Your baby is drooling. Soaking through shirts and bibs at a mind-boggling rate. You have no idea how it is possible for one small person to produce so much drool. He’s chewing on his hands. Chewing on Sophie. On his feet. On the furniture. On your boobs (ouch!). Rosy cheeks. Bum rashes, from all that darn drool he’s been swallowing. A slight fever. Or heck, a raging fever. And a runny nose.
If you’re anything like me, your blood pressure starts to rise at the first signs of teething. You know what’s up. You know what’s in store for you and your precious angel who is now seeming a bit less precious and a lot more angry. She’s SO fussy. She’s not sleeping (and neither are you). You feel so bad for your baby, who’s obviously in pain. You want so badly to help her feel better. You’d do anything. And at the same time, you’re exhausted yourself, and she is just SO cantankerous, you feel like you might lose your mind if you can’t just get a 4 hour stretch of sleep and just 10 minutes to yourself.
Some babies seem to have an easy time of it- just a little drool, a little hand chewing, and they pop out teeth like nobody’s business. My little Alden, however, was NOT an easy teether. The farthest from it. Fortunately, we did find some remedies that helped. The first (and probably cheapest, most effective, and least invasive) was an amber teething necklace. “A necklace?” some may ask, “what does a necklace have to do with teething?”
Well, baltic amber necklaces have been used as a teething remedy in Europe for hundreds of years (probably longer). Amber contains succinic acid, a compound that is released when the amber is warmed, and absorbed by the skin. It acts as a natural analgesic (pain reliever). And aside from helping babies with teething, amber has also been shown to reduce inflammation and boost the immune system, among a host of other reported benefits. AND IT WORKS. It honestly works. How many times did I wonder what the heck had gotten into my sweet Alden, who was seemingly about to lose his mind in an angry fit of pain-fueled rage, only to learn that my husband had forgotten to put his necklace back on after the bath? And then, about a half hour or hour after putting it back on, my sweet boy would be back, the content little guy. And I’m not alone in this- so many mothers have similar stories, and swear by amber teething jewelery. They work. They reduce the need for pain medications (we’ve had to use pain medications only about 10 times in his entire life so far). And now that acetaminophens are linked to childhood asthma, well, I really really don’t want to use the stuff. And…they are SO cute. There are so many colours and styles for boys and girls. I even want one for myself!
I’m so excited to say that my new shipment of amber necklaces are in! These aren’t your typical amber necklaces. Instead of ordering a random wholesale bulk order, I’ve hand-selected each of these necklaces myself. All have either round or olive-shaped beads- no angular chip beads to poke baby’s tender skin, and more importantly, these provide a much greater surface area for the absorption of succinic acid, making them much more effective than the chip-style necklaces that are typical of what’s available on the market today. I’ve ordered in a few milky amber necklaces, too- this colour of amber is more rare, and has the highest tested concentrations of succinic acid of any amber, making these necklaces perfect for babies who seem to have a really, really hard time of teething (like my boy Alden).
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What have your experiences been with your baby’s teething? Have you tried amber? Has it worked?