Teething is one of those milestones that isn’t pleasant for the baby or the parents.

Teething infants learn first-hand that growing up can sometimes be an unpleasant time.

While there are gels and tablets on the market that can be used to help give your baby some relief,

many parents prefer more natural teething remedies.

One of the most popular natural teething remedies is using a Baltic Amber teething necklace.

History Of Baltic Amber

Baltic Amber has been a fascination to people all over the world since ancient times. Amber is from fossilized resin found in ancient trees that date back 50 million years. The tree creates this resin as an antibiotic to heal itself and to protect itself from infection or injury.

Baltic Amber has been used as far back as 460 BC when Hippocrates, the father of medicine, advocated the use of Baltic Amber for its medicinal powers. In Chiapas, Mexico, the men would wear the Baltic Amber Beads in their nose as they believed it gave them courage and freedom from fear. In eastern countries, they used Baltic Amber Beads as a way to purify their souls and ward off the evil spirits. In the United States and Russia, it was used for many medicinal purposes and its anti-aging properties.

Baltic Amber stone for health benefits

How Does A Baltic Amber Teething Necklace Work?

Its healing powers come from its primary ingredient, Succinic Acid, found in the surface layer of the Amber. This natural analgesic is absorbed through the skin when the necklace is worn directly on the skin.

The Baltic Amber Necklace works through body heat, which helps the necklace exude its healing agents. The benefits of the Baltic Amber teething necklace on your teething baby is that it provides not only a pain relief but also a mild sedative effect.

Baltic amber teething necklace succinic acid for teething relief

Why Parents Choose All-Natural Teething Relief Remedies

There are many reasons why parents choose all-natural teething relief options over gels and medications to soothe a teething baby from the uncomfortable signs and symptoms of teething. Most significantly is the warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the serious side effects possible when using gum numbing medications that contain lidocaine and benzocaine.

Buying High-Quality Amber Vs. Low-Quality Amber – Raw & Unpolished

When purchasing a Baltic Amber teething necklace, the quality is critical to its effectiveness.

But how can you tell the difference?

With so many Baltic Amber teething necklaces on the market, you may be wondering if you are getting an authentic product. Natural Baltic Amber has an uneven color and an uneven shape.  When looking at your Baltic Amber beads, they should look like they were shaped by the earth, rather than man. Imitation Amber is made from plastic or colored glass and is often polished and more uniformly shaped. Lookout for imitations that may be treated with tree resins to make them look more realistic.

Price is also a factor in authenticity. The price of Baltic is high because it is a rare gem. If you find an inexpensive Baltic Amber necklace, it is probably low quality or an imitation. Always purchase from a reputable supplier. If you’re still unsure whether you have an authentic Baltic Amber necklace, you can try one of these tests to ascertain the quality.

high-quality amber raw unpolished

When Can Babies Start Wearing A Baltic Amber Teething Necklace?

Babies can start wearing them as soon as they start teething. Remember that when wearing them, babies should always be under the supervision of an adult.

Amber should not be chewed and should fit snugly against their skin. The best way to wear it is tucked under baby’s clothes, so they forget that they are even wearing it.

Safety & Precautions For Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

Baltic Amber is non-toxic and safe for all ages. Necklaces are threaded with cotton so that if baby pulls hard or it gets caught on something, it will break. There is a knot in between each bead on the necklace so that if it should break, only one bead will come off. If an amber bead is accidentally swallowed, it is small enough to pass through the system without causing harm.

Nighttime Wear – Switch To Baltic Amber Ankle Bracelet

When you put your little one down to sleep, you should remove their Baltic Amber necklace. However, to continue the healing properties through the night, you might consider switching to a Baltic Amber ankle bracelet under your baby’s pajamas. The benefits of the Baltic amber will continue to work through the night and provide pain relief to your teething baby.

baltic amber teething anklet on-baby-ankle for nightime teething relief

How To Clean & Care Of Your Baltic Amber Teething Necklace

Cleaning your Baltic Amber teething necklace is easy. All you need to do is dip it in warm water, rinse it, and rub it dry with a clean cloth. You don’t want to wash it in detergents or harsh soaps as it can break down the succinic acid and make it less effective. You also want to make sure it does not come in contact with hot water or a hot radiator. Baltic Amber teething necklaces are good for 2 years when they’re well cared for.

Start Soothing Away Teething Symptoms

When treating the discomfort your teething baby feels, Baltic Amber teething necklaces are a great alternative to medications and can complement other natural teething remedies when used as directed.