Amber teething necklaces are one of the most popular teething solutions for modern parents but are they actually safe? Let’s take a closer look at what amber teething necklaces really are and how you can make sure they are safe for your infants to use.
Amber teething necklaces: the truth behind the viral sensation
Amber teething necklaces have become something of a viral sensation, with many parents remarking on how these “miracle teethers” have made teething almost completely pain and stress free for their children.
The truth behind these “miracle teethers” is that they aren’t miracles: they’re just an effective, natural teething pain solution that happens to work very well for most infants. The pain relieving effect of amber teething necklaces is the result of a special compound found inside the amber beads called succinic acid. This compound, which is found in trace amounts in our bodies gets absorbed into the skin when the beads are worn in a bracelet, necklace, or anklet. Succinic acid works as an anti-inflammatory agent; specifically, it reduces inflammation in the gums, which in turn causes pain relief and an overall less painful teething experience.
Although the amount of relief can vary from infant to infant, most children (and parents!) will see serious pain relief with amber teething jewelry. If additional relief is needed, no worries: amber teething jewelry doesn’t have to be used alone. It can easily be used as a part of an overall teething treatment with other teething remedies, such as teether toys and teething mittens, to provide even more relief.
Are amber teething necklaces safe?
Yes! Amber teething necklaces are safe to use. They do not contain any harsh chemicals and do not produce side effects. However, like any object you put on or around your baby, there are some basic safety precautions you need to follow.
Do Not Chew: Amber teething necklaces are not meant to be chewed or put in the mouth, as they can be teething hazards. Always make sure that you are supervising your child when they wear their amber teething jewelry so that you can step in if they try to put anything in their mouth.
No Necklaces At Night (Or Naptime): Necklaces can pose a safety risk when worn by infants while they sleep, so amber teething necklace should never be worn when your child is sleeping at night or taking a nap. If you want to continue the amber jewelry treatment during sleep, you can purchase an amber teething anklet which can be worn around the ankle when they sleep.
Check Jewelry Routinely: As with any jewelry your child wears, you will want to give your amber teething necklaces, bracelets and anklets regular once-overs to make sure that there are no issues such as loose beads, broken parts, and so on.
Remember: Amber teething jewelry is safe to use as long as you follow the above common sense tips to keep your child safe while they enjoy one of the best ways to reduce pain and discomfort from teething.
About Powell's Owls:
Powell's Owls is a family owned business who have been selling amber jewelry since 2014. Our amber is 100% authentic and comes directly from the Baltic Region. Have questions? Contact us via our Contact Us form or check out our frequently asked questions via our FAQ page.