting absolutely anything she can get her hands on into her mouth. It’s such a relief to know that my necklace is completely non-toxic and able to stand up to her constant gnawing. I regularly wear my little one in an ErgoBaby carrier, so twiddling the necklace also keeps her happily occupied during her mama rides.

I have worn my Monkey Mama necklace almost every single day for a month. My daughter has pulled on it, sucked on it, chewed it, and yanked it with all of her strength. The necklace still looks as perfect as the day I received it.

On a sentimental note, I love the twiddle buster because it is not only a gorgeous piece of jewelry, but also the shape of the pendant is reminiscent of a pregnant woman – an empowering reminder of my daughter’s VBAC birth story. I also appreciate that this necklace represents things that I value so much: natural birth, breastfeeding, buying fair trade, supporting WAHMs, and green living.

A Monkey Mama necklace would make a beautiful shower or mother blessing gift as the new mama can use it through pregnancy and throughout her nursing phase. It is also a lovely gift for any mama who supports natural birth and breastfeeding during this holiday season.

Buy It

You can purchase your own twiddle buster or twiddle teether nursing necklace at Monkey Mama Necklaces. They typically run from $20 to $40, and Nat ships worldwide. I Thought I Knew Mama fans are welcome to use this 10% off coupon code until the end of November: ITIKM10.

Win it!

For your own chance to win your choice of either a twiddle buster or a twiddle teether pendant from the in stock selection, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. (Rafflecopter will be live November 1-25). Contest is open WORLDWIDE.

Our Rafflecopter entry system opens November 1.

MANDATORY ENTRY: In the box provided in the first Rafflecopter entry, tell us where you would have your prize shipped if you are one of the winners. You must enter your name and email address while leaving a comment in the Rafflecopter system for your entry to count.

Leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses in Rafflecopter are not made publicly visible. Please leave the same valid email address in your mandatory comment so we can verify entries.

This is part of a larger giveaway hosted by Natural Parents Network. You may enter the whole giveaway at one site only, and we’ll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy all of the participating sites!

Please note that each entrant can win only one prize, and NPN will be randomly assigning prizes to the winners. One of the giveaway questions asks which are your top five prizes so we can try to match winners to their preferences.

BONUS ENTRIES:
See the Rafflecopter entry system for bonus entries to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry. All bonus entries are entered directly into Rafflecopter. Give it a try, and email sponsorship {at} naturalparentsnetwork.com or leave a comment if you have any questions!


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Thank you for your interest in the Natural Parents Network Gift Guide! We invite you to read the reviews of other participating bloggers and return to enter the giveaway when it opens.

Our Rafflecopter entry system will be live at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Please stop back here — or at any of the review/giveaway posts participating in the Gift Guide — between November 1 and 25 to enter. Many of the giveaway items are open worldwide!

Here are the participating sites and companies. (Reviews go live between October 25 and October 31, and all links will be live by November 1.) We’ve included any coupon codes the companies have offered so you can get your holiday shopping under way!

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1 Lucinda October 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I’d love to win a twiddle buster!

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2 Nat November 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Thanks so much for hosting this, Charise! Sorry to be so behind with things, but as you saw, we’ve had some medical drama to deal with lately, and everything else fell by the wayside for a bit. I just wanted to give a little shout out if I may to the lovely Asha Pearse, who is the artist that made the card I sent in your package. She specialises in AP themed artwork celebrating motherhood and family, and her etsy shop is here:
http://www.WorldsOfWhimsy.etsy.com

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3 Charise Rohm Nulsen November 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Thank YOU, Nat, for your beautiful work and for sharing the artist behind that gorgeous card! I’m going to check her artwork out tonight!

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