Amber Teething Necklace
We all know teething sucks for all parties involved in a babies life: the baby, the parents, fellow patrons dining at the same restaurant with said baby, grandparents, outings with friends with (again) said baby…you get the idea. Apparently, they say that teething is the worst pain anyone can go through and that if we as adults had to teethe, we wouldn’t survive. I’m not sure who “they” are but seems about right. Regardless, we all can agree, whether you have kids or not, teething’s a bitch.
Or is it…?
One of the best gifts we received for our baby shower was from my sister-on-law. Inside a bag full of amazing goodies we opened a Lolly Llama Amber Teething Necklace. What we quickly came to learn is that her two girls wore these necklaces very early on in life and rarely, if ever, complained or cried about teething pains.
We were definitely hesitant at first. As new mamas we didn’t know how to feel about the mystical baltic amber or how to feel about putting a necklace around our new baby’s neck. Here is what we have come to know and realize: it works! It’s really that simple. I don’t know if it is voodoo magic or merely the placebo affect, but we notice a drastic difference with Thea when she wears the necklace versus doesn’t wear the necklace.
So what exactly is a teething necklace? And what’s the science behind why it works? Amber has been thought to have healing and health benefits for thousands of years. Amber contains succinic acid which is what provides the amber with healing, immunity enhancing, anti-inflammatory, stress and pain relief properties. When babies wear the necklace, the natural heat from their bodies release the succinic acid which is then released into their bloodstream.
P.S. We waited until she could hold her head up on her own and had full control over her neck before we let her wear the necklace, which was around 3 or 4 months.
P.P.S. Also, for safety reasons, Lolly Llama’s baby necklaces are 12" in length specifically so that they wont fit in the baby's mouth.
P.P.P.S. Lolly Llama also has amber bracelets for little one’s too.