This post and giveaway is sponsored by Spark of Amber.
What is an amber teething necklace anyway? I see them all over my Instagram feed. It seems like every crunchy mama I know has a Baltic amber necklace around their baby’s neck, but what is it???
Baltic Amber contains a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory, which can be absorbed through the skin. Simply wearing the necklace can help ease teething pain and many other ailments. That might sound like a hoax, but the world’s first medicine all came from plants and minerals. Why wouldn’t it still work today?
Is the baby suppose to chew on it? Nope. Just wear the necklace. It isn’t made to go in the mouth. Noah wears his all the time, but I’ve only seen him up it in his mouth once and rarely does he ever play with it. Thankfully, there is a knot between each bead so if the necklace would break only one small bead would come off.
Does wearing a teething necklace really help? Spark of Amber sent me a necklace to try with Noah. I got it at the perfect time. He was on the verge of getting three molars. During the entire time he was working on those three molars, I only gave him Tylenol once. I think that is pretty amazing.
Just in case you think I’m saying this just because I was given an amber teething necklace for free (which I am not!), here is another testimony from a friend of mine who paid for a necklace from Spark of Amber:
When Cora (18 months old) got her top molars it was terrible. We gave her Tylenol once or twice a day for a week. She was miserable. The Tylenol helped, but I felt bad about giving it to her all the time. I ordered a necklace after talking to Rebekah about Noah’s necklace.
Cora has been wearing her teething necklace for almost two weeks. She got two teeth on the bottom and two bottom molars are coming. She has been so much better. I haven’t been giving her Tylenol at all. You can still tell that she is a little uncomfortable, but oh my goodness… it is so much better. I would definitely say it is working. I think it has made a big difference.
I was really kind of skeptical. But man oh man… It is really working with Cora. – Emily
Spark of Amber has several different styles of teething necklaces to choose from. I decided to go with one of their “raw” necklaces (not pictured above). There is a slightly higher concentration of the naturally occurring anti-inflammatory in the “raw” unpolished beads. It was a tough decision, but I decided to go with the most effective necklace rather than a darker color that might have been more masculine.
Is it weird to have a necklace on my little boy? Many people have commented about him wearing it, but as soon as I explain what it is they all have given me a very positive response. I thought my husband might not be into it, but he doesn’t mind. I think it actually looks really cute with the right kind of shirt.
Is it worth the money? I was given my necklace for free to review, but I would definitely buy one. Spark of Amber sells them for $18.99 with free shipping. It costs more than a bottle of Tylenol, but it is all natural!
Spark of Amber is giving away a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace to one lucky winner! The winner gets to pick which style of necklace they receive. Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below. Can’t see the form? Click over to Simply Rebekah to enter the giveaway.
Disclosure: Spark of Amber provided me with a teething necklace to review and keep. I was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own. This giveaway is open to the USA. The winner will be chosen by random and notified by email. Bottom image is credited to Spark of Amber. If you enjoy reading silly fine print like this then be sure to check out my full disclosure policy.