My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Wildsheep Genuine Baltic Amber Teething Necklace Review

Mummy was full of curiosity when she was contacted by the lovely lady at Wildsheep and asked to write a review on their Amber Teething Necklace. I didn't know what to expect either - it's a teething necklace, but I'm not supposed to chew on it ... how would that work?! She was very excited because she said she had seen the gorgeous necklaces from Wildsheep before and she said they were really pretty! I think she was trying to prepare me for receiving and having to wear a necklace, as I've never been very good at this! I tend to tug and pull until I can take it off and hide it somewhere so I don't have to wear it any more!

This is how a necklace will usually look after I have had it for 5 minutes!!

A few days later, a little package arrived with a really lovely little bag which held a beautifully made, 37cm, Genuine Amber Necklace. The one we received was the Baroque Style (which relates to the shape of the beads) in the 'Lemon' colour'. Wildsheep offer a number of different bead styles as well as different shade beads. They also offer sizes suitable for children and adults.

The full range of colours and styles can be found on their website

I wanted to wear it straight away, and it fitted me perfectly! It also came with a card which explained some of the finer details of how these lovely products work.

WildSheep sells baby products that are free from harsh chemicals and offers natural & organic alternatives for mums & babies. These necklaces are made of 100% Genuine Baltic Amber which is known to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties which are proven to help babies to stay calm and more relaxed & tolerant during the teething years. Natural Baltic Amber promotes fast healing and helps to boost the immune system. The necklace is designed to be worn next to the skin, as the warmth of the skin allows the release of natural healing oils which help to create the calm feeling that many many babies and toddlers crave during the discomfort of teething. The individual beads are really beautiful, and as Baltic Amber is a natural resin rather than a stone, the beads are very lightweight and are not cold on the skin at all. 

Close up, the beads are SO pretty!

Another great feature of these necklaces is their durability. The thread is a 50/50 mix of cotton and silk and it is tightly knotted between each bead, which means if I do ever manage to pull it and break the thread (which is VERY unlikely!) then the beads wouldn't spill all over the floor. This, therefore, removes all the the fun in yanking it from my neck, so I probably won't bother!! 

I have been unfortunate enough to inherit eczema from my mummy, and Baltic Amber is recommended to ease the effects of eczema and allergies, as well as the various symptoms of teething including swollen gums, nappy rash and fever. I wear my necklace every day and mummy says she hopes that it may relieve me of the itching and discomfort brought by my eczema. Time will tell, but so far I am really happy with my new necklace!! Another great thing about it is, if I get it covered in my dinner (which is inevitable!!), all mummy needs to get it clean again is a bit of warm water! Further details of how to care for Wildsheep's wonderful jewellery can be found in the FAQ's on their website. 

I have been wearing my Wildsheep necklace now for a week and I am really comfortable wearing it. It looks pretty, and soon I am sure I will be able to add to this post to let you all know that I have cut a new tooth that mummy and daddy didn't even know about!!!! So watch this space!

Thank you Wildsheep!! You have a big fan here!!

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