Teething with Baltic Amber!
Teething can be one of the most difficult and trying times for both parent and child. Personally, I thought that once my daughter hit the teething phase that we were surely never going to sleep again.
How do parents everywhere manage to survive a teething baby and then go on to give that child siblings? I had what people would describe as ‘easy babies’ and the only time they fussed was when they were teething.
I was determined to find a remedy that would last longer than a few days and wasn’t completely reliant on some form of medicine every couple of hours.
My daughter’s pediatrician recommended a baby amber teething necklace, which was surprising. I had seen a few of my friends put one on their babies, and even heard them rant and rave about how great they were. Though I must admit, hearing it from a doctor caught me off guard. He didn’t think that was dangerous? He believed in the “magic” that Baltic amber seems to cast upon everyone.
I was intrigued.
I went home and pondered his suggestion. I did what most parents do and pulled up Google and typed in “what is Baltic Amber” and pulled up several web pages. They went in-depth about what amber is, how it works, and what the benefits are. So, what is amber? Is it safe for your infant? Will it really work for your teething monster?
There are many different types of amber available for purchase. Baltic amber, however, is known for having the highest potency of succinic acid found in the stones today. Succinic acid is the key medicinal component and is found in the resin collected from the sap of conifer trees.
Succinic acid, what?
Baltic amber gets its name from the region it’s found in. The countries surrounding the sea have collected conifer sap for centuries, creating these healing stones. They can be used for things such as everyday headaches, pregnancy aches and pains, and inflamed or tight muscles/joints. Succinic acid acts like a natural form of Ibuprofen and is packed full of antioxidants, making it the perfect pain reliever and immune booster!
Is Baltic amber dangerous? Absolutely not! Baltic amber is a completely natural alternative to some of the OTC medications or vitamins you currently take. Baltic amber is not ingested, nor should the beads ever be chewed on.
So how does Baltic amber work? Baltic amber, when worn, uses your body as a heat source. Once the bead is heated, this allows for the succinic rich oils to seep through its surface and then it is absorbed into your bloodstream. Once absorbed, it’s as if you took some Ibuprofen. Amber comes in many different colors and surface types.
For instance, you can buy a teething necklace that has raw beads or polished beads. The only time this will matter, though, is whether or not you’re buying the necklace for an infant or young child. If so, purchasing a polished bead will cause less skin irritation. If you’re purchasing polished, I would suggest buying a lighter shade like lemon or honey. If buying raw, however, the color doesn’t matter.
How did it go?
I put the amber necklace on my daughter after reading how it works. After a few days, I noticed that she was far less cranky and much more content with her day to day activities. After a week, I had realized that she wasn’t chewing on things as much. I took a look inside her mouth and had seen the gum inflammation decrease!
It was no wonder she was feeling better! It’s surprising that something as simple as wearing a necklace could soothe my child in ways that OTC medication and teething toys bought from the store couldn’t do.
I am so pleased with amber that it’s shocking that it’s not a more common household item! It is now my personal mission to inform every mother, every person experiencing pain due to inflammation, or even just someone wanting to boost their immunity… that amber is the one stop shop!
Have you ever tried a Baltic amber necklace before?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.