Dating back to more than 44 million years ago, Baltic amber is a unique component popular in homeopathic remedies, teething necklaces, and even as a substance that can preserve ancient fossils with great detail. Once you learn more about ancient amber and Baltic amber, in particular, you too will be amazed at its beauty and usefulness!
Here at Whaler’s Locker, we’re proud to offer a line of Baltic amber jewelry that are not just beautiful and handcrafted, they’re also unique statement pieces with a history all their own. So, whether you use them as a healing remedy or because you like the way amber looks, you’ll be interested to know a little more about why we love Baltic amber, especially for teething toddlers.
What is Baltic Amber?
For centuries Baltic amber has been used as a reliever of pain and inflammation, and it can also be used to soothe other causes of discomfort. The Baltic region boasts the largest known deposit of amber in the world, which is where Baltic amber gets its name. Because Baltic amber has 3-8% of succinic acid, it's sometimes also called succinite.
Rather than a stone, which is what amber looks like at first glance, it's the fossilized resin from the sap of trees historically found in the Baltic region. While many colors of Baltic amber exist, the most common color you'll see, especially for teething necklaces, is an orange-brown hue.
How Do Baltic Amber Necklaces Work for Pain Relief?
Many swear by Baltic amber necklaces as excellent homeopathic remedies for pain relief, including using them as teething necklaces for babies and toddlers. Baltic amber necklaces are said to release succinic acid, which is an anti-inflammatory, so the thought is that when a child's body heat warms up the sap, it'll release the healing acid into the child's bloodstream and eliminate their discomfort.
Signs That a Teething Toddler Might Benefit from a Teething Necklace
All babies and toddlers are different, but often they have a few of the same signs and symptoms when going through the dreaded teething stage. Let’s take a look at a few signs that might tip you off that your child is or will soon be teething and will be in need of relief from a teething necklace:
Baltic Teething Necklace Can Help:
- Red or swollen gums
- Excessive drooling
- No appetite
- Chewing and biting everything
A Baltic amber necklace is an excellent homeopathic option for parents looking for a pain reliever from this tooth pain that unfortunately comes and goes frequently in the first few years of a child's life. They don't have to be the only one, however! There are lots of other remedies parents can use in tandem with teething necklaces like teething biscuits, teething rings and toys, cold food, and wet or frozen washcloths. Even going so far as massaging the gums where the tooth is erupting can be soothing for your little one. Experts do say you should steer clear from products containing lidocaine or benzocaine because of the high levels of each your child would be swallowing each time you apply to their gums.
Other Uses for Baltic Amber Necklaces
Did you know that Baltic amber necklaces or bracelets are even worn by those who have arthritis to help minimize painful inflammation? That's right! For years, Baltic amber has been the main ingredient in many homeopathic remedies for arthritis, as well.
Now that you know a little more about how Baltic amber works let's discuss how you can safely use your Baltic amber necklaces!
How to Safely Use a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace
If you google “Baltic amber teething necklace,” you’re bound to find many who don’t approve of using these necklaces for small children. While they do have good reasons for concern, we believe as with anything, exercising care and caution can go a long way to keeping your child safe while using a teething necklace. Let’s look at a few ways you can make sure your child gets the relief from teething they need while giving you peace of mind at the same time:
- Ensure that you purchase an appropriately sized teething necklace that fits properly (you don’t want one that’s too big or too small)
- Always remove the teething necklace when your child is sleeping
- Never allow your child to wear the Baltic amber necklace unsupervised
- A Baltic amber necklace is for the skin, not the mouth
We're a fan of any remedy that doesn't involve potentially harmful medications but want you always to be alert and aware when your child is wearing these Baltic amber necklaces. By keeping an eye on your child and making sure they aren’t chewing on their teething necklace as well as frequently checking the fit to make sure it’s not too tight on their neck, wrist, or ankle, you can enjoy the benefits of Baltic amber for years to come!
Our Favorite Baltic Amber Necklaces
Here at Whaler’s Locker, we’re proud to sell a line of Baltic amber products, including teething necklaces for baby and sets perfect for mom or dad! Below we’re highlighting a few of our favorite Baltic amber teething necklaces so you can pick out the one that’s right for you and your child.
We love the alternating amber hues in this tiny piece, perfect for the teething babe in your life. It can be worn both as a teething necklace or doubled up as a bracelet or anklet, whatever you prefer. The cord is knotted between each amber bead for safety and features a secure clasp, as well.
Another great teething necklace, but a little bigger for older toddlers. This 13-inch Baltic amber necklace is the same alternating pattern we love, complete with individual knots between the amber pieces, complete with an amber and plastic clasp closure!
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