Teething Woes: Inspired by Finn Review

by Amanda Hearn · 38 comments

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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.

Use Code: Amanda25 at Insipred by Finn to receive 25% off of your order!

—-Update! We have our winner!—-
The giveaway portion is over :) Thank you to everyone that participated!
Congratulations to Good Life! I hope this helps your little one!

Here’s how to win!
Please leave a separate comment for each entry in order to have it counted.
This entry is mandatory! If you do not do this, your other entries will not count!
Visit Inspired by Finn and tell me which item you would love.  Include your email address (if it’s not on your profile) and the words “Live Green” somewhere in your comment.
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US Only. Giveaway ends December 9th.  I’ll use random.org to pick a winner. I will email the winner. If I do not hear back within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.

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Amy December 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Live Green! I like the wire slip on bracelet! It would be great if it helped my migraines!

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Amy December 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/amos1976.

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Amy December 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I like the EcoFriendlyFamily and Inspired by Finn on Facebook!

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Amy December 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I follow you via Google Reader!

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Hannah December 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I Live Green! I would love the Honey Round youth necklace for my little girl when she starts teething which should be very soon.

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Brad and Traci December 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I would like the back pain relief one for my mom who always seems to be suffering from back pain. Live green!

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Brad and Traci December 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I follow you on google reader.

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Hannah December 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I like the Eco-Friendly Family Blog and Inspired By Finn on FB.

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Jill December 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I love the necklace with 2 different nuggets.
My 9mo old is currently teething and we really really need a baltic amber necklace. Live Green
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osuraj December 2, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Live green!

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ColleenMarie82 December 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I like the Honey Round necklace

LIVE GREEN

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ColleenMarie82 December 2, 2010 at 9:04 pm
ColleenMarie82 December 2, 2010 at 9:04 pm

LIKE Both on facebook

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ColleenMarie82 December 2, 2010 at 9:05 pm

I follow on GFC

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karlitacat December 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

There are a number of things I do to try and Live Green – cloth diaper, eat less-refined foods and go to farmer's markets in the Summer, air-dry my laundry when the weather is nice. This is just another example of a healthy, *beautiful* alternative; I would love to get one of these for my little guy! Maybe one of the "Great for Boy's" necklaces, such as Diversity or Tea.

Thanks for the opportunity!
Karla
karla@westernesse.com

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karlitacat December 2, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I follow you and tweeted about the giveaway!
http://twitter.com/#!/karlitacat

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Good Life December 3, 2010 at 1:43 am

I would like the teething necklace in lemonade. My 8 month old struggles with teething! Live Green!
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AprilJT December 3, 2010 at 3:39 am

In the last year I have tried to change a lot of things in my life to live green. Thank you for such a wonderful blog that has given me wonderful ideas. I would love to have the round amber necklace for my daughter when she starts teething. My son was so easy and I'm worried that she isn't going to be!
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Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife December 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I've had my eye on Inspired by Finn for a while. Great giveaway! I'd love to try out the 4 different round teething necklace. We love to live green!

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Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife December 3, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I'm a GFC follower.

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Jae December 3, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I'm trying to Live Green, and the Butter Round necklace would be perfect for my lifestyle — I have an almost ten month old that is having nightmare problems with teething! :(

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Jae December 3, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I've been following you! I retweeted the giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/lowercasejae

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Andrea December 3, 2010 at 9:32 pm

I Live Green!
I would love the Honey Round youth necklace for my little boys to wear when they start teething!

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Shannon December 3, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I go between loving the yellow round necklace and the dark cherry round amber. They are both gorgeous! Trying to Live Green more and more every day!

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J December 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I also have a green blog – found you via Gina @ The Feminist Breeder! We just started using an amber anklet on my 13 month old son and it does seem to help! We hide it under his sock so he won't mess with it. We are expecting Baby #2 in late February and I would really like to win a free amber necklace so I can start him/her out earlier in his/her life with amber! From "inspired by Finn" I would choose the "4 Different Round". Live Green!

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Jenn December 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm

love the organic babylegs! Live Green! :)

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Jenn December 3, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I like your blog on Facebook!

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Jenn December 3, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I like Inspired by Finn on Facebook!

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Jenn December 3, 2010 at 10:27 pm

following the blog!

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Jenn December 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm

posted about this on facebook too!

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J December 4, 2010 at 9:22 pm
Ginger Bergemann December 5, 2010 at 12:04 am

I like the Semi-polished mixture necklace. I had no idea about the wonderful properties of amber. What another great way to Live Green.
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Alesia December 5, 2010 at 4:05 am

I like the raw-yellow necklace, I hate taking medicine and if I could relieve pain without taking it that would be awesome. Another great way to Live Green!

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ColleenMarie82 December 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm
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Lisa Cooper June 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm

How quickly did you see results with your daughter & the teething?? I *think* my son might finally be getting his 1st tooth (he is 8.5 months old and has been uber needy/fussy yesterday and today). I have been thinking about ordering an amber necklace, but wanted to wait and see how his teething demeanor would be. Money is tight, but if it truly would help, I am certain my fiance & I can set some aside!

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Allysen Martinez February 25, 2013 at 7:22 am

My husband has chronic back and knee discomfort. I would love to have the amber for him to try. Like on FB and Twitter.

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