Here’s something they don’t tell you in antenatal class: you can keep wearing jewellery, but it better be more robust than a delicate gold chain, and you better be willing to share. Jewellery designer Ruby Olive lets mums stay prettily adorned with its colourful, hardy Softies teething necklaces and bracelets.
Perfect for brightening up the mum uniform of a striped tee, skinny jeans and Converse sneakers, Ruby Olive’s
silicone beaded Softies necklaces come in such a wide variety of shades, it will make the folks at Pantone proud.
For mum, there’s the Olivia necklace
($29) in bright yellow, royal blue, red, pink, black or turquoise. There’s our favourite, the multi-coloured Charlotte necklace
($32), and there are also matching geometric Lucy bangles
($22). For babies, there’s the sweet elephant pendant, or you can get the lot – a necklace, elephant pendant and bracelet set – for $64.
They’re lovely yes, but the real power of a Softies necklace lies in its ability to calm a stormy baby. We all know babies love to pinch things from their mums, and as soon as you put a Softies on, you’ll see a covetous glint in her eye. You can hand it over safely – Softies are made of non-toxic, food grade silicone, are BPA-free and great for exploring hands and the sore gums of teething babies.
Ruby Olive’s Softies
are available online, and if you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, express shipping for $12 will get it to you in one to three business days.