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February 21, 2012

Inspired by Finn Amber Teething Necklace

Inspired by Finn Amber Teething Necklace

I had been hearing a lot about how amber necklaces really help with teething pain for babies and was curious to see if they really work or if it was just a hype. I wanted to make sure I got a real amber necklace and not just some cheap plastic look alike. I went to Inspired by Finn.


Inspired by Finn is a store on hyena cart that sells baltic amber, hazel wood and gemstone jewelry that all aid in easing many discomforts ranging from back pain, teething and arthritis to eczema, carpal tunnel and even headaches or menstrual cramping. Depending on what your pain is, your needs could easily be met. They carry bracelets, necklaces, anklets and strands that can wrap around your waist. You just need a measurement. Not sure what/how to measure? They provide all the information that you need on a quick link on their page!

A little bit about amber: (taken from Inspired by Finn's Hyena cart page)


"Baltic amber is not a stone, but a fossilized tree resin."

"Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading medicines of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.

When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin's warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.

Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways. "



So you are probably wondering "Does it work?" My honest opinion??...keep reading to find out!




Kynlie had gotten her bottom two teeth in when she was about 6 months old with minor issues so I had been prepared for her to start getting in her top teeth a few months later. At 9 months we still had no top "teefers" so I didn't really need to use the necklace. Just before her 1st Birthday she went through a horrible teething phase.



When Kynlie was about 11 months old, she started a series of ear infections that is still going on now. We put on her necklace about a week after the first ear infection realizing it could be in part with teething. She had been on meds for about a week as well so her feeling better could be to do with that but I also believe it had a large part to do with the necklace.

We didn't have her wear it daily for a few reasons. 1. My husband thought I was insane to think that it would work. 2. I have two other kids and I don't want to have to worry checking it all the time to see if it was in her mouth or caught on something and 3. I forgot a lot of the time to put it on. I am a mom-sleep deprived and all so give me a little credit!



Once I committed myself to have her wear it everyday, I noticed a change in her demeanor. She was a lot less fussy, she didn't smack at her head above her ears anymore and she slowed her chewing on her pacifier (that squeaky noise is like nails on a chalkboard to me!) She was definitely a different baby. She felt better. And so did Mommy.

I would like to make a quick note her to say that she wore it only when she was awake and had my full attention. She never wore it for naps and it always came off before bedtime (part of the reason we forgot to put it back on in the mornings.) :) You should do this too!

While we are still on antibiotics to help get rid of the ear infections, she had broken through all four of her top teeth (in one week). One has gone back up into her gums, so we are still using the necklace daily to help while that one comes back down. She generally seems to be a happier mood when she has the necklace on. Not to mention she looks cute!

We did get a few comments on things like "Why does your baby have a necklace on?" and "Isn't that dangerous?" This would start with me telling them about it and that usually led to talking about cloth diapering!

We ordered the lemonade necklace with round beads in a 10.5 inch. As you can see in this picture, it has a unique screw in clasp. There is also a knot between each piece of amber to ensure that if it does break, it will not drop all the beads.



When you get your necklace it will arrive in a little bag in a box with the date and location it was made. In the box is also instructions on care and cleaning of your jewelry and how to preserve it. There is also more information on how your jewelry works and how you can use it. Please note that amber jewelry is not meant to be used as a cure!

Please note: Amber necklaces are NOT for chewing on. They are meant to be kept inside the babies clothes next to the skin where it will work. The pictures taken were just to show the necklace off. :)

If you already own some amber jewelry and are not sure if it is real...try this test. Take a needle or pin and heat it up with a flame. Poke the hot tip into one of the beads. If it melts and stinks, then it is a fake. Amber jewelry will not stink as it is not made of plastic!

Check out Inspired by Finn on:

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HYENA CART

As I mentioned before, please make sure you are with your baby at all times when he/she is wearing an amber necklace. Take it off for sleepy time and never let baby chew it! I hope you have good results like I did!


I was given a discount to purchase my own amber teething necklace for review. I was not paid for this review and opinions and results were that of my own. Your opinions and results may differ.



1 comment:

lillifee83 said...

thank you sooo much, i was just looking for real amber for my little hazel (she is only 2 months, but shows signs of teething already)
and this helped out A LOT. Love the amber necklace on your little one =)