7 October 2011

Review: WildSheep Baltic Amber Teething Necklace

A little while ago the people at WildSheep asked if Logan would like to test out one of their baltic amber teething necklaces. We snapped up the chance as Logan is beginning to get his bigger back teeth in and anything that will help to soothe him we'll definitely give it a go.

Baltic amber teething necklaces are a traditional European remedy for baby teething. A natural analgesic, amber will help to reduce inflammation, relieve pain from sore gums and lessen drooling on teething babies without the use of over-the-counter drugs and remedies. Amber is a natural resin which oozed out of a tree and eventually fossilised between recent times and a few hundred million years ago. Amber is not a stone, therefore it is light and warm to touch. The warmth of the skin triggers the fossilised resin to release its natural oils which help infants stay calm and more relaxed during teething. Amber's natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties are perfect to soothe teething babies. Amber releases its therapeutic properties safely and naturally.

WildSheep Amber Necklaces are made of authentic Baltic amber beads and 50/50 cotton & silk thread. Each necklace is unique and knotted between each bead for safety. The clasp is made from plastic with a screw mechanism and the necklace arrives in a lovely little drawstring bag so you always have somewhere safe to keep it.

The necklace really is lovely and there are 5 different colours to choose from; Lemon, Honey, Dark Honey, Cognac and Cherry. You can also get a mix of colours if you wish so plenty of different styles to choose from. I choose the simple cognac for Logan because it has a lovely rich colour to it and after seeing it in the flesh I'm glad I got this one. It has a screw clasp which is easy to put on your baby when they're not wriggling but with a toddler who's being a bit grumpy and wriggly it was a challenge but after a minute or two we managed fine. The only thing that concerns me with the screw clasp is if it got caught on anything would it break safely to avoid hurting the child? I sometimes think maybe strong magnets would be better as these would come away easily if tugged but then you might have the problem of your child pulling them off all the time! The dilemma!!

There are a whole range of different sizes for these amber necklaces too ranging from 29cm to 47cm. We were advised by WildSheep to go for the 37cm size as Logan is a toddler now and it's a good length. It sits neatly just above his chest slightly and has plenty of room for when he gets bigger. He doesn't even notice the necklace is on sometimes which is fab but on the odd occasion he's felt it on his neck and tried to pull it off but it hasn't broken or become damaged in any way so quite sturdy.

So do we think the amber really works? Well I think it does. We had a different one for Logan when he was a baby and teething and it worked well, helping to stop the dribbles and he didn't cry as much when wearing it. With the WildSheep amber necklace it works just as well. He seems calmer when wearing it and not as agitated now that his big teeth are coming through which is great. I hate filling him full of calpol and try to avoid it if possible and since amber is a natural remedy it's the perfect natural solution to help with teething.

Prices for these gorgeous amber necklaces start from £12.99 and you can purchase them from WildSheep's online shop.

As well as necklaces for children WildSheep also have mother and baby amber necklace sets so this would really make an excellent gift for a new mum, christening, naming ceremony etc. They also sell knitted rattles, organic rattle and organic teethers and comforters. All of which are just fab. The hand knitted Radish rattle has to be my fav!
Overall brilliant natural product and one that will help your child without breaking the bank. This is an alternative remedy that can be used again and again and I honestly think it helps teething. My neighbour swears by these and she has three children, all of whom have wore and still wear amber necklaces. Like I said the only thing that concerns me is the screw clasp but apart from that these are excellent products.

Mummies rating - 8/10
Logan's rating - 9/10

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2 comments on "Review: WildSheep Baltic Amber Teething Necklace"

Unknown on 10 October 2011 at 22:56 said...

I've never tried the WildSheep amber before but I do absolutely love my amber! (it's from Inspiredbyfinn.) We couldn't live without it. Yeah for baltic amber!!

The Breastest News on 11 October 2011 at 19:19 said...

Amber is agreat isn't it and the ones from WildSheep are lovely.

I think they're perfect as an alternative gift to give when baby is born.

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