Your child DOES NOT chew on the necklace!
We know, it’s a bit confusing considering it’s a teething necklace and they can’t even put it in their mouth. The comfort these stylish necklaces provide isn’t by way of a massage for achey gums. Their secret is in the magical powers of the amber beads.
Millions of years ago in the Oligocene epoch of the Earth’s history, clear resin seeped from pine trees growing in the Baltic Sea basin. As centuries passed, lumps of this resin were covered by layers of soil. The Ice Age glaciers poured over it. The resin was hardened by time and pressure into a fossil called amber.
Amber is even a bit of a celebrity having made quite the impression in none other than Jurassic Park. Yep, the little bug was frozen in time in a piece of amber.
The secret behind the soothing powers of amber is in the Succinic Acid. Amber contains some of the highest concentrations of it found in nature. It is a natural component of plant and animal tissues and it’s been known to have numerous beneficial effects when present in the human body, including pain relief. For centuries families in Europe and abroad have relied on amber teething necklaces to soothe their children’s teething discomfort.
When your child wears their amber teething necklace, their skin’s warmth will allow the amber to release trace amounts of natural oils containing Succinic Acid. Once absorbed into the skin, your child will begin reaping the healing benefits.
Here are a few common questions we get about amber teething necklaces:
How do I make sure my child does not put the necklace in their mouth?
The necklaces we carry come in a variety of sizes so you will select the length most appropriate for your child’s age. We also suggest parents supervise children while wearing these necklaces.
Can my child sleep in the necklace?
It is recommended to remove the necklace for sleep. Many parents will remove the necklace and wrap it around their child’s ankle through the night. Footed pajamas are the best option when using the necklace at night on your child’s ankle.
Does the color of the necklace matter?
The lighter the color of amber the more succinic acid it contains. The lightest colors contain up to three times more than the darkest color. That being said, any amount of succinic acid is going to provide some level of pain relief so determine what color you opt for based on how much discomfort you find your child to be under.
What if my necklace should come undone?
Each amber bead is individually strung; the thread is knotted in between each bead. If your necklace should somehow come undone, you won’t have a mess of beads all over the place.
Have you used an amber teething necklace? We’d love to hear about your experience!