Teething babies…. they are absolutely no fun. Being a parent to one is hard because there isn’t much you can do for them. My son in particular does not enjoy teething rings, cold wash cloths, or any of the typical toys that are supposed to make both of our lives easier. I also would rather not medicate my son with tylenol or numb his gums with teething gels. So, what is a mother to do?
I stumbled across these, Amber Teething Necklaces made by Inspired by Finn. At first, I was confused by their purpose. Were they meant to be chewed on by the baby? No. They are worn by the baby. Here is what their website says about these necklaces.
Among other things, amber is a natural analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory. When amber is worn on the skin, the warmth of the skin releases trace amounts of healing oils on the skin. Commonly known as “teething jewelry,” baltic amber has been a natural and traditional European remedy for teething discomfort for hundreds of years. To read more about the many benefits of baltic amber, click here.
Our necklaces and bracelets are handcrafted with amber beads imported from the Baltic Region. They are made of authentic Baltic amber, the most esteemed type of amber in the world. The translucency of amber depends on the amount of air bubbles contained within a piece of amber and their distribution. Some believe the color is related to the type of tree source.
Succinic acid is the most beneficial component of the amber. I have read that the darkest colored amber generally contains less succinic acid than lighter colors. I have also read that the more cloudy or opaque amber is, the more succinic acid it contains (and usually the more cloudy amber is the nearer to the color white it becomes).
I received this necklace a week ago, and of course when I was excited to try it out and see how it worked, my son decided to put teething on hold. He recently cut his two bottom teeth, but there is not even a hint of any others making their way out. So, I asked another mother about her experience with the necklace.
My son has severe acid reflux and had colic and was teething at the time I ordered my amber necklace. He was miserable as we all were. He was screaming hysterically 8+ hours a day. Tylenol would only knock the edge off and the Hyland’s Tablets and OraGel were completely useless…not to mention I felt guilty for putting so many chemicals in his system. I was desperate.
I ordered from Inspired by Finn and received my necklace in less than a week. Less than 24 hours later, I had a happy, smiling baby again. I completely swear by these amber necklaces. They are a lifesaver!! I truly believe that they also help with the reflux as well as the teething. I tell anyone who will listen about them. I know people think it is crazy and dangerous to put a necklace on an infant, but these are completely safe with supervision. All of the beads are individually knotted so if it should break, the necklace will stay intact.
My son is never without his necklace because I’m too afraid to find out what the consequences would be without it. I am a total believer and I have a happy baby to prove it!!
I personally put this necklace on my son first thing in the morning, and remove it for his naps and when he goes to bed. The bonus, they look adorable! I call him my little surfer boy.
If you want to win one of your choice, up to 17″ in length, for your little one, here is how. You have a chance of up to 6 entries! And if you don’t win, be sure to use the discount code BLOG for 20% off of your order!!! The giveaway ends Friday June 12 at 9 PM (ish… in case my son isn’t wanting to go to bed.) I will be drawing the winner using random.org. Good luck!
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****Since these necklaces are worn by your baby, it is important to only allow them to be worn while the child is being supervised.****