Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Teething Tuesday: Teething Necklace Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

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Have you ever heard of a teething necklace before? Until a few months ago I had never heard of this concept, although from what I've read they've been using it in Europe for years. Judging from the name I thought it was a necklace babies wore to chew on to help cut their teeth. That isn't the case- it is actually a baltic amber necklace they wear around their neck and somehow their body absorbs pain relieving properties from the amber. After reading some reviews, and suffering many miserable days with a cranky teething baby I started looking for a place to buy a teething necklace. I was blessed to be connected with Inspired By Finn who provided me with an 11 inch light mix teething necklace to review for Avin.

Inspired by Finn provides some great information on their website about baltic amber and their teething necklaces. I learned that the baltic amber has pain relieving properties that are absorbed through the skin. I also learned that the lighter and cloudier (think closer to white than brown) the amber is the more of the pain relieving property it contains. The necklaces are all hand strung and knotted between each bead. They are designed to break if a good amount of pressure is applied to minimize danger to your child if it should get caught on something. Since it is knotted between each bead you only have to worry about one or two loose beads if the string were to break.

Inspired by Finn carries both teething necklaces and anklets. I debated about which I would rather try because the necklace is thought to work better but you can leave an anklet on during nap and bedtime. In the end I received the 11 inch light mix necklace to review. I use the necklace as both a necklace and an anklet. Avin is 8 months old but on the thin side and the necklace is the perfect length to wrap around his ankle twice and secure. During the day while he is up and about I keep the necklace on him as a necklace but then I switch it to an anklet during nap and bedtime. When he wears it as a necklace it is loose enough that I don't feel like he is choking but it is short enough that he can't get it to his mouth even if he tried. He actually seems to notice it and attempt to play with it more on his ankle than his neck.

I know you are dying to know- does it work? My answer is absolutely!!! Avin was sick when the necklace came and had been restless and not sleeping good but the first night he wore it he slept better than he had in months. He had been waking every two hours and since he's started wearing the necklace he only wakes about twice per night. I had been giving him Hylands teething tabs at least three times per day and since he started wearing the necklace he hasn't had any!!! He seems to be happier, less fussy, and very noticeably less drool. I wish we had known about teething necklaces when his first two teeth were coming in. That would have saved Avin and I so much misery for the two long months it took them to break through. This is a product that will be going on my top 10 list of must have items.

Inspired By Finn is a great shop and Kate (the owner) is so nice! Her shipping was very quick and when the package came it was in eco-friendly packaging. She even shared a special discount code for my readers! Use the code BLOG at checkout to receive 20% off anything in their store. You must go check out her fabulous products at Inspired By Finn. They even have babylegs under $10!!!

If you have a baby who is or will be teething this is a must have product. It will save everyone in the household so much misery! I plan to give these as my new baby shower gifts. I'm even giving one away to a lucky reader for FREE!!! (Thanks to Kate's generosity!)

Mandatory Entry: To enter you must become a blog follower via google friend connect and then visit Inspired By Finn and come back and comment telling me which youth necklace (less than 16 inches) you would like to win.

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Contest ends Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 11:00 PM CST. Contest open to US addresses only. Must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen using random.org. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Please make sure you leave your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

65 comments:

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Rebecca Kenwick said...

I like the multi colored "bean" style. I am a follower :)

Mary Beth said...

I have been looking into these! love the amber disc bean ones!

Rebecca Kenwick said...

I am a friend on facebook

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Jess said...

I like the Honey Round bead necklace for my little one.

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SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

I like the Multi colored round. There were so many types to choose from,and I follow you via GFC: Karen Bridges

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mamawj said...

main entry: I follow you on google friends publicly as j. cutshaw & I think the best choice I would like would be the multi colored round necklace very nice thank you
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BriMarie777 said...

How long did it take to work? i have one and my son recently cut 2 teeth, i had it on him for a day and it didn't seem to help.

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