Monday, June 21, 2010
My son was a fairly early teether. He sprouted his first tooth just two days after he turned six months old and from then on, it seemed like he would have a new chomper pop up every week. It's been ten months since his one-year molars popped through but as his second birthday draws near, I know the second-year molars are on their way. I am so not looking forward to the crankiness, the fevers and the sleepless nights. But upon discovering Inspired by Finn, I'm hoping it will be a little smoother the next time around.
Inspired by Finn sells handmade, authentic Baltic Amber and hazelwood jewelry for adults and children. Baltic Amber has been used for centuries in Europe as a natural remedy for many ailments. When Baltic Amber is worn on the skin, the body's warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils that are then absorbed into the skin. These oils contain succinic acid, a natural component of plant and animal tissues that relieves pain, increases immunity, restores energy and maintains overall wellness. Similarly, hazelwood neutralizes the body's acidity and prevents ulcers, acid reflux, heartburn, skin problems (psoriasis, eczema, acne), arthritis, nausea, migraines, dental cavities and more.
Inspired by Finn was kind enough to send me a Baltic Amber teething necklace to review.
I was amazed by their colossal selection. They had chip, round, rectangle, teardrop, pendant and bean bead styles - not to mention a plethora of colors to choose from. After careful consideration, I decided to go with the Pumpkin & Butter Round Necklace. (Doesn't that just sound yummy?)
When it arrived, I was in love. The colors were even prettier in person than they were online. I wanted to wear it myself! I will admit I was a bit nervous ordering a beaded necklace for a toddler. Normally, this would spell disaster. But after seeing how each bead is individually double-knotted on the strand, I felt totally secure having my son wear it. The string is also designed to stretch with pressure and will break if necessary so there is virtually no risk of strangulation. Very comforting, indeed!
The 14" size fits Nate perfectly. It lays close enough to his neck that it is comfortable yet he can't get the beads into his mouth. The screw clasp is hidden beautifully under the beads. I love that it is very easy to manipulate, even when it's on my busy toddler. He looks very "handsome surfer dude" in it. Didn't you know?! Real men wear Baltic Amber teething necklaces.
I love that we have this homeopathic option to soothe common discomforts such as teething or tummy troubles. It is so much more favorable than pumping Motrin down his throat, especially after the whole McNeill recall. I think I want to get a Baltic Amber anklet in Two Colors - Light for myself and a Hazelwood and Hematite necklace for my husband, who battles GERD. Not only does Inspired by Finn make you look good, but they make you FEEL good too!
BUY IT: Want one for yourself or your little one? Head on over to www.inspiredbyfinn.com to purchase your own amber or hazelwood jewelry (ARV $9.95 - $33.95).
DELICOUS DISCOUNT: Use promo code "BLOG101" at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase - good on anything in their store!
WIN IT: One lucky GGG reader is going to win their own Baltic Amber teething necklace (16" or shorter, in stock only)! A $16-22 value!
MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Visit Inspired by Finn and tell me which necklace (style and color) you would choose if you won. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!
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Giveaway will end on July 7, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. residents 18+ only. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: I received a free Baltic Amber teething necklace from Inspired by Finn in exchange for an honest review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed are solely mine. Your experience may differ. This information does not replace doctor's advice. If you suspect you suffer from a chronic condition, please consult a physician.