'Hana' Amber Baby Necklace
A genuine Baltic Amber teething necklace is a natural form of pain relief for teething babies. Amber itself is a fossilised tree resin, and contains succinic acid, which when released into the skin, provides anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. For a teething baby, this means pain relief, and reduction of the inflammation of the gums that accompanies teething. When the amber is worn against the skin, the warmth of the ski allows the amber to release trace amounts of succinct acid, providing the analgesic and anti-flammatory properties to the wearer.
Can my baby chew on the necklace?
No. These necklaces are not meant to be chewed, and you should choose the appropriate sized necklace for your baby so your baby cannot get the necklace into his/her mouth. The therapeutic value from the amber comes for wearing it close to the site of discomfit - for a teething baby, this would be the neck.
How can I get the most therapeutic value out fo the teething necklace?
To get the most therapeutic value from the necklace, the baby should wear it as much as possible during the day. It is not recommended that the baby wear it to bed, or while unsupervised. However, if you want to maximise the benefit of the amber, you could wrap the necklace around the baby’s ankle, under his/her sleeper while he/she is sleeping.
Should I choose a necklace or a bracelet for my baby?
Generally wearing the amber closest to the site of the pain of inflammation provides the greatest benefit. For teething babies, it the the neck. However, the bracelets can be an excellent choice t be worn on the ankle for sleeping at night, or on the wrist if you do not like the look of the necklace.
Are there any safety features on these baby amber jewellery?
Yes. You will notice that each bead is individually knotted on the strong. This ensures that if the baby were to break the necklace, they would only be able to free one bead. Also, the beads are made smaller than the size of a pea, such that they can be safely stalled should one come free. The plastic clasp at the back is free from all metals and allergens, and is also held together by knots, which ensures if there is enough pressure placed on the necklace, the clasp would break open.
Can my toddler benefit from the Baltic amber necklace?
Yes! Teething necklaces can be very useful far past the teething age! Succinic acid provides many health benefits to the wearer that go far beyond teething relief. In Europe they are touted as a general “cure all”, and are worn for anything for low energy, and poor mood, to digestive problems.
How to care for the amber jewellery
The best thing the wearer can do for the amber necklace is nothing! Keep it free from lotions, polishes, waxes and other residues that might coat the surface and act as a barrier between you and the healing succinct acid in the amber. Amber can be worm in the bath, but should Tak it off in the pool or hot tub as the chemicals can break it down. If the jewellery needs to be washed, use warm water only - not soap.