April 16, 2014

Amber Teething Necklaces for Babies {and a Giveaway!}

Amber Teething Necklaces | TheMarathonMom.com

I’ve attempted to be a more natural-minded mother since our first child was born, and yet, since he was born back in the 1900s, sometimes I feel like I’m just now learning some natural applications to use with our more recent children.  Take the amber teething necklace for example.

They’ve been around for a long time, but I was taught that if a cold teether, and then maybe some Tylenol didn’t work, then you were out of luck.  Along the way, I discovered Hyland’s teething tablets and have been using those for years with our little ones when I can clearly see they are cutting  a tooth (or even if I just suspect they are.)

Then I began hearing about amber teething necklaces for babies and even children, but thought like many others that the idea seemed a little far-fetched.

But, recently, I received one to try for Lincoln, who by the way, is working on his 6th tooth right now, and boy, oh boy, do we need some teething remedies!  We’ve put the necklace on him several times lately when we’ve gone out and about, and at home a few times, too.  Honestly?  I can’t tell a real distinction if it helps or not.  Sometimes it seems to be just the thing.  And other times, he bawls and squawls no  matter what we do.

I did a LOT of reading before I was comfortable enough to put it on my baby, and ultimately decided that it’s our intended purpose that shows our heart. (Isn’t it always?)  (If you’re concerned, then you know what I’m talking about.)

The science behind the beaded necklace is not so much the action of the baby chewing the beads, as I’d once thought, but the oils released and absorbed into the body which reportedly has a calming, soothing effect on people of all ages.

I’m not entirely convinced they do anything amazing, but I think they definitely can help.  I will say that the times the necklace seems to help the most are when Lincoln will bite on it.  It could be that it’s distracting him by having this handy chew-toy, combined with the gnawing, or maybe even the oils or combination of all three, but if it helps some, then I’ll take it!  One of my sweet friends says these things make a huge difference, and she and all three of her kids wear them routinely!

*Note:  Teething necklaces are not intended for babies to chew on (although I allow Lincoln to if he remembers it’s there).  I personally would never allow a baby to wear one unless they were in my own supervision.*

Thanks to Spark of Amber for sponsoring this post and for sending me a necklace to try.  One lucky reader will receive one, too!  Enter to win using the Rafflecopter box below.
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Have you had success with amber teething necklaces?

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  1. I’m due any day now with #3. I’ll save it for her.

  2. Talia B. says:

    My 7 month old!

  3. I would like to give this to my newest granddaughter, Nora Lynn.

  4. Lauren J. says:

    I thought about trying one of these for my guy – he is 1 and has 8 teeth so I’d love to try it for him once they start coming again. : )

  5. Interesting! I’d be willing to give it a try.

  6. Baltic Amber is amazing! They really do help take the edge off of the teething pain. I would love to have another one since I hope to have another baby in the near future!!

  7. My 3 month old son. He’s already experiencing a sore mouth from teething :( .

  8. Rebekah says:

    My nephew! He will be born next month!

  9. Rachel D says:

    I hope to win this for my new baby due in a few short weeks.

  10. Amy Mac says:

    I plan to use this on my 14 month old, who is cutting his 8th tooth.

  11. I would actually like to try amber for myself!

  12. Very interested to see if these work. My little man is 10 months with two teeth and I’m thinking he’s starting to get the top two now.

  13. Judith Martinez says:

    my 1 year old

  14. Jennifer says:

    I’d love to win it for my son. he’s cutting teeth like crazy and I’ve been wanting one for him

  15. I would love to have this for my son!

  16. Krystal Medina says:

    I have a 1yo who is working on her 3rd-6th teeth, as well as a 2.5yo, so we still have a lot of teething ahead of us.

  17. Allison E says:

    my daughter

  18. Kristine says:

    My SIL could use one for her pending newborn

  19. I would love this for my one year old…and baby due soon.

  20. Patricia B says:

    I hope to win it, to give to my sister who is expecting twins.

  21. I would love to try this on my teething toddler.

  22. Always wanted to try one of those, but was too skeptical to go buy one. Pregnant now with #4.

  23. I would love this for my teething “monster”! lol, perhaps some non cranky hours could be found!

  24. I would keep it for our future baby!

  25. These are amazing!!! My 6 month old slept 10 hours straight the first night he wore it. His is short and has a safety clasp that will break under pressure. He has worn it almost 3 months now and has yet to try and chew it. I want to get one for my Prego friend!

  26. Tiffany Sheffey says:

    My next baby

  27. I would like to win this for my 8 month old who is having a terrible time teething right now.

  28. My four year old who is getting her molars!

  29. I hope to win it for my daughter! She has one already, but I take it off for baths and occasionally misplace it (it’s already happened a few times) so it would be nice to have a back up ;)

  30. I am hoping to win it for my son who was born on the 18th. :-)

  31. I’d save this for my daughter, due in August!

  32. Jessica S says:

    I hope to win this for myself. I have a 3 month old who will begin teething in a few months and a 2 year old who is still waiting on his molars.

  33. I would love to see what the results would be for my OLDER children to wear the Amber teething necklace ;)

  34. Jessica C. says:

    I’d Love To Gift This To My Pregnant Friend. :)

  35. Baby #3 coming few weeks!

  36. I would love a necklace for my 1 yr old daughter.

  37. My 8 month old

  38. I want it for my sweet little one due in August! :)

  39. I would love to try this with my teething little 11 month old! :)

  40. I have a almost 7 month old that puts everything in her mouth. I can’t even wear a necklace because she chews on them. This would be perfect!!!

  41. Kori Kauffman says:

    My 9 month old daughter is working on teeth #7 & 8!!

  42. Firstly the idea about amber healing seemed far-fetched for me too…but when I tried – I started to believe it.

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