Yes, they are real and yes, they work!
I used to hear all about these teething necklaces and I just never understood them. Now that I have my baby girl here, she is growing like a weed and with growing comes stages. Stage one, crying because they're hungry.. check. Stage two, crying because they're teething, oh boy! People forget to tell you these things! No one ever told me that teething would be this hard. It just seems so simple to me... you pop the teeth from underneath your gums and bam, done. No. This is not reality. Teething is like hearing screeching finger nails on a chalkboard. Worse than a paper cut! You try and try to soothe this cute little bundle of joy that is frantically screaming in your arms but they just don’t budge. Tylenol, cold wash cloths, teething toys, home remedies, money, money, money wasted and down the drain.
But then we heard about these teething necklaces. Baltic amber? What in the world is that? How does it work? Do they chew on the necklace? That just seems weird. Please trust me, they work!
She spiked a fever once and it terrified me. I was trying to do all I could to help her and soothe her pain but nothing was working. I got so wrapped up in all of this and then the thought popped into my head... teething necklace. So I researched. I read that it needed to be authentic Baltic amber.
How they work: Baltic amber contains a natural analgesic called succinic acid. When a baby wears the necklace, their body heat releases this magical chemical and that oil gets absorbed into the skin, which is what essentially eases their pain. On the back of the tag, I read that it has all types of purposes, such as boosting your immune system, reducing inflammation, helping with arthritis, accelerates the healing of wounds, reduces inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach infections and respiratory disease. These things weren’t just for babies! They had adult sizes and ones for different purposes!
This information shocked me. All of this time, I could have been helping her by wearing a simple necklace and I had no idea. I wanted to be sure it worked. So one day, I didn’t put the necklace on her. I was curious to see if she would be fine. Maybe this was all in my head? It wasn’t. She was screaming and in obvious pain. No more than twenty minutes after I put the necklace back on, she was completely fine and no drool in sight.
So do yourselves all a favor now… buy your beautiful babies a teething necklace. If you are located in the Bay Area, we got ours at a super cute store in Vacaville, California called Eco Chic. It's in the Nut Tree shopping center and has all sorts of cute baby teethers toys and essential oil remedies for not just babies, but adults too! My mother actually sells the same essential oils that they carry in that store, so I know for sure they work!
The best $30 I have spent in quite some time. Well worth the price and they last for 2 years!