Thursday, May 31, 2012


I bought Ruby an amber teething necklace when she was 4 months old to as I had heard from a few friends how it help their kiddos with teething pains. 
Ruby was on an 18 *month* course of antibiotics, she was having liquid vitamins and we were also learning about other medications she would need. We had just given in to using formula as well as another synthetic substance called PolyJoule to help with her weight gain. I made a promise to her that I would limit the amount of chemicals her body receives as much as I could. So that was my main decision in buying the necklace as opposed to using the teething gels available. 

So in regards to teething, did it work? Well let's say I didn't even notice Ruby had teeth until one day I heard the metal spoon hit them. I had a good look inside her mouth, and there were about 4 pearly whites shining at me! To me, that shows the analgesic qualities in amber help bubbas with teething pains.

Ruby at 7 months wearing her Amber necklace 
And then I started researching it a bit further (as I do). Amber is fossilised resin, which warms against the skin, releasing its therapeutic properties safely and naturally. It’s believed to help and treat the throat, stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver, and gallbladder, alleviates joint problems, and strengthens the mucus membranes. The words mucus membranes jumped out at me. This is the first area to be hit with parasites and microbes. Not nice for anyone, even worse for someone with Cystic Fibrosis.  

The claims get bigger and better. It draws disease out of the body, aids digestion, and absorbs pain and negative energy. Now I haven't gone and checked all the sources or looked for medical trials. But I did borrow Ruby's necklace once when I had a killer toothache and held it against my cheek. The pain halved immediately. Only drawback was, as soon as I removed the amber, the pain increased again. So I ended up shoving the necklace in my mouth where the sore tooth was. If you have ever had a toothache, you understand that you will do anything to make it better! And that reinforced my belief that amber is not an old wives tale.

I'm not naive enough to believe that Ruby's disease will be cured or fully treated by non-invasive options such as wearing an amber necklace. But I am not going to pass up the opportunity to help my child feel as comfortable as possible without the use of even more drugs. I have since got a necklace for Eliza and one for myself. It is also supposed to help concentration and memory, so maybe I should wear ten!

EarthyMamma has very kindly given us an amber necklace to give away to a reader! Read below on how to enter.

to enter this giveaway please do the following steps

  1. Comment on this blog and tell me what benefit of amber appeals to you the most and why
  2. Go to www.facebookcom/earthymamma and like their page (they have heaps of great items!)
  3. Make sure you are a liker of our Facebook page also (

Terms and Conditions 
  • 1 x amber necklace will be awarded worth $24
  • giveaway closes on Thurs 7th June 2012 8.30pm
  • Entry is only available to Australian residents only 
  • Winner to be chosen by me

Disclosure: I was not paid for this review or giveaway to take place. The opinions expressed on this blog are my own unless otherwise stated.


KShield said...

Pain!! For me it's all about lessening pain because no matter what is wrong, all you want to do is stop it from hurting :(

Anonymous said...

I always wanted to try one for Jessie for teething as you Dan I think to much medications already that something natural would sound ideal!! also reading all the other great healing remedies amber has would be ideal for our CF bubs and also I would love one to for help with kidney issues :-)

Anonymous said...

Ive heard they also stop/lessen drool problems as well as help teething pain. Id love if she didnt drool as much.

Erin said...

I am a huge fan of Amber. I have to say not just for my Hudson but also when he was just a wee baby, I thought I should get myslef some. he was always clung to me like a lil koala. Hudson slept so so well until we found out he had Cystic Fibrosis. I can only believe he was feeding off my tension. So I got myself some Amber to help me ease my anxiety levels and everything else in the area knowing it can only help Hudson as he was always on my chest, right near my Amber and it was helping his mummy which can only in turn do good things for him. Hudson has gotten most teeth that he should by now and we have never noticed any teething problems at all. A real fan of Amber. :)

Anonymous said...

Omg I have been wanting to get one for Caden but couldn't afford one, Caden gets bad teething pain I am forever giving panadol :-( to get him to relax cause his gums are so sore. He won't let me feed him because his mouth is sore the only thing he will have is bottles, yoghurt and a bit of watermelon which I'm thankful for. Oh and we get no sleep. I would love to try one for Caden to see if it helps. Belinda xoxo

Danni said...

Congratulations Alison, you are the winner!
Belinda, I hope he passes his teething phase soon :-( I'll let you know when I see a really good amber sale xx