What is amber teething necklace?
Theory, common beliefs, science.
Amber teething necklaces are designed to be worn by babies when they are teething. These are necklaces strung with amber beads and designed to help with teething pain. Usually Baltic amber is used in production, since this amber is considered to have the most healing properties. The common belief is that the child’s body heats the amber, causing it to release oils containing succinic acid. The succinic acid, in theory, gets absorbed into the bloodstream, helping to easy baby’s pain. Many believe that placing raw Baltic amber in contact with the skin boosts the body’s natural levels of succinic acid. Like any natural remedies, there’s a large leap of faith required and a complete lack of clinical trials into many of the mechanisms of succinic acid and amber as a natural pain remedy. On the one hand, raw amber has been used for thousands of years to relieve pain and countless parents swear to its effectiveness in relieving teething pain in their children. On the other hand, there is zero scientific evidence or trials that have examined whether or not succinic acid reduces pain or if contact with bare skin is enough to absorb succinic acid from amber. There is a very common tradition in France, Germany, Italy and other European countries of making gifts of amber teething necklaces to new-borns.
Where amber teething necklaces come from?
Nearly all amber teething necklaces are made from Baltic Amber, which is fossilized resin from the sap of conifer trees. The Baltic region is so well known for its amber deposits, they’re sometimes referred to as “Baltic gold.” Other forms of amber from other regions of the world also exist, though Baltic amber is known for having higher levels of succinic acid. You don’t want amber teething necklace from just anywhere. You want the amber to come from the Baltic region, because amber from that region has been has been tested to show higher rates of succinic acid than anywhere else. The difference is important and you should only buy Baltic amber teething beads made from amber collected in the true Baltic nations — Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
What is Baltic amber?
Baltic amber is a beautiful natural gemstone full of rich history. Since ancient times amber has been used to make all kinds of jewelry and household items. Amber jewelry has long been considered divine jewelry. They could only be worn by crowned persons. Fortunately, ordinary people can afford this stone today.
Amber has long been considered a symbol of happiness and health. The second name for this mineral is the sun stone. The stone has received this name due to his yellow color and beautiful transfusion in the sun.
What amber teething necklace is made of?
Classic amber teething necklace is made of genuine Baltic amber beads, thread (usually durable nylon or cotton) and non-toxic plastic clasp. Sometimes they are combined with the beautiful Rose Quartz gemstones, African Jade, Amazonite, Amethyst, Apatite, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Chakra, Crazy Agate, Green Lace Stone, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Leopardskin, Jasper, Moonstone, Obsidian, Red Jasper, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Sunstone, Tiger Eye, Turquoise and Unakite.
Clasp of the necklaces can be screw clasps (twist closure) or pop clasps (breakaway clclosure). Baltic amber beads, which are strung together and individually knotted (double knotted beads to provide additional safety measures).
Amber beads are available in these colors: milk & butter, lemon, cinnamon, milk & honey, honey, golden, multicolored (semi-polished), cherry, rainbow (gradient color mix), cognac, mosaic (dalmatian style).
How to care for amber?
Don’t expose the amber to lotions, polishes and other residues that might coat the surface of the stones creating a barrier from the healing oil. Amber can be worn in the bath but not in the pool or hot tubs where chemicals are present and may harm the stones. If the necklace needs to be washed, only use warm water.
Are Amber Teething Necklaces Safe?
Amber teething necklaces are safe when worn correctly and supervised!
- Make sure the necklace isn’t too long.
- Parents should always supervise their infant child when wearing the necklace or bracelet
- Inspect the necklace for damage before putting it on
- Don’t let your baby sleep while wearing their necklace
- Make sure your infant is not placing the necklace in their mouth (necklaces, bracelets and anklets are made for wearing, not chewing!)
- Necklaces should be removed from the neck when the child sleeps or is unattended.
Each bead is knotted individually on the string (except stretch anklets). This ensures that in case the necklace breaks, they would only be able to free one bead. All the beads used in baby jewellery are smaller than a pea, so that they can be swallowed safely in the event that one should come free. The clasp at the back is free from all metals and allergens and is held together by knots ensuring if there was pressure placed on the necklace, the clasp would pop open.
Parents should know that there is no scientific evidence which supports the claims that amber calms babies or helps the teething process flow easier. It is parents making these claims from experience and not every parent reports the same results. It is difficult to prove energetic healing and skeptics and scientist thinkers are unlikely to accept any benefits from Amber.
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