I think teething has a bit of a bad rep. I think sometimes it’s a catchall phrase for anything that we, as parents, can’t make sense of otherwise.
“Oh, your baby’s been waking nine times a night? Must be teething.”
“Oh, your baby’s got a rash on his butt? Must be teething.”
“Oh, your baby cried throughout Judy’s 80th birthday party?” Must be teething.”
Teething gets blamed for a lot, and often, wrongfully. So, when I became a mom, I never labeled any of Nya’s crying, sleepless nights, or irritability as “teething.” Ever. Instead, I just blamed other things—the weather, a new solid, illness, colic, growth supports, politics, the plague—anything.
Now as a second time mom, and with a different baby, however, I’ve changed. Now, I have less of a rigid understanding of teething and am not as reluctant to say, “she’s teething.” So, when she began drooling excessively, gnawing on everything in sight, and started waking up more at night, I gave her “changes” a name, “teething.”
After naming her symptoms, I began looking for some help with those symptoms. I had heard about teething necklaces, so I thought, why not? I went with a company I knew and trusted called Hazelaid.
Who is Hazelaid?
Hazelaid makes a hundreds of natural products, from soaps to ointments. They’re most known for their homeopathic jewelry, specifically their Baltic Amber and Hazelwood, and Hazelwood-Amber combo necklaces. The Baltic Amber necklaces can help with a number of conditions including, inflammation, and pain. While the Hazelwood necklaces can help with, among other things, eczema, nausea, acne, indigestion problems, migraines, and arthritis. (The combo necklaces help with a combination of these issues.)
For Annah’s teething, I selected a child-sized, Super Butter necklace.
It features the cloudier beads, which according to Hazelaid, produce a stronger effect.
Since the Baltic Amber necklaces work by absorption into the skin and subsequent release of some oils (these oils contain succinic acid) into the bloodstream, Annah wears her necklace throughout much of the day and at night. (We ONLY remove it when she takes a bath since unlike the Hazelwood necklaces, the Baltic Amber necklaces do not need to come into contact with water.)
What I Like About Our Hazelaid Necklace
- It’s well crafted. The necklaces feature double knots between each bead and a plastic clasp at the back. Annah’s necklace is 11” which is recommended for most babies and toddlers. (It’s short enough to prevent a choking hazard, strong enough to prevent accidental tugs.)
- It’s affordable. The child-sized Baltic Amber necklaces are about $20. The same is true for the Hazelwood child-sized necklaces. The adult necklaces range from $20 – $26 dollars.
- It’s long lasting. If properly cared for, our necklace should last forever.
- It works. Need I say more?
Annah has been wearing her necklace for a little over a month now and has been a teething angel ever since. She’s been sleeping through the night and never crying and… Ha. Just kidding.
I can’t say that amber teething necklaces has worked a miracle. But I know that her necklace is working– that it’s helped us tremendously. She is no longer drooling. She is gnawing less on random things around the house. And her sleep has gradually improved. (She went from waking up 5 times a night to 2 times a night almost two weeks ago) KNOCK VERY HARD ON WOOD.
Oh, and though Nya has all of her baby teeth, she enjoys wearing her necklace, too, because it makes her feel like a “princess.” (Her words, not mine) lol. (She also has a Super Butter.)
So, I’ve had a positive experience. I had such a good experience that I wanted to share this review and company with you. Would you like to try a Baltic Amber or Hazelwood necklace by Hazelaid?
To get your own at a 10% discount off your entire order, just enter mommyhood10 at the end of your transaction. (This code will not expire.)
Along with the code, Hazelaid has generously offered to award one lucky reader with a $25 gift certificate to go towards any purchase on their site. To win, just do the following:
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This giveaway is open world wide to individuals 18 and over except where prohibited by law. Giveaway ends Wednesday,
June 6, 2012 June 8, 2012 at 10 PM EST. Good luck!
**I was given a couple of necklaces to review. All opinions are my own.