Amber teething necklaces were once the most popular soothing teething product but things have moved on, as they do when it comes to the latest techniques for raising children. Many people may mistake them as a pretty jewellery item around the necks of young babies, but they can actually offer inflammation relief. This is great news for babies who are at just the right age to experience the pain and frustration of teething. The team at Mile Stones Amber is in the business of producing high-quality amber teething necklaces and we know from our portfolio of happy customers that they can help with soothing the pain associated with teething. However, we know that many parents are sceptical about them, and they want to know if they’re actually beneficial or just a style fad. This short guide will explain exactly why amber teething necklaces can help provide some relief for this very difficult stage of any small child’s growth.
What is amber?
It may look like it, but amber is not a precious stone or gem. Amber is simply solidified tree sap. It can come from many places, but we use amber that comes from the shores of the Baltic Sea. Tree sap is the sticky stuff that comes out of trees but the type used for sustainably-sourced teething bracelets has hardened and fossilized over many years.
How does amber help with teething relief?
It is not the actual amber that assists in soothing pain associated with teething, it is the properties within it. These properties are released when the amber is heated against the warmth of your body. Once the necklace or bracelet sits on your skin for long enough, it will release a compound called succinic acid which is a natural analgesic and healing agent. Your body will naturally absorb it, and this will provide some all-natural pain relief through the skin.
Benefits of an amber teething bracelet
Reduce pain associated with teething
Amber, and its properties within it, is a natural analgesic and can reduce the pain that babies experience during teething. While it may not completely eliminate the pain, it may help in soothing your baby.
We’ve already touched on the anti-inflammatory properties of succinic acid, and it can assist in managing the symptoms of inflammation. Baltic amber teething bracelets can help reduce inflammation and redness in the gums and this offers immune-boosting benefits too.