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If you’re a parent you have probably heard about Baltic amber and how it can help your teething child. Or, you may be wondering just what in the world it is and how a bunch of rocks can do anything at all to help your little one. Here is what you need to know.
What Is Baltic Amber?
First of all, what is amber? Amber is actually fossilized tree resin (sap). So why is it called Baltic Amber? Well, namely because this amber is from the Baltic Sea area.
How Can Baltic Amber Help?
This particular amber contains succinic acid. This may sound bad, but it’s actually a good thing. It’s what makes this amber so great! The succinic acid is what process all the amazing benefits that have the Baltic Amber teething necklaces so popular right now. It’s this acid that contains anti-inflammatory properties and when your body temperature warms it up, it is then absorbed through your skin.
For kids, Baltic Amber can help with teething, colic, and other bodily pains. It can even help adults with migraines.
Can I Just Make My Own Baltic Amber Necklace?
YES! You can make your own Baltic Amber necklace. Here’s what you need:
It’s as easy as fastening the clasp on the necklace string and then sliding the beads on! This whole task takes a maximum of 10 minutes to do and then you have yourself your very own Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for almost less than it would cost to purchase one. Plus, you have enough necklace string to make a few more!
Is Baltic Amber Safe For My Child?
My biggest stressor over the Baltic Amber teething necklaces is whether or not they are actually safe for my child.
Baltic Amber has great properties that can potentially help a child in pain, but due to the potential hazards, I DO NOT recommend using them as a pain relief method until your child is at least age 3 or older. However, even when they are older than 3, I still suggest that if your child is wearing one, that it be done with supervision and not overnight or during naps.
P.S. I should also note that these teething necklaces are NOT meant to actually be chewed on (just in case you were wondering..)