Amber is associated with sunlight and warmth and is reputed to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing of wounds and is thus the perfect help for babies and toddlers who wear it when they are teething.
How it works?
When a baby is wearing a teething necklace on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases healing oils from the amber (a resin) which are absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream. Amber is not a stone and therefore warm to the touch, as well as very comfortable and light to wear. Children wearing amber is a very old traditional custom in Europe and the Far East. Amber is known to reduce inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach and to fight inflammation, infections and respiratory disease.
Traditional beaded amber necklaces are a less intrusive remedy for the pain and side effects of teething, such as lack of appetite, upset tummies, ear ache, fevers and colds. A natural analgesic, amber will help calm a baby without resorting to drugs. Amber’s anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are also recognized by allopathic medicine. The healing properties of amber include calmative, analgesic, antispasmodic, expectorant, and febrifuge (anti-fever) functions.
When can my baby start wearing the necklace?
The necklace may be worn from 8 weeks and up. Although you can start you child wearing this necklace at any time, the earlier the better. If your child wears it at a young age they will not even know it is there and they will not touch it or pull on it.
Sizes colours and shape of stones and the length of the necklace may vary from necklace to necklace. These are natural, Genuine Baltic amber stones.
Every bead is knotted in between to prevent choking hazards. Strung on silk matching the amber colour, every necklace uses a twist screw-in clasp for safety. The string is very strong and breaking is unlikely to happen, even if the necklace would break only one bead would come off. The Baby Amber necklace beads are light and small. The bead is therefore too small for a baby/child to choke on. But, if a baby/child should swallow a bead from the Baby Amber necklace, it won’t be harmful since it is not poisonous. It used to be ground up and swallowed in medicinal mixtures.
They are not designed for chewing and require parental supervision at all times.
See Dr Mom’s catalogue of available necklaces