Baby Bracelets: What To Look Out For When Choosing One

Baby bracelets

Ever wondered if there would ever be a trend like #Slaybaby? Smiles, I’m sure you just thought about its possibility. You also said it in your mind to see if it has a nice ring to it, well, does it? Smiles. Trust me,  baby bracelets can make your baby go all out in glitters and bling while still looking innocently tender.

Mothers, you aren’t the only ones who need to slay and shine, you know. A simple baby bracelet on your baby’s wrist can make a perfect jewelry for your baby and it can also a perfect ‘twinning’ item aside clothing. For instance, you could buy a twin bracelet for you and your baby engraved with “mummy” and “mummy’s little one”. Your little one deserves some glimmer on her wrist as a way of showing how precious he or she is to you.

 

Now, we all know that bracelets have long been a popular jewelry among women and men. However, baby bracelets recently gained popularity in the fashion accessories niche. 

However, choosing the right bangle size for your baby can pose a big problem, so if you are unsure what size you need, take a look at the children’s jewelry size guide. Better still, you could just behave like the average mother and measure your baby’s wrist with a tape or rope.  This gives you a guideline, but you do need to bear the body build of your baby in mind.

A standard size bangle is around 40-47mm which will fit a baby from the age of 18months – 3 years but a jeweller can still make your baby’s bracelets to the size you want.

Why Get Baby Bracelets?

Good question! Now,  let me return the question to you this way, why do you have a bracelet in your jewelry box or why do you wear it?  Gotten an answer to that? OK, the same applies to your baby.

A baby bracelet can be worn on different occasions. It could be a birthday party, baby shower,  wedding, or even to stay at home because the exceptional quality of every bracelet will wow anyone that sees it on your baby’s wrist.

Genuine cultured pearls are stunning on children from newborns to their teen age. The vibrant colors of bracelets such as the Swarovski Crystals in all its glory can never disappoint.

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Every occasion you attend with your little one can be extra special with these precious and distinct gifts especially when personalized with your baby’s name or that of the family. He or she would simply stand out from other babies.

What Are The Types Of Baby Bracelets?

There is a wide range of different types of baby bracelets to choose from. This depends on what you like and the kind of style you want to create for your little one. Many of these baby bracelets can represent an image of childhood such as a baby’s bottle, flower, rainbow, a baby shoe or even a teddy bear. The stork is an image that has been associated with babies for many years and many types of gold baby charms portray a stork delivering a newly born baby.

I think there’s a cartoon linked with this description, can’t place the name but I’m sure you’d remember. Wink. If you don’t know, your baby should know. Haha.

Different types of baby bracelets are available to suit a wide variety of aesthetic tastes and styles.

Let’s explore them, shall we?

Gold

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This bracelet is a very classic one, it comes in different colors: white, yellow and rose gold. It’s a perfect fit to start with when picking a bracelet for your little one. Now, the good thing about this type of bracelet is that babies are rarely allergic to it. It doesn’t tarnish easily. You can get it cleaned up by a jeweler to maintain its shine.

You may ask, why renew something that a baby can outgrow? Well, it’s not a bad idea to keep the bracelet as a keepsake for your baby. Something you both can laugh over when he or she reaches teen age. You could either find a jeweler that would elongate the bracelet or keep it in a safe jewelry box which he or she could transfer to their own child. Oh, I didn’t tell you it could serve as a generational item?

Silver

The silver bracelet is just as valuable as the gold and also poses no threat to your baby’s skin. It can include all sorts of accessories or he or she could wear it as a plain metal. The silver bracelet can come in different designs, shapes, and closure just to suit your style and that of your beautiful baby. You do know that silver goes well with diamond stones right? The glitter and beauty is outstanding.

Wooden

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If you are in search of a bracelet that’s not just beautiful but also environmentally friendly, something that is not metallic in nature, then wooden baby bracelets would be the perfect fit for you and your baby. Wooden baby bracelets can be engraved just as the metallic bracelets. One good side to it includes the fact that it may cost less, depending on the type of wood used in making it.

The woods come in different tones just like our skin: dark, medium and light tones. Now, each bracelet is likely to be especially unique given that there are no two identical trees. Metal or other materials may be used in the creation of the piece’s clasp which is optional, by the way.

Engraved

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Engraved baby bracelets are gaining so much ground in the fashion world and can be embossed with first, middle, last names, initials, birth dates, or even a favorite cartoon character and just any name you choose. Medical bracelets fall into the engraved bracelet category. These pieces help to signify that the infant is affected by a food or environmental substance which could help inform those around him or her, so they tread with caution while working around the baby.

A special symbol may be engraved next to the name or symbol engraved in the baby bracelet for safety.

Engraving provides an elegant way to personalize a baby’s bracelet and may add to the value of the item as a keepsake for the child.

Indian Traditional

Indian traditional bracelets are typically gold and include tiny black beads to ward off any evil spirits, hence the name traditional. These bracelets come in sets of two, one for each of the baby’s hands. These are protective pieces that are highly regarded as effective.

Clasps may include links and different sizes of beading are available for the bracelets themselves. Although the traditional baby bracelet originated in India, due to the growth of intercultural activities in the world, this tradition has surpassed the shores of India.

Flowered

Flower patterns are common in baby jewelries because of the popularity of floral patterns among parents for their children. There are flowered engravings, beads, and charms which are available in different styles of jewelry for babies.

They also come in a plethora of different textiles including gold, silver, wooden, gemstones, and other metals. Materials of different colors may be used to depict different varieties of flowers. For instance, red may be used for roses while purple is used for violets or yellow for sunflowers.

You just pictured the beauty on your baby’s wrist, right? I did too.

Let’s move on.

Beaded

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Beads are vastly taking over in the accessories for class and poise. There are the traditional and fancy beads. The traditional beads are linked with royalty, as believed by those in some parts of the world and they are made with different materials and stones, shaped into different angles, curves, and patterns to suit your baby’s wrist.

Note that beaded baby bracelets should be removed from his or her hand before bathing to prevent a slack in the material.

Macramé

Friendship bracelets are typically made for infants in the warmer months when lots of children and individuals sport them. Due to their brightly colored embroidery string and cheery patterns, friendship macramé bracelets can be seasonal accessories for members of the family.

Charms

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These are dangling features on baby bracelets. Some may match the bracelet material while others differ. These charms are said to have a peculiar meaning added to it and it could either be bought from a fancy jewelry store or a DIY (Do it Yourself) project.

More on this later.

Gemstones

Amethyst, Rubies, Sapphire and other types of birthstones are common choices for baby bracelets. These stones could depict the birth month of your baby. For instance, my birth month is August and my gemstone is the Peridot. This class of bracelet is mostly aligned with the feminine gender than that of the masculine but change is constant, right? And who says you can’t set a trend for the boys?

Bangles

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Cylindrical in nature, it forms a circle around the baby’s wrist. It’s not flexible but just maintains its shape regardless of how it is placed. Often made with no clasps like the beaded bracelet, the bangle is slipped on into the baby’s hand and it slides a certain distance up his or her forearm and remains there. This type of baby bracelet could be gold, silver or even wood.

Chains

It features different links that form the bracelet around the wrist which can be readjusted as the baby grows.

Now, after looking at the various types of bracelets, you can see that its selection is totally based on your aesthetic preference and style but durability should be something to consider too.

 Are Bracelets Unisex?

I know certain parents would say, “isn’t this bracelet thingy more of a girly stuff?” Well,  no, it isn’t. Bracelets are not peculiar to the feminine gender alone. It could contain charms linked with the male gender like a sports car, boots or even football while that of the girls could have all the ‘bling’ and charms like flowers, bags, shoes, and gemstones.

However, expectant parents who just want to play it safe can get a bracelet with a generic charm not linked to a particular gender. Sounds good, yeah? Great

More on Charms in Baby Bracelets…

You remember I skipped some spicy detail about Charms in the subheading above? Well, here’s that juicy gist.

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Every charm has its own unique meaning and a creative person can make use of the charms to create deep symbolism like capturing the peculiarity of the baby or the month he or she was born. These charms do not necessarily have to be gender-based but could simply convey a lovely message about your baby.

Here are a few of those unique charms and their meanings:

Baby bracelets

Cross

This is known to be one of the cherished signs on earth, especially to the Christians. It symbolizes health, life, immortality, sacrifice, and salvation

Anchor

Just like its function, it symbolizes stability and a strong foundation and it could be used for the first child in the family.

Heart

It symbolizes life and love.

Unicorn 

It symbolizes purity, clarity, and chastity.

Turtle – A very popular creature in children folktales, just like the turtle this charm symbolizes patience, endurance and continuation of life.

Angel

It symbolizes Compassion, protection and courage.

Dolphin

It symbolizes gentility, gentleness, harmony, friendship, and playfulness.

Dragonfly

It symbolizes power, poise, and adaptability.

Four Leaf Clover

Each leaf has its own symbolic meaning, which is faith, love, hope, and faith

Dove

It symbolizes Peace, new beginning and meekness.

Horseshoe

It symbolizes luck and power.

Ladybug

It symbolizes spiritual enlightenment, trust, joy, and beauty.

Owl

It symbolizes intuition and wisdom.

Star

It symbolizes perfection, achievement and ambitious.

The charms can be changed to reflect the person the child is becoming. It remains a classic way to record your baby’s milestones which would be cherished forever since photo albums are going extinct due to the digitalized era we are in.

Baby bracelets are way more than just a jewelry collection but a time capsule of your baby’s entire life especially when charms are added to it.

I believe that the decision on getting the correct bracelet for your baby has been simplified by this guide. You can share pictures of your bracelets with us when you eventually get them.

 

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