Jul 16, 2010 9:20 AM
Sometimes we're just poking along here at work (or down the street, or through our mail) and we see something that is so delightful and desirable and new and clever that we smack a big old mental sticky note on it to remind us to share it with you.
And sometimes the exact opposite of that happens. Welcome to Doubtblush.
We know that babies will grab things and chew them. They're like rodents that way, but with opposable thumbs and an even feebler self-preservation instinct. But one of the general aims of parenting is to discourage this behavior, lest Junior grow up to be a smoker, a bad kisser, or a competitive eater, so we don't think very much of jewelry that is intended to be simultaneously worn by Mom and gnawed by baby. This Chewable Jewels Combo Pack ($20) includes a necklace and bracelet that we're assured are lead-free and dentist-endorsed. The color is Fashion Chocolate Marble - would anyone who does buy one write in to tell us whether the flavor lives up to the name?
But yeah, we think encouraging the baby to chew on your jewelry can only lead to bad things. Either you wear nothing but plastic gems until the kid goes to kindergarten, or he figures that all of the shiny danglies you have are fair game. And one day, breakfast is Tiffany's.
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