If you’re like most parents, you’ve already gone down the rabbit hole searching for teething remedies. No matter whether your little one is already going through the painful process of teething or you’re anticipating it with a mixture of dread and hope. Thankfully, hope prevails with teething remedies in the form of Baltic amber teething necklaces. These popular items are not just a social media trend: they are a legitimate means of tackling your baby’s teething pain at the source. However, before you buy one for your teething infant, there are a few things you need to know. Let’s take a look at 5 things you must know before you buy a Baltic amber teething necklace.
#1: You should always buy from a reputable source
If you find a teething necklace that’s priced too low to be true, it probably is; unfortunately, due to their popularity, there are some shady sites that try to hawk fake amber necklaces to unsuspecting parents. You should therefore always buy your Baltic amber teething necklaces from a professional, reputable store.
#2: They don’t work instantly, but they do work relatively quickly
If you’re expecting a magical instant fix, then you need to adjust your expectations. Baltic amber teething necklaces work through the succinic acid inside the amber beads which, when released due to the body’s own heat, is absorbed into the body through the skin. When enough succinic acid builds up, it works as an anti-inflammatory agent; this, in turn, reduces the inflammation of the gums and thus the store of your baby’s pain. This won’t happen instantly or even within a few hours, as it takes time for the succinic acid to build up, but you will see results within a few days.
#3: Amber isn’t a precious stone
There is a popular misconception about amber that places it in the precious stone category, like diamonds or sapphires. However, amber is a unique substance. It is not a rock or precious mineral, it is actually tree sap which has fossilized over millions of years. Most Baltic amber washes up on the shoreline, where it is harvested and turned into a variety of things including, of course, teething necklaces.
#4: Don’t let your infant wear them alone or at night
While Baltic amber teething necklaces do not contain harsh chemicals like some medication-based teething remedies, there is one very important safety caveat to remember: you should not be letting your infant wear an amber necklace, bracelet or any jewelry if they are not being constantly supervised or if they are going to sleep for a nap or bedtime.
The beads on the jewelry is a choking hazard if they come loose, and necklaces are not recommended for sleeping infants due to the possibility of choking or strangulation. When you are not directly supervising your child, remove the jewelry and set it in a high place for safe keeping.
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