Isabelle was born September 17th, 2010, just in time for cold and flu season. Awesome, huh? The poor kid caught a cold in November and was sick for months. We purchased a nebulizer for breathing treatments and she suffered through 5 ear infections prior to the end of February. Two of them were back to back and one resulted in a ruptured ear drum. Talks of tubes were starting already.
I had purchased an amber bracelet for her when she was about 3 months old and started putting it on her ankle around 4 months of age, but we quickly lost it (found it again about a year later). We upgraded to a necklace and that's when things started to change.
I put the necklace on her at the end of February 2011. She wears her necklace around the clock, only removing it for baths. She LOVES her necklace and makes sure it is put back on with her pajamas after baths. Since getting the necklace, up until today, she has had ONE, yes ONE, confirmed ear infection! She went from five within four months to one in nearly 2 years. Like I said, until today.
Right before Christmas, both Littles and I came down with a head cold and stuffy noses. Poor Isabelle just won't let it go. Today she told me her ear hurt, she felt a little warm and I figured she better be seen tonight. We were at the store and I realized she didn't have her necklace on, so of course, like any good mom would do, I gave her mine.
Super Dad hauled her off to the clinic after the store closed this evening and sure enough, ear infection and a pink throat.
So why am I telling you something that contradicts my "amber necklaces prevent/treat ear infections" belief?
Because.....she lost her necklace about a week ago!
Coincidence? I'm going with no!
So there you have it, another reason to give Momma Goose Amber a try.
Good night, Mommas!