* Disclousure: I received this product for review. All opinions are my own. No other compensation was given*
Even before I was pregnant I'd heard about Amber necklaces. I knew that it was something I wanted to get because I liked the idea of a more natural way of relieving pain. I'm not anti pain meds at all, but wanted to try something else first.
Baltic amber is a fossilized resin that contains succinic acid which is found on the outside layer of the Baltic amber. Not only is the amber good for teething, but it's good for inflammation, headaches, skin irritations and more. So basically it's pretty much good long past the teething stage. I actually found it to be helpful after Eleanor got her four month shots this week!
When Spark of Amber agreed to send one for a review I was pumped. I feel like I get more excited to get things for Eleanor than myself.
I choose the Baltic Amber Teething Necklace in Midnight. I loved the color of it and was excited to get it.
Shipping was quick. I had it 4 days later. Eleanor was sleeping and as soon as she woke up that necklace went on her.
The construction is solid and each bead is knotted individually so if it did break the beads wouldn't go all over and pose a hazard.
It's a little hard to see in the pictures because girl doesn't sit still plus she's got neck rolls that never end.
The first day she wore it, I didn't notice much of a difference. She still gnawed on fingers and drooled like it was going out of style.
The second day I did start to see a difference. She cried and cried in the afternoon and I couldn't initially figure out why. I think part of it was I was hiding in the bedroom (Rob had been gone all weekend and I needed a break), but she'd had it on that morning and was fine. Once that necklace went on she was a happy girl again.
Now Rob is concerned about choking. He wanted me to take it off as soon as I put it on her. I understand his concerns and I just keep a (very) close eye on her with it on. He worries it could easily snag on something. I don't think that it's as big of a concern because it's not a long necklace (its designed that way), but I agree that supervision is important (as with anything really; kids are unpredictable).
A week and a half of using it and I do think it makes a difference. I really do feel like she is much happier when she has it on. She doesn't drool as much and she isn't nearly as fussy.
She doesn't have teeth yet, or even tooth buds but I know the teething process is in process and has been for a while. This necklace will be a lifesaver for us I think. I want to do what I can to help my daughter feel better and the fact that this is a more natural solution really appeals to me.
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