I have got Anya a fabulous amber necklace to help soothe her teething discomfort. I chose a pretty one so that it serves a dual purpose and even if it doesn’t work, at least it looks adorable. Actually you can’t see here how lovely it is in that it is gradated with lighter amber at the back, so it it nice to see the colour progression on the skin.
Amber, baltic amber in particular, has been prized for its healing properties for centuries. Here is what the website had to say about it in relation to teething:
“Baltic amber teething necklace is made for wearing (not chewing) when a baby is teething. The warmth from the skin releases the active ingredient in the Baltic amber, succinic acid. Recent scientific research has proved that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human body. It improves immunity and the balance of acids when absorbed into the bloodstream, it stimulates the thyroid glands to help reduce drooling and soothes red inflamed cheeks. Amber’s anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are recognised by [mainstream] medicine as a natural analgesic, which will help to relieve teething pain and calm a baby without resorting to drugs.” It is hard to know for sure without having another Anya also teething but not wearing the necklace but it does seem to be making a difference. I have several mommy friends who swear by these necklaces, too, so certainly no harm in trying and, as I say, it looks so sweet and grown up!