I have heard of Baltic Amber teething necklaces many times, and how people rave about the way they work for relieving pain! I’ve always been a sort of skeptic, and wasn’t sure if it was just a bunch of hype. I was curious and gladly agreed to do a review for Teething Tot’s Amber Teething Necklace. I chose the Honey and Cognac baby necklace to review. The alternating dark and light colors compliment each other and give it character! The clasp is not the usual hook and eye, it is a screw clasp made of hollowed out amber with plastic screw mechanism inserted. All the beads are knotted on individually to reduce choking hazards. This necklace is made to be worn, not chewed on.
When the review necklace arrived, it could not have come at a better time! I was picking up the mail as my 4-year-old and I were heading to the dentist to get his tooth filled. Now these amber necklaces are not baby specific, the pain relief can be used for anyone. I’ll elaborate more on the pain relief properties later. After his appointment, with his lips completely numb, he accidentally bit his lip pretty badly, of course he didn’t feel any pain. I had the necklace with me, and thought that maybe if I had him wear it, it would help him by the time the Novocaine wore off. Well, for the next several hours , I kept asking him if he was hurting, and he said he wasn’t. At bedtime we took the necklace off for safety reasons, but after laying in bed for a while, he came complaining that his lip hurt for the first time that day! I let him wear the necklace wound up like a bracelet on his wrist, and heard no more complaints from him that night.
After that incident, I am a believer in Baltic Amber’s pain relief abilities! It is evident that the necklace was relieving the pain from my son’s lip. Now when my baby starts teething again, I am confident that this necklace will work once more, and I am not so worried about him being in pain.
Amber is fossilized sap resin, not a stone, so it is warm to the touch. It contains trace amounts of succinic acid, a known anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. The warmth of the skin releases this active ingredient which is absorbed into the blood stream for quick relief of the symptoms of teething such as redness in the cheeks, swollen gums, diaper rashes and fever. It can also help accelerate healing wounds, easing muscle pains, and reducing inflammation of the throat, among other things. It is important to me to use natural remedies over medication for my baby whenever possible, so I really love that there is no more need for pain relief medication, teething gels or tablets with the use of this amber necklace!
Teething Tots is generously sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings!! One lucky blog reader will win a Baltic amber teething necklace of their choice. As a special bonus they are offering Mommy Rambling’s readers an exclusive discount code. Just use the code “RAMBLINGS” at checkout on their Website for 15% off your order! The promo code expires on February 4, 2012. Thank you Teething Tots for this great review necklace and giveaway!!! Open to US residents.