Tuesday, October 12, 2010

-CLOSED- Top To Bottom Baby Boutique Amber Necklace Review & Giveaway


 

The other month I was the lucky winner of a Knickernappies Baltic Amber Teething necklace giveaway on Top To Bottom Baby Boutique’s blog. They contacted me and asked if I would also be interested in doing a review of the amber necklace and they would sponsor a  giveaway of another necklace on my blog. I was thrilled! Not only because I had won an amber necklace for my son, but I was excited at the opportunity to work with Top To Bottom Baby Boutique and do a giveaway for my readers!
Here's some info from the Top To Bottom Baby Boutique description of the amber necklace:

* Designed for wearing by either boys or girls; coordinates with our Baltic Amber teething necklaces or bracelets
    * A completely natural, drug-free way to relieve the symptoms of teething in babies and toddler.
    * Amber is a fossilized resin, not a stone. It is therefore warm to the touch, and light to wear.
    * When amber is worn on the skin, the skin's warmth releases minuscule amounts of healing oils from the amber which are then absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream.
    * Baltic Amber baby teething bracelets and necklaces provide natural pain relief for babies, toddlers, and children.
    * Not designed for chewing with teeth, parent supervision is recommended at all times when baby is wearing bracelet or necklace.
    * Amber is associated with sunlight and warmth and reputed to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing of wounds and is thus the perfect help for babies and toddlers who wear it when they are teething.


The necklace came packaged so nicely from Top To Bottom Baby Boutique and I just have to say that I thought it was the cutest little necklace ever! The beads were round-ish shaped and I really liked that every bead was just a little bit different, it made it seem more unique and one-of-a-kind. I loved that when I help it up to the light, I could see little “veins” running through the beads, giving each one its own unique character qualities. So, given that my son is almost 11 months old and is teething like a mad man, I put it on him right away! I feel so bad for him, he is constantly putting teethers, toys, his hands…anything in his mouth to help ease the pain of his teeth coming in. This has been going on since he was 3 months old and all I can say is, there’s a lot of drool that goes hand-in-hand with teething pain. I wish that I could take all that pain and discomfort away from him, but there is no way that I am going to continually dose him with Tylenol or Ibuprofen (especially in the wake of the major Tylenol recall). So, amber teething necklaces seem like a good fit- it’s all natural, he can wear it daily so the effect of amber will steadily be released and I think it looks cute on him. I have gotten several compliments that he looks like a little surfer dude with his amber necklace on and so many moms have seen it and asked about it and we then proceeded to have a conversation about whether or not I think it has helped my little man.
So, do I think it has helped my little man? I do. Definitely. I know there isn’t any “science” behind the effects of wearing Baltic amber, but I have seen how it helps to calm my little man and I feel that it takes the harsh “edge” off of his teething pain. Now, I wouldn’t say that it makes his pain go away completely, but there have been a couple afternoons where I forgot to put it back on after a nap…and the cranky monster emerged! He would be extra fussy and look to chew on everything in site, usually crying as he would bit down on toys or his own hand. Then, I would remember the amber necklace, I would put it back on him and after a little bit, he would seem to calm down and relax a little.

So, I do feel like the Baltic amber teething necklace helps my little man throughout the day as his teeth are sprouting out of his poor little gummies with a vengeance. I feel that it has helped him and saved me from relying on the dropper of Ibuprofen to get us through the day. I think that it is a high quality, well made necklace and I have no worries that it will break or come apart. I also really enjoyed working with Top To Bottom Baby, they answer emails and questions super quickly and have wonderful and friendly customer service!

Interested in getting a Baltic amber teething necklace to help your little on navigate the rough waters of teething? You can buy one for your little one from Top To Bottom Baby Boutique’s site!

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You can enter to WIN a Baltic amber teething necklace here!

  Here's how to enter:
Mandatory Entry:
  • Be a follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect AND visit the Top To Bottom Baby Boutique and tell me which Baltic Amber necklace you would love to have for your little one if you won!
Extra Entries:
  •  "Like" Top To Bottom Baby Boutique on Facebook and let them know that The Little Hedgehog sent you. (2 entries)
  • Follow Top To Bottom Baby Boutique on Twitter and comment here with your Twitter ID (1 entry)
  • Add my button to your blog and leave me a link (2 entries) 
    • Follow me on Twitter: @lttlehedgehog then, comment here with your Twitter ID to get your entry. (1 entry) 
    • Tweet about this giveaway. Comment with a direct link to your tweet so I can see it to get your entry!  You may use this tweet or make up your own:  Enter to #Win a Baltic Amber necklace from @toptobottombaby and the @lttlehedgehog blog! http://bit.ly/adA8Fa {Ends 10/26} #giveaway  (1 entry per day)
    • Sign up to receive the little hedgehog emails via feedburner and have your subscription verified. (2 entries)
    • Blog about this review/giveaway. Be sure to include a link to this review/giveaway. Comment with a link to your blog post to get your entry! (2 entries)

    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. and Canadian residents only.

    I'll accept entries until Tuesday, October 26, 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!

    *Top To Bottom Baby will be shipping the winner’s item to them directly.

    Thank you to Top To Bottom Baby Boutique 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 Top To Bottom Baby Boutique for sponsoring this review and giveaway!

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    9. 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. http://www.amberartisans.com/

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