Baa-Baa and Baltic Amber!

posted on: Saturday, July 17, 2010

I ordered our little man a "lambie" which is a sheepskin rug to plop on the floor or in his crib etc. I have been looking into the benefits of lamb/sheepskin for babies and found some really cool info that I think is worth a shot trying. :)

Some of the gold stars about sheepskin are:

-Sheepskin helps baby to keep a healthy steady temperature. It is temperature self-regulating, so it's great for summer and winter.

-Sheepskin absorbs sweat, and therefore regulates baby's body temperature when he's warm. So it keeps him cool when he needs to be cool and keeps him warm when he needs to be nice and toasty.

-It's gentle on baby's skin because it consists of a similar basic substance as human skin.The texture is soothing and calming.

-Helps heal sensitive or inflamed skin or rashes, because baby's skin can breathe naturally.

-It's always dirt and bacteria resistant. For centuries it has been known that natural sheepskin, because of its lanolin, has self-cleaning power when left to hang in fresh air.

-It is luxuriously soft and comfortable, and great for baby to have tummy time or sleep on.

We ordered ours from a company in NewZealand called Kiwi-Sheepskins. :) I'll let you know how our little dude like it!

Here's another little dilly I'm going to try out! It's called a teething necklace, made from Baltic amber. Not only does it look cool but it actually does something! No, the baby doesn't chew on it or suck on it. (That's the first mental image that came to my mind when I first started hearing about them. Ha!) This is very popular method used in Europe to help ease the yucky feeling of teething.

After about 6 weeks you can start putting one on your little mister or little miss. Come to find out the Baltic Amber, when worn on the skin heats up to the body's temperature and then releases microscopic amounts of oil (*Succinic acid*) that absorbs into the baby's skin as a homeopathic remedy to help ease the discomforts of teething. Some parents say they see dramatic results others more subtle changes but all good! :) I'm excited to try this out as well! (Plus, it just looks plain amazing.)

*Succinic acid occurs naturally in every cell of the human body and has many functions; analgesic (for pain relief), expectorant (to decrease mucous in the nose and chest), anti pyrectic (anti fever), anti spasmodic (reduces the diarrhoea from an over active bowel) and anti inflammatory (reduces the red cheeks and dribbling).*

I ordered this one off of the etsy shop called "Amberforsale" from an awesome gal who makes her own!

5 thoughts:

  1. wow... I learned something new today from you friend. Will have to add it to my list of resources... Love you. Molly

  2. I always knew Amber was good stuff=)

  3. We got a sheepskin for Lily at the baby shower and it was such a good gift!
    We actually put it in her stroller/bassinet where she slept for her first 2 months. We were in WV in the winter. It was perfect, she was warm all the time.
    I even washed it in the washer with mild soap and cold water. I let it air dry. It came out great!
    You will love it.
    Good luck!

  4. OMGosh, I swear we must visit all of the same stuff on Etsy (I see you must be an Etsy freak, too) cause I toootally favorited these a while back. I'm completely in love with blatic amber anyway and even tho I'm not pregnant I'm one of those chicks that always feels the need to jump on a deal or the most adorable perfect thing for your future baby, just because! And because you can never be too prepared. This went directly to my list of must haves! haha Too awesome. :D

  5. I just loooooove this picture of the little one with the headband and amber teething necklace on. I would really like to include it on my website if you might be so kind as to give me permission. Please email me at
    :) Thanks so much, Sharon


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