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Each time you're at a stage in motherhood where things seem to be, dare I say, running smoothly(ish)… it seems something else pops up as a new challenge. You can finally let the baby play nearby while you take 15 minutes to blow dry your hair? That probably means they're going to pull on your perfectly coiffed hair until you surrender and throw it into a ponytail the second you pick them up.
And as soon as it seems your baby may just be starting a new trend in—fingers crossed—sleeping through the night, a new tooth inevitably pops through knocking that trend right on its behind.
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These challenges can feel hard. At times, they can feel like they're taking bits of ourselves away from us. For someone used to wearing their hair down, the hair pulling phase can be extra tricky. For someone who likes putting on "real" clothes every day, the I'm-teething-and-I-will-drool-all-over-that-top-you-picked-out phase can be extra annoying. And I think it's safe to say that for all of us, the no-sleep stage(s) can be extra exhausting. (One day we will sleep again…)
As a mama who's cruised through this phase a few times already and made it to the other side, I've realized there's nothing more appreciated than a friend who says "I see you, and it gets easier. I promise." So now, when I see a girlfriend struggling through these challenging new milestones, I have a favorite gift to offer her—one that makes her feel just a little more beautiful, put-together, and a bit more like herself.
These chic and stylish teething necklaces for mom from Anjie + Ash aren't only fashionable, they're useful, too. Made from 100% high-quality food-grade silicone, they're easy-to-clean (with soap and water!) accessories that keep little ones happy and busy when they're in your arms. They can chew, chomp and play without worry thanks to the magnetic clasp that's secure enough for toddler tugs.
Growing, teething babies can be tough, but with the help of your best accessory (especially if you throw it in the freezer first to provide extra comfort) it'll be a little more manageable—for mama and baby.
Here are some of our favorite Anjie + Ash teething necklaces for mamas:
Teething necklaces by Anjie + Ash
A version of this story was published June 24, 2020. It has been updated.