Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bumps to Babies: Hazelaid Review & Giveaway


Hazelaid Giveaway

One of the joys of having a baby is teething. Yes, I’m being totally sarcastic. Who in their right mind would enjoy the teething process? I’ve had 3 kids go through teething and I’ve never looked forward to it. Baby #4 will be no different.

However, while my poor boys (my oldest two) were given the standard non-crunchy Tylenol and orajel until they were hooked on the stuff, my daughter (#3) was spared all the drugs. Now how in the world did she or I survive teething without drugs? Simple, we got her a Baltic amber teething necklace from Hazelaid.
Hazelaid Giveaway

As crunchy as I might be, I was leery about a necklace that could work for pain relief. I mean seriously? How in the world could wearing a necklace make my baby cry less as she’s cutting her teeth? However, I was desperate and I wanted a natural remedy.

My daughter started wearing her necklace at around 3 months and she is still wearing it now that she’s 2 years old.  At first, I thought that it really wasn’t doing much. She seemed about the same. Then one night I forgot to put it on her while she slept (for safety reasons, it’s recommended to wrap the necklace on the baby’s ankle under a sock or jammies while they sleep). By 3am she was fussy and by the time it was morning she was a full-blown monster. What had happened to my sweet child? It took me a while to realize that she wasn’t wearing her necklace but once I put it back on her (after maybe a few hours) she was back to her happy self. I was sold! We have never taken it off of her since.

Hazelaid GiveawayThere was one greater test to put her Hazelaid necklace through…molars. Any parent will tell you that molars are the worst! When my oldest got his 1 year old molars, he got all four in one night, didn’t sleep for 24 hours straight and was drugged on Tylenol and orajel which didn’t seem to make a difference. My second son was not much different only that he didn’t get all four in one night. I knew that when my daughter got her molars in, I could truly tell if Baltic amber teething necklaces worked or not. Sure enough she got her 1 year molars in and guess what! She got them in unnoticed!!! The only reason I knew that she had gotten the first one in was because I was checking out her mouth for one reason or another and there was a molar! The test was over, Baltic amber teething necklaces worked and they worked well!!!!!

A Bit about Baltic Amber:

Baltic amber works in that when worn it releases succinic acid. This succinic acid is absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin. This is how Baltic amber acts as a natural analgesic. Now the most popular reason to use Baltic amber does seem to be for teething but it should be noted that it’s also good for headaches, inflammation, and many other pain related issues. It’s also supposed to improve the body’s immunity which I don’t know if I can vouch for but it seems like my daughter has gotten sick a lot less than her brothers did at her age.

Why Hazelaid:

Hazelaid GiveawayHazelaid is of course just one company of many who sell amber teething necklaces. There are dozens out there. However, Hazelaid is one of a few that sell Baltic amber necklaces and it is Baltic amber that has one of the highest concentrations of succinic acid. Lithuanian’s makes each piece so you know it’s the real deal. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of many other companies out there. Each necklace or bracelet from Hazelaid is knotted in between each bead; this ensures that if some how your necklace or bracelet were to break, you would only lose one stone and not the whole string. Hazelaid not only offers Baltic amber necklaces and bracelets (for children as well as adults) but they also offer hazelwood jewelry, which is great for eczema and acid reflux. This family owned company also offers hazel-amber jewelry, which is a combination of both hazelwood and amber, and quite a few other products as well.

If you are looking for a natural remedy for teething, Hazelaid is the answer! Even if you don’t have a teething baby, odds are that you could find a way to use Hazelaid as it seems everyone knows someone who has pain issues, reflux, or eczema.

Buy It: 
You can find Hazelaid’s bracelets, necklaces and more on their site.  Children’s Baltic amber necklaces range from $18.95 - $21.95. However, Hazelaid has provided a discount code for my readers. If you enter code: Pistachio10 you will receive 10% off your order!

Win It: 
Hazelaid has graciously offered to allow one of you the chance to win a $25 gift code to their store!

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary Hazelaid necklace for the purpose of facilitating my review. All opinions expressed were not influenced by the company and are 100% my own. 

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