I wrote an article recently about natural ways to deal with teething. The first thing on my list was amber, because it was the first thing we tried. So let’s talk about amber teething necklaces. Recapping from my previous post, here’s how amber is said to work.
Despite its appearance, amber is actually a resin, not a stone, and is therefore a plant residue which is warm to touch and light to wear.
There are two theories as to why amber works:
One suggests that when amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases minuscule amounts of healing oils from the amber which are then absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream.
A second theory is based on the claim of scientific findings (I can’t find the actual findings!), which have apparently shown that amber is electromagnetically alive and therefore charged with a significant amount of organic energy. Its special attribute is the fact that it is electronegative. Wearing amber produces negative ionisation on the skin’s surface. This, in turn, has a positive influence on the human body. The negative ions assist in the in the prevention of illness. These health-promoting effects apply to babies, children and adults alike, in much the same as magnets do.
I must admit that I was a bit sceptical at first, but after three days of pretty constant crying, I was ready to try anything. Within half an hour of placing the necklace around her neck, the crying stopped, but the drooling and gnawing continued.
Someone suggested to me that the necklace might have a placebo effect, but that certainly doesn’t make sense if it actually works on babies, since they don’t know what it’s supposed to be doing and yet are positively affected. And there are plenty of mothers who say the same.
It just mumbo-jumbo? Possibly. But it worked for us, without a doubt. Even if it is just placebo effect, it’s one that works!
Has Amber worked for you?
Amber Teething Necklace Giveaway
Love this post !
My two kids have had amber teething necklaces since they were very young. I swear by them although some of my friends think I’m just being a hippy Dad!
@David, I’ve come to the conclusion that other people’s opinions don’t matter. If they don’t believe it works, that’s fine. It works for me and mine, and we’ll stick with it. Thanks for commenting, hippy Dad 😉
@Luschka, Yes, you’re right! I can see what someone people think they are a danger but we bought an extra one to test to put our minds at ease. Each to their own I suppose but it’s good to hear so many people have a great experience of them.
My little one had a really difficult time when he started teething. To make things worse, he had a bad reaction to a teething gel I bought from the local pharmacy. He was very irritable and clearly in pain, he would put anything in his mouth.
The only thing that worked for him was an Amber teething necklace I bought online. Apparently, they work by releasing natural oils when in contact with the warmth of the skin. These oils have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. I’m glad I tried it, he was a lot more relaxed after only a few hours of wearing it. I am a big advocate of all things natural!
I have 6 month old baby and would like to have some of these amazing necklaces. I have never heard about them and would really reccomend to my community after I have tried it.
Hi Sindy, I’m sorry but this competition is already closed. I recommend them though – they’re not terribly expensive, and we love ours! Good luck 🙂
I’m starting to believe that amber really helps.
My daughter is having trouble teething…someone I know say that it helped her daughter with her teething. So I would love to have any kind of the necklace(s).
Luxury Cognac Amber Teething Necklace Rounded beads looks beautiful and I would love to win this for Erin six months. I really want to see if it works. I hope it does.
oh with all the teething trouble my poor son is having right now, this would be excellent! i love the baroque dark cherry amber necklace! http://www.amber-teething-necklaces.co.uk/products/BAROQUE-shape-DARK-CHERRY-amber-teething-necklace%21.html
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I like the Luxury Cognac Amber Teething Necklace Rounded beads. Fingers crossed I win b/c my daughter is teething and this would help so much!
Oh dear. Just checked back here and see my followup comment didn’t show! Shame, guess I may be too late now, but anyway, my favourite is the Multi-colored olive shape amber teething necklace.
Good luck everyone :0)
I love everywhere give aways…. and I want to win http://www.amber-teething-necklaces.co.uk/products/BAROQUE-shape-DARK-CHERRY-amber-teething-necklace!.html.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing me to yours!
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What a great giveaway! I like the Olive shape cognac amber teething necklace. My little one is getting molars. . .
wow! you learn something new every day. I just sent over your link to my friend who is expecting her first child in July. I would love to win to pass on the gift to her.
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Amber is incredible and unmatched in its natural healing powers – and not just for children. People have used amber for centuries for arthritis, respiratory infections including chronic asthma, as a stress reliever that interacts with the body’s nervous system and much, much more. Researchers and scientists have expounded on the exceptional ability of Baltic Amber to thwart infection and enhance immunity. Today, everyone is turning more toward homeopathic medicines – Amber is at the top of the list in it’s healing abilities. Do you own research and you will amazed at what Baltic Amber can do.http://www.amberartisans.com/
I love the ROUNDED COGNAC beads BALTIC amber teething necklace. My little guy is getting his teeth in late and struggling with the pain. I just found out about the amber teething necklaces and I’m intrigued! Thanks for the info.
I *love* the green amber nuggets necklace!!
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I like the rainbow color round bead necklace the best. My son isn’t teething yet (just 6 weeks old), but I am going to be getting him an amber teething necklace when he starts, because I’ve heard so many good things about them.
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What a gorgeous giveaway!
I am just in love with the baroque dark cherry teething necklace.
(P.s. – Is it wrong that I’m even more in love with your blog now I’ve realised you’re in the UK! Hurrah, natural parenting tips that I can actually apply easily!)
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@kimmy, oh! you found it already! 🙂 thanks Kimmy! So pleased you like it (and no, it’s not wrong! I feel the same – i think it’s because we feel more able to relate to people faced with the same circumstances?)
I like the look of the Tablet shape cognac color amber teething necklace although the nursing necklace idea would definitely come in handy
I have been interested in these for some time as they would go very well with my product for dribbly babies. I also have a baby who has a lot of problems with teething and would love to see if she would get some relief from an Amber teething necklace .
found your blog on SITS. didn’t follow you but i try to visit as many blogs on saturday as i can. you mention you’ve been trying to do your “about” page. i couldn’t find it…is it “why I blog” page? anyway, chronicling your child’s life and your journey from being a couple to a family is a neat idea. i wish i had done better about doing that when my kids were little.
have a great day. drop by my blog if you get a chance.
baroque dark cherry! baroque dark cherry!
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Would love olive shaped cognac necklace for my little boy who is suffering terribly with his canine teeth at the moment. x
They all look lovely but think BAROQUE shape DARK CHERRY amber teething necklace is my favourite. I hadn’t heard of these before but the website certainly makes interesting reading.
i luv the Dark cherry olive shape amber teething
hopw iam lucky
I like the rounded bead multicoloured one, would go with anything. my friend is expecting her baby in june. As she sadly lost 2 premature boys 2 years ago we have everything crossed this time. I think an amber teething necklace would be a great gift for her when the baby arrives
OLIVE shape cognac amber teething necklace – this is my favourite. Heard about these from my mother-in-law but didn’t know where to get one. I do know. Thanks 🙂
What a great giveaway. Sadly too late for my daughter who suffered HORRIBLY with teething. I have only just recently read about the benefits of amber for teething, so would love to win one for my baby niece who is suffering also. Or maybe (dare I say it!!) for our next one lol! Good luck everyone x
Oooooooh lovely lovely beauties! I was just asking my mother this morning if she had any amber. I teether on a huge polished amber stone and it was always cool and silky on my gums. I do remember that much. She said that they are TOO pricey. These look affordable but I’m in the US is this open to me?
If so, I LOVE the cognac necklace although I think the butterscotch is also lovely and I like that bigger stone on it.
Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway!
@Pshouseblog, Definitely! The US is also part of ‘everywhere’ 🙂 Good luck!
@Pshouseblog, Oh, and the good thing is these are just not THAT expensive! That’s about what we paid for ours in Feb when we bought it!
I love this one: OLIVE shape cognac amber teething necklace! I also have a teething little one who would love some relief!
Oh I love these! And my daughter is 13 months and NO teeth it seems like she has been teething for months but nothing comes through so this would be just PERFECT!!!!!! I love them all so would be happy with any of them! But do really like the Royal white/milky one. But like I said, not picky! 🙂 xxx
I dont know if I’m allowed to enter, but I would like this one please, oh tooth fairy! Dark cherry olive shape amber teething necklace.
@Andrea, Absolutely! Canada is part of ‘everywhere’ (And Random.org knows no favouritism:)
Then it’s on like Donkey kong! Thanks 🙂