Amelia has been teething since she was around 3 months old. Well that's when the excessive dribbling and hand gnawing started. She then started cutting her first tooth at 3 months and now at 5 and a half months she is still cutting that one tooth! We can also see the white bumps where the other teeth are due to pop through. I had heard a lot of good things about the natural healing qualities of amber, and found that a lot of mums I speak to rave that the amber teething necklace/anklet are life savers for them!
The theory behind it is mainly the succinic acid contained in Baltic amber. It is said to boost the immune system and reduce the inflammation and aid the healing of wounds. Our bodies already produce a small amount of the acid but that's not enough. The acid is released into the bloodstream when the amber is worn close to the skin and warmed by body heat. The anklet is made of tiny amber beads and available in a variety of colours. Mums have told me that these have worked better for their child rather than teething gel and such so I thought I'd buy one for Amelia. Seeing as Amelia did seem she was in pain from it a few weeks ago I decided to opt for an anklet rather than a necklace as I felt it would be safer for her to wear an anklet at night, and if I did buy the necklace I knew she would pull it up and chew on it. It arrived around 3 weeks ago and and she's been wearing it ever since. So we've had time to asses it properly. She wears in on her ankle under her socks and baby gro.
In my personal opinion I think it has worked for Amelia, she used to whinge all day long and gnaw on everything. She's not done this nearly as much since she's been wearing it especially in the last week or so. She's still dribbling but I've noticed it's decreased. So honestly I do think it works. I'd definitely recommend it. Even if you just give it a go and see, it may not work for your baby but the majority I have spoken to that it has. The anklet is definitely a bargain and just think about how much you'll save on teething gel in the long run. I think I may invest in a necklace for Amelia soon too as the anklet on her has shown me that the necklace would be safe around her neck and I doubt she would even be bothered to play with it after a few days. This would also be a great new baby gift idea for new mummies and baby showers especially if you want to give a great but not expensive gift. They cost roughly £7-10.
Since Amelia has been wearing it we have had many comments everywhere we go, mummies from playgroups, swimming classes and in the supermarket have all asked where they can get one.
And now you my lucky readers have the chance to win a Baltic Amber Teething Anklet! (and your very own sophie!!) You can enter below or by clicking on the video and doing it that way. Giveaway will end on 17th October 12.00am