Amber teething necklaces and a giveaway!

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I have always been skeptical about Amber teething necklaces. With my first child I remember brushing off the entire idea as nothing but an old wives tale.
This time around, with my second child I did a little more research into the subject and after reading into it further was intrigued.


Baltic amber contains anywhere from 3-8% of succinic acid, a scientifically examined medical substance used in contemporary medicine. The highest content of the acid is found in the amber cortex - the external layer of the stone. Nobel-prize winner Robert Koch (1886), the pioneer of modern bacteriology, proved that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human body. In the 1930’s and 40’s, European biochemists discovered that succinic acid is an amino acid created naturally in every cell of the body capable of aerobic respiration, participating in the citric acid - or Krebs cycle. This is how carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized into energy.

Wearing amber may also protect us against the negative influences of electrical equipment like computers, televisions, mobile phones and microwave ovens. Even more amazing about amber is that the chemical properties of the resin, when formed, act as a natural embalming agent with both drying and anti-microbial properties. Ancient Egyptians actually used pine resin as an embalming agent, and doctors in the War, lacking anything else, would sometimes slap tree resin on a wound as a disinfectant and saved lives that way. (Source)



TimeDesigns
is an Etsy shop run by Dawn. She has been created top quality jewelery for over 12 years. Each necklace is hand strung on 100% all natural pure silk, with a knot between each and every bead. Pure silk is the strongest natural fiber available on the market. It can withstand being soaked and pulled without breaking down or retaining a foul odor.

What I LOVE about her Amber necklaces (besides the gorgeous colors) is that the clasps are magnetic so if your little one pulls at the necklace, or if he/she has a sibling who pulls on the necklace, it will release the magnetic clasps. It is a nice safety feature which was one of the main selling points for me.

The necklaces also provide a good fit to prevent your little one from chewing on the beads (I don't recommend you allow them to play with the necklace as amber is fairly pliable and might break if they crunch down on the beads).

I tried one of these beautiful pieces of jewelry out with my 7 month old daughter and dare I say it worked! She is calmer and happier while wearing the necklace and doesn't fuss as much.

Dawn has been kind enough to give one of our readers a chance to win one of her beautiful Amber necklaces in Cognac. Please keep in mind that your child doesn't have to be teething in order to enjoy this. My 3 year old loved her sister's so much, she wants one of her own!




* All you need to do is leave a comment below specifying which size you would like. It comes in the following sizes: BAB 32cm(babies up to two), and TOD 35cm toddlers up to five.
* ONE additional entry if you have a blog or website and mention the giveaway.
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(Please make sure you leave an additional comment/comments if you do any of the above).

* The contest starts Tuesday August 25, 2009 and will end on Tuesday September 1, 2009 @ 11:59pm. I will announce the winner in a post on Wednesday September 2, 2009. A winner will be picked using Random.Org

A subscription to A Good Clean Life is not a requirement of the contest but it would be greatly appreciated. If you are new here, please be sure to take a look around the site. Comments and suggestions are always welcome!

54 comments:

My Love is..... said...

Wow.... i have always loved amber and have known of its potential healing properties.... I never knew about its benefits for teething. Thanx for enlightening me. I have an 8 month old who is cutting the most painful teeth of my 2 boys and this would be awesome for him. in bab 32cm. Great giveaway opportunity. Thanx!!

Heather M said...

I would love the Toddler Size. My daughter doesn't teethe, but I think it's a pretty necklace and is an accessory that will prevent pain!

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mverno said...

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blabla3269 said...

I would love a small one for my daughter. She isnt teething yet but i am not looking forward to it

Cheryl F said...

Pretty...I would choose the TOD 35cm size.

mogrill said...

I love this!! Fantastic idea. Thanks for the chance.
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coliebear said...

I would like the tod35. Thanks

SunnyView said...

My choice is TOD 35cm. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kristen said...

Wow, I've been wanting to try one of these for a while now for my teething son! I'd love the bab 32cm length Thanks!

Kristen said...

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OG 529 said...

These look so cool, I would get the bab 32 length. Thanks so much! :)

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd like the 35 cm!

Jaden Paige said...

My daughter would LOVE the TOD 35cm size necklace! It's beautiful, and she has been asking me for a "neck-ace" of her own :) Thanks for the chance!

ktgonyea said...

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CC said...

I'd love the BAB 32cm(babies up to two)

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shopannies said...

would want the 35 cm
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Reiza said...

The Baby size (32 cm) is what we'd need.
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News Around The Blogs said...

I would go with the 32cm for babies!! Thanks! I learned something new today about Amber!!

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Barbara said...

My granddaughter is teething and could DEFINITELY use this. It's so pretty too that even if she wasn't teething, it would be lovely to wear. The 32cm for babies would be perfect. Thatnks for the great giveaway

Lisa Evans said...

What an interesting concept. Wow. I wish I had one of these darling necklaces when my kids were babies. Now I could really use this for my grandbabies. The BAB 32cm size would be great. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Lisa Evans said...

I retweeted, also shared on facebook! Thanks for the giveaway!

Meg said...

This looks so cool! I would get the bab size for my 1 year old.

JACLYN said...

I choose the TOD 35cm sized necklace. The necklaces are stunning!
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Kimberly said...

These are really pretty. I've always really liked amber because it is so pretty and wholesome looking, but had no idea it had so many benifits. I would get the TOD 35cm sized necklace.

erma said...

I'd love the toddler size, TOD 35cm.
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Smooshy said...

tod35 please!

Anonymous said...

So cute. I'd love the TOD 35cm
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Saebbe said...

I've been looking to get these for my soon to be born daughter! My son wants one too. I would choose the BAB 32cm size. These look fantastic!

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bekki1820cb said...

I would love to get the TOD size if I won...my son would love to have one! Thanks, Rebecca
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Aisling said...

I'd choose the TOD 35cm for toddlers up to five.

Keeling said...

I would get the toddler size if I were so lucky to win. :)

Egare1 said...

My choice is the BAB 32cm, it'd be perfect for my little one!

Thanks for the great giveaway :)

Sue said...

great! i would choose the baby size
BAB 32cm

Sue said...

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I chooase size bab 32cm

cdmarteny said...

tod size 3rs5 may help tod stop biting othe

Sarah C said...

BAB 32cm

My daughter has her first two teeth in and is already working on another. I've been wanting to try a teething necklace because while the Hyland's teething tablets help, I hate drugging her up multiple times a day (even if it is homeopathic).

Lentil said...

I would want the BAB 32cm for my baby - she's already got her first two teeth and I expect we'll see the next couple any day now!

carolpie said...

I never knew all this about amber. Please enter me for the toddler size and thanks!
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Gabriel J. said...

I like the TOD 35cm.

ktanjatk said...

I'd like the BAB 32cm

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Anonymous said...

TOD 35cm size for my nephew. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

naynays1 said...

I would choose the TOD 35cm

Megan said...

BAB 32cm please.

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