My daughter was the most polite little nursling there ever was.
She wasn't a biter. She wasn't a hair puller. She wasn't a clothes tugger.
And things sure started out that way with #2. But then baby W. found his hands... and he found out how to use them. Ever since, while he eats, my clothes have been tugged in every which way, and he clasps my hair with the ferocity of a baby monkey clinging to mama's back. He does it so often, in fact, with such strength, that I googled it, and learned that the grasping reflex is called a "vestigial grasp." It's a little evolutionary remnant from when a baby had to cling to his mama's hair to ensure his safe travel. Apparently, the reflex should relax in a few months... but in the meantime, I need to save my hair! Enter Mama & Little.
Providing baby with a safe (and painless!) grasping tool while breastfeeding can give him comfort and focus. I love holding those chubby little hands, but I don't always have my hands available while we're breastfeeding. Sometimes he's in the sling, and I'm cooking dinner while simultaneously reading to his sister, cleaning up a new world order of Calico Critters, playing piano, and balancing on a circus ball. Ok, maybe not those last parts, but you get the point. It's nice for him to have something to hold onto, and it keeps him from tugging at my clothes and hair.
That's why it was love at first sight for me with Mama & Little's new Rose Luxe collection- especially their Alexa Necklace and Finley Bangle. Mama and Little uses high quality, baby-safe silicone to satisfy baby's teething urges, but in a sleek modern marble, my new necklace and bangle look more like unique jewelry you'd pick up at an art gallery. I've worn them out a few times and been asked every. single. time. where I got my necklace. When I told people it was actually a teething necklace, I had to show them the backside of the necklace that has little dots to soothe sore baby gums, because they didn't believe me.
In addition, the folks at Mama & Little have a huge range of styles in fun color combinations that we love. This week we'll be sharing more images of an adorable color block necklace that gives a pop of color and whimsy to any outfit. (As a forever t-shirt and boyfriend jeans kinda girl, I'm always on the lookout for accessories that make me look pulled together.)
And here's the very best part. We've partnered with Mama & Little for an **AMAZING** GIVEAWAY! The winner will get $50 to their shop, and $55 to ours, for a total of $105 in FREE cuteness to upgrade your nursing mama style profile just in time for spring. And with free shipping from both sites, you don't have to pay a dime.
HOW TO WIN:
1) Like and Follow both Mama & Little and Lucu on Facebook and Instagram. (Links at bottom!)
2) On the April 11 post announcing the giveaway on Facebook or Instagram, create a comment in which you tag a friend or two who you know would love to win this!
3) For an extra entry, head on over to Mama & Little's site and comment on what you'd buy with your $50, and what color combo you'd want from Lucu!
THE FINE PRINT:
The contest runs from Monday, April 11 at 12 p.m. EST until Friday, April 15 at 9 p.m. EST, so get your entries in!
All entries will be synthesized by my adorable computer engineer husband (who will use some geeky randomizing app or other) to find us a winner!
Please note, this contest is in no way affiliated with Instagram or Facebook, and those sites are not liable for any issues that may arise.
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MUCH LOVE AND GOOD LUCK,
Disclaimer: Lucuwear LLC did receive store credit to try out Mama & Little products for the purpose of this review and giveaway partnership.