Recently, I have been on the hunt for something to ease my sons teething pain. My poor little man has been teething for the last three months and this last month has really been the worst as his first tooth is starting to come in. I have bought multiple teethers at the store, tried natural teething drops, but nothing seems to ease the pain for him. I have come across a couple of posts where people have mentioned amber necklaces to aid in teething pain and the site, Inspired By Finn was frequently mentioned. So, I decided to look into it. I would do anything to ease my sons discomfort and something natural sounded a whole lot better than giving him baby medicine!
So, I checked out the Inspired By Finn website and there is a wealth of information there! Not only about Baltic Amber, but also about Hazelwood necklaces too. It turns out that Baltic Amber is actually a “a natural analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory. When amber is worn on the skin, the warmth of the skin releases trace amounts of healing oils on the skin. Commonly known as "teething jewelry," baltic amber has been a natural and traditional European remedy for teething discomfort for hundreds of years.” It also turns out that the color of the amber that you choose is also important! The lighter the color, the better is at relieving pain. It is the Succinic acid in the Baltic Amber that is the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory component. So, if you want to make sure you are getting the necklace that is the most effective for teething, then you would want to choose a lighter color that contains more succinic acid than other colors. The lightest colors contain up to three times more than the darkest color!
These are the youth necklaces that Inspired By Finn carries that contain the highest amounts of succinic acid:
Turmeric & Cream Chip
Pumpkin Butter Oval
Milk & Butter Round
Pumpkin Butter Round
Inspired By Finn also carries Hazelwood necklaces and here is a little info about hazelwood: Hazelwood has the medicinal property of neutralizing the body's acidity. It is an ancient remedy first used by aboriginal people. It relieves or prevents ailments such as acid reflux, nausea, ulcers, and heartburn. It may be helpful with skin problems (psoriasis, eczema, acne), arthritis, constipation, migraines, bleeding gums, and more. In order to receive a therapeutic benefit the necklace should be worn as much as possible and it can even be worn in the bath or shower.
A side not on the nausea- I wish I had known about this when I was pregnant! …Maybe for baby #2 in the very distant future! Although, I still break out, I may have to consider adding one of these necklaces to my “beauty routine!”
So, all that being said, I just purchased the Pumpkin Butter in Oval for my son!*UPDATE* The necklace came in the mail yesterday and it is even cuter that I could have imagined! I put in on my son and he has been wearing it now for a day and a half. Although I don't think his teething pain has gone away, (and he certainly isn't drooling any less!) I do feel like he is a little bit happier and we don't have those moments in the day of frustrated pain as he grasps for anything to chew on. So far, I think it does seem to be helping a little, even if it is just to take the edge off. And then today (6/29), after wearing the necklace all morning, my son took a 2 hour nap!!! I mean, it might not have been the amber necklace that helped with this nap, but then again, he hasn't napped for 2 hours straight in a looong time. I'm just sayin'... So, here are some pictures of the necklace when I first got it and my son wearing it. (I am so happy that it turned out to be the perfect length for him!)
You can BUY a Baltic Amber Necklace or a Hazelwood Necklace
Inspired By Finn has two special incentive codes out right now, which you can be eligible to use if you “Like” them on Facebook:
TO SAVE 20% on an order, join Inspired By Finn by clicking the "Like" button toward the top of their "Wall" tab.
TO SAVE 25%, join Inspired By Finn by clicking the "Like" button + use the "Suggest to Friends" link near the top left of their "Wall" tab to suggest this page to your Facebook friends.
The discount code is entered/applied during checkout, and the discount is given off of prices on their website.
The codes to use once you have completed the criteria above -
To save 20%: FB20
To save 25%: FB25
You can enter to WIN an Inspired By Finn Necklace
One lucky Little Hedgehog reader will win a Baltic Amber or Hazelwood product that is 16 inches or SMALLER that is in stock. (If there is a  after the size in the drop-down box, the size is out of stock.)
Here's how to enter:
- Visit Inspired By Finn and tell me which necklace you would choose if you are the winner!
- Follow/ "Like" Inspired By Finn on Facebook (and tell them that the Little Hedgehog sent you!) and then comment here to let me know for your entry.
- Follow the Little Hedgehog via Google Friend Connect.
- Follow me on Twitter @lttlehedgehog then, comment here saying so to get your entry.
- Tweet about this giveaway. Please link to the post and be sure to use Inspired By Finn and @lttlehedgehog. You can tweet once per day! You may use this tweet or make up your own: "@lttlehedgehog has a #giveaway! #WIN a Baltic Amber or Hazelwood Necklace http://bit.ly/a3ZoNd Ends on 7/6 sponsored by Inspired By Finn" Comment with a direct link to your tweet so I can see it to get your entry!
- Blog about this review/giveaway. Be sure to include a link to Inspired By Finn and this review/giveaway. Comment with a link to your blog post to get your entry!
Don't forget to put your email address in each comment so I can get a hold of you if you are the lucky winner! If I cannot get a hold of you, I will have to draw another winner! Also, I will check to make sure that the winner filled out the mandatory entry.
Open to U.S. residents only.
I'll accept entries until Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Midnight PST. I'll select a winner using random.org's random number generator, then email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email and if I don't get a response, I will have to choose another winner. Again, make sure you leave your email address in your comment!
*PLEASE REMEMBER THAT: This necklace has small parts and is not intended for children under 3 years old. Children should be supervised while wearing the jewelry and the jewelry should be removed from the child's neck when he/she goes to sleep. Please use common sense when allowing your child to wear this jewelry.
*Inspired By Finn will be shipping the winner’s item to them directly. The Little Hedgehog is not responsible for mailing the winners prize.
Thank you to Inspired By Finn for providing me with the opportunity to host this giveaway at no cost to myself. The giveaway has not influenced my opinion of the product. I have sought to give my honest opinions and experiences on these products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Thank you again to Inspired By Finn for sponsoring a Baltic Amber or Hazelwood product that is 16 inches or SMALLER that is in stock for the giveaway.