Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Teething Inspiration: Inspired by Finn (Giveaway)

We've been teething at the Connected house, and like most moms I am not a fan of this stage.  Poor Sydney decided to get her teeth in sets of three and with sore gums, even nursing made her howl at times.  I'd heard of amber teething necklaces, but to be honest, I didn't really understand how they worked.  So after one particularly rough night I checked out Inspired by Finn for more information.

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)

Mandatory Entry:  Go to Inspired by Finn and tell us what your favorite product is.

Extra entries:
1. Tweet this giveaway and leave a link to the tweet (click on the timestamp). You may do this daily.
2. Follow us publicly on google friend connect.
3. Subscribe to our RSS feed.
4. Follow @theconnectedmom on twitter
5. Share this giveaway on Facebook using the share button at the top of this post.
6. Follow Inspired by Finn on Facebook.
7. Follow Connected Mom on Facebook.
8. Add either our Connected Mom button or one of our Breastfeeding on the Street buttons (2 entries if you do both)
9. Follow us on Networked Blogs.


Disclaimer: Inspired by Finn provided a sample for my review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

71 comments:

Katherine said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I would LOVE the back pain relief strand! I've been dying to try amber for my teething daughter, but I'd love to see if it would help me as well....

Katherine said... [Reply to comment]

I follow on google friend connect

Katherine said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a fan of Connected Mom on FB

Katherine said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a fan of Inspired by Finn on FB

rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

I like the honey round necklace and the leg warmers tights! :)

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rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

I follow you on GFC

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rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

I like you on facebook!

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Mini MNM's said... [Reply to comment]

I think that the amber adjustable teething anklet would be great! (put it on under their footie pj's)
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Mini MNM's said... [Reply to comment]

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/babyfickas/status/15220467233202176

Mini MNM's said... [Reply to comment]

I follow on GFC.
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Mini MNM's said... [Reply to comment]

I follow on twitter
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Mini MNM's said... [Reply to comment]

I shared this on FB.
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Mini MNM's said... [Reply to comment]

I like connected mom on FB.
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Mini MNM's said... [Reply to comment]

Liked Inspired by Finn on FB
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Mini MNM's said... [Reply to comment]

Follow via connected blogs
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turtleaeb said... [Reply to comment]

Would LOVE a pain releif strand of any length. Deos anyone know if they work on other types of pain...like sore throats, growing pains, etc?

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Miranda said... [Reply to comment]

My favorite product is the 4 Different Colors - Elastic bracelet.
http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/mt/713/13955/4-Different-Colors-Elastic

Miranda said... [Reply to comment]

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/randi094/status/15505308315033600

Miranda said... [Reply to comment]

Follow on GFC.

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Subscribe to RSS feed

Miranda said... [Reply to comment]

Follow you on twitter. @randi094

serendipity1212002 said... [Reply to comment]

I love the Baltic 16 inch teething necklace and have been dying to try one! I already follow both you and Inspired by Finn on facebook and am sharing this contest!

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE the Pumpkin and Butter Round necklace, and am ordering it shortly for my 4-month-old with his Christmas money. I wish I would have been able to order in time for Christmas!

I am a Facebook follower, and I am sharing this giveaway on FB!

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

I follow you on Google Friend Connect as well!
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Bandora said... [Reply to comment]

My favorite item is the rainbow round necklace.

Bandora said... [Reply to comment]

I also follow Connected Mom on Facebook

mamagonzo said... [Reply to comment]

Love the sunshine necklace
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mamagonzo said... [Reply to comment]

Follow us publicly on google friend connect.
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mamagonzo said... [Reply to comment]

Subscribe to our RSS feed.
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mamagonzo said... [Reply to comment]

Share this giveaway on Facebook using the share button at the top of this post.
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mamagonzo said... [Reply to comment]

Follow Inspired by Finn on Facebook.
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mamagonzo said... [Reply to comment]

Follow Connected Mom on Facebook.
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mamagonzo said... [Reply to comment]

Follow us on Networked Blogs.
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Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said... [Reply to comment]

I like the Lemonade one! I would love to see if this actually works on my teething baby.
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Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said... [Reply to comment]

I liked Inspired by Finn on facebook.
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marybelle said... [Reply to comment]

I just love the Honey Elastic Bracelet.

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Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I like the Great for Boys! Lemonade necklace
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Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/16339432395247616
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Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I like Inspired By Finn on facebook (Jessica Miller)
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Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I like Connected Mom on facebook (Jessica Miller)
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April G said... [Reply to comment]

My favorite product is the butter round youth necklace.

April G said... [Reply to comment]

I follow on Friend Connect.

April G said... [Reply to comment]

I subscribe to the RSS feed.

April G said... [Reply to comment]

I follow @theconnectedmom on twitter (@irishmarmalade).

April G said... [Reply to comment]

I follow Inspired by Finn on Facebook.

April G said... [Reply to comment]

I follow Connected Mom on Facebook. :)

April G said... [Reply to comment]

I have your Connected Mom button on my blog (3milkfaces.blogspot.com).

April G said... [Reply to comment]

I have the breastfeeding button on my blog too(3milkfaces.blogspot.com).

April G said... [Reply to comment]

I follow you on Networked Blogs.

April G said... [Reply to comment]

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/16656204520488960

bitt said... [Reply to comment]

other than the teething necklace, I'm interested in the knee band
http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/index.php?c=183

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bitt said... [Reply to comment]

following on GFC

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April G said... [Reply to comment]

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/16928207890550784

April G said... [Reply to comment]

Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/17278207669571585

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Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/17652834879143936

April G said... [Reply to comment]

Tweet: http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/18011274419896320

April G said... [Reply to comment]

Christmas Eve Tweet :)
http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/18394942535630848

April G said... [Reply to comment]

Merry Christmas! http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/18823266680438784

April G said... [Reply to comment]

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/19127040523374593

April G said... [Reply to comment]

Tweet: http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/19482078697492480

April G said... [Reply to comment]

Tweet: http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/19869978509447168

April G said... [Reply to comment]

Final Tweet. :)
http://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/20201584524795904

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

My favorite item is the Fresh Water Pearl Gemstone Hazelwood necklace!
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Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I like you on FB
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Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I like Inspired by Finn on FB
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Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I follow you via gfc
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Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I follow you on twitter
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Becky said... [Reply to comment]

tweet!
http://twitter.com/#!/rhuss85/status/20234554073677827
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Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I posted your button on my blog
http://learning2gogreen.blogspot.com/
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Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I posted the breastfeeding button on my blog
http://learning2gogreen.blogspot.com/
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