Having never used Amber beads on the other bears , I was slightly doubtful about their use in babies teething.
Bear was very excited to receive his review parcel from Mommy Nature and having seen little drool spots around his mouth from teething I immediately placed the stunning strand of dark Amber and little blue beads around his neck with a casual “well here goes nothing ” thought.
Could this really have been just from him wearing his beads?
It was in fact, as one of the benefits of using the Baltic Amber beads is reduced drooling and therefore also reducing rashes around the mouth.
Baltic Amber beads come in a range of shades from a light honey to a deep dark black.
Worn as a necklace or bracelet for babies,it’s designed as a natural , drug free alternative to assist babies with teething.
A necklace is often between 30 and 34 cm and the bracelet 10 to 15 cm and can be worn from 3 months of age. Some mom’s like to let baby wear a double strand necklace on the ankle.( as I do with bear)
Amber is a hardened tree resin orginating in Northern Europe’s extinct conifers. It contains antibiotic properties and covered wounds on the trees.
Baltic Amber is found in the Baltic region of Europe.
How does Amber work ?
Baltic Amber contains Succinic acid. This is the therapeutic acid that aids in teething.
The bodies natural temperature causes the Amber to heat and release an oil containing the Succinic acid.
What are the benefits of using Amber beads?
I was suprised to find Amber‘s properties are vast and the benefits not only restricted to teething babies.
- Amber helps to control pain and fever.
- Amber stimulates the bodies healing process.
- Amber reduces inflammation, in teething this would be the horrid red , swollen gums that keep our babies up.
- Amber reduces drooling , helping to reduce drool rashes around the mouth and chin.
- Amber reduces nappy rashes.
- Amber restores energy and strength to the body.
- Amber bolsters the immune system.
- Amber stimulates neural system recovery.
- Amber contains Antibacterial, Antiseptic and Antioxidant properties.
Are Amber beads safe to wear ?
Amber beads are to be worn directly on the skin .
It’s very important to note that the beads are not for chewing .
The beads are hand knotted between each bead to ensure that should the necklace be yanked strongly only one bead will come off. The beads are small so there is no risk to baby choking should he swollow one and it should pass soon. The thread used to make the necklace is cotton and light weight. Bear doesn’t even know he has his on.
Do not let your child sleep or play unattended for a long period of time wearing the beads.
Many parents choose to let their babies wear the Amber beads as an anklet or bracelet for fear of choking, but it’s best to rather remove the beads when baby sleeps as the hands and feet don’t give off as much heat as the body , lessening the effect of the Amber.
I bought a second set of beads to allow bear to keep an anklet on whilst he sleeps .
To clean the beads wash in mild soapy water. You can use an old toothbrush but scrubbing too vigorously will damage the thread. Air dry and store in a small box away from children’s reach.
If your beads look dull you can shine them with a bit if Virgin olive oil.
How do I know my beads are genuine?
Each Baltic Amber item comes on a well presented card with an informative leaflet and serves as a certificate of authenticity.
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