I'm sure some of you are wondering what an amber teething necklace even is, well, let me explain and let Baltic Amber Palanga show you.
First some information about amber: Amber is a fossilized resin, not a stone, which makes it warm to the touch, and light weight. Amber is known for its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. In Europe, amber, a natural analgesic, is commonly worn by babies and young children to help with the pain of teething. For many parents, this is a homeopathic remedy for teething.
How it works: When worn against the skin, body heat warms the beads releasing trace amounts of oil (succinic acid) from the amber. The succinic acid gets absorbed into the body releasing it's natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties, making it perfect to sooth teething babies without resorting to medication. Caution! The beads are NOT meant to be chewed on!
A little about Baltic Amber Palanga and their necklaces: We are Baltic amber jewelry manufacturers. We have been making necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry of 100% Baltic amber for 20 years. We can make custom pieces in varying lengths and styles as everything is handmade. The teething necklaces are knotted before and after each amber bead. Should the necklace ever break the beads will not scatter. (Our necklaces held up to a 1 year old and a 10 year old so they are pretty durable and I don't foresee them breaking anytime soon!)
The etsy shop, Baltic Amber Palanga, gave me the opportunity to review and GIVEAWAY a few of their amber teething necklaces, here are our observations.
But first here are just a few samples of what they have to offer:
Once we received the necklaces I put one on Isaiah. I also offered one to Tim who had been complaining of tooth pain. He was in the process of losing a baby tooth and having an adult tooth come in. Perfect! I knew I wouldn't be able to ASK Isaiah how he thought the necklace helped him but I would be able to ask Tim.
Tim said he noticed a difference within a few hours of putting the necklace on and by the end of the day the tooth pain he had been experiencing was completely gone. He would occasionally take the necklace off then put it back on when the tooth was bothering him again. He was very happy that something as simple and easy as putting on a necklace was able to take away the discomfort.
With Isaiah it was a little harder for me to tell how well it worked for him because he ended up getting a cold the same week he started wearing his necklace. I will say that he seemed to handle the cold a lot better than he had in the past. The cold didn't seem to get as bad or last as long as they usually do either, coincidence? I'm not sure. Also, the following week I was feeling around in his mouth and stumbled upon a new tooth that had popped through! I was totally surprised to find it because he hadn't been miserable about it at all! AND did I mention how ADORABLE he looks in his necklace?!?!
As mentioned, Baltic Amber Palanga sent me a few pieces to use for a GIVEAWAY! There will be TWO winners for this giveaway!
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Optional Extra Entries:
- Visit Baltic Amber Palanga's etsy shop then come back and tell me about your favorite item (doesn't have to be teething related either!).
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Rules: Incomplete entries or entries that do not follow the rules will be removed. You must be 18 years or older and a US resident. The giveaway will end Sunday, November 20 at 11:59 pm EST. The winners will be chosen using random.org. I will e-mail the winners and they will have 48 hours to contact me back. If I'm not contacted within that time frame a new winner will be chosen.