Thursday, August 16, 2012

Review on Amber Teething Necklace

So...Amber. When I first heard about amber being used as a pain  reliever for children who are teething, seriously, I was not shocked. I mean there are some crazy people out there. ha ha. But seriously..they had to be kidding right? NO THEY WEREN'T! In fact there are some people out there who insists on them, raving that even their child's mood changes when they have them on.

If you think about it. How many times have you rubbed Orajel on their gums a day? Or how many doses of Tylenol (or other pain relievers) have you given your little one in a day? Well in my case, A LOT!! Tylenol  was every 4 hours as directed, and Orajel was pretty much every hour. It sucked. Not to mention all the crazy ingredients that are in both of those. So what was i really giving my child? The thought of it makes me upset. So I caved and thought, "I'm going to give this 'Amber Necklace' a try". Thinking this is all in these crazy peoples mind, this isn't going to work...blah blah blah....

WOW!!! I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS LITTLE MIRACLE!! I saw a change right away. Well, more like 3 days after. But YES there was something going on.

When I went in to Rosie Posie to get the necklace I had tons of questions. And thankfully there they have great employees who not only have amazing customer service, but the knowledge to back up the products they sell. So here is what I learned about Amber:

Formed over 45 million years ago, Baltic amber is an organic substance, a “fossil resin” produced by pine trees which grew in Northern Europe - from southern regions of the present day Scandinavia and nearby regions of the bed of the Baltic Sea. The climate became warmer and trees started to exude big amounts of resin. Scientists say that amber is a fossil pine resin from this region that has achieved a stable state through oxidation.

Currently, there are two different thoughts as to why wearing amber on the skin can have soothing and calming effects on teething children. One thought suggests that when amber is worn on the skin, the skin's warmth releases miniscule amounts of healing oils from amber which are then absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. The other theory is based on scientific findings which have shown that amber is electromagnetically alive and produces significant amounts of organic, purely natural energy.

If your like me, all that is like listening to Charlie Brown's mother talking. Well in "help me understand terms", the amber when warmed by the skin releases a natural acetaminophen. This helps with pain and is a anti-inflammatory.

But I also found that this really does help with mood as well in the child. I forgot the necklace outside one time and Makynlie was acting crazy, moody, and just over all emotional. When it clicked that she wasn't wearing her necklace, I ran outside to get it. I put it on her and within a hour she was playing, happy, and just going about her day. So far we have had a molar pop out while she has been wearing the necklace. I was shocked to see it there, she didn't show any signs...expect that one half of a day where she wasn't wearing it.

She loves this necklace just as much as we do. We call it her special 'pretties'.  She is alway eager to put it on. Plus you have to admit its adorable.

I would highly recommend this to anyone with a child who IS teething, or start them off earlier to help the problems with teething sooner (we plan to get our 3 month old one this week). You can find these necklaces at your local eco-baby store or online.They range between $12-$30. Mine was $28 from Rosie Posie (you can check their choices here). The amber also comes in different shades and you have the options of polished or not. I got a polished Honey necklace.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review I am going to try it with my baby. I know she is teething because she is drooling & biting everything but I don't give her meds. I am not for them so my other two kids also just learned to tough it out. Might sound mean but I don't want then to get their bodies use to being depend on meds.