Have you ever heard of Amber Teething Necklaces? I hadn't until a few months before my son was born. While my daughter was teething we always used baby Tylenol, and Orajel. This ended up causing us some problems because whenever she'd start cutting new teeth, she would also get a cold; a runny nose, coughing, snotty, mucusy cold. The Orajel always made her drool even more, and this created so much extra saliva and mucus build-up she'd cough to the point of vomiting and choking. Then the FDA put out a warning on products containing Benzocaine (the numbing agent in Orajel), and the warning terrified me. I'm not one to spook easily when the FDA says "this is bad", but this one had me searching for another option that did not include Benzocaine. Luckily for me I have a friend who had been using an amber necklace on her daughter and raved how well it worked. I asked my husband what he thought, and of course he was a HUGE skeptic at first. I decided that it was still worth a try, and purchased a necklace. My daughter was an early teether and I didn't want to be caught by surprise.
Hazelaid is a fabulous site to purchase Baltic Amber Teething jewelry, and Hazelwood jewelry. For the purpose of this review they sent me a Children's 12" semi-polished Super Butter Baltic Amber Necklace. I've heard the lighter in color, and the less polished the amber is, the stronger the affects. (The first necklace I purchased was a polished, darker colored amber from another company, and we have been very pleased with it.) So, we decided to request the Super Butter Baltic Amber this time around to compare the two. Hazelaid's site that says for teething purposes the color and clarity really doesn't matter, but I didn't see the harm in giving something new a try. If he's anything like my daughter, he's going to cut 2-4 teeth at a time.
My son has cut THREE teeth since we received the Super Butter Baltic Amber Necklace. The third one, literally, just showed up this morning (5/19). I had no idea he was teething again! He has been nomming on things a little more than usual, but I figured he was just getting more and more curious about his surroundings. He's been sleeping soundly, and is just his usual happy-go-lucky smiling self. Does that look like a picture of a teething baby to you? No excess drool, no crying, no fever, and no runny nose. Amazing! Plus he looks so stinkin' adorable sporting his Hazelaid necklace - then again I'm by no means objective when it comes to his cuteness.
As you can see, the 12" Super Butter Baltic Amber Necklace is the perfect size. It's light weight, and sits comfortably around his neck. He never plays with it, and probably doesn't even realize it's there. I'm not too concerned about him wearing it at night, but I know some other parents may not want their kids to have a necklace on. Hazelaid also sells Baltic Amber anklets/bracelets. I purchased an anklet from Hazelaid just in case he starts tugging on his necklace, but I haven't needed to use it yet. These necklaces are designed for children to wear, which is extremely important to me.
"Available in 5.5” bracelet/anklets, and 12” & 14” necklaces. All three sizes are on string, are knotted between each bead, and use a plastic twist clasp system that mimics two beads." ~ Hazelaid
I've been told that the way to get the best results is to keep the necklace under the clothing. This allows the amber to warm up and release the natural oils which then are absorbed by the skin and work as an analgesic. These are NOT for chewing! However, we have great results with him just wearing it - under his clothing or not. I have not needed to use any Tylenol since we started using the Baltic Amber Necklace. I love that he doesn't need any additional medications to get him through, what is usually considered an "awful", phase of his childhood. I recommend anyone with a teething child purchase an amber necklace!
Hazelwood and Baltic Amber are not just remedies for teething children! I also purchase a Hazelwood & Amber necklace for my daughter, and a Hazelwood anklet for myself because I heard that Hazelwood helps with eczema, and heartburn along with several other ailments. The little heartburn I do get seems to have improved, however the redness on my daughter's cheeks and arms has not. That's not to say these don't work. It was an experiment since she doesn't actually have eczema, but I wanted to see if it would improve the redness. She still likes to wear her necklace as a gorgeous piece of jewelry, and I haven't taken my anklet off since I received it since I love the looks of it. You can read all testimonies on the Hazelaid site [HERE].
I'm so excited to be able to tell you that Hazelaid has offered ALL DealPeddler & Eco-Style Life readers a 10% open ended discount. Just use code Eco10 at checkout! It would be great if you'd head over to their Facebook page and Twitter page to say thanks if you use the code.
Hazelaid has also offered a $25 gift certificate as a giveaway! This means you'll be able to get at least 1 necklace for FREE if you win. Giveaway is open worldwide! Must be 18+ to enter. You'll be able to enter the giveaway [HERE] during the duration that it is live.
I was given a product for free to facilitate this review. All opinions and experiences are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.
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