Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amber Teething Necklaces: Review & Giveaway!

Have you heard of "baltic amber teething necklaces"?  I have been hearing about them for a while, and though I was interested - I was definitely skeptical.  I decided a couple of months ago that I wanted to give them a try.  This desire came out of desperation when Crackers was trying to push 8 teeth through at one time... YES - 8 teeth, and 4 of those were molars!  He succeeded in getting 7 teeth in about 2 weeks.  There was a lot of drool, snot, fussiness, diarrhea, and whining. What a miserable time for my little guy.

I had to sneak to get a picture of him without movement
A few weeks ago we got our first baltic amber teething necklace.  You know what?  I'm in love.  I wish I had them for both of my boys as they were teething.  I am so glad we'll have one for the next baby from the start.  In the last week Crackers has finally been able to burst that last molar through his gums.  You know what, I didn't even know it was happening until I saw him chewing on something that he had shoved way back there.  There was none of the "normal" symptom of teething.  It was the most wonderful teething experience I've had with him!

"Wearing baltic amber close to the skin is a traditional European remedy for baby teething. A natural analgesic, amber will help calm a baby without resorting to drugs. Used for centuries in Europe, amber's natural anti-inflamitory and pain relieving properties are perfect to soothe teething babies. Amber is fossilized resin, which warms against the skin, releasing it's theraputic properties safely and naturally."


I can't explain it, but it seems to work for my little guy.  My sister has used one on her baby, Bugsy, and noticed a difference the first night he wore it.  I've seen claims that amber is also helpful with digestion, sore throats, and other body pains.  In fact, my sister has been having a lot of knee pains, so she tried out Bugsy's spare necklace - she has had very limited body pain since she started wearing it!


Amber Teething Necklace offers a great variety of necklaces and sets for babies and mamas!  I love their selection and their service.  We chose to try the "Olive Shaped Cognac Amber Necklace".  I love how it looks on Crackers.  There is a knot between each bead so that if the baby would pull it off, the beads will not scatter.  Necklaces should not be exposed to water for long periods of time, as it can weaken the fiber in the chord.  They should not be worn around the neck overnight (although, honestly, sometimes I'm lazy and leave it on).  A great solution to overnight wear is to wrap it around the ankle and put it under footie pajamas.  
Beautiful Amber!
WIN IT:
Amber Teething Necklaces has offered to give one of my readers their choice of 1 teething necklace from their shop!  This giveaway is open worldwide.  It will end on Thursday, April, 28 at noon EST.

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Amber Teething Necklaces and tell me which necklace you will choose if you win.  Remember to leave your email address in your comment below so I can contact you if you win.

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** Disclaimer: I received a product free of charge for the purpose of review.  All opinions expressed are my own.  
**Amber is not an FDA approved "drug".  

171 comments:

  1. I think this is a awesome thing. I have never heard of them before. I think I would get the same one you did. Olive Shaped Cognac Amber Necklace. Austin is just starting to teeth. My email is jenny_idohair@yahoo.com. Jenny Lamb

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  2. Sounds amazing! My baby is 13, buty bro just had a child, and I mustt get them one! Beth watson bwat6620@yahoo.com

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  3. I really like the Olive Shaped Cognac Amber Necklace as well... I guess there's a reason it's a best seller :)

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  5. I would choose the New Luxury Cognac Amber Teething Necklace Rounded beads.
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  6. dark cherry rounded
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  20. i voted for elizabeth
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  21. i'd choose the unpolished sea amber teething necklace.

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  25. visited Amber Teething Necklaces, and I too would like to try the Olive Shaped Cognac Amber necklace. Thank you

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  31. I voted for Elizabeth.

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  32. I really like this one: http://www.amber-teething-necklaces.co.uk/products/Baroque-milky-rounded-beads-amber-teething-necklace.html

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  35. I'd get the Rainbow colors round bead necklace!
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  39. I'd pick the Raw Sea Amber Oval Teething Necklace!
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  43. This is my extra entry for voting for Elizabeth
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  44. I would choose the Baroque milky rounded beads amber teething necklace
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  48. I'd choose the Dark cherry olive shape

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  52. i would choose the butterscotch pendant if i won

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  54. I think I'd choose the Lemon transparent rounded beads amber teething necklace

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  61. entered the blissful booty giveaway
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  62. If I won, I'd pick the BEST selling OLIVE shape cognac amber teething necklace.

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  66. I would LOVE this necklace: Butterscotch pendant amber teething necklace!!

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  70. I would go with the New Luxury Cognac Amber Teething Necklace Rounded beads :)
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  74. I would like the multi-colored amber necklace for my dtr!!

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  77. I would love the best selling cognac rounded necklace!

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  86. I would get the cognac olive shape. These are beautiful!
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  90. Fave necklace: Baroque milky rounded beads amber teething necklace
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  98. I would choose Dark cherry OLIVE shape amber teething necklace and mothers reminding bracelet.

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  102. If I win, i'd choose this one: ROYAL Amber teething necklace, MILKY/BUTTERSCOTCH WHITE.

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  110. I pick Rounded beads Multicolored.

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  114. I would choose the
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  121. I want the RAINBOW COLORS ROUND BEAD amber teething necklace!
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  132. My favorite is the BAROQUE shape DARK CHERRY amber teething necklace!
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  136. I love the Baroque milky rounded beads amber teething necklace
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  140. I love this one:http://www.amber-teething-necklaces.co.uk/products/BEST-Selling-multicolored-amber-teething-necklace-and-baby-bracelet..html

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  147. The Green Amber nuggets are so pretty!

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  148. I like the necklace in the Multicolored amber teething necklace and mothers reminding bracelet set. I didn't see the necklace by itself.
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  156. I like Grey amber teething necklace for your baby
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  157. Dark cherry olive shape, liked you on FB
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  158. Dark cherry olive shape, subscribed via e-mail
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  159. id love to win the pendant multicolored nec klace
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  163. I would pick the cognac olive shape teething necklace.
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  167. i would choose BAROQUE shape DARK CHERRY

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