Kamea turned 8 months at the end of February and she is just now cutting her first tooth (looks like her second is close to coming in, too). For the past couple of months, I’ve been putting a baltic amber teething necklace on Kamea in an attempt to help her through any discomfort she might have from teething. I remember when I first heard of these necklaces, and decided I wanted to look into buying one… I thought they were for chewing on. No – lol! It’s a necklace that is worn. The warmth from the baby’s skin causes the necklace to release small amounts of a healing oil, which are then absorbed into the baby’s skin, helping with inflammation and teething. Baltic amber teething necklaces have high concentrations of sussinic acid in them and they’ve been used for hundreds of years (more details here). They can be worn by babies between ages 3 months to 2 years. Other reputed benefits are that they are soothing and calming for fussy babies, accelerate healing from the teething process, and have immune boosting properties. Makes me want to get one for myself!
Kamea wears her baltic amber teething necklace all day and she looks super stylin’. But, when she sleeps at night, I take it off for safety purposes. I sometimes let her wear it during her naps, but that’s because I’m usually next to her while she sleeps to keep a close eye on her.
Does it work? All I can say so far, now that I know she is officially teething, is that it seems to be working! Kamea hasn’t really fussed or acted as if she were experiencing pain or discomfort from teething. She has pretty much breezed through this first tooth. Now, does that mean it’s the necklace? I don’t know. Could be. Kind of cool if it is, eh? (I bought Kamea’s necklace through Amazon here.)
Does your baby wear a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace? What do you think of it?