My baby has been teething!! She got her first tooth a few weeks ago, just before she turned six months. And this past weekend, her second one busted through! Our pediatrician told us she would most likely teethe early because she started drooling so early. (Plus Momma teethed early!) So for months, there was lots of drool and consequently, lots of outfit changes!
Most moms dread teething. And with good reason. Many babies will cry and fuss for hours, days, weeks… however long until that tooth that breaks the gum’s surface. This can be an exhausting time for parents. And even more so for the babies, who are in pain but can’t voice that pain. What if I told you that there’s a product that might be able to help you? And it’s all-natural and chemical-free.
What’s my secret? Natural baltic sea amber. Amber is known for its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. To many parents, it’s considered a homeopathic remedy for teething. Our pediatrician has even recommended this! Please note that these beads are not to be chewed on! When the beads are worn against the warmth of the baby’s skin, these properties are said to take effect and calm a teething baby. But this isn’t all just hearsay. I was actually sent two amber teething necklaces to review. Different shades of amber, of course! A girl needs choices!
For the past six weeks, my daughter has been wearing this necklace. I know some babies make it through teething remarkably well, to the point that many moms don’t even realize their baby’s teeth were even surfacing. Like these babies, Lilleigh made it through teething painlessly. Was this because of the teething necklace? I can’t say for sure. In general, Lilleigh is a very happy baby. Still, on a couple of occasions, I have removed the necklace (for naps usually) and forgotten to put it back on her. During each of these occasions, the necklace was off for several hours, and each time Lilleigh did become fussier than usual. Since her usual state is happy, any fussiness is abnormal.
This last time was last week, just days (2 or 3) before her second tooth actually broke the surface. If the tooth is going to hurt, it would be then! I had taken off the necklace for her nap and left her necklace in the diaper bag. She went almost 24 hours without the necklace and definitely became increasingly fussy! Finally it occurred to me that I had forgotten about her amber teething necklace. When I put it back on her, within a couple of hours, she was her happy self again. So did the necklace help? I’m tempted to say yes.
My other mom friend who tried this necklace with her 5-month-old daughter said that when her baby was awake and active, this necklace has seemed to help. (She’s been through two older kids too, so I trust her judgment!) There have been times when her baby, Scout, has been too tired and fussy for the necklace to matter. Still, Scout’s momma keeps that necklace around her neck because it does seem to be working much of the time!
Furthermore, my mother-in-law was intrigued by this necklace! She has arthritis in her wrist. Inspired by Lilleigh’s necklace, my mother-in-law actually bought an amber bracelet of her own. Yes, they have adult sizes! She has been wearing the bracelet for a few weeks now, and she emailed me just the other day to say that she thinks the bracelet is helping her wrist pain! Something to think about… amber isn’t just for babies!
More about amber teething necklaces
Amber teething necklaces come in a variety of colors. I was sent a milky white one and multi-colored one. Both are super cute! They are two different looks! The milky one has small circular beads, while the multicolored beads are slightly bigger and more oval. Emma, the store-owner of Amber for Sale, makes each of these necklaces carefully by hand. She puts a knot in between each and every bead so that if the necklace were to break, it would not become a choking hazard. Plus the necklace is easy to remove and to fasten, as one beads screws into another. Additionally, the length of the necklace is long enough to give my baby room but short enough to keep from attracting her attention to it. She doesn’t fidget with it at all. (Thankfully!) To be honest, I wonder sometimes if she knows it’s there.
Something else of mention – People often comment on my baby’s necklace when we are out. They usually laugh and say, “Oh and you already have her in a necklace!” Once I explain the reasoning for the necklace, they get very intrigued and want to know more. It’s a great conversation starter!
Bottom line: If you are a mom of an infant, I would recommend these necklaces! It’s worked for us! You can buy your own through Amber for Sale, an Etsy store!
Have you used an amber teething necklace? If so, what’d you think?
Amber for Sale provided me with this necklace in exchange for this review. Still, this blog post is my honest opinion. Thanks, Emma!