The onset of teething can open the floodgates to a new world of pain and distress for both you and your baby. It can cause a lot of sleepless nights and anxiety and send you running to try just about every remedy from wet washcloths to gels and ointments and pain relieving medication.
Over the last several years, many parents have turned to a non-traditional form of relief - amber teething necklaces. When I say non-traditional, I should probably clarify. These necklaces have actually been used for centuries in Eastern Europe and millions of Europeans swear by them. However, in North America, where great trust and value is placed in the medical establishment and pharmaceuticals, the idea of using natural homeopathic remedies like amber has not been that widely accepted.
However, with more and more North American parents experiencing success with amber teething necklaces, they have, in recent years become more and more popular.
Traditionally, European Amber sourced from the Baltic region is the most coveted for its outstanding analgesic properties and ability to relieve pain and reduce the swelling associated with teething.
Amber is the fossilized sap that exuded from prehistoric trees that covered the earth as long back as fifty million years ago, and is found primarily in Scandinavia and the fertile areas surrounding the Baltic Sea. Amber gained prominence over the centuries as a natural and safe remedy for relieving pain and promoting faster healing and to boost your baby’s immune system. The tried and tested analgesic effect and anti-inflammatory properties of amber made it the most welcome homeopathic product to be tried successfully on babies and children.
While modern day medicine has not fully investigated the science behind Baltic amber, it has been accepted in Europe and other parts of the world by those who advocate natural healing. Amber is said to have a natural analgesic effect releasing small molecules of healing oils containing a substance called “succinic acid” which helps to ease a baby’s pain and distress. This, in turn, has a calming effect on your baby.
In the early thirties scientists found out that each cell of the human body designed to respire aerobically participated in a chemical process called as Krebs’s Cycle which uses succinic acid as a crucial component to maintaining healthy cellular metabolic activity. This process played an important role in correctly metabolizing the fundamental ingredients of nutritional intake, such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats and helps convert them into usable storable energy.
Baltic amber is renowned for the sustained release of microscopic quantities of succinic acid from the beads into your baby’s body through the epidermal skin layer which appears to have positive biochemical effects.
Baltic Amber has been an age old trusted remedy for reducing the discomfort and pain associated with teething as seen in the form of redness of the cheeks, rapidly swelling gums, irritating diaper rashes and persistent fevers.
Children aged three months and on can safely wear amber. Getting your baby used to the feel of amber from an earlier age is a good idea so they will be accustomed to it and more comfortable and at ease with wearing it.
When choosing the right amber necklace for your baby, you should exercise caution as there are many “fake” amber necklaces on the market that do not provide the same quality and efficacy as original Amber. In fact, there are many cheap amber necklaces on the market which are made from plastic and glass beads ad not from amber at all! Always ensure that the necklace is sourced from true amber beads and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Each Toogli amber teething necklace is hand crafted from genuine Baltic amber by experienced artisans. We take exceptional care in selecting who we work with and the materials used in our necklaces. We use only softly rounded beads which not only maximize contact with your baby’s skin but provide greater comfort at the same time.
An Important Word About Safety
Amber teething necklaces should only be worn under direct parental supervision. Remove the necklace while your baby sleeps to minimize any risk of gagging or choking.
Amber is designed to be worn by your baby and is not meant to be chewed or bitten. Because of the risk of choking, do not allow your baby to chew on an amber necklace or place it in her mouth. Always exercise as much care with an amber necklace as you would with any other type of jewelry or small object that could present a hazard to your baby.
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