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Inspired by Finn is the first name you'll hear if you mention amber teething necklaces to a natural parent, so I knew they would have all the info and I was right. Amber teething necklaces are not, as you might assume, something for your child to chew on, but rather fossilized tree resins that contain natural oils that release when laid against warm skin. These oils, including succinic acid - a natural component of plant and animal tissues, are a natural form of pain relief.
Inspired by Finn offers hand-knotted amber necklaces with screw or magnetic clasps. Necklaces should be worn next to baby's skin for maximum benefit and should not be teethed on. I was very concerned that Syd would constantly have hers in her mouth, but I've only had to take it out of her mouth twice in the last month. I usually just tuck it under her shirt, and for some reason, she isn't interested in mouthing it.
So does it work? I have to give this a big YES! I'll admit I wasn't convinced when I ordered, but after a semi-scientific experiment, I'm a believer. When we received the necklace Syd had cut 3 teeth already and was getting ready for the next set. I put on the necklace and her discomfort seemed to go away. After a few days I removed it and left it off for a few days, the fussy discomfort returned. We put it back on and repeated the experiment. The last time we put it on, we left it on and a few days later, there were three new teeth, her top two and one incisor, poking through one morning. I was surprised because she hadn't seemed uncomfortable at all and those are some big teeth!
Inspired by Finn has offered to give away one item from their shop (any 16 inch or under in-stock Baltic Amber necklace) to one lucky reader. Can't wait? You can follow this link to get up to 20% off your order! Giveaway will close at Dec. 29 at 11:59 pm CST. (U.S. Only)
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