I recently had the opportunity to review a baltic amber teething necklace from Bouncy Baby Boutique. I’ve been interested in natural healing practices for myself for a long time. If I can treat my symptoms without drugs, I always choose to do that. Now that I have a child who has already had a reaction to one pharmaceutical product, I am very cautious as to what I choose to treat his illnesses with.
What is baltic amber? Baltic amber is the result of the fossilization of ancient trees found in and around the Baltic Sea. The reason baltic amber necklaces help relieve pain is that they have a high content of succinic acid, which is natural pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and central nervous system calmer.
At first, I was a bit skeptical about the effectiveness of amber. Its a little more earthy crunchy than my typical choices, and honestly, it seemed a bit too good to be true. But also? The perfect product to review. As a skeptic, I was really able to look closely and evaluate the product and it’s effects.
Firstly, I want to talk about the product itself. The necklaces and bracelets from Bouncy Baby Boutique are intended for us as teething jewelry. They have several features that make them perfect for babies and toddlers, such a tension release clasp, a short length (12-13 inches for necklaces), and knots between each individual bead to prevent scatter if the necklace breaks. (However, for legal purposes, it does carry a disclaimer that they’re for children 3+ due to small parts. You’re the parent though. Use your judgement.) The necklaces come in a variety of shades and designs that all very gender neutral. My necklace was honey colored, and looks nice on my little boy.
When I first put the baltic amber necklace on Garrett, he seemed close to some cutting teeth, but he didn’t seem like he was in pain enough for me to tell if the amber was relieving his pain. However, I suffer from arthritis pain in my knees and wrists. I’ve been wearing the necklace doubled up as a bracelet, and I’ve noticed a big difference in the severity of my pain. We had many, many, MANY rainy and stormy nights this month, and that’s when my arthritis flairs up the most. I wore the bracelet several days and most nights and I did not end up needing to take any pain medicine at all! By seeing a difference in my own pain, I can feel more confident that when my child wears this necklace, his pain will be relieved as well.
The ONLY minor flaw that I noticed with this product is that it often ends up over Garrett’s shirt, which lessens the contact with his skin which is necessary for the amber to warm up and release the succinic acid to be absorbed into the skin. I just keep tucking it in from time to time and it’s not really an issue. I see pictures of many babies going shirtless when wearing teething necklaces, so it’s probably a common problem that is easily remedied.
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