Monday, July 15, 2013

Spark of Amber Review & Giveaway

            Amber teething necklaces are quickly becoming quite the trend in the natural parenting community. I’m not even close to being a completely crunchy mama (nor do I ever intend to be), so I had only heard of these teething necklaces briefly recently. I was under the impression they were for the mother to wear and baby to gnaw on. This is not the case, however. They are meant for baby to wear, but not chew or suck on. If this raises a red flag with you, you’re not alone. The idea of my baby wearing something around her neck WITH small things she could choke on to boot made me nervous at first too. I will explain in a minute why it’s not as scary as it sounds.
            So, what exactly is the big deal about amber? Purportedly, when it is worn close to the skin, baby’s body heat causes healing oils to be released from the amber (which is actually a fossilized resin, not rock). These healing oils are said to have natural anti-inflammatory, calming, and pain relieving properties. Now you can see why they would be helpful with a teething toddler or baby!

            Spark ofAmber was kind enough to send Myka and I a teething necklace to try out. I’ll be completely honest: I was both intrigued and skeptical about whether it would actually help with teething. However, it came at the perfect time to try out. Myka has been going through her second round of teething for about a month now and FINALLY has 2 teeth to show for it!

            We have been using the teething necklace (which I believe is “The Seashore” from their website) almost every day for about 2 weeks now. Myka is naturally a very laid back child and usually only gets a little to moderately fussy while she’s teething. Keep in mind every child is different, of course, but from our experience it seemed the necklace helped out about 70-80% of the time. Let’s face it, though. Any help with the joys of teething is welcomed, especially if it is natural and has no side effects!

            My favorite aspect of the teething necklace was the way it was made. The folks at Spark of Amber make sure to tie a knot in between each bead. Why is this important? In the event that the necklace breaks, all of the beads will not fall off and go skittering across the floor everywhere, which would be tempting for young children to pick up and put in their mouth.

            I also liked that the clasp was easy to screw on quickly so that I could get it on Myka before she knew what hit her. J With some things, if she has time to notice them, she likes messing with them. I’d rather her not be messing with the necklace and so far she hasn’t really taken much interest in it. That’s another nice thing. They are made short on purpose so that they aren’t dangling where baby can see it and want to play/yank on it.

            Overall, my husband and I agree that the teething necklace seems to have a noticeable affect on her teething fussiness. At the very least, it makes a really cute accessory, especially with all of the different styles Spark of Amber has to choose from. They also sell adult jewelry as well, such as earrings, rings, breastfeeding necklaces, and even make pet collars all at reasonable prices!
            If you would like to purchase a quality amber piece of jewelry from Spark of Amber, please visit their site HERE. Or, you can enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a teething necklace of your choice! 
Getting Green with Baby did not receive monetary compensation for this review/giveaway. I received a product in return for an honest opinion and review of it. All opinions expressed herein are my own. Getting Green with Baby is not responsible for prize shipment; that is the sole responsibility of the sponsor of this giveaway. If you have any questions or concerns about this giveaway, please email me at AliciaOwen6814@yahoo.com,

33 comments:

  1. love the toddler necklaces and the baby ones

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  2. I like the midnight ones. I can't tell the difference though between the just teething one and the teething calming one. I suppose the second helps in other areas too? I keep hearing about how wonderful these are, but I am super skeptical (too much to pay the money for them!), but my kids are horrible teethers, and I can definitely use this when my baby starts up again.

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  3. sunny days raw is the one I like

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  4. I like The Firefly, but I'm wondering if my daughter would prefer The Campfire because the beads are rounded. She's working on 4 molars and cut a bottom tooth as well so she can definitely use one of these.

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  5. Seashore. I have been wanting to try these for so long and just never have!

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    1. Hi Reesa! I know, right? I've been intrigued by them ever since I heard about them!

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  6. I love the seashore, though they are all gorgeous.

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  7. Ooooo! I like the midnight necklace too!

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  8. Firefly is very pretty! I would love to give as a gift to my SIL.

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  9. love the seashore teething necklace

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  10. Definitely the Midnight necklace :)

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  11. I really like the autumn necklace, beautiful color!

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  12. Midnight and firefly are SO cute! Im super skepitcal of these but am really curious to see if the help/work!

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  13. I really love the breastfeeding one and firefly! shawna scott Shawna_angelbear@yahoo.com

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    1. actually I think autumn is my fav

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  14. The forest or the seashore, I can't pick!

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  15. I'd choose the campfire. I love that it's raw. I also love the midnight one too!

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  16. I wish there were some Raw darker options. I might go with Campfire. Maybe Seashore.

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