What are amber teething necklaces made from?
Contrary to popular belief, amber is not a gemstone or rock. Amber is actually fossilized resin, a plant by-product, which was produced millions of years ago. The “beads” in amber teething necklaces are shaped amber which are laced onto a necklace string for ease of use. Amber “beads” can also be found in bracelet form for both adults and children, although teething necklaces are by far the most popular use of amber today.
How do amber necklaces work?
Amber has an analgesic or pain relieving and soothing affect, which is caused by the succinic acid in amber. In addition to relieving pain, the succinic acid in amber acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Amber teething necklaces reduce teething pain by soothing the inflammation of the gums and providing pain relief for the discomfort caused by teething.
Are amber teething necklaces safe to use?
Yes. Amber teething necklaces are safe to use in both adults and children, as long as they are used properly and in the case of babies only be worn under supervision by an adult.
Will amber teething necklaces eliminate teething pain completely?
It depends on the infant. Most babies experience a significant reduction in teething pain when they wear an amber teething necklace on a regular basis.
How should amber necklaces be worn by children?
Amber teething necklaces should be worn as a single strand around the neck on a regular basis. The amber necklace should be comfortable but not tight against the infant’s skin.
Do amber teething necklaces start working immediately?
It depends. Typically it can take time for the succinic acid to build up to full effect, which can take anywhere from days to 2-3 weeks.
How long do amber teething necklaces last?
If you take care of your amber teething necklace, they can last for several years. You should be careful to ensure the necklace doesn’t get dirty, stepped on, or otherwise damaged.
Are amber teething necklaces okay to chew on?
No! You should not let your baby chew on their amber teething necklace. The beads may be a choking hazard and amber resin is not meant to be chewed on.
Should amber necklaces be worn to bed?
No. You should take off your baby’s teething necklace before they go to bed, as wearing any necklace while sleeping can present a serious hazard to your baby.
How should I take care of my child's amber teething necklace?
You should avoid exposing the amber beads to any lotions, chemicals, polishes, or anything that may leave a residue. This includes shampoo and soaps. If you need to wash the necklace, gently wash it with warm water, but do not use any soap.
About Powell's Owls:
At Powell's Owls we offer a wide collection of 100% authentic amber teething necklaces and bracelets for children and adults. Based in the wonderful city of Denver, Colorado our team is dedicated to providing each customer with an awesome product and amazing customer service. We love amber jewelry and we know you will love it too!
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