So many times as a parent we agonize over the choices we make. We pour hours and hours into researching both sides of every idea. It doesn’t help that there is so much conflicting information on the web. Science says this, studies have shown that. Coupled with tons of anecdotal stories it can be overwhelming to make any kind of decision. What does it all boil down to? Going with your gut. That’s all we have as parents, really. Our gut instinct that God gave us to do what’s best for our children. And boy was my gut right about the power of Baltic Amber.
If and when you choose to buy a Baltic Amber necklace you cannot skimp out with the cheapest one on the web. You’ll want to look for a certified seller. You want to make sure that the necklace purchased is not polished. Polished beads just don’t work as well. It’s also Ideal to have them individually knotted to prevent choking should the necklace break. A breakaway clasp is also a very important feature to look for as this protects your baby from harm. I know without that feature it would be unnerving to have a string around your baby’s neck. Take it off at bath time so the soap won’t ruin it. Also, please never leave your baby unattended with the necklace on.
Now that all of that is out of the way, I want to say I absolutely LOVE The Princess’ Baltic Amber necklace. From the first time we put it on her I noticed a difference in her demeanor. She doesn’t drool through her bibs anymore, (come to think of it, we only use them when she’s eating now) and she really isn’t as cranky as she used to be. Last night after I got her out of the bathtub (or sink, rather) she was unusually cranky and vocal about it. After about an hour of this I saw her necklace laying on top of the entertainment center. *facepalm* Hubby wasn’t very impressed with me.
Hubby and I both wear Baltic Amber now. It’s so frustrating to us that there are people who still insist that there is no way it works. They think it coincidental that when a baby wears Baltic Amber that they are just not fussy at that time. I’m here to tell you that it works! I, as an adult, use it and it works. It helps me immensely with my carpel tunnel pain. Hubby even noticed I don’t get car sick when I’m wearing it.
Now here’s a crazy story for you! We went to the grocery store a few months ago and thought that Sam might benefit from some responsibility so we gave him the short buggy to push. Well, he promptly ran into my heels and in the process busted his lip on the cart handle. I mean he busted it baaad. There was blood everywhere. The poor grocery stocker looked pale. My quick thinking kicked in and I took the necklace off of Grace and put it on Sammy. He went from crying to laughing and smiling again in less than a minute. (and she went from smiling, to drooling and fussing again, but daddy carried her the rest of the time so she was appeased.)
Go with your gut! You are an awesome parent! And teething only lasts a short while, so you can make it through this!