Written by Patty R.
Teething is one of the most difficult times that a parent of a newborn will face and I can tell you that from personal experience. I was not only dealing with one infant that had teething pain: I had twins! Raising twin infants was hard enough, but when their teething pain decided to rear it’s ugly head, I began to feel as if there would be no end in sight to my frustration.
I tried every teething remedy I could think of or rather, every remedy I could Google. Some of them worked fairly well, such as chewing teethers, but they didn’t work for long. As soon as the mild relieving effects of chewing on a toy went away, my babies were back to screaming.
And that’s when I stumbled on a blog post about Baltic amber teething jewelry. I had vaguely heard about Baltic amber teething necklaces before, and I’d spotted a few on babies at the mall and at restaurants. But I didn’t know much about them other than they were apparently good at controlling teething. At this point in time, I decided that there was nothing to lose by trying them out. So I did a little research, found a shop that sold them, purchased a necklace for each twin, and waited for my order to arrive. As I waited, I wondered: will this actually work? Did I talk myself into buying some kind of snake oil product?
The fateful day came when the package arrived on our doorstep. I took them out, read over the cleaning and safety instructions (note to parents: DON’T let your babies sleep with any jewelry on, always take it off beforehand! And make sure the pieces aren’t loose so they can’t get any of the beads into their mouths) and put one on each baby.
The Results: Why I (And My Twins) Were Amazed
The necklaces didn’t work instantly, of course, but I noticed that my twins teething pain seemed less intense the next day. Could it be the necklaces, I thought or just a mild teething pain attack. I didn’t want to jump to conclusions. But it quickly became clear that these necklaces were legit when my twins got through the day without screaming in pain and they had been, to remind you, dear reader, screaming bloody murder from teething pain just a few days before.
Suffice to say, I’m happy and my twins are happy, too. They are no longer in constant pain from teething. They don’t miss out on naps or wake up early from the pain and discomfort. They are happier, and I was so pleased with the results of the necklace that I went out and bought the bracelets as well. I sometimes have them wear both at the same time, and sometimes we switch wearing one at time.
I know that if I ever decide to have more children in the future, I’ll be stocking up on Baltic amber jewelry before I even get close to the delivery date.