Many parents around the world use amber teething necklaces to help their babies through the painful symptoms of the cutting teeth stage of development. The most common include:
- Mild fever
- Swollen gums
- Mouth pain
- Reduced appetite
- Trouble sleeping
- Biting during nursing
If your baby has been experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s likely he/she is teething, but it’s best to check with your pediatrician.
Most pediatricians recommend Tylenol and Motrin to ease the symptoms of teething. Unfortunately, this doesn’t take them away completely, and many parents don’t want to continuously give their baby Tylenol and Motrin every four and six hours.
An alternative to medication is an amber teething necklace. But before you head out to the closest baby supply store, there’s something you should know. Not all amber teething necklaces are authentic, and thus, not effective.
The Best Quality Amber
The best quality amber comes from the Baltic regions of the world. For instance, Lithuania produces amber that has a high potency of Succinic Acid.
Succinic Acid is the treatment oil in the amber that is responsible for eliminating teething symptoms. When a baby wears the amber beads around the neck, wrist or ankle, the beads warm up due to body heat, and this is what releases the treatment oil. Since the skin is permeable, it quickly and easily enters the bloodstream.
It’s not as easy as you think to find authentic Baltic amber teething necklaces. In doing our research we found a couple of companies like balticwonder.com which actually sources their amber beads from Lithuania and send a certificate of authenticity with every necklace order.
How Long It Takes to Work
Having a baby in pain is worrisome to every parent. Most parents report that effects of the necklace can be seen in as little as three days to a week. They report that their baby’s fever goes away, the inflammation in the gone, and baby isn’t as fussy, restless, and sleepless as before the necklace.
The amazing benefits of the teething necklace have been known by Europeans and Middle Easterners for centuries. They have used it for much more than just teething. Arthritis, inflammation, headaches, fevers, colds, the flu, and so much more has been treated with amber. It’s truly a health benefit item for babies AND adults.
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