Talk about teething remedies long enough around enough different people, and the topic of Baltic amber teething necklaces will come up. I first saw one on a friend’s baby in August and didn’t think much of it. I have an amber necklace and a very crunchy friend of mine mentioned how powerful it must be and I brushed her off as a little out there. As Vivi has been flirting with cutting teeth (whatever, I say flirting but it’s more like a snot covered blood bath) I saw Baltic amber mentioned more and more.
I did some research and it seems pretty divided as far as “IT TOTALLY WORKS” vs. “HOOEY! THE WHOLE LOT OF IT!” I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try. I bought a pretty simple one, but after doing a little more research I learned that even if they don’t work? They sure can be pretty.
I don’t let her sleep in it or wear it when she’s not in my direct line of sight, so for the times she’s awake and in my view she has worn it and hasn’t been nearly as grouchy as I remember Addie being. Her first tooth made it through yesterday and it was pretty uneventful (aside from all the snot. ZOMG THE SNOT.)
All these necklaces are knotted between each bead for safety and made of Baltic amber which is the best for analgesic properties. Many of the necklaces come from Latvia, but some are produced stateside. Be aware when ordering or you could be facing three weeks of waiting.
(For those of you who are just now hearing about Baltic amber teething necklaces, they are not to chew on but instead meant to be worn against the skin so they can release healing oils.)