I had a reader ask me the best place to buy Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces and I had no idea what they even were. Luckily I asked a neighbor and she knew all about them. Turns out they are necklaces designed for infants and toddlers for natural teething relief. Who knew?! Well Kaylyn agreed to write a post to tell you all about them (and even included a picture of her cutie wearing hers). See what she has to say about them and then share your thoughts/experiences on them with us (good or bad)…
Baltic amber teething necklaces are made for wearing (NOT CHEWING) during the teething stage. Amber helps with drooling and discomfort during teething, without resorting to drugs. They contain a natural analgesic and release healing oils when worn against the skin. Amber is fossilized tree resin/sap, not a stone; therefore it is warm to the touch, as well as very comfortable and light to wear. Amber’s anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are also recognized by allopathic medicine.
Wearing Baltic amber necklaces against the skin can have a soothing and calming effect on teething babies and toddlers. Succinic acid is the most beneficial part of the amber. There are claims that the darkest colored amber generally contains less succinic acid than lighter colors. So, the more cloudy or white amber is, the more succinic acid it contains.
There is a lot of fake/man-made amber out there, so before purchasing an amber teething necklace, make sure it is genuine Baltic amber and not imitation amber. Prices should start around $15 and can be as much as $50 for one amber teething necklace. Generally, the more rounded the beads, the higher the price of the necklace. If a necklace is priced really low or discounted, question the vendor about its authenticity.
Here are some reputable websites to purchase a Baltic amber teething necklace…
The Treasure Hutch
Hip Green Baby
Image Credit: Inspired by Finn
As a safety feature there is a knot before and after each bead. The hand tied knot structure ensures that if the necklace is strongly yanked or pulled, only one bead would come loose, rather than all of the beads. This reduces the chance of a child choking on an amber bead. Only purchase necklaces with hand tied knots.
Amber teething necklaces are secured with a traditional screw clasp that will break away with force. You never want your child to have the opportunity to chew on the amber. It is suggested that you put the necklace on your child and place their clothing over it so it rests against the skin. The amber will begin to reach your child’s body temperature very quickly and then the child will ignore it’s presence.
The most important thing to remember when buying a necklace is to get the right size if it is for a baby. It should be short enough that the baby cannot get it up and over the chin. Please refer to the site where you plan on buying for specific sizing, cleaning and safety information.
Please also follow all safety warnings. Baltic Amber necklaces contain small parts. As with all jewelry worn by infants and toddlers, children should always be supervised when wearing. Jewelry should be removed when child sleeps.
Disclaimer: BabyCouponsandStuff.com does not necessarily endorse or recommend this product as we have not personally tried it. The information provided in this post is purely for information and educational purposes only and is should not be a substitute for medical treatment or diagnosis. Be sure to consult with your pediatrician before using.
So what do you think? Too dangerous or great idea? I know these are very popular right now but also somewhat controversial. What are your thoughts on them? Do you think they really work? Let us know what you think or your experience with them in the comments below.