When I first heard about Amber Teething Necklaces I thought people were crazy for letting their little babies chew on beads. Then I found out they are not meant to chew on but just worn instead. Amber exhibits its pain relieving qualities when worn on the skin.
From Amberforsale’s Etsy shop:
In Europe, amber, a natural analgesic, is commonly worn by babies and young children to help with teething difficulties. The amber is said to reduce inflammation caused by teething when worn close to the skin and promote a stronger immunity to common infection as well as assisting general well-being.
So how do they work? When amber is worn against the skin, the heat of which releases microscopic amounts of oil, which is then absorbed into the skin. These amber teething necklaces are made of Baltic amber which is distinct from other types of amber as it contains succinic acid and it is this compound which gives amber teething necklaces their therapeutic quality. Succinic acid is naturally occurring in every cell of the human body and has many functions; analgesic (for pain relief), expectorant (to decrease mucous in the nose and chest), Antipyretic (anti fever), anti spasmodic (reduces the diarrhea from an over active bowel) and anti inflammatory (reduces the red cheeks and dribbling). Some parents of children with amber teething necklaces report that they don’t even know when new teeth break through as the child is no different to their normal contented self.
Amberforsale is an Etsy shop but they also have a website too – Amber Teething Necklaces. Amberforsale generously sent us two beautiful Amber Teething Necklaces to try out.
The necklaces are beautiful! They are so much more pretty in person than they are online, although I still think they look good online. Before I had gotten the necklaces I liked the solid colored necklaces best but I was also sent a multicolored one and it is actually my favorite now. I love the way it looks against Aniala’s skin.
The beads are strung with strong cotton thread and double knotted in between each one so if one happens to break the rest of the beads don’t go flying everywhere. The beads are also made small so they cannot be choked on. Although the necklaces we received from Amber Teething Necklaces are really well made I don’t foresee a problem with them breaking. The necklace closure is a barrel screw clasp and provides greater security than magnetic or hook type closure.
Now I have to admit I was a skeptic but I am willing to try anything once. I thought if nothing else the necklaces are pretty and can be worn even if they don’t work. We had Aniala wearing it and it did seem to make her less fussy but I couldn’t be sure if this was from the necklaces or not. I decided to try they out on myself. I connected both necklaces together and wore it for several days. I have horrible constant back pain. While wearing the necklaces while my pain didn’t go away completely I was not constantly aware of my pain. I of course figured this could just be a fluke because sometimes my pain is not as bad. I decided to take off the necklace and I kid you not within hours my back pain was back full force. Back on the necklace went and I got relief again. I am going to have to buy my own necklace now and I am in luck because Amber Teething Necklaces sells Mama necklaces, bracelets, and my favorite are their heart pendants!
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