Amber teething necklaces are a centuries-old natural remedy for teething babies. Wearing Baltic amber close to the skin is a traditional European remedy to help relieve pain and discomfort, especially in teething babies. A natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory, amber is believed to help calm inflammation and irritability without resorting to drugs, which is perfect for babies who are teething. Amber is reputed to boost the immune system and to accelerate the healing of wounds, and is also very useful to breastfeeding mothers.
How does an amber teething necklace work?
Used for centuries in Europe, amber’s natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties may help calm, heal and soothe. Amber is a fossilized resin, which warms against the skin, releasing its therapeutic properties safely and naturally. Recent research has proven that the active ingredient in the Baltic amber, succinic acid, has a very positive influence on the human body. Amber is considered to be a powerful chakra cleanser and healer and have calming, healing and uplifting effects. It may also help children who are dealing with pain, inflammation and stress, especially teething babies.
What is amber?
Natural Baltic amber is the fossilised resin of ancient pines that grew nearly 50 million years ago on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
It is important to ensure your baby’s safety if you decide to use an amber teething necklace for your baby. All teething necklaces should have individually knotted beads and the necklace should be designed to break under pressure. Never leave your baby unattended while wearing a teething necklace.
If you would like your baby to wear amber against the skin while sleeping, consider an amber bracelet. Amber teething bracelets can be worn around the ankle and under a growsuit. Alternatively, an amber teething necklace can be wrapped twice around baby’s ankle and worn under a growsuit while baby is sleeping. In this way, the full benefit of amber can be felt, with no strangulation risk.
How can I tell if the amber in my amber necklace is genuine?
Real amber floats. It also burns with a clean, sweet smell, unlike plastics designed to look like amber, which burn with a plastic, chemical smell. Genuine amber is lightweight, warm to the touch and has an infinite variety of colours and clarity. Each piece is unique.
How should I care for my amber jewellery?
Hand wash in gentle, soapy water and allow to air dry. Please do not use harsh cleaners, and remove before bathing and swimming. Prolonged contact with water is not recommended, as it will shorten the lifespan of the product.
Try polishing the amber teething necklace with a bit of olive oil to restore the original shine. Don’t forget to store your amber jewellery out of direct sunlight and high temperatures. Don’t let your amber jewellery rub up against hard objects, as amber is a light, soft gem and is easily marked.