I’m a huge fan of mom-owned and mom-run companies, especially when they have great product ideas for moms and babies. Smart Mom began in 2002 when Amy and Kendra wanted to promote pretty and practical ideas for real moms. Teething Bling™ was inspired by babies who like to tug on mom’s jewelry.
Smart Mom’s line of Teething Bling™ includes donut-shaped and heart-shaped pendants and bangles. These fun and stylish pieces of jewelry are perfect for the hip-mama who wants to look trendy and yet remain armed with beautiful jewelry that’s safe for little ones to handle and chew.
My bling arrived in a beautifully-wrapped purple organza drawstring bag complete with a lapis lazuli patterned pendant (one of Calvin’s birthstones) and a mother of pearl bangle. I enjoyed perusing the enclosed pamphlet which contained photos of Hollywood mamas and papas wearing Smart Mom jewelry.
Calvin took to the donut-shaped pendant in a heartbeat, and he remained interested in it for quite a while (in terms of baby attention-span). It’s unlike other things that he chews on, because he soon tires of them since they’re not the best shape to comfortably fit in his mouth. There’s something about the smooth, flat, and firm-yet-chewable silicone that Calvin found extremely appealing time and time again. He reaches for it, tugs on it, and instantly chews on it like it’s the most entertaining thing in the world. My husband even remarked that Calvin REALLY LIKES the pendant compared to other chew toys. I was able to keep him content during church, and he plays with it during diaper changes instead of rolling to and fro!
Calvin also munched on the Teething Bling™ mother of pearl bangle. It wasn’t as entertaining as the pendant, but he still loved it. It’s easy to wear it instead of remembering to pack yet another toy in the diaper bag. Because I know it’s safe for him, I prefer that he uses Smart Mom products for teething as opposed to other companies’ plastic teething products filled with gel or unknown fluid. Teething Bling™ is made from the same material as many teething toys.
Smart Mom uses only the highest quality, phthalate/BPA/lead-free, federally approved, dishwasher-safe silicone in the Teething Bling™ line. The silicone is non-toxic, latex-free, and food-safe. The pendants come with a breakaway clasp for added protection in case you didn’t heed the warning about unsupervised handling by children is not recommended. Teething Bling™ looks great on Moms, Grandmas, and Aunties, but it’s also safe for curious babies who need to soothe their gums. This unique line isn’t offered by any other company.
The pendants come in a wide array of gemstone-inspired colors such as coral and jade and 3 new patterns such as brown snowflake, malachite, and lapis lazuli. Also, 9 yummy color options will be added later this year. There are 7 bangles (8 inch circumference) that you can mix or match with the pendants (2 inch diameter).
The rose quartz heart-shaped pendants are 20% off for the month of May. By ordering one, Smart Mom will also provide a a FREE matching bangle and Mother’s Day card this month, while supplies last.
Who’s talking about it? Pregnancy Magazine claimed the donut-shaped jade pendant as an editor’s pick in the March 2008 issue. Smart Moms Amy and Kendra were featured guests on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. Last month, Smart Mom Jewelry was in Baby Couture. This month, this hot bling is also in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine.
Aside from pendants and bangles, Teething Bling™ also includes keychains for those who aren’t inclined to wear jewelry. Another great feature about Smart Mom products is that this company donates a percentage of all retail sales to two charitable organizations that inspire them.
Smart Mom is providing some jazzy Teething Bling™ for a giveaway. One reader will win a turquoise blue heart-shaped pendant with matching bangle. Another reader will win a jade donut-shaped pendant and matching bangle. These lovely gift sets are wrapped in beautiful purple organza drawstring sachets ready for gifting or savoring for yourself. Approximate retail value is $32 per person.
To enter, visit Smart Mom’s site and check out all the cool colors and styles of Teething Bling™ and other great items. Then, comment on this post on the color and style of bling that you think is fabulous, and comment on which item you’d like to win. This contest ends at midnight on June 2nd.
The winners will be selected via random.org and announced on this post and on Prizey Winners on June 3rd. I will try to accommodate the winners’ prize selection. In case both winners choose the same style/color, I will give the first randomly selected winner his/her choice, and the second winner will receive the remaining item. I know both winners will be extremely pleased with either design because these are just fantastic products!
In the case that the notified winners don’t respond within 72 hours, another winner will be selected.
Congratulations to the WINNERS!
I would have to say Mother of Pearl Donut Shaped Pendant since it would go with almost anything. The jade donut shape is my favorite but the turquoise one is cute to. This would make a perfect baby shower gift for a friend.
Oh….I like the mother of pearl pendants. Such a wonderful idea and done in a such a tasteful manner. The Moonstone is lovely also….