I don’t know about you, but our son becomes a drool monster when he’s teething! He chews on everything in sight and I always have to change his shirts because they become so soaked with drool. I’ve been thinking about investing in a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for quite a while and recently I was given the opportunity to review a mother/ son set by Baltic Essentials at no cost in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
If you don’t know much about Baltic Amber, that’s ok! I’ll give you a quick run through as to the benefits of using it for your little ones. Baltic Amber contains a substance called Succinic Acid (which sounds scary I know, but it’s not). When the amber is worn it is heated by the body causing the release of an oil containing Succinic Acid. It is said to help block pain and inflammation, which is why it works so well for teething. It works best when worn near the area causing pain which is why using it as a necklace works great for teething babies.
I have also received a necklace for myself! These necklaces are most commonly known for their aid in the teething process, but they also have benefits for adults. They have been known to help with regulation of thyroid levels and anxiety amongst many other things. I have something called Hashimoto’s Disease, which basically means that my body is attacking my thyroid and I need to take medication daily for it’s regulation. I’m hoping that this necklace will also help with my T4 levels. As I said before, it helps with pain and inflammation, so if you have arthritis it can help with that also when wearing a bracelet. If I get more interest in the use of adult or older children, I can write another post about that!
I am simply amazed at how quickly it started working for our little guy! Within the first 12 hours of putting it around his neck I noticed that the amount of drool that he had been producing was significantly less… almost none at all. Typically his shirt is soaking wet half way through the day and I have to change it… once the necklace was on I never had to change it! It’s not only helping his comfort level, but it’s helping me out with the amount of laundry that I have to do each day!!!
He started cutting his two front teeth about 2 weeks ago and they’re just starting to come through his gums. Since he started cutting them he has been non stop chewing on everything in sight! Within 24 hours of putting this necklace on him I have only caught him chewing on something a couple of times. He is so much more comfortable, which makes me feel better.
If you’re wondering whether or not I keep the necklace around his neck while he sleeps, the answer is no. I try to follow safe sleep as much as possible, so when I can tell that he’s getting tired I will put it around his ankle. It’s very easy, I just have to wrap it around his ankle twice and then twist the clasp… the hardest part is trying to keep his little leg still while I do it. It is loose enough that I can just slide it off so I will either put a sock over it, or his footed pajamas so that it doesn’t come off while he chews on his feet.
These necklaces are made with a twist-in screw clasp so the chances of them falling off are very slim. Each bead is safety knotted just in case the necklace does happen to break. They’re made of 100% Genuine Baltic Amber and are Therapeutic Quality. They are also Amber International Certified as well as sample tested locally.
If you’ve ever considered purchasing a Baltic Amber necklace for yourself, or teething infant I would highly recommend looking into Baltic Essentials.
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