I remember when I started breastfeeding Ameli. I found it impossible to remember which breast I had fed her from last, especially at night. It really worried me too, because the midwife and antenatal classes kept saying how important it was to alternate, how important it was make sure the baby was getting both foremilk and hind milk, and how supply and demand meant you had to make sure there was enough demand at regular intervals. I found it all rather frightening.

A breastfeeding bracelet came to my aid, and until around 6 or 7 weeks, when milk changes from a reservoir supply to a supply and demand system, I used a bracelet to remind me where to start.  Then, eventually, you can soon tell which breast needs to be emptied, and the bracelet can go – or at least for me, went – into a memory box.

Another thing no one really warns you about when you’re breastfeeding, and especially when you’re breastfeeding an older baby, is the scratching, pulling and nipple twisting that goes on. Here again, I found a necklace made for purpose to be really helpful. It just distracts Ameli long enough to keep her going without mutilating me.

Which is where Babybeads comes in. Run by mum Jo, Babybeads produces lovely necklaces and bracelets specifically for breastfeeding. If you look at the testimonials on the site, you’ll see that many mums agree that giving baby something to distract their busy hands not only improves mum’s experience of breastfeeding, but also keeps babies feeding more peacefully.

So, BabyBeads have kindly offered one reader the chance to win a necklace and bracelet (valued at £16), and all you have to do is go to the respective pages (necklaces and bracelets) and choose your favourite styles. Leave their names in a comment on this page, and that’s that.

This competition runs until noon on July 8th and the winner will be randomly selected using Random.org

For an additional entry, you can also ‘like’ BabyBeads on Facebook, and leave a comment below to say you have. Jo doesn’t send out many newsletters but if you’d like to be kept up to date with the latest info from BabyBeads, you can sign up for their newsletter (and if you let me know here that you did, you can have an extra entry for that too.)


And the winners are: Alex and Olga N. Congratulations & thanks to everyone who entered!

You do not have to tweet or share this competition to enter, but doing so helps ensure that I can keep bringing you giveaways! You can subscribe to Diary of a First Child by RSS or email. You can also follow us on Facebook or on Twitter. We hope to see you back again soon!


BabyBeads Breastfeeding Necklace And Bracelet Giveaway

  1. I love the Purple Heart Bracelet and the Van Outen Teething Necklace.
    I’ve Liked on Facebook and signed up for the newsletter.
    Thanks for telling me about them.

  2. I love the the hearts and flowers one and my daughter would love the ladybird for girls one.
    I’ve already clicked “like” on facebook before too

  3. Ohh I’d really like to win this for Claire who is due in a few weeks 🙂

    I think the flower fairy necklace is lovely and the with love bracelet is pretty too

  4. My Favourites are:

    Teddybear Necklace for Girls


    With Love Bracelet.

    My Daughter would love these.
    Thanks for posting the giveaway 🙂 X

  5. I LOVE the wood effect necklace and bracelet, both of which would be great to wear as a fashion accessory once baby is older.

  6. And I’ve signed up for the newsletter too – I really love the idea of a breastfeeding necklace, great idea! 🙂 x

  7. hi

    i love the cornflower blue bracelet and i really don’t mind which necklace as they are all fab and i simply can’t make a decision! Have liked on facebook too!

    Thanks x

  8. My favourite necklace is the “Newborn Stimulation”.

    Favourite bracelet is Buzzy Bee, I’m a bee keeper, so there really wasn’t any other option for me 🙂

  9. I have signed up to their newsletter too!

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! I have shared on Facebook and on Twitter. Thank you once again xxx (Tracy Nixon MSE) (@TracyNixon).

  10. I love the butterfly kiss necklace. Never heard of these but seems like a good idea, as my 19 week old beautiful baby has just stared pulling my hair and lip when feeding! Ouch.

  11. I would want them to be matching the necklace and braclet in wood effect. I not picky when it comes to free, if that is out i’ll take whatever!

  12. I like the elephants on parade necklace and cornflower blue bracelet 🙂 And I’ve liked the f/b page too 🙂

  13. Hello!
    I found your blog while searching for the flashmob at paddington which I could not attend 🙁
    Thank you for your description of it. I loved the old lady’s comment 😉
    I am a second time mum and for the first time I breastfed my little one (18days old baby) on the bus this morning.
    I would like to participate to the BF necklace draw . I love the Aqua Marina U005 one. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Keep well!

  14. Tangerine Dream necklace (as my 13 week old son seems to love the colour orange) and Wood effect bracelet are both gorgeous! I’m partial to the Aqua Marina necklace too.

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