Amber for Babies sent me a Baltic Amber teething necklace in December. I’ve had Ans try it out for about a month now, and I’m so pleased with it that I’m partnering with them for a giveaway, ending on January 31st at midnight (CST).
Before we get to how to enter, let me tell you why I love it. Besides the hippie necklace cuteness, of course.
EB had some major teething issues: drooling, crankiness, gnawing on various parts of my body, etcetera etcetera. I gave her the natural teething tablets that dissolved in her mouth, but it seemed like such a temporary solution and I wasn’t sure if it was even numbing the source of the pain. I thought about getting her an amber necklace a little too late – she already had 20 teeth by the time I started researching. When Ans started teething (she now has 8 chompers), I looked high and low on the Intertron, but I wasn’t sure what kind to get. I knew Baltic amber was the oldest kind and had the highest concentration of succinic acid, which is released by the warmth of skin. It is known to heal all sorts of ailments, including fighting off infections and reducing inflammation of the throat and ear. I also wanted to make sure that if I put a necklace on a wiley baby that wouldn’t break or become a choking hazard if the beads came off.
Serendipity was looking my way, because right after I got lazy and never ordered anything because there were too many options and I was broke because of Christmas, Amber for Babies offered me a necklace to review. It’s the perfect length at 12″, has a screw-on clasp, and the extra-strong thread is knotted between the beads. I’m telling you, Ans has put some downward pressure on that thing when she’s creeping up on a nap screaming and I’ve got two more errands to run in the car.
I was worried that Ans would hate wearing the amber necklace because she rips out hair ties and clips and won’t wear socks, gloves, or hats for more than 30 seconds. For the most part, Ans lets it nestle against her skin under a shirt. She does occasionally chew on it, but again, I haven’t been in fear of her breaking it at all.
So if you’d like your very own amber necklace, enter this giveaway HERE. There are a few caveats: you have to like I’ll Sleep When They’re Grown on Facebook, and you have to follow ISWTGBlog on Twitter. You can up your chances of winning by commenting below and tweeting about the giveaway (up to once per day). You can also follow Amber for Babies on Facebook and Twitter for even more chances to win. You have until the end of January! I’m excited about my first giveaway and may the odds be ever in your favor.
UPDATE: Emily from The Waiting won! Congrats!