How to Choose the Best Amber Teething Necklace - The Complete Guide for Caring Mums from A-Z [2018]


Looking For A Long Lasting Relief Until Your Baby’s Teething Is Over? 

 Teething Pain and How Can I Help My Baby?

Teething pain is a temporary feeling 60% of babies will experience when the teeth begin to erupt through the gums. Every baby experiences the teething in a different way. Some without any symptoms, while others suffer for months.

What are the most common teething symptoms?

  • Placing objects or fingers in the mouth and biting down on them, chewing and sucking on everything
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Excessive drooling
  • Decreased appetite, becoming choosy about foods
  • Rubbing ears and cheek
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Swollen, bulging gums
  • Fever, rashes, and diarrhea.

Although symptoms will vary, your baby may go through several conditions - many of which are often misdiagnosed as something else.

 Common Teething Symptoms      

Common Misdiagnosis

 Irritated Ear   

 Irritated Bowel  

A Runny Nose 

Trouble Sleeping    

Fussy/Picky Eating

Ear Infection

Rash

Sinus/Cold Infection

Colic

Stomach/Digestive Issue      

Teething or Disease?

Teething is accompanied by elevated temperature and light cough and/or rhinitis and irritability which reminiscent disease symptoms. Disease symptoms should not be underestimated and treated:

Teething Symptoms

Possible Disease Symptoms

elevated temperature

a temperature of 38 degrees and more, which lasts longer than a day

irritated ear

when the baby is crying, often gets behind the ear, go to the doctor; ear infection can be an inflammation of the middle ear caused by an infection in the mouth

a light cough

severe cough and respiratory problems - do not mistake a slight cough, caused by excessive salivation during serration, with a persistent cough and respiratory tract infection

diarrhea

if it does not disappear after 24 hours, be sure to consult a doctor, as your child may get dehydrated

vomiting

if your child vomits for more than an hour, call a doctor

How to help alleviate your baby's teething discomfort?

  1. You can use drugs or
  2. Go for Natural Solutions

That’s where a teething necklace can come to the rescue

amber teething necklace in hand, milky yellow egg yolk, healing beads, for drooling

Why Should You Get A Teething Necklace?

In comparison to handheld teethers, teething necklaces are the best sanitary option. You do not need to wash it every time it falls on the floor (which might be a funny game for your baby). You put it on your baby’s neck and do not have to wonder how much bacteria he or she is eating when they chew on it.  Moreover, teething necklaces are always easy to locate. Doesn’t it sound like a real time saver?

amber teething necklace quote 

No More Tears And Teething Pain With Miracle Amber Teething Necklace

If your baby is in the teething phase, Baltic Amber beads put a stop to teething pain where they can stay smiling. Putting Baltic Amber teething beads on babies may seem like a trendy new concept, but in fact, it has been a common practice since ancient times. As far back as the time of Hippocrates, the great Greek philosopher known as the “Father of Western Medicine”, Baltic Amber has been used as a remedy for many ailments. Even as recently as the 1940s, Baltic Amber teething beads have been a favorite of German mothers and nannies for soothing teething pain and easing fussiness in infants.

amber teething necklace in ancient times

Hmmm, but on the other hand, there is so much ado aboutThe Hazards Of Letting A Baby Wear A Teething Necklace

Indeed, recently there is so much discussion about it. “Teething Necklaces can cause strangulation or choking” - we hear, or “ I would rather have my baby be uncomfortable from teething pain than end up choking or suffocating.”

Let’s be honest.

Leaving your child with anything unattended (toys, pencil, toothbrush) might lead to your baby’s harm or disaster. When you put a teething necklace on your baby’s neck you need to be cautious and...

 

 

That’s not a rocket science but a pure parental responsibility.

 4 Golden Rules To Keep Your Baby Safe When Using Teething Necklace

  1. Always supervise your child when he or she is wearing the necklace (remove the necklace when the infant is unattended, even if it is only for a short period of time).
  2. Take off the necklace when your baby is sleeping (at day naps or night). By the way, are you wearing a necklace when you go to bed? I am not. Necklaces are supposed to be used when your baby is awake.
  3. Do not allow your baby to mouth or chew the necklace. Your baby can and will probably want to use other physical forms of teething relief like teething biscuits or a frozen washcloth.
  4. Buy the safest and most solid necklaces.

Watch this short video to better remember these rules: 

While points 1-3 lay in your hands mum, point 4 might be a challenge and time-consuming. How to be sure that in a huge variety of available amber teething necklaces you will choose the best, strongest, safest and made of genuine Baltic amber teething necklace?

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5 TIPS To Choose The Best Amber Teething Necklace

TIP #1

  1. Material: Buy original, genuine product with a certificate of authenticity. To confirm you have purchased the real deal, try these two tests:
  • Put the amber necklace into a glass of salted water. Genuine Amber will not sink.

    amber teething necklace authenticity test in salted water, genuine baltic amber

  • Rub the necklace against a piece of cloth to see if it causes the cloth to become static enough to pick up paper. Static increases the likelihood you have real Baltic amber.

Watch how we also test if amber is real:

TIP #2

2. Clasp / Closure: Make sure it has the plastic screw clasp. Amber clasps are beautiful, but too fragile and may break and crush unattended. Screw clasp will stop your baby from being able to take the necklace off.

amber teething necklace plastic screw clasp view, safe, multicolor beads

plastic screw clasp, amber teething necklace, safe soother, baltic amber

TIP #3

3. Cord and Beads Assembling: Always check the cord of the necklace to make sure it is solid and isn’t fraying. Your necklace should feature and double knotted beads to provide additional safety measures. That makes the whole teething necklace tidy and safe. The necklace will never tear into many small beads.

double knotted beads, safe amber teething necklace, baltic amber

TIP #4

 4. Length: Mind the necklace length. A good, standard length for an amber teething necklace is 32 centimeters (12 inches). Parents rightfully wonder if amber teething necklaces are a choking hazard, which is understandable given that it’s placed around baby’s neck. Hence, with the necklace length at least 12 inches / 32 cm long it’s not too tight and definitely not too long, both of which can be dangerous. Remember that correct length provides additional safety measures against strangulation and choking.

amber teething necklace best length, 32 cm, 12 inch, safe

TIP #5

5. Beads: Check the shape of beads. Necklace beads cannot have sharp endings. Small, slightly irregular and oval beads will be perfect for a baby to get accustomed to wearing the necklace. Raw, untreated beads are probably most healing, but for a baby will be totally uncomfortable. Choose beads which were polished without using chemicals [pine pieces to polish them in a wooden tumbler].

amber teething necklace, irregular oval polished beads, without chemicals, safe and comfortable

amber teething necklace, avoid raw untreated beads, uncomfortable

Bonus TIPS: 

TIP #6

Color: Go for white (the most expensive), milky yellow, butter-colored, lemon yellow, or green in color. The traditional golden and darker colored beads are most likely cooked to enhance the color and may be less effective as a result.

TIP #7

Speaking of color: some mamas say that the lighter the color, the more pain-relieving succinic acid it contains. That hasn’t been proven and there is a range of colors of amber, so as long as it’s genuine Baltic amber, it may provide healing benefits.

amber teething necklaces five types, cognac, lemon, cherry, multicolor, milky, screw clasp, polished beads, healing for babies

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Why Is The Amber Teething Necklace The Only Teething Miracle You Will Need?

Amber teething necklaces are designed to be worn by babies when they are teething. Nearly all amber teething necklaces are made from Baltic Amber.

 

The key component affiliated with Baltic Amber healing properties is a succinic acid which accounts for 8% of its make-up. Succinic acid is found in many vitamin supplements, heart medicine and topical creams for arthritis. Baltic Amber, in particular, is often found as an active ingredient in Chinese medicines.

That’s because succinic acid is also:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • immune boosting
  • antioxidant-rich
  • and calming and soothing.

So how exactly does Succinic Acid work in amber teething necklaces?

The common belief is that the child’s body heats the amber, causing it to release oils containing succinic acid. The succinic acid, in turn, gets absorbed into the bloodstream, helping to ease baby’s pain. Definitive scientific studies that show how much succinic acid is released - and whether this amount is substantial enough to have an impact - do not exist. Succinic acid itself is considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because it “occurs widely as a natural constituent of the plants and animals which are commonly used for human food.” Succinic acid received attention and testing from the FDA since it’s so often added to ingestible products.

Watch this two-minute video to learn even more about amber healing properties:

 

When Can My Baby Start Using Amber Teething Necklace?

Babies as young as two months old can start wearing an amber teething necklace. It is actually recommended to start that young to get baby accustomed to wearing a necklace without biting or tugging at it.

Amber teething necklaces are usually worn until a baby is 3 years old when teething stops. But many little kids like to wear them long after that because they like the way they look.

My daughter’s teething necklace today remains her favorite ‘girls look’  jewelry.

amber teething necklace worn by a girl, healing beads for girl, multicolor

How Tight Should The Necklace Be?

A good, standard length for an amber teething necklace is 32 centimeters or approximately 12.6 inches. This fit isn’t too tight to cause discomfort but also not too long where a baby is more inclined to bite, play or get tangled in it.

amber teething necklace length

Some general guidelines on the size of necklace per age group:

  • 3 months – 1-year-old: 12 1/2 inches
  • 1 year- 2 years old: 13 inches
  • 2 years-6 years old: 14 inches

How To Care For Your Amber Teething Necklace?

Wash your necklace every month or so with gentle soap and let dry it in the sun (the heat helps the oils to emerge again.) Your child can bathe with his/her necklace on, too. It’s best to take off before entering a chlorinated pool. 

BONUS

Amber Teething Necklace - Awesome Wearing TRICKS!

  1. If you are still not sure if your baby will be willing to wear the necklace on their neck, choose an alternative option: wrap the necklace around his/her wrist or ankle. Some parents have found that if the baby is wearing it on her ankle, pulling a sock up over it keeps it out of sight so baby doesn’t bother with it.
  2. If you are a thin woman you can check to try your baby’s necklace on your neck or wrist (as a bracelet). That is a definitely cheaper alternative to expensive amber jewelry, but also very attractive. What’s more, wearing the same stuff as your baby, he or she will be more prone to try it:-). Nothing more rewarding.
  3. If you are a nursing mum, you can use a necklace as a bracelet and use it to remind which side to use for the next feed. You know what I mean:) I went through it as well but I will tell my story in another place.

So, if you need longer necklace than the standard 32 cm / 12 inch check our Adult Amber Necklace Collection (click here). We offer necklaces in different sizes.

amber teething necklace quote

How About You?

Did your baby wear an amber teething necklace? Let us know if you’ve tried an amber teething necklace and how it worked!

 

amber teething necklace in a jute bag, made in poland, polish baltic amber, cognac beads

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