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GIVEAWAY - 3 x MONKEY MAMA BREASTFEEDING BLING!

That's right THREE!



Anyone who has breastfed an older baby or toddler, knows many love to fiddle!  Mummy's lips, hair, straps and twisting under arm skin are a few popular favourites.  It was because of this one mum had the inspiration to create something baby can "twiddle".

Founder of Monkey Mama Natalie says:
"Monkey Mama was born when I became frustrated at the choice of nursing necklaces that were out there, probably right around when my son, Isaac was a year old. I wanted something that would keep him focused, and, crucially, keep his twiddly fingers occupied and out of my bra, but the nursing necklaces I was wearing at that point with breakaway clasps had become a game for Isaac to yank off my neck at the start of a feed, and as such they'd become useless."
The search began for suitable beads, and I spent months coming looking for some that didn't look childlike and plasticky and wasn't made in a Chinese factory with questionable practices. I finally came across the beautiful handmade resin beads I use, which are made in a cottage Industry in Indonesia and ethically traded. I was over the moon when they arrived to discover that they were even more beautiful in person - so I got playing! Finally, I came up with a design that worked. It held up to everything Isaac could put it through, kept those fingers occupied and I loved how it looked. A bonus was that Isaac loved to play with it while I was wearing him. The first Twiddle Buster was born!

As word grew of Monkey Mama and more people found my necklaces, people would ask me on a regular basis whether the classic Monkey Mama twiddle busters were suitable for use as teethers. I always advise that while they contain no toxic nasties and won't break when bitten, if a little one has emerged teeth, there's always a small risk of chipping a tooth when they chomp down on something as hard as the resin used in these necklaces. So this prompted me to come up with a chompable Monkey Mama necklace, and the twiddly teether was born. It incorporates the colourful, twiddly resin beads of the classic twiddle buster, with a wooden teething ring, safe for babies to chomp on to their heart's content - a nursing and teething necklace in one.

As mama to a pretty intense little boy, I continue to have many more ideas than I have time and energy to turn into reality, but I do try hard to continually come up with new designs and fresh colourways. My most recent design introduction has been the Twiddle Clusters, which have proved a huge hit, with their Rorschach like bubbly forms and enormous flexibility in colour combinations.

When Isaac was born, I planned to give breastfeeding my very best try and hoped that everything would work out for us. I certainly had no idea at that time that we would still be nursing three years down the line! But he continues to want and need 'mama boobie', and so here we are. I could also never have predicted that our nursing relationship would inspire a thriving little business and a consuming passion for me, and that we would be helping other mamas and nurslings to have more settled, comfortable (and stylish!) feeds. My little monkey turns 3 on 15th February, and I'm unable to host any Monkey Mama celebrations as I'm off on holiday. Happily, the wonderful Analytical Armadillo has stepped into the breach to host a giveaway of three unique necklaces, to celebrate 3 years of Isaac and representing the evolution of Monkey Mama over time. There's a twiddle buster in cream, sky blue and rust, and purple to green spectrum twiddly teether and a purple and grey twiddle cluster."
How To Enter: 
LIKE Monkey Mama Necklaces' Facebook Page HERE - then post below and let me know which you would like if you win.

AND/OR 

Share this blog entry - then post below and let me know which you would like if you win.

Maximum 2 entries per person
Giveaway closes Monday 25th Feb 2013

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AND THE WINNERS IN ORDER OF NECKLACES ARE:

Raisin4Cookies 
Mother Badger
Layla

Congratulations!
Please can Raisin and Mother contact me with their email addresses analyticalarmadillo(AT)live.co.uk, as they're not in the reply :)

112 comments:

  1. liked on facebook. i would like the 3rd one, blue and brown one

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  2. what a fantastic idea!! I love them all, especially the purple one :)

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  3. Liked on fb. The bottom one, blue and brown

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  4. Shared and liked! If I won, I think I would prefer the first one; the colour scheme is lovely. :)

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  5. liked on facebook, I like all of them but would pick the first one

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  6. Have have done both! I'd love the second one :)

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  7. All very pretty but my first choice would be the twiddle cluster in purple. :)

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  8. Oh, I also shared this link

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  9. Liked and shared.

    My favorite one is the purple to green spectrum twiddly teether.

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  10. liked on fb. would like to win the far right/bottom one.

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  11. Shared on fb. Still like the far right/bottom one.

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  12. Liked and would very much like the top blue & green one :)

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  13. Would LOVE to win! My favourite is the twiddle buster in cream, sky blue and rust. Already a FB fan of Monkey Mama :) Just off to share the post too for a second chance :)

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  14. Shared on Facebook :-)My LO is 2 years old today and I'm sure my "other" nipple would love a break from being twiddled!! My favourite is the first or third one, but to be honest they are all fab :-)

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    1. Didn't mean this to be anonymous but can't find a profile that works!!

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  15. Why have I never looked at these before? Heard of them, just not looked! They look great! Have liked on Facebook, and they are all lovely, top and bottom ones are my faves.

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  16. Annnnd shared (still like twiddle buster in cream, sky blue and rust!) xx

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  17. Liked =) would like the middle one

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  18. Liked on FB. The bottom one (blue and brown) is my fave!

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  19. Hard to choose....emm the purple one ! X

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  20. My little fella would love any of them. I fear my jewelry isn't going to survive the attentions of a robust 20 month old for much longer! :-)

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    1. The anonymous profile is the only one that would work for me too- Helen

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  21. Liked on Facebook! Hard to choose my favourite but umm... the purple one... no, the bottom one!

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  22. But if I have to choose....top one please.....

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  23. Shared! Bottom one please!

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  24. Liked and shared they arr lovely I like them all but purple one the best!

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  25. shared for the purple one :) please :0)

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    1. and liked. um and the bottom one is quite nice too :)

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  26. Liking monkey mamas page, my favourite is the top one :)

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  27. Have shared too! I'm really liking the bottom one too:)

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  28. Liked and shared Monkey Mama. What an amazing selection, I love them all especially the one as your cover photo, it's so serene that's why I would love to win the Twiddle Buster in Cream, Sky Blue and Rust, I think my lg would love to play with the ring on it or maybe try and eat it :) x

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  29. Oops...Sorry Monkey Mama, I got mixed up with the names, its the classic with the teething ring purple to green spectrum that we'd love to win. Thank you for the opportunity :) x

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  30. I have liked Monkey Mama Necklaces and also shared the competition on my local Peer Supporter page on Facebook. I love them all but would love the new design in the middle.

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  31. Liked! I love them all :) really, no preference.

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  32. Liked on FB! I like the third one the most that's blue and brown.

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  33. i would like any of them. they are all beautiful.

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  34. Liked on FB.
    I like the first one!

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  35. i like the green one

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  36. Oh I need one of these, my daughter's pinchy wee fingers are driving me crazy! Liked, I love the blue/green one but would be thrilled to win any! :)

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  37. These are beautiful and such a wonderful idea. Especially with a busy body little boy with busy hands. These would be great to help keep him occupied and keep from pinching/scratching me.

    I love them all but would probably prefer the first one with the round teether as everything goes in the mouth these days.

    Like on FB.

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  38. Liked and shared!
    Love the purple one in the middle :-)

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  39. I like the teether ring one. :-)

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  40. Liked :) I would like the second one, purple is my favourite colour :)

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  41. shared by tweet @MamaMummyMum and again purple one pretty please :) x

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  42. I love monkey mama necklaces! :)
    Page liked. No preference!

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  43. I'd love the teething ring one! they're fab!

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  44. I would love to win one of these for my friend who needs a beautiful celebration of her amazing breastfeeding journey :)

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  45. The ring one please, hopefully will stop my toddler pulling my hair :-)

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  46. So lovely, but top teething ring please!

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  47. Liked on Facebook, I would love the third one.

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  48. It's so hard to pick! I'd love the top or middle the most, but would be happy with any! (fan on FB)

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  49. I just had my fourth baby this January and am nursing him just the same as my last three :-) I would love the 3rd one, the brown and blue!

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  50. Already liked on facebook, I love all of them. Would love to win any one. If not will be buying one when your back of your magical holiday.
    Kay Bennett (Kay Ansell) Won't let me post on anything else other than anonymous but Im on facebook!

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  51. Liked (under my real name!). All lovely but the purple/white is the best

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  52. I like them on Facebook - Kirsty Fox

    I would choose the first one with the ring

    robertfox24 [at] aol [dot] com

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  53. Liked on FB

    I so need the purple to green spectrum twiddly teether! DS 9months has started twiddling my nipples, yanking my necklaces (that I have postponed wearing for so long but now just want to feel feminine so I persist in trying to wear one), sticking his hand up, down and round about. Did I say that he already had 7 teeth?!

    I would so wear this necklace after the fact, in celebration of breastfeeding all of my 5 children including twins.

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  54. I would like to win the blue and brown one

    Like on Facebook as Gillian Holmes

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  55. I would like to win the blue and brown one

    Have tweeted as @gholmes724

    https://twitter.com/gholmes724/status/302042351621242881

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  56. Liked on fb...love the first one! I so need one of these for my still nursing 15month old.

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  57. I'd love any, but think the first or third would keep my little pinchers attention for longer.. my poor boobs are currently being pinched, scratched and bitten.. ouch

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  58. Already a fan of Monkey Mama! Will share too. Would love the purple cluster, so pretty and my 17 month old nursling would love it. Happy birthday monkey! xx

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  59. Liked on facebook ages ago :) i have a teething/necklace its fab brillian invention. would also like the 2nd one xx

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  60. Liked on Facebook - I would like the first pictured please! Xxxx Catriona Blackburn

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  61. Liked on Facebook - I would like the first pictured please! Xxxx Catriona Blackburn

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  62. already liked on facebook ;) love all of them but if i had to pick one it would be the twiddle buster x

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  63. Liked on FB, purple one for me please

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  64. Congratulations to AA for 3 years of nursing! I'm 1 week away from 2 years! Would love any of the necklaces, please help my poor armpits! Hahaha x

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  65. Liked and shared on facebook, well done on 3yrs! I love all the necklaces especially the lilac one :-) x

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  66. I would love the third one! Its beautitful x

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  67. Liked on FB, first one for me please

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  68. Just to confirm it's Natalie, the founder of the necklaces that has been nursing three years :)

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  69. Shared on fb and I already liked monkey mama necklaces. The middle one is fab, but my small fella has stayed chewing everything, so he'd prefer the 1st one

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  70. Already liked on Facebook. I like all of them but as we don't have a teether or a cluster one yet, either of those! X

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  71. I love the purple to green spectrum twiddly teether! Although they are all pretty and woe love any of them :)

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  72. I'd love the middle twiddle cluster.

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  73. Liked on facebook.... the purple twiddly cluster would have to be my fave

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  74. Liked on facebook. I love the first one

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  75. Liked on Facebook. I'd love the third one... but to win any of the three would be a gift. Thank you for the contest.

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  76. Done! We would love the third one, please. X

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  77. These are so fantastic, it almost makes we wish I did FB so I could enter. I just added the first to my wish list. Fab! (love your blog, by the way).


    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  78. Hi Domestic Diva - you don't have to use Facebook, you can share this blog entry anywhere (twitter, a forum of interest ie not spamming lol) as per 2nd entry option :)

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  79. Liked on fb!
    I'd love any of them!

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  80. Like on Facebook :) we'd like the second one the most (purple), fingers crossed! From Louise and Eva. 19 months x

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  81. Hi i am a proud fan of you already :) and an owner of 3 monkey mama's already but would love love love! the twiddle cluster xxxxx

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  82. Hi, I would be thrilled to win any of these and would wear them with pride. My favourite is the purple and grey twiddle cluster but, knowing just how much my little boy puts EVERYTHING straight in his mouth, I think the twiddle teether would be the one I ought to ask for :o)
    Happy birthday to your lovely little boy. I hope you had a great holiday

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  83. I love the third one and have shared blog
    Layla

    missmonkeydoo@hotmail.com

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  84. I love the first one - the twiddle buster! :D Here's hoping from me and the twiddler. ^_^

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  85. liked...I love the second one :-)

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  86. fan on fb, shared, love the first one best.
    safswifey@yahoo(dot) com

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  87. Shared and liked on facebook. Love all of them but really like the purple one. I nearly brought one at Christmas but only had the money for babes amber anklet baby's needs first and all that

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  88. jennifer fullergreen21 February 2013 at 21:00

    Liked on fb. They are all fab but would love the teething one as my nearly 2 year old still only has 4 teeth and is pretty miserable pushing the others through right now!

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  89. jennifer fullergreen21 February 2013 at 21:03

    Have shared on fb now too. They are just so cute!

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  90. Arghhh... choices, choices! I think the 2nd one! :)

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  91. Shared on Fb too so another entry this time for the 1st!

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  92. They are all lovely, but I think the first one would be my favourite, mainly because of the green in it :) all her necklaces are lovely, I've been a fan on fb for a while ;)

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  93. I like the facebook page and I love the purple one! Michelle bennett x

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  94. I like the facebook page and the rainbow necklace! =)

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  95. Liked on facebook. I would love to win the teether with greens and blues!

    omusir @gmail.com

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  96. Already like the pages, but realised I hadn't commented to say I'd shared on Facebook, so just updating. I still think first or third would entertain my mischievous pincher the most though

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  97. They're all beautiful, but I would choose the first one. Oh, and liked on FB (as Katrina Ford).

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  98. liked on fb. Love all of these, but would love to win the middle one :-)

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  99. I liked on FB. I would love to win the first one. (Or the last one.)

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  100. Liked on Facebook and my favorite is the last one - blue and brown :)

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  101. I liked on facebook, I really like the purple and grey twiddle cluster

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  102. liked your FB and love your necklaces, Id love the third one

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