As I was browsing one of my mommy forums this morning, I came across a product, new to me, that I found totally fascinating, amber teething necklaces for babies and toddlers. I first saw the cute little ones wearing these beautiful natural necklaces and thought, "what in the world...is that safe?" I began reading up on it, and found this info:
"Among other things, Baltic amber is a natural pain reliever, an anti-inflammatory, and an anti-oxidant. It is beneficial to the immune system, and helps combat infection and skin conditions. Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative formany ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. "
Since I am totally interested in natural remedies of all kinds, I continued to read and found that the necklaces can also help adults with arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. Even migraines. And they are so pretty and nickel-free which is fabulous to me now that I can't wear most of my jewelry due to the allergy.
The necklaces for the little ones are made with knots in between each bead, so that if it were to break the necklace would still stay intact. Obviously you wouldn't put the child to bed wearing this or leave them unattended, but apparantly most children quickly get used to them and forget they are there. The "best" place to buy, according to my mommy sources is here:
I see that they offer a 20% disount on co-ops and we could each order individually, so I am wondering who else is interested? The necklaces seem to run $10-$15 and they also have bracelets and anklets. I want to get a necklace or two for myself, one for each of the girls and may get a few more for gifts. If we can come up with 25 items total we'll get the discount (and I will get a free piece of jewelry, :-D).
By the way, it may seem weird to put a necklace on a boy, but I saw pictures and they were totally adorable. Some of them look kind of like those chunky beach-y looking necklaces that guys wear. Apparently, even adult men wear them too. (Of course, my husband would have to be in more than just pain to put one on himself....)
Any interest? Or do you think it's totally crazy? Let me know!