I like going the natural route if possible, but on the other hand I love facts! So a lot of this magnetic-bracelets, aura healing crystals, green tea detoxifying foot patches, etc just makes me drive up the walls. Though lately I have been seeing many babies wearing All-Natural Amber Necklaces and I thought I should take a look at that hype? trend? german custom?
What I learnt through my old friend Google: They seem to be necklaces that are supposed to relieve teething pain and make it all-around a more tolerable experience. Even Supermodel Gisele Bündchen posted a photo to her Instagram showing her son wearing a teething necklace. The way they’re supposed to work is by the Succinic Acid contained in the amber. When placed against the skin, the acid is supposed to be absorbed into the bloodstream, giving a natural pain killing effect.
I went to the next baby store and got Pepa an Amber Necklace. It looked terrible and was orange and it just didn't fit AT ALL with any outfit. I thought: It has to be a better looking Amber Necklace. And thanks to Instagram I found Summer & Storm.
Beautiful Amber Necklaces made in Australia. And when I saw the beautiful forms and colors, I fell in love with "The PROTECTIVE kind"
It is made out of FLUORITE + POLISHED BALTIC AMBER. And as it says on their website: "Baltic amber has been used for thousands of years for many ailments. It is believe to help ease pain, stimulate the healing process and posses ani-inflammatory properties. The ancients would traditionally gift amber to their young children to help protect them from misadventure and help ease growth."
I am sometimes a bit superstitious (have to admit that!!!) and while growing up in South America, we believed that having a red wristband would protect you to the evil eye. So I was very happy this necklace has Fluorite. "It is a highly protective stone. Wearing the crystal close to the body it known to help improve the physical and mental coordination. Emotionally fluorite is known to have a stabilising effect on the body and is also known to protect the body from chaotic vibrations by evening them out in an orderly manner."
Visually it is WAY better than the generic Amber necklaces and they threw in some protection for the evil eye.. SOLD! The Amber stones come in a beautiful very dark brown just like Pepa's eyes and the crystals in some of my favorite colors.
I read a lot about some accidents of babies wearing teething necklaces. But if you buy the right size and remove it at night it shouldnt be a problem at all. Pepa's new necklace measures 33cm.
Does it work? The only think I can say is: I noticed a change of mood while wearing it. Today Pepa was radiant and happy. Best mood in days since she started teething. And if putting her a necklace MAY improve my daughters life. Then so be it! (at least better than painkillers, tylenol & Co.)
The PROTECTIVE Kind its sold out, but you can get The CHAKRA Balance that is made of the same crystals.
I'm Andrea - a food enthusiast and blogger. Recently I noticed I have been answering a lot of questions about what I buy for my daughter Pepa, or what are my thoughts in certain "mom stuff". This is how I realised I should start a blog about being mom.. Or "Mom" like me! I hope to share my thoughts, amazing, things I buy and amazing recipes with other moms, just like me!