As with any product, while I am hugely invested in how it looks, the main requirement has always been simply- does it work? When you have a child, there is another question that you absolutely must ask- is it safe?
I am pleased to report that everything that is sold through Mama Knows is completely safe. Her range of teethers and jewellery are made from high quality food grade silicone, and are free from BPA, PVC, phthalate, latex, cadmium, lead, and heavy metals. They’re also non toxic, and do not support the growth of mould or bacteria, and are compliant with European Safety Standards EN71 pt1,2,&3. The dummy clips have also been tested by an independent UK testing house to ensure that they are compliant with British Saftey Standards BSEN 12586:2007.
I have since returned to the site based on the quality of the clip, and treated myself to a necklace (not gifted). River had started to grab (mainly at my hair) and while I was pleased to see him gain a new skill, um, it hurt. For this I chose the Pick n Mix option (you choose 5 beads in any colours of the 21 options available, and either black or silver cord/clasp). I’m a bit obsessed with my bronze and black one actually- I’m not a jewellery wearer, unless you count my fitbit and engagement ring- but I’ve found myself reaching for it as soon as I wake up, and not just because it’s sparing my hair!
Lisa is also totally clear on the safety when it comes to use- while these clips and necklaces are safe for baby to grab and occasionally chomp on the beads, they are NOT to be used instead of teethers (don’t worry, if you want one of those, she sells a really adorable range!). Loads more information regarding safety and care can be found on her website (which is exceptional by the way, clean, easy to navigate, and well designed), along with the full range of products.
Lisa was kind enough to gift me a dummy clip when I took my safety concerns to Instagram. I had bought River some super cute dummies, but they didn’t come with their own cases, so I was keen to keep the dummy on the go away from the floor! She has a really wide range of colours available, so I kept it neutral with a pale grey one- but if you wanted something a little more jazzy or gendered, there are loads more options.