Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces
What is a Baltic amber teething necklace?
A genuine Baltic Amber teething necklace is a natural form of pain relief for teething babies. Amber itself is a fossilized tree resin and contains “succinic acid”. When warmed by the body, the succinic acid is released from the beads and onto the skin. It is a natural remedy that provides anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. For a teething baby, this means pain relief and reduction of the inflammation of the gums that accompanies teething.
Can my baby chew on the Baltic amber necklace?
No. These necklaces are not to be chewed on. You want to choose the apropriate size of necklace for your child so that the beads cannot reach their mouth. Optimal therapeutic value occurs when the amber is worn close to the site of discomfort.
How do I select the right size?
The Baltic amber necklaces come in two sizes: small (11-11.5 inches) and medium (12-12.5 inches). It should not be so loose that the child can lift it up into his/her mouth, but it should not be so tight that it will be uncomfortable. You should try the necklace on the baby to gauge the proper fit or measure your baby's neck so you can get a proper fit.
How can I get the most therapeutic value out of the Baltic amber teething necklace?
To get the most therapeutic value from the necklace, the baby should wear it as much as possible during the day. It is not recommended that the baby wear it to bed, or while unsupervised. However, if you want to maximize the benefit of the amber, you could wrap the necklace around the baby’s ankle inside his/her sleeper while they are sleeping.
Can my baby wear the Baltic amber teething necklace while sleeping?
No. You should remove the necklace whenever the child is unsupervised, including naps and bedtime. If you want to maximize the benefit from the amber, a suggestion would be to wrap the necklace or a bracelet around the baby’s ankle and worn inside a sleeper only. Do not allow the amber to be accessible to the child in an unsupervised way.
Should I choose a Baltic amber necklace or a bracelet for my baby?
Generally, wearing the amber closest to the site of the pain or inflammation provides the greatest benefit. For teething babies, that means the neck. However, the bracelets can be an excellent choice to be worn on the ankle inside a sleeper, inaccessible to the child during sleep.
Are there any safety features on these Baltic amber necklaces?
Yes. You will notice that each bead is individually knotted on the string. This ensures that if the baby were to break the necklace, they would only be able to free one bead. Also, the beads are made smaller than the size of a pea, such that they can be safely swallowed should one come free. The plastic clasp at the back is free from all metals and allergens and is also held together by knots. This ensures if there were enough pressure placed on the necklace, the clasp would break open.
Can my toddler benefit from the Baltic amber necklace?
Yes. Teething necklaces can be very useful far past the teething age. Succinic acid provides many health benefits to the wearer that go far beyond teething relief. In Europe, they are touted as a general “cure all” and are worn for anything from low energy and poor mood to digestive problems.
How do you care for the Baltic amber necklace?
You will want to keep the amber from lotions, polishes, waxes and other residues that might coat the surface of the stones creating a barrier from the healing succinic acid. Amber can be worn in the bath but not in the pool or hot tubs where chemicals are harmful to the amber. If the necklace needs to be washed, use warm water only. No soap.