Thursday, February 11, 2010

Amber Teething Necklace

I have been reading about amber teething necklaces for months, and finally decided to buy one this past week when Sweet Pea started drooling gallons again. She already has 8 teeth, and teething pains and symptoms seem to come and go for her, so I thought I might as well go ahead and get her a necklace, and whether it helps or not, it will be pretty! Oh boy, first piece of jewelry for my little girl!

Amber is supposed to have a natural soothing effect, through the tiny amounts of succinic acid in the oil from the amber that get absorbed by your skin -- not by the child actually chewing on it. The Baltic amber is supposed to be best for this, and the lighter the color the better. You can read more about it on one of the many websites dedicated to information and sales of these necklaces. I'm not sure if I believe in it yet, but I am willing to give it a try. I got this twelve-inch strand from Inspired by Finn on Hyenacart. It's is a European traditional teething soother that is catching on around the U.S. I love the look of the necklace but will have to wait and see if I feel it has any efficacy.
Note: Most retailers will tell you that jewelry is not recommended for children under age 3, and that you should always supervise your child if you do decide to put a necklace on him or her. The clasp on this one will pull apart if put under strain and the beads are individually knotted on the strand, so I feel comfortable with this on Sweet Pea's neck during the day, but take it off for bedtime. You can also get bracelets and anklets of amber beads.

What do you think? Could it really help? Have you ever used amber and felt like it worked? Share your experience!


  1. I have some friends that swear by Amber, but I have never tried it. Thankfully my little boy doesn't seem all that bothered by teething (but his older sister sure was!)

    Found you from the Cloth diapering blogger group :)

    I love your amazon picks - the thinking woman's guide to a better birth is an amazing book!!

  2. hi rose! this is so interesting. my friend's baby wears one but all this time, i've thought it was just something her mom liked! ha ha. i am definitely going to look into this because Virginia has a very rough time with teething. it makes her completely miserable and disrupts her sleep for many days. thanks for the post!

  3. Amber is amazing in its healing powers and not just for children. For centuries people have used amber for arthritis, respiratory infections including chronic asthma, as a stress reliever that interacts with the body's nervous system and much much more. Explore more research from the medical community and you will see some amazing results for natural Baltic amber.

  4. There are many testimonials Amber Teething necklaces work. Not only for babies but for adults too for certain conditions. Amber seems to have many healing properties suitable for humans.

  5. I hope you have read some of the controversy surrounding the amber teething necklaces such as baby choking and strangulation.