Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Teething Necklace Giveaway & DISCOUNT CODE!

I remember when I was pregnant with Andy, I heard whispers & rumors of these things called "Teething necklaces" I recall thinking " just chew on them.. eh..we couldn't use that" and then writing it off.

As I became more open minded to things that were not so self explanatory in the baby world & took the time to explore what these rumors were, I learned it was nothing like I expected
Did you know that Baltic Amber, (which is actually fossilized tree resin!) has been used for its healing properties for centuries?? I know that I personally had NO idea, other than "amber" was a name, a stone & a color.

Actually, Baltic Amber has healing properties that are used for arthritis, teething pain & other inflammations of the body. I began to look into this mysterious "teething Amber" these Mommy's raved about & everyone told me that Kate over at Inspired by Finn was the place to be if you were interested in Amber.

I checked her site out & was amazed at how beautiful & affordable her products were. However, I was still skeptical. The wearer doesn't chew on the amber, it sits on the skin & actually works to relieve inflammation by just the touch alone. I went ahead & bought a necklace, popped it on Andy when he was teething & thought "Hm.. yeah.. he DOES seem a bit calmer!!" and I stopped using teething tablets & just started having him wear a necklace instead.

I liked the concept, definitely, but I still sort of thought "maybe the times it worked was just luck?" Well, the true test came when I send my husbands Nana, an amber bracelet. She has severe arthritis in both of her wrists, she has been on prescription medication, which doesn't do a whole lot, for years. She actually called Mike in tears to tell him how massive the difference in her wrists improvements was. She & I didn't have a great relationship but I truly think that my hoping these would help her out made a huge difference, not only in the use she now has of her hands, but our relationship. I ended up buying her one for each hand & she says she doesn't take them off, EVER. Her testimonial can be found on the Inspired by Finn website, it was that great!

When I had my second baby, Ryan, he, like Andy started teething at about 6-9 weeks.. of course, no tooth popped through until MUCH later but the crabbiness sure started! I thought "Okay.. lets see" and put an anklet and a bracelet on Ryan. He wore it from 6 weeks until currently ( well, I've swapped sizes as he grows, of course) but the changes I've seen from his teething discomfort,compared to Andy's is INCREDIBLE.

(yeah..that's spit up on the floor..thanks)

I have started giving these bracelets as baby gifts to all my mom friends who are expecting, I recommend them to everyone. Pediatricians, check out clerks, everyone asks about them & I love the look on their face when I explain how they actually work "Wow..I just thought it was cute!" tends to be the comment I receive most "And they actually work?? WOW!!" is also the follow up to my big YES!
I have a necklace of my own, that I pop on every time I get a head ache & I have a gorgeous bracelet that even if it didn't do anything, its just BEAUTIFUL!

I am lucky enough to be able to offer a giveaway from Kate, over at Inspired by Finn for an item of your choice ( up to 15 inches) so that one lucky winner can give this amazing Amber a try of their own.
However, EVERYONE can order and apply a 20% discount to their order by using code "muffintops" on their order.

Try it.

Order a piece, just one! I guarantee that with in a week of using the Amber, you'll be running back to order more.

To enter to win a necklace of your choice-

1- Become a follower,leave me a comment letting me know your following. or, if your already a follower, let me know in a comment.

2- Follow me on Twitter.Leave me your twitter username in a comment.

3- Twitter about this AWESOME Amber & my giveaway, be sure to leave your username!

4- Blog about the awesome Amber, leave me a link to your post!

5- For 3 extra entries, make a purchase from Inspired by Finn!!(Be sure to use code MUFFINTOPS for 20% off!!!) Let me know you ordered & I'll contact you with how to get the extra entries in.

Good luck to everyone who enters & for those of you who try Amber for the first time, PLEASE let me know your thoughts & how its worked for you & your teething children! I love love love these products & would love to hear success stories too!

I'll draw a lucky winner using on 3-19. Enjoy everyone!!!!!


  1. I'm a follower!!

    And you need to read this...

  2. i'm gonna stalk you to the ends of the earth now :)

  3. That is just amazing! I'm extremely interested now! I'm now following you too!=)

  4. I'm following you on twitter (thewondermomma)

  5. And I blogged about you!

  6. I'm a follower! I gave my friend at work a necklace for her little man (from Inspired By Finn)! I can't wait to order some more for own baby-to-be! (If the baby is a girl, I'm going to get matchy ones for me!)

  7. I'll follow you, Claire!!!

  8. Ok...I must have been under some dark rock, because I remember having conversations about amber teething necklaces, but I must have missed the part that you don't chew them! Now that I know...well, I ordered one! Thanks for the heads up! (Oh, and I'm a follower!)

  9. Follower here!
    What a neat idea!

  10. juliek1994@aol.comMarch 11, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    I read everyday! :)

  11. I'm following you on Twitter! janae13

    I love to read your blogs!

  12. I'm trying to be a follower but it won't let me do it ... just know ... I'm following ... LOL consider me entered even though your blog hates me ... at least it's letting me post a comment this time! ROFL

  13. I would love to try this for my own wrist and elbow tendonitis.

    Claire, your blogs rock!!


  14. Me me me!!!! If I get my butt in gear I will blog about it and let you know. The piece I got last week is already helping SOOOO much!!!


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