I love nursing Amanda and I wouldn't have it any other way. It works for us and I love the special time we get to spend together, even at all odd hours of the night. What I don't particularly like is her pulling at my clothes, and especially, my hair while I am nursing her. Somehow, her little fingers mange to get a few strands of hair and pull them out each time I feed her. I remember Mason doing the same thing to me and I wound up cutting off my hair and donating it to Locks of Love.
I was just about to make another donation and chop off my hair when I was introduced to CuddleTug. Could this simple necklace be the answer to my problems? Since I didn't want to cut my hair off just yet, I had to check it out.
So, what is a CuddleTug? It is a "stretchy ribbon necklace" that can be used while feeding and playing. The CuddleTug claims that it will "keep your baby from pinching skin, tugging on jewelry and pulling hair".
The first day I got it, I slipped it on around my neck while nursing Amanda, and guess what? Her little fingers went right to the CuddleTug and not my hair. I thought maybe it was just a coincidence since it was something new for her to play with. I thought, it can't be that easy. So the next time I nursed her, I slipped the CuddleTug around my neck and again, Amanda played with the tags on the CuddleTug. Not only has this been so helpful for nursing Amanda, she also loves to play with it while doing tummy time.
Each day, I sit with Amanda and lay her toys around her and let her play. The CuddleTug is almost always one of the first toys she goes for. She loves to suck on it and chew the tags. I can play with her and gently pull at the necklace and watch her go for it when I hide it in with her other toys. I feel comfortable knowing she is chewing on something safe, all while entertaining her.
There are so many uses for the CuddleTug, too. The CuddleTug can be attached to a high chair, car seat or stroller and your child can't toss it on the floor. The CuddleTug can be used while breast feeding or bottle feeding. The CuddleTug also makes a great shower gift!
There are so many cute designs to choose from too. With over 20 designs to choose from, there is a CuddleTug for just about anyone. I also love that the CuddleTug is machine washable. After a few times sucking on it, carrying it around, playing with it on the floor, etc., it's time for a washing. Another perk of the CuddleTug is that it is proudly handmade in the USA. Love it!
CuddleTugs are $15.75 (plus tax and shipping) and if you are looking for a customized CuddleTug, that will run you $19.99 (plus tax and shipping). It's nice to have that option too. Check out CuddleTug.com or find them on Facebook or you can also find them on Etsy.com.
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If you would like to get a chance to win a CuddleTug of your own, head on over to Mama Cheaps and fill out the form to enter. Good Luck!