Friday, September 13, 2013

Malia Claire Baltic Amber Teething Necklace Review & Adult Raw Amber Necklace Giveaway!

Being a new mom is amazing and so often I find myself learning so many new things each day.  But sometimes I find myself in situations where I don't always know what to do or how to fix things or how to comfort my baby.  Recently, I noticed Emma showing some early signs of teething.  Normally, a simple solution would be to provide her with teething toys for her to chew on and help soothe her gums.  But Emma has not yet mastered her hand coordination and when she first started showing signs of teething, she had not yet begun to grasp things with her hands.  She couldn't hold on to teething toys or rings and she didn't seem to like the idea of me holding them for her.  I haven't heard the best things about those teething gels for babies and I wanted something more natural to help comfort her.

I had heard about moms using amber necklaces to help soothe their baby's teething pain.  I had no idea how a piece of jewelry could help soothe pain until I start reading about all of the wonderful healing and pain relief benefits of Baltic amber!  It seemed like this might be just what we needed to help Emma get some relief while shes cutting teeth.

So the wonderful owner of Malia Claire Baltic Amber Wear sent us one of her beautiful Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces for Emma to try and I couldn't be happier!

One thing to note about Malia Claire's teething necklaces is that they are not meant to be chewed on. They are measured to just the right length so that the necklace sits loose and comfortably around baby's neck but isn't long enough for her to put into her mouth.  The other wonderful thing about Malia Claire's teething necklaces is the simple safety feature!  Each amber bead is knotted so that if the necklace does happen to break, the beads will not go everywhere and come off of the cord, creating tons of tiny choking hazards.  This definitely put my mind at ease.  Plus, the cord is thick and durable so its very hard to break. Emma has been wearing her teething necklace everyday for about a month now and its still holding up as if it were still brand new.  

Malia Claire Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces come in a variety of colors and shades.  She offers them in polished and unpolished beads.  There are also necklaces and bracelets for adults as well.  The nice thing about this amber jewelry is that there is no visible clasp.  They come equipped with a hidden screw closure which is much nicer to look at then an ugly metal clasp!

Let me tell you a bit about baltic amber and its healing benefits and why we love it for teething.  Baltic amber is actually fossilized tree resin that was formed millions of years ago.  It washes up on the shores of the Baltic Sea.  Baltic Amber jewelry is great for reliving pain and inflammation and can also help ease discomfort and pain from arthritis, carpal tunnel, muscle aches, headaches, menstrual cramps, tooth pain, growing pains and pain from teething, joint pain and ear aches just to name a few things.  All of these pain relief qualities are attributed to the succinic acid in the amber.  Your body heat releases the acid as the amber is worn against bare skin.  The acid then absorbs into the skin and circulates through  your bloodstream and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic.  This succinic acid is also said to help boost the immune system.

Emma was actually starting to get a cold when we first got the teething necklace.  She was just starting to get the sniffles but soon after she started wearing her necklace, her symptoms went away.  Her cold never progressed into a full blown cold.  It just got better.  The funny thing is that her daddy and I still had our colds but she was just fine.  So I think the succinic acid could have contributed to her fighting off her cold so fast.

Before Emma started wearing her necklace she was very cranky and agitated.  She had started to drool excessively and was chewing and gnawing on everything that came near her mouth.  But since she couldn't use her hands yet when teething first set in, she was gnawing on her tongue and the nipple on her bottles since she couldn't actually grab things to put in her mouth.  When she would start chewing, she seemed very frustrated and uncomfortable.  She would have drooling spells during the day when she would drool a lot more than usual and was very fussy when it would start.  After she started wearing her necklace, her mood seemed to change.  She was more content and happier.  She still has her drooling spells now but with no agitation.  She still does a lot of chewing but she does not act as though shes uncomfortable while shes chewing like she did before.  
I put her necklace on first thing when she gets up in the morning and take it off before bed time.  But there were a few days where I tested it and decided to leave the necklace off for the day.  She actually seemed to get the fussiness back those days and went right back to the uncomfortable gnawing and chewing.  I would put the necklace back on her and after a while she would seem much better.  I am definitely convinced!

My husband likes the idea that the amber can help relieve her discomfort and he also likes the way the necklace looks on her.  He calls it her baby bee bling and said it reminds him of the piece of amber that the mosquito was trapped in from the movie Jurassic Park.

And to tell you a little bit about Malia Claire, the business is run by a fabulous work at home mom in Surrey, British Columbia.  Malia Claire was actually inspired by her two daughters.  She had some pretty traumatizing teething experiences when her daughters were little but once she discovered Baltic amber and found that it worked wonders for relieving her daughter's teething symptoms, she was hooked! She told me that not only does it help babies with their teething symptoms but it can also relieve diaper rashes, help with red cheeks, drooling and irritability!  We found that out first hand when we tried her Baltic amber teething necklace!   

She also used amber to help relieve her own pain.  She had suffered a severe break in her leg and ankle and even had five surgeries to repair it.  She started wearing amber to help combat the pain and inflammation and it helped her tremendously!  She started Malia Claire in February 2013 because Baltic amber jewelry was a product that she was so very confident representing because of her family's personal and positive experiences with its benefits and it allowed her to work from home so she could stay home to raise her children.  I love WAHM businesses and Malia Claire Baltic Amber Wear is now one of my favorites.  And did I mention that her prices are fantastic and you cant beat her low shipping prices! Shipping within Canada is free!  FREE! And shipping within the US is only $3 and orders for $35 or more always get free shipping!  How awesome is that!

You can purchase your own Malia Claire Baltic Amber wear through her page on Facebook

And theres another thing you'll really love!

Malia Claire is generously offering one lucky
The Bee Hive Buzz reader
a chance to win their own Baltic Amber Jewelry

One lucky reader will win this beautiful
Adult Baltic Amber Necklace

This necklace features 
18 inches of Golden Rounded Nuggets 
of genuine unpolished amber beads 
with a hidden screw clasp.

Giveaway ends 10/3/2013. Open to US and Canada.  
Must be 18+ to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected.  
The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.  
If prize is not claimed, a new winner will be randomly selected.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!
Starts at midnight tonight Eastern!


Disclosure:  I was provided a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace at no charge to facilitate this review.  I did not receive any compensation for this review or for this giveaway.  The opinions expressed are my true and honest opinions.  Cross my heart!

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  1. I love amber! Worked so well for my daughter, plan on using it again for this baby I'm expecting too

  2. Side note: I love your doorknobs! We love our amber teething necklace for our son. Definitely plan on using them for future babies!

  3. The cherry baroque is beautiful!

  4. I really like the Lemon Cognac Flat Bead and Rainbow Baroque. So beautiful.

  5. Awesome! I just learned about these necklaces as a possible way for me to combat joint pain that I have. I would love to try it! I like the look of the Cognac as well as the honey... I think they're all nice for different reasons! The butter oval is nice, and so is the cognac flat bean..

  6. This is a lovely necklace, I would love to have it.

  7. The Honey Oval Flat Bead is my favorite

  8. I like the raw multicolor baroque