There are few things in life that can torment a parent more than a teething baby. You have a poor baby who is in pain but can’t communicate that outside of crying and you have a poor parent who only has so many solutions to try.
One of the newer teething solutions is baltic amber necklaces. Now when I say “newer” I really just mean that they are finally getting popular here in the US. Baltic amber has been around for ages and apparently has been popular overseas long before we started to catch on to this natural teething remedy here in the US.
As it turns out, there’s a bit of science to these necklaces; they aren’t all just for show. Baltic amber releases succinic acid when warmed and once that enters the body (via the skin… these necklaces are NOT for chewing on) it acts as a pain reliever. This is how these necklaces work, this is how babies can have relief from teething pain.
I was skeptical when I tried out an amber necklace on my daughter but try it out I did. Now with my first two kids (pre-amber necklaces) I ended up giving them a lot of the standard teething solutions. They needed something all the time, it seemed. My daughter (my first to try an amber necklace) never needed anything more than the necklace. Even when she got in her molars, she had no issues! Now some might think we just got lucky with her but let me assure you, the one time we forgot to put her necklace on, she was a complete monster. A few hours after we got the necklace back on her and she was back to her happy self. I was convinced. I have another post that gives a bit more info on how to choose and amber necklace and how to wear one, if you would like more details.
There are many companies out there that sell baltic amber jewelry but Hazelaid is hands down my favorite! 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 of Hazelaid’s jewelry 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.