Kangaroo Care teething ring and mommy necklace giveaway

New TLB sponsor Kangaroo Care is offering a lovely giveaway of a teething ring and necklace for mom.  Beautiful and original pieces for mom and baby, Kangaroo Care has something for everyone.  Varja, the mom behind Kangaroo Care, took the time to answer some questions about her company and share her favorite breastfeeding tip.  This experienced breastfeeding mom of 2 opens up about her inspiration and breastfeeding experience, supporting Leakies, and giving one lucky reader two of her lovely handmade items.

Varja and her children

 

TLB:  How did Kangaroo Care come to be, what was your inspiration?

Varja:  I started making breastfeeding & babywearing necklaces when my daughter was born in August 2008, but the idea to create KangarooCare brand and shop came only 2 years later, when I was pregnant with my son. My kids are my endless inspiration!

 

TLB:  Where are you located?

Varja:  I am located in a very “exotic” and very tiny country called Estonia, which is not Russia! 🙂 It’s an independent country and a part of the European Union.

 

TLB:  How are your products made and from what materials?

Varja:  I am using ONLY natural materials for making everything you see in my shop – apple and juniper wood beads, cotton yarn, 100% silk for the cords, etc. The beads that I use were made here in Estonia specially for KangarooCare and you won’t find products made out of these beads anywhere else!

 

TLB:  Does your family help with your company at all?

Varja:  Our family always tries to help everyone who needs help.

 

TLB:  Did you breastfeed your children and if so, for how long?

Varja:  Simona will soon be 4 years old and Jakob is 1 year and 8 months old, and I still breastfeed them both.

 

TLB:  What’s your favorite breastfeeding tip?

Varja:  Hot tea, sweet cake or a bar of chocolate, a comfortable chair and a bunch of pillows always help to normalize breastfeeding at the beginning!

 

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Varja is giving away a Kangaroo Care wood and crochet bead rainbow teething ring and winner’s choice of any 1 necklace.

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered and have fun browsing Kangaroo Care’s site.  The giveaway is open from July 3, 2012 to July 10, 2012.  A big thanks to Varja for her support of TLB and all breastfeeding women, be sure to visit their Facebook page and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.

This giveaway is open to international entries.

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  1. Ann Shepich says:

    cute necklaces! good for you for continuing to breastfeed! I plan on doing it as long as my daughter wants.

  2. These necklaces are so beautiful!

  3. Love her necklaces!! So bright and fun!!

  4. Amy Hall says:

    I have never heard of a bfeeding necklace…but what a great idea! My 7mo old is so easily distracted while eating that the necklace would be great!

    • Varja - KangarooCare says:

      These necklaces really help with distracted babies while bfeeding! 🙂 Thank you for your support, Amy!

  5. Finally, a cute teething necklace!! Love them!

  6. Susan McClung says:

    I love these necklaces!

  7. Beautiful necklaces! I love the style and the texture. So cute and functional at the same time. Thanks for the fun interview!

  8. beautiful necklaces!

  9. I’m hoping to win. Not sure if I did it right but here is my comment on the blog, and also I shared a link to the giveaway (this article) on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sarah.lindsey.day . I could really use a Mommy necklace to distract my 13 month old while breastfeeding.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    so pretty! my little one had just started grabbing at my face! I explain what he is touching as he explores. we need something like this when he becomes too busy 🙂

  11. Beautiful necklaces! I love the texture and chunkiness of them. Useful and pretty all in one package. I like the interview, thank you for sharing with us!

  12. Kayla C. says:

    These necklaces look awesome. Just had my second baby and would love to have one.

  13. Jeannie Swanson says:

    These are adorable!!!!

  14. Mary Eggleston says:

    This is such a great idea! I love all the necklaces!

  15. Katie Pratt says:

    Love them! <3

  16. Katie Pratt says:

    Love these

  17. These look awesome! My little one is always pulling my long hair and I definitely need to add these to my mommy necklaces to keep his hands out of my hair! 🙂

  18. Awesome necklace!!

  19. OH!! i have been wanting one of these necklaces ASAP!!! soo excited! i hope i win!

  20. Heather says:

    Love the idea! Super cute necklace!

  21. tiffany says:

    what cute items!!!

  22. Beautiful pieces and great inspiration from a fellow crafting mom, my daughter Rhyslinn is 6 months old and she will continue to breastfeed as long as she wants to 🙂

    • Varja - KangarooCare says:

      Hi Moriah! Thank you for your support and I wish you all the best!

  23. I have been wanting one of these!

  24. hillary says:

    oh my gosh. these are beautiful…and you have BEAUTIFUL children Varja!

  25. love the necklaces!!

  26. Claudia Simoneau Berg says:

    Beautiful necklaces. Being a knitter, i looove
    combining yarn with other materials. And the rainbow
    colours are so sweet!

  27. Julie H says:

    Awesome stuff! Enter me please. 🙂

  28. Heidi Daily says:

    These look so great! Thanks for opportunity.

  29. Tara J. says:

    With a teething toddler I could really use this! Very excited for the draw!

  30. Carmela says:

    Very cute! Love these 🙂

  31. Elizabeth says:

    Very very cute, I have been wanting a similar necklace for awhile now! Thanks for the great opportunity 🙂

  32. Tara Crim says:

    These are so freakin’ cute… awesome colors, too!

  33. Jennifer says:

    these look great – stylish AND functional!

  34. brenda buckingham says:

    These look great. way to go on the extended breastfeeding!

  35. brenda buckingham says:
  36. cute 🙂 love em

  37. Very cute and bright, I could use one. My daughter uses my face and my hair to pull and grab.

  38. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for such a great giveaway! These are so stylish!! My little nursling will be 1 next week and I’m excited to say our breastfeeding journey is far from over 🙂

  39. these look awesome thanks

  40. Very neat stuff, and a very sweet family business.

  41. Cool necklaces~!! 🙂 Love the colors!

  42. This is something my son would love . He hates teething on anything but what he shouldn’t and this necklace looks great and like he shouldn’t teeth on it

  43. Lady Bug says:

    These look awesome! I plan to breast feed wine cupcake gets here in Feb. and this would be a great help!

  44. Yessenia Garcia says:

    I love the fact that your items are so original and also so natural! Keep up the great work- you are an inspiration! =)

  45. Your necklaces are beautiful! I currently nurse my 15mo and am planning on tandem nursing when my 2nd child arrives in December! I love breastfeeding!

  46. nicole.milne.walker says:

    This is just what I’ve been looking for. Thx for the opportunity.so great!

  47. Kirstie says:

    I love them and have been looking to buy one, but winning one would be even better!!

  48. nicole.milne.walker says:

    http://theleakyboob.com/2012/07/kangaroo-care-teething-ring-and-mommy-necklace-giveaway/#comment-29055

    Just what I need. & just shared w/ all the lovely ladies I know. Thx again.

  49. I’m looking forward to having my first baby in a month and hope to breastfeed… breastfeeding necklaces sound like fun… I would love to buy them…

  50. I looove these! I went to their website and made a wishlist for my hubby 😀 I wish I had know about these while I was BFing my oldest

  51. Amy Tuttle says:

    These are so cute and practical! Hope I can win one! 🙂

  52. Lisa Haines says:

    Beautiful!

  53. Ooooh! I could use one of those! Beautiful!

  54. Christine van lake says:

    Very beautiful necklace

  55. Erica Kotabish says:

    My daughter currently occupies herself with my bottom lip, so a necklace would be better 😛

  56. Jessica says:

    These necklaces are such a wonderful idea!! I won’t have to worry about it falling on the ground and best of all, she’s almost always within arms reach so she will always have something to keep her busy 🙂

  57. What a wonderful idea! I’ll have to share with a few other folks!

  58. Raelynn says:

    VERY COOL. I’d love to win one of these. It would hopefully stop my daughters nursing gymnastics lol

  59. so beautiful! It would be nice to keep my 10 month old from being distracted! 🙂

  60. Tiffany M in MS says:

    Wow!! these are really beautiful necklaces!!

  61. Samantha Marshall says:

    I am going to be a mom for the second time. I am determined to Breastfeed my next child (dec2012). These necklaces are so pretty that if I do not win one I will most likely purchase one 🙂

  62. beautiful!

  63. I don’t know if my comment went through but this is an awesome giveaway! Such cool things! I also shared on my FB.

  64. Jennifer says:

    I like them all. I would love to win.

  65. Would love to win!

  66. My husband and I are due on Thursday with our first! Very excited to start our family! 🙂 I also look forward to beginning our breastfeeding relationship!

  67. Charna Menker says:

    Beautiful jewelery, thank you!

  68. Jenny T says:

    Yay for full term breastfeeding!!! Way to go!

    Shared with everyone on my page 🙂 I have no idea how to post the direct link, though.

  69. Kristen L says:

    It would be great to try a necklace! I didn’t use them
    With my first twoZzz but would love to try one with my new little guy. 🙂

  70. I LOVE these necklaces!!

  71. Jennifer says:

    What a beautiful idea! I love your creativity and dedication to your children!

  72. I love it!! i so want one for my little nursling!!

  73. Sarah M says:

    I love the idea of nursing necklaces! My little ones have always needed something to occupy them while nursing–I wish I had thought of this earlier. This would be great for my new little dude. 🙂

  74. Nichole George says:

    Now that my baby isn’t such a baby I’ve been wanting to get a nursing necklace!!

  75. Laura M says:

    Love these necklaces!!!!

  76. Sarju Shah says:

    Love the nursing necklaces showcased here!

  77. Beautiful!

  78. So beautiful! I have to say, breastfeeding has been the hardest, most rewarding thing I have EVER done (aside from delivering/carrying the baby!) I’m amazed each and every day at the awesome powers of the boob! : )

  79. Lora Vann says:

    Beautiful necklaces!!

  80. Brittany says:

    These are adorable! By far the most child friendly looking!

  81. love this idea!!

  82. Laura Miller says:

    I love the necklaces!

  83. Rebecca says:

    I love that necklace w the drop!

  84. I wish I would have found you several months ago! Beautiful necklaces, much more attractive than what I am using now.

  85. I have been wanting to egt one of These for my 6 month old, and these are just beautiful:)

  86. Beautiful necklaces!

  87. crystal says:

    What beautiful jewelry! And i love the leaky boob!

  88. LibbyKline says:

    Beautiful necklaces! Keep up the good work!

  89. Joanna B. says:

    Neat company! I enjoyed reading the background info! I’d love to win-my 8 month old is teething and yes, gets distracted! I love the uniqueness of these, as well. 🙂

  90. Joanna B. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoyed reading about this amazing mom. 🙂 And yes, I’d love to win! I have a very much teething 8 month old, who does get distracted-this sure would help! 🙂

  91. Ashley D. says:

    I love these necklaces! I kangaroo every day with my preemie in the NICU. These would be wonderful for working on his hand/eye coordination and for later when he starts teething!

  92. What unique necklaces! I love em!

  93. Been looking for nursing necklaces to recommend to mommies I work with. Crossing my fingers I get to test one out for myself! 🙂

  94. Celeste says:

    So pretty! I could really use one with my 16 month old nursling 🙂

  95. Diane McDaniel says:

    I would love to win..thanks for the opportunity

  96. Samantha says:

    Wow, very beautiful necklaces. I wish I had one of these. 🙂

  97. I love these necklaces and need one desperately for my 4 month old right now!

  98. Varja - KangarooCare says:

    THANK YOU so much everyone!!! Can’t reply directly to each of you, but I wish you all much luck and all the best! Thank you Jessica for the opportunity to be here!

  99. lindsey says:

    Love this

  100. Man do I need a good nursing necklace!

  101. Lynette says:

    Beautiful products! I was just thinking this week that this type of thing would be so nice to have, as my 7 month old has been pinching me as he nurses, and also got his first two teeth in the last couple weeks. I like the “Nursing Necklace / Teething Necklace for mom to wear – chocolate brown and beige – cappuccino”.

  102. Beautiful!

  103. Mishelle says:

    Lovely necklaces! Been looking into these since my 9 month old daughter insists on grabbing my face or pinching my arm while nursing!

  104. I love these–they are so cute! My two youngest grandchildren, ages 2 years and 5 months, love to grab my jewelry–I think you need to market these to “nanas” as well as moms! Hoping we can carry them in our store!

  105. melanie says:

    Beautiful!

  106. michelle w says:

    These necklaces are so beautiful!

  107. those are gorgeous….amazing giveaway!

  108. Such pretty necklaces!

  109. What a wonderful product! I have been looking for a nursing necklace since my little girl is getting so distracted while eating! These are really beautiful, love the materials and the colors! Many greetings to Estonia!!!!

  110. What beautiful necklaces! I’d love to use one with my little guy!

  111. I would love to win

  112. Nicole S says:

    My little cutie would love the rainbow bracelet.

  113. Mary Holland says:

    These are awesome!!

  114. Sandra Matsunaga says:

    Thanks SO much for the chance to win! I could really use this right about now since my daughter is at that age where she will be really fidgety and even hit me when she is not feeling relaxed! I hope I win so much! *fingers crossed*

  115. I love Kangaroo Care’s necklaces! I’ve had two on my “wish” list for a while now! Great contest, TLB!

  116. Kristina says:

    So Neat!!!! This would be awesome for us when we have baby number 2 (we hope)!!

  117. I have a very playful baby who likes to pinch my other boobie while breastfeeding, these will be perfect! And goodjob on making something 100% natural, too many take the easy cheap way out and make nasty harmful products (to baby and environment). It’s good to see you succeed and show that you can succeed doing the RIGHT thing by your baby and this world!

  118. Samantha says:

    Love these!

  119. Desiree Murray says:

    Beautiful! I love these, if I don’t win the giveaway I am for sure buying a necklace!

  120. Hannah Ferguson says:

    Looks great!

  121. Beautiful and unique! Just love them!

  122. Pretty!

  123. Very pretty necklaces! Love the rainbow colors!

  124. My 9 wk old is starting to pull on my clothes and swing his arms when he eats. I think this would be a great win!!!

  125. Frederike says:

    What a beautifall products!

  126. Wow! Beautiful, and so unique! My nearly 4 month old would LOVE one of those teethers

  127. Shannon Brazee says:

    These are beautiful! I love that they’re all natural, too!

  128. LOVE the necklaces! Beautiful!!!

  129. Jenessa Mullen says:

    Beautiful necklaces and beautiful children!! 🙂

  130. The necklaces are lovely!

  131. Kristal S. says:

    So pretty, I would love to have the rainbow…such bright colors.

  132. beautiful!

  133. Christine says:

    I tried making a nursing necklace today and it’s not nearly as cute as these!

  134. Cara Peacey says:

    Beautiful necklaces!!! 🙂

  135. Maryann Sherrick says:

    These are so cute! And I love that they are all natural!

  136. Miranda Welle says:

    So cute! Would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

  137. Miranda Welle says:
  138. thanks for the giveaway!

  139. I love the eggs, super cute.

  140. I love the rainbow teether! It’s adorable 🙂

  141. I love the rainbow teether! It’s adorable 🙂

  142. Bethany says:

    I actually ordered one of these a couple months ago and I LOVE it!! My son adores it, too. Keeps his hands busy while he’s nursing!

  143. Meredith says:

    These are beautiful and functional. Great creativity! Beautiful!

  144. laraleigh says:

    These look lovely–I would love to try one!

  145. Samantha Williams says:

    These are very pretty! These would be great for my very distractable 11 month old nursling.

  146. Oh I would love to win one of these. It looks like it would be helpful with babywearing also!

  147. melissa richardson says:

    yay for an awesome giveaway!! 🙂

  148. carly glover says:

    this look beautiful and perfect for my 9 month old

  149. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  150. What a great giveaway! Love these necklaces. Thanks!!

  151. Love my stone teething necklace, gives my five month old girl something to play with while nursing and babywearing… But I would love something that would be ok for her to chew on, once she starts to teethe.

  152. Tasha Morgan says:

    These are awesome.

  153. Selina M. says:

    Love these necklaces! — Especially for my fidgety nursling.

  154. My sister swears by nursing necklaces but I don’t have any yet. My twins are 8 weeks and just getting grabby so I’d love to win this!

  155. Soaring Butterfly says:

    Adorable necklaces. I’d love to win one for my easily distracted little nursling. Thanks for the great contest.

  156. Nicole T says:

    I so need one of these.

  157. breanna says:

    Love these! They’re so cute and would go with anything! Would love to have one!

  158. My daughter and I LOVE these necklaces! I was given one as a gift and wear it almost every day.

  159. These are so cute! I need one to get my son to stop pinching me while he nurses!

  160. My 4 month old son has just started teething, and is constantly pulling at my necklace, so this would be perfect! I think these kangaroocare necklaces ( especially the ones with the chunky crocheted ones) are the most beautiful teething necklaces I’ve seen yet!

  161. jennifer says:

    Going to need one soon. Babygirl is drooling up a puddle!! 😛

  162. Jessica Poulsen says:

    Cute!

  163. Love these!

  164. Jessie Hay says:

    They’re gorgeous!! Keeping every finger crossed 🙂

  165. So cute!

  166. Thanks for hosting this contest! The teething ring looks beautiful!

  167. Would love one!

  168. I would love these

  169. Cassandra Stapp says:

    What a wonderful product! I have always wanted a necklace for my nurser(s) to fiddle with. My toddler is a major twiddler and it bugs me, and now we have another due who will also be nursing!

  170. Danielle P says:

    I love the necklace!!! Would love to have my own

  171. I love your products! So cute!!

  172. Lori Phillips says:

    Such a awesome idea!!! Id love one!

  173. Valarie says:

    My baby girl has started to pinch. I definitely need one of these.

  174. My son loves nursing/teething necklaces and yours are so cute and colorful! Love it!

  175. I love the necklaces- especially with the crocheted beads! Very pretty! 🙂

  176. i wonder who won !

  177. Those are so beautiful…I could definately use one while nursing my 11 month old daughter; shes so easily distracted that this might actually help us breastfeed longer. Thank you for coming up wth such a creative necklace!

  178. What a great idea! I love the designs and colors! I’ve been breastfeeding since 97.mom of 6,.:)

  179. Your jewelry is beautiful!

  180. Very cute idea, love the beads!

  181. Would love to win these! Still breastfeeding my 13 month old 🙂

  182. I would love to own one of your beautiful necklaces and I think my wee one would too 🙂

  183. Thank you!!!! 🙂

  184. My LO started teething and I have been looking for necklaces. These are very cute.

  185. Such an awesome idea!

  186. proud to be a breastfeeding momma

  187. Beautiful, functional jewelry that mom & baby both can enjoy! What a treat, I really hope I win!!!

  188. I love that rainbow teether and I could spend all day trying to decide which necklace would look best…

  189. love them!

  190. Would love 🙂

  191. what an awesome idea!! 🙂

  192. Liz Goldsberry says:

    Adorable!!! <3 these

  193. Wow, these are beautiful! The texture and colours are perfect for my busy 7 month old =)

  194. love this idea. would love this item:)

  195. Beautiful!

  196. I need one!

  197. these necklaces are very beautiful!

  198. Katherine says:

    These are so nice!!

  199. baby girl #2 is due in november, this would be great item to have in my stash!

  200. Need both of these so bad! So cool!

  201. Nicole McKinney says:

    Would LOVE to win! 🙂

  202. Love the necklaces! they are gorgeous!

  203. kara blackford says:

    these are beautiful necklaces!

  204. jessica welch says:

    looooove these necklaces!

  205. Christina says:

    I can’t wait to buy one. My birthday is@ the end of the month and I’m going to use my birthday money to get one. So excited! This is my 3rd baby and she is #6 of our awesome blended family. I love these necklaces because my daughter (5 months old) loves grabbing anything and everything while nursing and while I’m holding her. She is my first very oral baby so this “everything in the mouth thing” is new for me. Thanks for making these

  206. I would LOVE one of these! My daughter is always pulling on my shirt, my hair, anything she can get her hands on. I would appreciate having something else to distract her 🙂

  207. My daughter is always getting distracted so maybe this would help

  208. Nichole S says:

    been thinking of trying one of these, hope i win!

  209. Nichole S says:
  210. Beautiful, i would love one!

  211. Would love to win one of these.

  212. Thanks for the opportunity!

  213. These necklaces look totally amazing, would love winning and trying it out

  214. oh my goodness! her work is BEAUTIFUL!

  215. shared!

  216. These necklaces are gorgeous! I’m still breastfeeding my 21 month old with no plans of stopping anytime soon. It was hard work in the beginning as it took 4 weeks for my milk to come in due to a stressful event in my life late in my pregnancy but we persevered and I’m so glad we did. Lately my bub has started scratching and picking at my freckles when I feed him so I’d love to get one of these necklaces to help discourage him. Keep up the beautiful work x

  217. This such a great idea, I have friends who swear by them.

  218. omg i love these! wish i had one sooner great idea for my fidgety nurser! hope i win!

  219. I’d love to win!

  220. Niki Gary says:

    these would be perfect for us!! My son might not try and rip my nose off 😉

  221. Kathleen Piano says:

    These looks so cute. I really hope I win. 🙂 My son would love to play with one of these.

  222. Stephanie Pierce says:

    These are beautiful. I have a very distracted and quick nurser. It seems a necklace such as this may help keep him interested. Thanks!

  223. I love your work! Beautiful!

  224. Jeannette108 says:

    Wow, those teething & nursing necklaces are beautiful. My LO is 4 months old today & is the perfect age to take advantage of these nursing accessories.

  225. Carolyn says:

    These necklaces are beautiful! My baby loves pulling at my shirt while nursing, a necklace would be a lifesaver!

  226. Carolyn says:

    Aaand… this giveaway was so awesome, I just had to share it on my Twitter! Here’s the link. 🙂 https://twitter.com/Arumi_kai/status/223170717326376960

  227. Jeanette says:

    Your necklaces look beautiful, but not as beautiful as your children! Stunning babies! 🙂
    My 6 month old is always going for my necklace, but it’s small was a gift from my husband. I don’t like telling him ‘no’, so it would be lovely to have a necklace he could actually play with.

  228. Roxanna Flood says:

    Cute idea…

  229. Kelly Crow says:

    Yay nursing necklace! a lifesaver with a wiggly girl!

  230. Kelly Crow says:

    I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to post my share here or in the box provided, so I’m doing both. Shared on my fb http://www.facebook.com/kcrowgirl

    Thanks 🙂

  231. Jessica Lamb says:

    They are beautiful my daughter would love the colors

  232. Monica Antongiorgi says:

    OMG I just discovered the fb page like yesterday and I fell in love w the necklaces! It is so amazing how long you have been able to nurse for. I have been mourning the loss of my bf experience bc nobody detected my son’s tongue til until he was 5 months old and only bc I kept insisting something was wrong. So since it hurt so badly and nobody helped me I have had to exclusively pump for 6 months now and I will not allow them to clip his tongue tie bc they want to put him to sleep to do it. hell no! It is THEIR fault they did not detect it! But anyway, these necklaces will def help my son when he is having his bottle bc he is a nosey, squirmy little thing now 🙂

  233. Elizabeth Underwood says:

    I would love this it would mean no more fingers up my nose and in my mouth and the occasional scrated gums.