I was not crunchy or even anywhere near it when my first two children went through that dreaded teething stage. My boys were relieved of their teething pain with the usual products: Tylenol and Orajel. I now avoid both those products because of their ingredients and such. However, both of those products have their issues even if you aren’t crunchy minded. Tylenol has been recalled a lot lately, it is now advised not to give Orajel to kids under 2 (um that’s when kids are usually given Orajel) as the benzocaine can cause some serious issues.
Amber Teething Necklaces for Teething Relief
Here are some of the other ways Amber can help:
That is obvious since it is helpful with teething but it also helps with headaches, joint pain, earaches, etc.
Although generally Hazelwood necklaces are preferred if you are specifically looking for eczema relief.
However, I knew the true test would be when she got her first tooth. Well, she just got her first tooth about a week ago! What is my teething pain relief verdict? It worked! Now I wouldn’t say it relieved all pain although in my experience even Tylenol and Orajel never did that. However, not once did I think “That’s it, let’s break out the drugs”. There were no screaming fits of pain, no sleepless nights (well no more then is “normal” for us right now), just a bit of extra gnawing on fingers and a tiny bit fussy.
How we really found out it worked:
I noticed that when I took it off once, it was murder. Seriously, it was not a happy time when it was off. We had the worst time ever. However, I stuck it back on her and she was back to her lovely self within a few hours. (By my reckoning, it takes a few hours to work. I mean, it needs to heat up and enter the bloodstream so that would take a bit of time I assume)
Update: My daughter is now 2 years old and has gotten all those teeth. The necklace was amazing. She got all her molars in (which are usually the worst to get…seriously I had my boys on orajel and tylenol around the clock when they got their molars and before I went crunchy). She didn’t even notice when she got her molars. That’s just amazing to me. No hard nights, no crying or screaming. Suddenly she had molars pain free.
A few things to note about Amber jewelry:
Colors range from a milky opaque white to almost black.
Take it off during baths and showers. If you need to clean it use a damp cloth.
However, you can wrap a necklace around your child’s ankle and have them wear it under pajamas or a sock. This way it keeps working and you don’t have to deal with the “reset” like I did the one time I kept it off at night.
Hence around the neck is ideal for teething but if you have pain in your wrist then a bracelet would be preferred.
This way, if the jewelry ever gets broken, you only loose one bead instead of the entire strand. This is especially important with children.
As I said, I ordered our amber necklace from Hazelaid. Hazelaid also sells Hazelwood necklaces, as well as Hazelwood and Amber combination necklaces.
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Hazelaid is of course just one company of many who sell amber teething necklaces. There are dozens out there. However, Hazelaid is one of a few that sell Baltic amber necklaces and it is Baltic amber that has one of the highest concentrations of succinic acid. Lithuanian’s makes each piece so you know it’s the real deal. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of many other companies out there. Each necklace or bracelet from Hazelaid is knotted in between each bead; this ensures that if some how your necklace or bracelet were to break, you would only lose one stone and not the whole string. Hazelaid not only offers Baltic amber necklaces and bracelets (for children as well as adults) but they also offer hazelwood jewelry, which is great for eczema and acid reflux. This family owned company also offers hazel-amber jewelry, which is a combination of both hazelwood and amber, and quite a few other products as well.