First, we dealt with a moderate case of colic. We could bank on her being awake ever night from 9 until sometimes 2 in the morning. Crying, crying, crying... After about 6 weeks, I started doing some research. Since we aren't big proponents of pharmaceuticals I wanted something natural. And the chiropractor was the answer. We went on a Monday and it eased up...she was asleep by 11 or 12 with only a couple hours of crying. And then we went again on Friday and she hasn't had an issue since. Definitely recommend the chiropractor! If you get a little squeamish at the thoughts of an infant being cracked and popped, it isn't like that at all. It is a very gentle process. She slept through most of the 1st appointment and smiled through the 2nd. Not a fuss at all....
We also knew she had some acid reflux issues. She gets hiccup-burps pretty often, which her Daddy also gets. And, as he knows, they are painful. She can tolerate them for a little bit, but always gets pretty fussy if they persist.
On top of that, she would have moments the past couple of months where she would just start screaming and crying like she was hurt. It would last for 20-45 minutes and then be over with. The first time it happened, I was crying...couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. Nothing helped. Not nursing, not skin-to-skin, not laying on her belly....nothing. After doing some research, I learned that it was quite possible that she was having growing pains or that it was related to acid reflux.
I really didn't want to give her any medications, so I started doing my research again. Amber necklaces are supposed to help with teething and we tried that when she got her shots (inflammation) and it worked like a charm! Well, it turns out that hazelwood is supposed to do for acid reflux what amber does for teething and inflammation.
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Which is how I discovered Amber & Haze. It is a beautiful little shop run by a few different work at home moms. Emmalee - a cloth diapering, home birthing, breastfeeding (7 years straight) momma began Amber & Haze. Because of the high quality of her products and a wonderful customer community, the business grew beyond her own capabilities. So she has two other moms helping her out now!
I told Emmalee why I was looking for hazelwood and explained some of the other issues Aelah was dealing with. She recommended doing hazelwood in her super calm girly style. It also includes a few other things, like Lepidolite which, among many other things, is supposed to help with growing pains!!
|This picture does not do it justice....it is SO cute!|
|My cutie pie!|
|This gives you a better peek at the colors and the Lepidolite...|
|The safety tension clasp is an upgrade for just $1!|
Amber & Haze sells quite a few different types of natural jewelry and has a fantastic collection of different amber teething necklaces which you can see here.
She also carries nursing necklaces, cloth diaper safe rash cream, gum rub, and more!
Another thing to note is that all of the Amber & Haze necklaces are homemade, hand strung, and pre-stretched. Which is apparently not the case with most sellers....even on Etsy.
|Thanks for the discount code Emmalee!|
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Emmalee has also offered to give one reader a wonderful little gift set! It will include:
- Teething Necklace
- Diaper Rash Cream (safe for cloth)
- NEW Gum Rub - they grew the main ingredient themselves (the toothache plant!). It will also include chamomile, vanilla beans, and baltic amber. You can get it with or without clove oil.