We have three children. We’ve had happy teethers and grumpy ones. With our son, his teeth came in and no one would have been the wiser if you were paying attention just to his behavior. It wasn’t quite that easy when it came to our older daughter, and certainly not now with our youngest. G just doesn’t take to teething very well. We spend days on end just playing with her, comforting and holding. It doesn’t really sound all that bad unless you need to go to the bathroom, shower, make dinner, take care of another child, etc. She freaks out! We understand completely, but it doesn’t make trying to complete tasks any easier.
I had heard about using amber jewelry to ease teething pain. I have to admit I was a little skeptic. I wasn’t sure that wearing a necklace could really help and the safety of it all had me concerned as well.
I headed over to Inspired by Finn to see what amber was all about. They use Baltic Amber, a very special fossilized tree resin. When this amber is worn against the skin, heat from the body unlocks and releases oils from the resin. These oils are absorbed by your body and considered to have great healing properties. You can read more on this at their site.
So this made sense to me. It was similar to a topical medicine, not the cold stone like substance that I had envisioned. Next up was my concern about putting a necklace on my baby. I was concerned both about strangulation and choking if the beads were to come loose. On the necklace there is a knot in the cord between each bead and it is quite sturdy. The clasp on these is very safe. You have the choice of a screw clasp or magnetic. The screw clasp is non metal and is both sturdy enough to keep the necklace on your baby and giving enough to come loose with much play. I have not tried the magnetic clasp, but I would imagine that it would also work well.
Inspired by Finn was kind enough to send me a 12 1/2 inch butter round necklace with screw clasp. I can’t begin to tell you what an immediate and wonderful difference this made with our daughter’s teething issues. When she wears the necklace during teething she has more of her natural happiness, as opposed to the times when I can’t set her down no matter what I do. She really pays no attention to the necklace. I thought perhaps she would want to take it off, nope – she does just fine. I do however have a 2 1/2 year old little girl that wants her own. We’ll have to see what Santa can do about that.
As I was preparing this review I heard from a woman who had also tried amber from Finn and I just had to share her story. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Submission by Nikki:
Three people in my life now had positive results with amber which has been such a pleasant surprise to me. It all started with a great promotion that Inspired by Finn was having for those that had never tried amber before. My dad has had chronic back pain for as long as I can remember. With his birthday coming up, I thought I would order him one as well as one for my little 10 month teether who was having a terrbile time of it.
Within 2 days of wearing his necklace, my dad had his first day without pain medication that he had in a very long time. He is recovering still from major back surgery so he still has bad days but he thinks his necklace has definitely helped increased his good days.
My little guy Evan has been having a much harder time teething than his older brother Eli ever did. After starting to sleep through the night around 2 months old, once the teething started he gave that up for months. Until he got his amber necklace. Since then he has been sleeping through the night again from the very first night of wearing. He has since added three more teeth, and I have really not seen any evidence of his teething other than the actual teeth.
After our quick successes with the necklaces, my mom decided to give a bracelet a try to help aid with her carpal tunnel. I’ve always known how much she hates wearing bracelets and now she never takes her amber bracelet off. Between the amber, chiropractic adjustments, and sleeping brace, she has had a major decrease in her tingling, numbness, and pain from her carpel tunnel.
I just can’t tell you how happy I am that I found Inspired by Finn and took a chance on placing that first order. I’m working on picking out a necklace for my husband’s grandmother next!
If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of trying Baltic Amber, now is your chance!
Inspired by Finn has generously offered one of you the chance to win any one 16 inch or smaller, in stock amber item. In addition to the giveaway, they have offered a great discount code.