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!