Teething is a stressful time for both babies and their parents. Teething can cause considerable pain and discomfort for the infant, resulting in a baby that may cry, scream, or just exhibit general unhappiness at the unexplained pain they’re experience which is something no parent wants to see! And as any parent who has dealt with a teething baby can attest, constant teething pain in a baby results in less sleep, and more stress, for the parents.
There are endless remedies, tips and tricks to stop teething pain. These remedies range from drug store ointments to old wives tales. But if you want to know how to really stop teething pain now, you need to take a look at the trees; “tree resin”, to be exact, in the form of amber. Amber is tree resin that has hardened through a process which takes hundreds of years. This resin contains a special component called succinic acid, which is a natural analgesic and healing agent. In the past, amber was a common ingredient in many pain relievers, usually in the form of ointments for issues such as arthritis pain.
Today, amber is commonly used to make amber teething necklaces; an amber teething necklace is a necklace which uses amber resin ‘beads’ to help soothe and alleviate teething pain in babies. Unlike a standard teething necklace, an amber teething necklace is not designed to be chewed on or put inside the baby’s mouth. Instead, the necklace is meant to lay against the baby’s bare skin; this allows for the succinic acid to be absorbed into the skin. From there, it spreads throughout the body, including the mouth, where it soothes the uncomfortable teething pain that has plagued babies (and their tired parents!) for millennium.
A note on safety: Amber resin is a non-toxic material. However, these necklaces are not designed for chewing, gnawing or otherwise being put inside a baby’s mouth. The resin beads are a choking hazard, and you should always supervise your child while they wear their necklace. Always remove the necklace before they sleep or are put into a car seat, as these situations present a potential choking hazard.
There are many benefits to using an amber teething necklace over other supposed remedies for teething pain. These benefits include:
Natural pain remedy; amber resin is a natural remedy for teething pain that doesn’t use man-made chemicals or unnatural ingredients which could have side effects
Long-lasting; amber teething necklaces normally last for about 2 years, as long as they are well cared-for. You can improve the longevity of your necklace by limiting exposure to heat, chlorine, perfumes, and soaps.
Easy and constant soothing; unlike other remedies for teething pain, an amber teething necklace helps to provide almost constant alleviation of teething pain once the succinic acid has been properly absorbed into the skin. This may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few days to several, depending on a case-by-case basis.
If you want to stop teething pain now, don’t reach for the pharmacy number--reach for an amber teething necklace instead!
About Powell's Owls:
At Powell's Owls we LOVE Amber Jewelry and we know you will love it too! We source our amber teething bracelets directly from Lithuania and work hand in hand with our suppliers. We pride ourselves on only selling 100% authentic Baltic Amber and is verified authentic by the Gemological Institute of America, the world’s leading authority in Gemology