Monday, March 7, 2011

Do amber teething necklaces really work?

The pain and discomfort associated with teething is something that no mom can escape.  Baby is fussy, sleepless, resists eating and just isn't acting like his or her pleasant self.

The practice of using amber to ease the discomfort of a teething baby is becoming more and more recognized as a legitimate alternative to OTC pain medicines and even some doctors (only the really cool ones of course!) are now also suggesting it to their tiny patients parents.

But does amber really work?  Why does it work?  I'm going to fill you in on some details about amber and why it's use is on the rise.

Facts about Amber:

Amber is made from a resin not a sap.

Amber has been used for hundreds and hundreds of years as a natural analgesic, anti-inflammatory and  for it's pain relieving properties.  It is not used in the mouth to relieve discomfort but rather worn.  The warmth of the skin causes the natural amber to release trace amounts of healing oils.

Raw amber contains Succinic Acid.  Succinic Acid is also commonly known as "Spirit of Amber."  Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the history of Succinic Acid...
"Spirit of amber was originally procured from amber by pulverising and distilling it using a sand bath. It was chiefly used externally for rheumatic aches and pains..."
The highest concentration of succinic acid is found in the original outer layer of the stone.  Therefor the use of naturally formed nuggets and semi-rounded beads is ideal for teething jewelry in order to increase the healing and pain relieving benefits.

Amber is fast becoming recognized as a REAL teething remedy and is also worn by adults to relieve common aches and pains as well.

Knickernappies Baltic Amber is is 100% imported from Lithuania where is is collected.  You can read more about Knickernappies Baltic Amber products here http://www.knickernappies.com/balticamber.html

To locate a Knickernappies Retailer of Baltic Amber teething jewelry click >HERE<

5 comments:

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Just got my little one an amber teething necklace, and am curious to see if it is really helping!

Melissa said...

I bought one a little over a month ago and it has made my LO a very happy baby! I do believe that this does work:)

antique amber necklaces said...

I tried one, but could see the difference.. Maybe it wasn't genuine?

Laura said...

I got a couple from http://www.wildsheep.co.uk, they looks gorgeous! They really worked for my little one!

Shannon Reed said...

I got a raw baltic amber teething necklace for my LO and surprisingly, it did work! He was crying a lot less after wearing the necklace. Great post!

 
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