Friday, 2 September 2011

Dino Daisy Amber Teething Necklace: Review and Giveaway



I'm a HUGE fan of amber teething necklaces! My daughter Eden started teething at around 2 months old - her cheeks turned bright red and she had a constant dribble. She was 8 months old when I discovered amber teething necklaces and I only wish I'd found out about them sooner. 


With her teething necklace on, Eden's dribbling improved immensely and her bright red cheeks completely disappeared within a day of her wearing it. On the rare occasions that we've forgotten to put it on in the morning, by late afternoon her red cheeks are back, and that's when we realise we've forgotten to put her necklace on that day – I know this may sound unbelievable, but it's happened a few times and hand on heart it's true!

I think Eden has been a 'constant' teether, rather than an intermittent one. When her teeth are actually cutting through she still requires pain relief from medicine and still gets a sore bottom, but for the daily effects of teething (her red cheeks and dribble) I can say from first-hand experience that the amber teething necklace has worked wonders.

How does it work?

I'd always thought that amber was a semi-precious stone, but it's actually a resin that comes from tree sap. It contains 8% succinic acid, and has been used in traditional medicine around the world for it's healing properties, helping to treat aches and pains. The amber teething necklace when worn next to the skin is a natural analgesic, providing pain relief for teething babies.

Dino Daisy Amber Teething Necklaces

Dino Daisy is a fantastic UK-based site, with a huge selection of necklaces and anklets, something to suit everyone's taste, and with custom designs available. The main focus is on teething necklaces and anklets for your little one, but there's also a Dino-Mumma section, with gorgeous amber jewellery for us Mummies too!

The jewellery from Dino-Daisy makes for a very special RUP (Really Useful Present) for a new baby, a christening gift, or a special first birthday or first christmas.

Safety issues have been considered – each bead on the necklace is individually hand-knotted either side, so in the unlikely event of breakage there won't be any scattering of the beads, which could be a choking hazard. Strong cord and clasps are used for safety.

Important: Baltic Amber teething necklaces are not designed for chewing and parent supervision is recommended at all times when your baby is wearing the teething necklace.

Dino-Mumma Necklaces

I was sent a Dino-Mumma large bean necklace to review. The website describes it perfectly – 'A really pretty necklace, which is simple but elegant'. The beads are beautiful, I've been wearing it every day as it goes with everything thanks to its fashionably classy look, without looking pretentious.

The Dino-Mumma necklaces are a stylish accessory for every Mum. They have the same safety standards as the teething necklaces with knotting between each bead, for extra peace of mind.

Additionally, the Dino-Mumma necklaces have all the benefits associated with the healing properties of amber – they're perfect for post-birthing aches and breastfeeding, as well as helping with that general 'run-down' feeling. Also part of the Dino-Mumma range are nursing reminder bracelets that can be easily switched over between wrists to help remind you which side you last fed from.

Giveaway:
Dino-Daisy have kindly offered a rainbow teething necklace to one of my readers. It's really gorgeous, made up of a combination of cherry, cognac and dark cognac amber beads.

To be in with a chance of winning, you need to do the following 2 things: 

  1. Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect - the link is on the right hand side at the top of the page (under the tea cup) and 
  2. Visit Dino-Daisy's website then pop back here to tell me what your favourite product is on there.

For additional entries you can do the following (leave a separate comment below for each)


Winner will be picked randomly using random.org
Remember to include a way for me to contact you if you're the winner - either an email address or twitter ID.
Closing date:  Sunday 11th September, 8pm.
UK entrants only please. No cash alternative.


AND THE WINNER IS.....
Thanks for all the entries to win this fabulous teething necklace from Dino-Daisy. The winner selected using random.org is comment number 11:


@Clairew137! - Well done!

Please get in touch with me to claim your prize!


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76 comments:

Tera said...

My little one had a really difficult time when he started teething. To make things worse, he had a bad reaction to a teething gel I bought from the local pharmacy. He was very irritable and clearly in pain, he would put anything in his mouth.

The only thing that worked for him was an Amber teething necklace I bought online. Apparently, they work by releasing natural oils when in contact with the warmth of the skin. These oils have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. I'm glad I tried it, he was a lot more relaxed after only a few hours of wearing it. I am a big advocate of all things natural!

I got a Cherry Amber necklace for him from http://www.wildsheep.co.uk.

Kelly said...

Following the blog :) I like the raw lemon baroque but they're out of stock at the moment:(

Kelly said...

Following on twitter @kellywd and have retweeted

Kelly said...

Following you on Facebook Kelly dutton

Kelly said...

Following dino daisy on Facebook too :)

maci234 said...

following you gfc


love alot of their products so difficult to choose

Anonymous said...

following blog.

I like The Tyrannosaurus Teether!

clairew137@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

•Follow Dino-Daisy on Facebook here
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•Follow me on Facebook here
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•Follow me on Twitter here
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Anonymous said...

•Tweet the following - done @clairew137

charliechinuk said...

I follow your blog via GFC. I love Fiona the Fawn and the Gumigem products.

charliechinuk said...

I am following on Twitter @charliechinuk

charliechinuk said...

I follow you on Facebook

charliechinuk said...

I have liked Dino-Daisy on Facebook

charliechinuk said...

I have liked you on Facebook

charliechinuk said...

I have tweeted @charliechinuk

charliechinuk said...

I have linked via Network Blogs

Elaine Kidd said...

Following on GFK, I like the honey beans

Elaine Kidd said...

Following on Twitter @scampbeast

Elaine Kidd said...

Tweeted

haxel said...

I am following on GFC and I love Fiona the Fawn - what an inspired idea. @beachrambler

haxel said...

I follow you on Twitter - @beachrambler

haxel said...

I have tweeted - @beachrambler

haxel said...

I follow you on facebook (Hazel Rea)

haxel said...

I follow Dino Daisy on facebook (Hazel Rea)

kittysclearance said...

I'm following via GFC as kittysclearance

I love the Multicolour baroque necklace

lexibc said...

following blog

fav item is Baltic Amber Teething Necklace - Cherry Baroque

gonna tweet too - @lexibc

jane steels said...

fave item is Dark Cognac Beans
they look lovely.
oh, am following you on gfc and facebook.

Jacqueline said...

I love their fawn teething toy. Pity it has sold out :(

Jacqueline said...

I have liked them on facebook.

Jacqueline said...

I have liked you on facebook :)

Jacqueline said...

I am following you on twitter. Hey new friend *wave*

Jacqueline said...

I have tweeted your giveaway :)

Jacqueline said...

I am following you on network blogs :)

Isis1981uk said...

I am following on GFC & love T-Rex
The Tyrannosaurus Teether!
@Isis1981uk on Twitter

Isis1981uk said...

Have liked Dino-Daisy on Facebook (Laura Pritchard)

Isis1981uk said...

Following you on Facebook (Laura Pritchard)

Isis1981uk said...

Following you on Twitter @Isis1981uk

Isis1981uk said...

I've re-tweeted @Isis1981uk

Isis1981uk said...

Following you on Networked Blogs

nicolanikki13 said...

I love the BALTIC AMBER TEETHING NECKLACE RAW BAROQUE BEADS

coppelia100 said...

I follow you on GFC

My favourite product is the Multi Colour Baroque Baltic Amber Teething Necklace

coppelia100@btinternet.com

The Wombat said...

Following you on GNCand Twit as @mewombat. I like the Bumble, very pretty!

sista-t said...

following your fab blog!!

I love the winter berries one!!

nicks-1983@hotmail.com

Donna Bailey said...

My favourite item is Baltic Amber Cherry Baroque & Mookaite Necklace :0)

donnasmith@lineone.net

Helen said...

I absolute love the cherry beans, and the luscious lemon..........oh and the beautiful new DinoMama pendants.

I had no idea about amber with my first child but am a definite convert with my second. I also wear amber myself fot it's healing properties.

Can't thank Kate at DinoDaisy enough for her fabulous amber!

Piper and Daisy said...

I'm following your blog via GFC as Piper and Daisy. I really love the Brush Baby Toothbrush from Dino Daisy's site. What a clever idea, I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before.

Piper and Daisy said...

Following Dino-Daisy on Facebook as sue willshee @piperanddaisy

Piper and Daisy said...

Following you on Facebook as sue willshee @piperanddaisy

Piper and Daisy said...

Following you on Twitter @piperanddaisy

Piper and Daisy said...

I've tweeted your message @piperanddaisy

michelle said...

I love the tyrannasaurus wooden teether, it's so cute :)

michelle said...

I follow dino daisy on fb :)

annaojbee said...

Following you on GFC as annaojbee. I love the Bumble Beads.

annaojbee said...

Following Dino-Daisy on Facebook as Jo Boyd

annaojbee said...

Following you on Facebook as Jo Boyd

annaojbee said...

Following you on Twitter as annaojbee

annaojbee said...

Have tweeted the message as @annaojbee

stellakayford said...

Multicolour baroque necklace

i follow GFC

@blogatwit (twitter name)

mellysocks said...

I love Fiona the fawn wooden teeter,it's so cute!

mellysocks said...

I am following dino daisy on facebook - melanie mse stirling

mellysocks said...

I am already following you on facebook :) melanie mse stirling

mellysocks said...

I am already following you on twitter and I have tweeted @mellysocks

Anonymous said...

i following you on google , facebook and twitter. and i love the The Tyrannosaurus Teether.

Tracy said...

Following blog.
Really love the Butterscotch Beans Necklace. Lovely!

Tracy said...

Following Dino-Daisy on Facebook

Tracy said...

Following on Twitter retweeted @ carebear8bear

Tracy said...

Have liked your facebook page

jenifer_pettitt said...

I have heard about Amber Teething Necklaces but I have never seen one. I think that one would be ideal for our baby Ruby Mae who has red cheeks because she is teething at the moment

MumOfOne said...

I really like the Baby Tooth Brush - I think it's a brilliant idea and will have to get one for my little monster! Am following via GFC

forceofnature(at)hotmail.co.uk

MumOfOne said...

Following Dino Daisy on Facebook as Hazel Christopher

forceofnature(at)hotmail.co.uk

MumOfOne said...

Following you on Facebook (Hazel Christopher) forceofnature(at)hotmail.co.uk

MumOfOne said...

following you on twitter @hlac1

MumOfOne said...

tweeted @hlac1

Thank you for the lovely competition x

Ponderings from the Kitchen said...

Competition now CLOSED. Thanks for all the entries.... stay tuned to find out the winner...