Teething can be so unpleasant for both babies and parents. Baby Orajel used to be the old standby, but after the Orajel scare of recent years, more parents are turning to natural teething relief remedies such as Baltic amber teething necklaces.
Amber Teething Necklace
These are not designed to chew on, as many often wonder. They’re only meant to sit against and be warmed by the skin.
There are many faux amber necklaces on the market, but Knickernappies (one of Everything Birth’s vendors) only uses 100% authentic Baltic amber. It’s crucial that genuine amber is used in teething necklaces because of the nature of amber.
Amber is a fossilized resin, not actually a stone. Amber teething necklaces are used because when amber is worn next to the skin, miniscule amounts of healing oils from the amber can get absorbed into the skin. This oil is thought to significantly and gently help reduce inflammation and accelerate wound healing. If the baby did happen to get amber up to his lips though, amber is also non-toxic.
While many people allow their babies to wear amber necklaces all day, amber teething necklaces should only be used under direct adult supervision. They are constructed for safety and the amber is so tiny that if somehow a piece got loose, it is not considered a choking hazard. Even still, the manufacturer stresses that these should be worn only under your supervision. Don’t worry though, because of the way it works with the skin, part-time use still allows the amber to sooth the baby.
If you’d like to learn even more about baltic amber teething necklaces, follow this link to the product page.
My son uses a baltic amber teething necklace and it really does work- I was skeptical at first, but not any more. I had no idea there was an orajel scare- thanks for posting that! We use that too. Great post =)
I wish I would have known about amber teething neckalces when my daughter was suffering! They work great for my son!