Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

Most of us know the anticipation of bringing a new life into the world as first time parents. We all had a list of the “must have” items that we just knew we would not be able to function without once baby arrives. Some things sit around collecting dust after a couple of uses like the elaborate changing tables and wipe warmers, while other things become a staple of life, like muslin blankets and that special lovie bear.

Before Silas was even born last year I ordered him a Baltic amber necklace online. I did a lot of research on what to buy and how to make sure it was authentic. I first came to learn of Baltic amber a few years ago when I was researching alternative pain relief methods for menstrual cramps. Amber is fossilized tree resin, and Baltic amber is fossilized tree resin that is mined from around the Baltic Sea.

The reason Baltic amber is different from other forms of amber is the high levels of succinic acid found in it. Succinic acid is naturally occuring in the body. Don’t let the title confuse you, succinic acid does not raise the body’s acidity, it actually lowers it.

Baltic amber necklaces for little ones have certainly seen a rise in popularity in the past few years, but using Baltic amber for pain relief is not new. The theory behind this necklace is that wearing it constantly against the skin allows the amber to release an oil containing the succinic acid. Over time, it builds in the system and the effects of it are similar to a low dose of ibuprofen including pain relief and helping with inflammation.

Of course, my husband and I didn’t KNOW this would work, but we had decided to try everything, leaving any pharmaceutical intervention as a last resort. There were two instances when we took the necklace off of Silas and noticed a difference immediately. His fingers were constantly in his mouth and he was very irritable. A couple of days after we would put the necklace back on his neck, we would see the return of our sweet boy.

So far, with the help of this necklace and a couple wet washcloths, we are up to eight teeth and Silas has not gotten to the point where we even questioned whether we should give him medication or not. Only 12 more to go!

Ciera Dameron

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