Category: Baby Organics

baltic amber

The Best Amber Necklace to Buy for a Teething Baby

Which Amber necklace is the best for your teething baby or toddler?

An Amber necklace is a ‘go to’ for crunchy Moms when it comes to cranky, teething little ones. Many of my friends swear by them, so I tried one as well. It worked! But it was a bit tricky sorting through the cheap and the good. It comes down to quality and safety for this baby accessory.  The best amber for a teething tot, is one with the most succinic acid content. This quality comes from the oldest amber and typically the lightest in color. According to WikiHow, and a few trusted friends, Baltic Amber is the way to go and Copal Amber is the one to avoid.

Buy an authentic Baltic Amber necklace.

These should range in price from $15 – $50.

This was the one I picked and was very pleased. It came in a cute little bag and a certificate that made me feel good about the quality. The product is from Lithuania. Overall, I am happy with the purchase. In hindsight, I do wish I had bought one with a magnetic ‘break away’ clasp. It is advised to not leave children untended while wearing their necklace.. As a first time (paranoid, helicopter) Mommy, I would have been a bit more at ease to know this necklace would simply fall right off at any chance of entanglement. It does have a knot in between each bead which is great to prevent choking if the actual chord were to break. Great price, good quality.


 


This is an adorable gift set I found for you or if you are shopping for someone else. Also, it’s an anklet for the paranoid Momma’s like me! 😉


As a breastfeeding Mom, I would have loved to have an adult size one for little man to play with. This one is about $30, but how cute!?

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Honestly, I think all these products are just great. I love the style. More so, I love knowing that reducing my baby’s discomfort with a natural, non-toxic product. The necklace worked great. If you are familiar with this blog, you know I avoid anything artificial like the plague! This is nature’s remedy. Some of this top quality amber is over 250 years old! I love when nature, beauty and health come together in style.


 

My son is now 2.5 yrs old. There were rough nights.. Little man’s molars would come in and I needed a little extra help. Seasoned Mom’s from the older generations said “Hey, just rub whiskey on his gums! It worked with you…”

Thanks guys… Some of those late nights, I really didn’t want to share the whiskey 😉 Kidding aside. I found a homeopathic remedy in my local Wegman’s called Hyland’s. The little white ‘pills’ dissolve right under their tongue. (Trust me, I freaked right after I gave them to him the first time. As a knee jerk reaction I found myself prying open his little jaws like I do the family dog. Nothing to see there folks, but a bit of residue for a few seconds. Trust me, they dissolve, and quick!)

These worked so well, a time came when he would even bumble to the fridge and point to the Hyland’s bottom when he was in pain. They really work, and fast. I felt pretty blessed to have them on hand.


Best of luck. We eventually survived those harrowing months. Extra snuggles, frozen fruit, cute teething toys and extra snuggles again, got us through to the end of his teething cycle. It was really re-leaving to know my child wasn’t turning in to a goat after all!

As always Momma’s, just do your best. Any of the $15.00 products will get the job done, quality and health standards you can feel really good about. Keep a keen eye out for “Baltic Amber”, make sure they have knots in between each bead and be attentive of the clasp. May there be less drooling and fussiness in your future!

PS. Most companies here recommend using the necklace from early on, before they start teething. I think that makes this qualify additionally as a great gift for a new Mom.


Dear Readers,

I’m curious to know which teething necklace or bracelet worked best for you. Please comment below and tell us which one you bought and which one worked best, or which one you are going to give a try. Feel free to ask questions as well. We are all here to help.

All the best,

Kristina

 

 

 

 

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Buying Organic Coconut Oil

What to Look for When You Buy Organic Coconut Oil

Luckily it’s pretty simple…

  1. ONE ingredient.. 100% cold-pressed certified organic coconut oil.

That’s pretty much it 🙂 Certified Non-GMO is also a consideration. I eat, drink and even brush my teeth with coconut oil! So, it’s extra important to find a quality buy.

I was so big at the end of my pregnancy I could barely roll over in under 30 seconds. Thanks to using coconut oil in the bath water (and as lotion), I don’t have one single stretch mark… My tummy muscles split but no cray damage to my belly skin, what?! I have been IN LOVE with organic coconut oil ever since.

I found that unless I bought the cold pressed unrefined VIRGIN oil, whatever they used to process it with would dry my skin out. When I switched to the best quality, I had nothing but silky smooth luxury.

There are so many uses for coconut oil..

I will say I’m not a huge fan of it’s effects on my hair. Some swear by it otherwise, but as conditioner, it was too shiny and greasy for me. I may try again with a higher quality grade.

This is one of those products where buying 100% Quality (coconut oil) is worth every penny.

Carrington Farms seems to be a great family owned US company. It is my top pick as far as “bang for buck” goes. The smaller Nutiva jar for under $10 is more convenient for dental use and as a nutritional supplement & replacement for butters and fats. You’ll see it is right in the same price range as well. You can’t really go wrong with the right search criteria. Check it out:

Here are some benefits & things I look for while shopping:

  • USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Virgin, Kosher, Non-Hydrogenated, No Cholesterol
  • Freshly made from cold-pressed coconuts, with a light and pleasant coconut taste and aroma
  • Nutritional health benefits of 50% lauric acid and 62% medium-chain triglycerides
  • Great for sautéing and baking, oil pulling & skin and hair care
  • Certified organic
  • No trans and hydrogenated fats
  • You can use coconut oil as a healthy and delicious replacement for butter or fat
  • Sauteed vegetables, roast sweet potatoes, add to smoothies or mix into cereal
  • Coconut oil is the most nutritious oil and the perfect choice for your health and energy
  • Use coconut oil as a healthy and delicious replacement for butter or fat
  • You can sauté vegetables, roast sweet potatoes, add to smoothies or mix into cereal
  • No trans and hydrogenated fats, certified organic

 

 

 

 

Since I shop for coconut oil quite often, these seem to be the ones I purchase the most. 

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Burt’s Bees

I am a big fan of this company. I know they were recently bought out so I will be digging in a little deeper to see if they are still maintaining integrity. Check back soon! For now, I swear by these products. Especially, the butt cream works wonders! The shampoo is great but I’m neutral on it’s scent. It’s mellow but I might search out a lavender scent as it is my favorite.

Feel free to search Amazon directly as I build out this category.

Buy Burt’s Bee Direct from Amazon

 

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Organic Baby

My son is just 2 years old. And I thought I cared about product quality before?! A Mother does better research than the CIA.. So here is my take on Organic Baby Products.

We live in a new age of chemicals.. My family doesn’t understand why I care so much sometimes. They were raised in a different era. One where real food was the only food you could really buy. Food Manufacturing is a very large industry. Being a conscious consumer doesn’t require being a conspiracy theorist. I simply understand that the suit and ties that run companies, by nature, do everything they can, to maximize their profits. It’s their job.

As a Mom, its my job, to maximize my son’s health and quality of life.

I like to inspire industries and the suits and ties, watching the bottom lines, as well. Each time we buy a product for the same price or just pennies more that IS organic, we create a ripple. We bring good health to our own home and inspire large companies to expand their own organic lines. Standing for what we believe in doesn’t have to be a struggle.

You will find great deals on affordable, organic, sometimes even American Made products. Buy purchasing through my site and links you also support me to continue our research, deal hunting, quality hunting, taking great care of my son and working for sustainable community projects I believe in. This is an Amazon Affiliate site and each time you use my links to do your daily shopping, I get paid. Thank You! I work hard to select the very best product choices, for our families and our bottom lines.

I believe in you as a Mom, Sister and friend, To make the best choices for your family. It’s not always easy! Thank You for your support. I hope I make your purchasing choices educational and easy. And if you are the Mother of a newborn the most value I can add to you is, Go Take A Nap! Sleep when the baby is sleeping! But if you’re up and up to it. Take a look at these great deals and quality products I dug up for you 🙂

To shop Amazon direct for Organic Baby Products, click the link. I am posting my favorite Organic Baby Products here! 🙂

 

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