Amber teething necklaces are one of the most popular teething remedies for parents to come out within the last 2 decades. If you been paying attention on social media, you’ve likely notice many parents talking about the benefits of amber teething necklaces for their children. But what are amber teething necklaces? If you want to know more, consider the following all natural guy to amber teething necklaces.
What is amber?
Many people assume that amber is a type of mineral or gemstone but this is not true. amber is actually fossilized tree resin which has become fossilized over millions of years. Amber teething necklaces and other amber teething jewelry is made with Baltic amber, which is found in the Baltic region. Amber teething jewelry is made by first harvesting amber and then shaping larger amber pieces into small beads, which are then strung together to create a necklace or other types of jewelry.
How do amber Teething Necklaces Work?
Amber teething necklaces work in a relatively simple and very natural way. Inside amber there is a compiled called succinic acid. Succinic acid is a naturally occurring compound which has natural anti-inflammatory properties. When amber teething necklaces are worn against the skin, this causes the amber beads to be slightly warmed by the body’s natural heat. When amber is warmed up, it secretes a trace amount of oil.
This oil is then absorbed into the skin, similar to how you would rub it in a lotion. Inside the oil is the succinic acid, which is then absorbed into the body along with the oil. From there, succinic acid works is natural magic and reduces inflammation in the gums; most teething pain is caused by inflamed gums, which is why amber teething necklaces work so well with teething infants.
Unlike short-term solutions such as chewing teething toys or medication, amber teething necklaces are designed to provide long-lasting relief as long as they are worn.
Are They Safe to Use?
Yes! Amber teething necklaces are safe to use. There are no known effects to using amber teething necklaces, since these necklaces work through the natural effects of succinic acid. However, there are a few safety issues to keep in mind when giving your infant an amber teething necklace to help reduce their teething pain and soreness. As with any type of jewelry, you should supervise children when they wear amber teething necklaces, as the beads will be a choking hazard if they ever come off the necklace.
Never give your infant a long necklace that they can chew on or put in their mouth--the necklace needs to be snug (but not tight) so that it will rest against their skin. You should also routinely inspect the necklace for signs of loose beads or other issues. Never let an infant sleep with the necklace on unless you will be supervising them.