So what is the deal with those necklaces all the babies are wearing these days?
They are baltic amber teething necklaces. And no, they are not meant for tots to gnaw on. The necklace isn’t a teething toy.
Amber contains succinic acid which is an analgesic and purported healing agent. As the amber rubs against the baby’s warm skin, it releases oil rich with succinic acid. Used more commonly in Europe, this homeopathic remedy is non-invasive and, well, stylish.
Does it work? I don’t know. It doesn’t hurt. And the necklaces are sweet. Teething bites and frankly, I’ll try anything. Except orajel. I tried that with Norah and managed to get her in her eye. Bad mama moment.
When looking for a safe amber necklace for your baby, select one that is knotted between each bead. If the necklace should break, the bead won’t be an immediate choking hazard. It is recommended that the necklace be removed when children sleep. If children are chewing on the beads, the necklace should be removed as the amber may chip.
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What a beautiful pic of my niece! She’s looking more amd more like her beautiful Mom everyday!
I have one already, just waiting for this new baby to use. I put it on Liam yesterday because we were playing with my jewelry. I think he enjoyed wearing it.
Love the baby. Love the outfit!
I wonder how much difference the coloring makes, as in the milk & butter having more or less acid than the dark green. Thanks for the shop link, amber is on my list of things to try this time.
Has Cedar gotten a tooth yet? Ivey hasn’t, but she’s showing all the signs of teething like Suzi did right before she got her first one. Most of all, she’s not sleeping as well as she did before and wants to be held even more. I tried to put her amber necklace on her, but she has a short, chubby neck and it really aggravated her when it got caught in there. I’m going to try again when she’s spending more time sitting up. One time I put Orajel on Suzi and then tried to nurse her and she bit me, so I don’t like that stuff either. Cedar looks so cute in that outfit!
Jenn–you’re right, the butter colored beads are supposed to have more succinic acid. I have a mama necklace that is butter and, well, it looked kind of cheap. Looks like I’m wearing Mardi Gras beads. So I went with dark for the kid.
Jenny–no teeth yet but she’s trying hard. Gnawing on wooden teethers all day. Norah got a tooth at 3 months so I thought I’d better be proactive.
i spy her snakey tongue. such an adorable picture!
Do you know if the succinic acid is passed on in breastmilk? I have an amber necklace that I wear and one for Erik but the hysterical mother in me worries that his will choke him.
Kathleen, they make baby ankle bracelets if you’re worried about choking. I’ve also seen the kind with a magnetic or safety clasp that will break apart when pulled hard.
Oh my goodness, she looks so adorable! So much like Norah!
Hello my friends! You are absolutely right on target here –Natural Baltic Amber is as remarkable as it gets. Coming from Lithuania, we sort of had a jump on all things amber so it only made sense to give your child a teething necklace before all that anxiety set in. As you’ve already seen, it is wonderful to use natural Baltic Amber works in many ways…not just for teething. Consider arthritis and the pain it induces; other anxiety issues; etc. What better remedy than an all natural Baltic Amber necklace or bracelet? In any case, I wish you all the best of luck with your babies and loved ones who can benefit from the gifts of my homeland.
Amber is incredible and unmatched in its natural healing powers – and not just for children. People have used amber for centuries for arthritis, respiratory infections including chronic asthma, as a stress reliever that interacts with the body’s nervous system and much, much more. Researchers and scientists have expounded on the exceptional ability of Baltic Amber to thwart infection and enhance immunity. Today, everyone is turning more toward homeopathic medicines – Amber is at the top of the list in it’s healing abilities. Do you own research and you will amazed at what Baltic Amber can do.
I will suggest amber teething necklaces. They’ve been super. It might be too early to tell, but both of the kids have been way less irritable today. I haven’t given them any tylenol for teething pain, but they seem happy and pain free with the necklaces. Both of them are sleeping better, and the rashy redness on their faces has cleared up. Perhaps the most immediately noticeable difference has been the lack of drooling! No more soaked shirts and bibs! Plus, the necklaces are adorable. I took the kids strolling in the mall today and got many compliments.
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