Everywhere I go I see toddlers and younger wearing amber teething necklaces. Since Frances is entering the “teething zone”, I became fascinated by this new trend. Well, new to me anyway. Not only have people in Europe been using these forever, but Rebecca posted about it back in 2010!
(For those of you who haven’t heard of amber teething necklaces, the theory is this: amber contains succinic acid, a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory that’s supposedly absorbed into your skin. The child is not supposed to chew on the necklace, a common misconception.)
After asking everyone I knew about their experiences, I decided I must try one for myself. I didn’t come across a single mom who didn’t rave about the reduced drool and, although it’s pretty hard to communicate with a baby, these moms were convinced the baby’s discomfort was lessened as well. That’s good enough for me!
Then I noticed a mom wearing one around her own neck. When I asked about it, she said she’s had neck pain from nursing for months and that the amber necklace seemed to alleviate the sharp pains. What’s more, her husband told me that when he wears one around his wrist, his whole arm felt more relaxed. Since I’ve been having wrist pain from nursing, I decided I should try a bracelet for myself.
Franci and I haven’t been wearing our amber for long, so the verdict is still out on our success. However, we’ve decided to do a giveaway for an amber necklace from Amberbeata!
Amberbeata teething necklaces come in several colors and styles and have a sturdy screw-style clasp. Each bead is knotted so that the whole string won’t come unravelled if it breaks. The bracelets and necklaces come with a certificate of authenticity so you know you’re getting real amber.
Whether you’re loving your current amber necklace but want something more stylish, or if you want to try out this natural remedy for yourself, you can enter our giveaway up to four times.
Each comment counts as a single entry:
Remember, each comment you leave (up to four comments) is another entry! Winners will receive the pictured Amber Teething Necklace.
This contest ends on Tuesday, August 27th, and is only open to U.S. Residents.