I’ve had lots of emails and questions and conversations lately about our amber teething necklaces for the boys, so I thought it might be time for another post about them.
I used to be incredibly skeptical about amber teething necklaces until we tried them for ourselves. Since I’ve now had lots of time to compare life before and after we started using them, I am even more convinced that they work.
It’s made me wonder… just why am I quick to reach for medicines made of synthetic materials developed in a lab by humans and yet discount natural remedies that have been tucked up into nature by God himself? I believe in God and I belive he’s pretty clever. So why wouldn’t I believe that he’s built into creation much of what we need to take care of ourselves?
Don’t get me wrong, God designed us to be very clever too, and I think man-made medicines are amazing and a gift for us. But where is the balance? Why can’t we use a combination of both?
I love the idea that I can help my family naturally… that maybe there are healthier and less invasive ways to ease discomfort and live well.
Enter amber teething necklaces – a huge help for our family that I’d recommend to anyone.
How amber teething necklaces work, as explained on the Hazelaid website:
Commonly known as “teething jewelry” in Europe, Baltic amber has been a natural remedy for pain relief for hundreds of years. It is not a “stone” but a natural resin. As it warms with the body’s temperature, amber releases oils containing succinic acid, a natural pain reliever, which are then readily absorbed into the skin and the bloodstream.
Baltic amber has some of the highest concentrations of succinic acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and its presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways. Amber is known to relieve headaches, teething pain, reduce inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach, and to fight infections and respiratory diseases as it improves the body’s immunity.
Natural amber beaded necklaces are a completely non-invasive remedy for rashes, upset tummies, earaches, fevers and colds. It is a natural analgesic that will help calm your child and is recognized by allopathic medicine specialists as antispasmodic and anti-fever. Many adults report improvement of arthritis discomfort and carpal tunnel pain in their hands when wearing amber jewelry.
Last year I wrote a comprehensive review of the necklaces if you’d like to read more: Amber teething necklaces: I’m a believer.
Levi just started wearing his amber teething necklace again. (I think we have some molar action!) We also put it on him when he’s sick, knowing that it can help ease headaches and ear aches as well.
I put Judah’s necklace on him as soon as he turned four months, hoping to pre-empt any teething pain before it becomes a drama.
The amber teething necklaces should last indefinitely as long as they are cared for correctly – taking care not to get them wet or get lotions, oils, or sunscreens on them.
If you’d like to give one a try, I recommend Hazelaid, a family-based business in Canada. They have a huge range of products, good prices (including affordable international shipping), and excellent customer service. I was so pleased with them that I’ve become an affiliate.
For 10% off your amber teething necklace (or any other product) from Hazelaid, use the code 10memos at checkout.
Hazelaid also offers hazelwood necklaces, which help for a number of things including eczema. I’ve not tried them but I have two friends who have in the last couple of months. Both said their little one’s eczema made significant improvements.
By the way, this is not a sponsored post. Just one mom to another, passing on a tip that’s served our family well.
Dear friends, have you tried amber teething necklaces? Have they worked for your little one? If you’ve tried other natural remedies with success, I’d love to hear about it in the comments.