Once an infant starts cutting teeth, it can be a painful process for infants and parents alike with remedies including everything from clean, wet washrags to pain relief pills. One of the oldest methods available is an amber teething necklace, which the infant wears around their neck helps relieve the pain associated with teething.
Amber Teething Necklaces are designed and custom made for babies, all they have to do is wear it on their skin, to diminish the pain and discomfort caused by teething.
An appropriate length of teething necklaces is (approx 12″ or 32 cm) to ensure the majority of children shouldn’t be able to fit the necklace in their mouth while it’s been worn. Wearing baltic amber is a traditional European remedy for teething. Baltic amber teething necklace are made to be worn by teething children to provide them with natural pain relief from teething symptoms, they are ideal for both boys and girls to wear. These teething necklaces aren’t made for chewing, but rather, they’re usually made to be worn by the mother while the child is carried against the mother.
Amber is a natural analgesic and when worn on the skin, it releases healing oils that helps babies and young children to stay calm and more relaxed thoughout teething. Amber necklaces are a great natural remedy and can eliminate the need for over the counter drugs. There are some versions of the amber teething necklace that are meant to be worn by the child, but I would think you’d have to be very careful about that. If the necklaces were to be worn by babies the child should only wear it when being supervises (never while sleeping) and the clasp would have to be a “break away” clasp to prevent any sort of accidental pulling or choking!
Every amber teething necklace has been hand-crafted by Baltic amber specialists with generations of experience who carefully polish and softly round the Baltic amber beads. Unlike cheaper amber 'chips', amberbebe.com uses rounded polished beads, which lay comfortably against baby's skin. This allows maximum skin contact and gives added comfort to your child.
Teething DOES NOT have to be painful for your baby
The Baltic amber teething necklace has been designed to ensure the safety of your child by knotting before & after each bead so in the event that the necklace does break (it will break if excessive force is applied) only one bead will come off and the remaining beads will stay intact. The clasp is made from an amber/plastic, with a plastic screw mechanism. The clasp is laboratory tested to release if excessive force is applied to the necklace, which ensures the highest safety. Unlike traditional clasps used on children’s necklaces (parrot clasp and ring) which do not release, they rely on the ring or necklace breaking to release.
If that wasn't enough they also look gorgeous, great for both boys and girls young and old. We have five lovely warm colours (Butterscotch, Honey, Cognac, Cherry and Multi) to choose from. Every necklace is unique with tiny air bubbles and natural particles within the amber itself. The beads are soft with smooth rounded edges that are comfortable for babies to wear. They look fantastic.
How does they work?
In the 1930's and 40's, European biochemists discovered that succinic acid is an amino acid created naturally in every cell of the body capable of aerobic respiration, participating in the citric acid, or Krebs cycle . This is how carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized into energy. Wearing amber may also protect us against the negative influences of electrical equipment like computers, televisions, mobile phone and microwave ovens. Part of what's amazing about amber is that the chemical properties of the resin which when formed acted as a natural embalming agent, with both drying and anti-microbial properties. Ancient Egyptians actually used pine resin as an embalming agent, and doctors in the Civil War, lacking anything else, would sometimes slap tree resin on a wound as a disinfectant and saved lives that way. Worn close to the skin, the body's heat helps release minuscule amounts of oil from the amber, which is then absorbed into the blood stream.
Baltic amber has be known to reduce acidity in the human body in a totally natural way. By having the baby wear the necklace everyday it helps reduce the common symptoms related to teething such as; redness in the cheeks, swollen gums, diaper rashes and fevers.
What is amber?
Amber is the fossilised sap from prehistoric trees that grew as much as fifty million years ago, primarily in Scandinavia and elsewhere around the Baltic Sea. Amber has been worn for centuries as a natural remedy for pain relief and to promote fast healing and boost the immune system. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal as a natural (no drugs) homeopathic product for babies and children.
Who can wear it?
Amber necklaces can be worn by children aged between 3 months to 2 years of age - which is about the time baby teething stops. In fact, getting your baby used to wearing an amber necklace from a young age is a good idea as the earlier the baby starts with the necklace, the easier it becomes a part of them. They are so used to it being there, that they don’t pay attention to it by pulling on it or attempting to bite it.
Safety using baby necklace
*The thread is knotted after each bead, if the necklace should break the beads will not scatter everywhere.
*All beads used are small enough to be swallowed but not pose a choking hazard.
*Teething necklaces should be removed when baby is sleeping or unattended!(I put mine under her pant leg, around her ankle at night)
*Amber necklaces are made for wearing, not for chewing! Amber will crack and break under too much pressure.
*Please use caution and supervise your child while using the necklace.
*I cannot assume any responsibility in the wearing of this necklace.
This is "real jewellery" and should be treated just like a string of pearls. It should not be worn by any infant or child unsupervised, and should not be gummed or mouthed by the wearer. Inspect the necklace often. If the silk starts to degrade it maybe time to restring. The magnetic clasp should not be worn by, or near anyone with a pacemaker
New age beliefs suggest it transmutes negative into positive energy, and promotes positive thinking and attitude. It also activates the solar plexus and root chakra. Amber revitalizes mind, body and soul and helps to relieve depression. It supports physical healing and detoxification, and is used for disorders of the adrenals, liver and spleen.
Amber necklaces can really help to soothe a child during teething. Unlike other baby teething products, an amber necklace is a one-off purchase, looks great and can be passed on from one child to the next.
What is baby teething and when do babies start teething?
Baby teething is the process by which a baby begins to get his or her teeth. A baby can begin teething as early as 3 months but the normal/average age for a baby to begin teething is between 5 and 7 months of age. Babies usually get their first tooth during that time period. Teething patterns are also often hereditary so ask your parents your teething patterns to get an idea of what you went through while teething and when you got your first tooth. There is no magic age for a baby to start teething. For additional information please consult a pediatrician or dentist and view our additional baby teething resources below.
What are the baby teething symptoms?
When a baby begins teething he/she can become irritable and upset. Baby will probably bite and gnaw a lot. Your baby will probably bite down and chew on anything he/she can including you. When your baby is teething he/she may not sleep well either. Some other normal baby teething symptoms are drooling, ear pulling, crying, runny nose and possibly a rash on the face/chin area and neck. Some less common possibly associated symptoms are low grade fever and diarrhea. However, all doctors do not agree on this. If your child has a fever and/or diarrhea and no other symptoms please consult a doctor. For additional information please consult a pediatrician
When a friend of mine told me about her little daughter's teething pain, it made me think. I knew I had heard something about teething necklaces, but had never used one on any of my own children. At our house, the kids don't put up much of a fuss about teething. But because I love her, I looked into it...I hate knowing that her little sweetheart is in pain, and we all know how it makes us feel when our babies are crying and we can't fix it! And I figured that worst case scenario, it won't work. She just got it today...so I'll keep you posted.
These are a couple of the best ones I've found so far:
I ordered mine from "greenbabybargains.com", and it was 50% off. Not a bad deal! They have deals everyday on "green" products for children, so go check them out!
The place I got my necklace from is called "Inspired By Finn", and it just came in! I'm so excited to get it on my daughter after she gets up from her nap. She's cutting two teeth, and nothing I do seems to make her feel better. Hopefully this works for her!! (You can also follow "Inspired By Finn" on Facebook.)
So, we have had the amber teething necklace from "Inspired By Finn" for a while now. My daughter has now cut 3 teeth since getting it, and has been working on another one for two weeks now...not one bit of fuss at all!!! When I bought this, I didn't know if it would work...but desperation drove me to it. And I'll tell you, I have been BEYOND impressed by it!!! I once again have my sweet happy baby back.
I also took the necklace off of the baby when I had a migraine, not knowing if it would work or not...nothing else was, so what was the worst that could happen...right? Well, a two-day migraine was gone within an hour and a half after putting it on! 0_0
I'm going to be going out of my way to get myself my own necklace for migraine PREVENTION.
**I am now selling teething necklaces for $20 each (free shipping in Canada and the US), so if you're interested in one, check out THIS POST. They are genuine baltic amber, shipped from Lithuania. I don't have a business, and actually just bought these necklaces to sell at a mom-2-mom sale, so I don't need to charge what places like "Inspired By Finn" charge. These necklaces aren't paying my bills...they're just a little extra money.
You can order a necklace by sending me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by leaving a post on the Facebook page.