Friday, September 10, 2010

more than just a pretty necklace

When I take little miss M out in public, one of two comments is usually inevitable: 1) something regarding her hair color, or 2) a compliment about her pretty amber necklace.

June 2010

Have you ever seen a kid wearing one of these necklaces? Would you believe me if I told you it's a teething necklace?

December 2008

Yep, it's a teething necklace, but it never goes in baby's mouth. It does its work simply by laying on the skin!

I don't remember where or when I first heard about amber teething necklaces, but all I know is that after we put it on Maia our lives were changed. At 6 months, she had popped out 2 teeth in 2 days, and then 4 more teeth the next week - it was insane! We were dosing her up with Tylenol for pain & fevers and losing tons of sleep because she was miserable, poor baby. We ordered this necklace shortly after her teeth started popping out, and would you believe it - we never gave her Tylenol for teething again! We never had another (teething-related) sleepless night again! Josh and I would wake up and discover that overnight Maia had pushed a new tooth through, all while sleeping. The only teething medicine we ever ended up giving her post-necklace was Hyland's teething tablets, a homeopathic remedy that seemed to quickly relieve any breakthrough pain. Magic, I tell you, pure magic!

October 2009

Here's some background information on amber jewelry from Inspired By Finn, the website we got ours from and the one I refer other moms to:

"Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.

When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.

Baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort associated with dental issues, headaches, joint pain, etc."

Now that Kieran's almost 6 months actual age, I suspect we'll be seeing teeth soon. I think he might even be on his way - this past week he's been drooling a bit and sticking his hands in his mouth much more frequently that usual. With that in mind, it's time to get Kieran his own! Inspired By Finn sells this adorable boyish version called Semi-Polished Cider. Wouldn't that look fantastic with his red hair?! I definitely want to buy it when it's restocked.

If you're interested in using amber teething necklaces and have any questions, go ahead and ask me! Or head on over to Inspired By Finn. You can also "like" them on Facebook - they frequently post discount codes!


  1. COOL!!! I'm SO looking into one of these for Ella!!

  2. Amber is amazing in its healing powers and not just for children. For centuries people have used amber for arthritis, respiratory infections including chronic asthma, as a stress reliever that interacts with the body's nervous system and much much more. Explore more research from the medical community and you will see some amazing results for natural Baltic amber.

  3. Thanks for sharing that. I had seen a very young child wearing one of these and thought it was strange that a parent would put a necklace like that on a small child but now I know! Love that!