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Amber teething necklaces - do they work?

Amber teething necklaces - do they work?

Teething….you know what it’s like. Red swollen gums, sleepless nights, diarrhoea. At my wit’s end with my poor drooling, red-faced and very distressed bub, I’d tried every teething cure known to mankind: teething rings, bonjella, rusks, frozen bread, cucumber, dummies. Nothing seemed to ease the pain.

When a girlfriend of mine suggested amber teething necklaces I was sceptical to say the least. I mean how could the fossilised sap from prehistoric trees (which is what amber is) help my screaming child? But I was desperate so I thought I’d do a bit of research.

Apparently amber has been worn for centuries as a natural remedy for pain relief, healing and as a way to boost the immune system. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties which make it ideal as a natural homeopathic product for teething babies.

So far so good. I decided to order one online. It took my bub a little bit of getting used to wearing it at first but after a while she hardly noticed it was there. Wearing the amber necklace, we quickly noticed that she was dribbling less and was much calmer. She even seemed to be sleeping better. Since she’s been wearing the necklace I have hardly had to use any panadol at all. I was a bit anxious of her wearing it at night, so my friend suggested putting it around her ankle instead which seems to work fine.

Have you tried Amber Teething necklaces or do you have any other natural remedies which you can recommend? I’d love to hear from you.

To find out more about amber teething necklaces, check out our article.

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Avatar Former Member



Teething….you know what it's like. Red swollen gums, sleepless nights, diarrhoea. At my wit's end with my poor drooling, red-faced and very distressed bub, I'd tried every teething cure known to mankind.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:34 AM

Avatar mum2gaby

I use one on our daughter and I agree with you, it makes an amazing diffiance.

Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:11 PM

Avatar Snuggle_87

yes they are amazing my daughter has a necklace and a anklet. please dont leave them on your child while they sleep at night, it is a cause of choking. please do not use hyland teething tablets or bonjela as they are both dangerous!!

Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:58 AM

Avatar mande

Just curious why is bonjela dangerous? If it was they wouldn't be allowed to sell it?!!

Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:23 AM

Avatar Proud_Mummy_2010

I have both a necklace and anklet for my DD and they worked a treat with her first two teeth however not so much with the second lot cominig through now. I don't put it on her anymore though as she won't stop trying to put the necklace in her mouth and I am worried about choking. Also she has started at daycare in the last weeks and I am worried about other kids pulling on it and choking. I haven't noticed too much difference in her since not wearing it but like I said with the first lot she was very different if she didn't have it on for a while. So not sure if they work or not.....

Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:18 AM

Avatar Manoula

Where can I purchase one of these amber necklace/ bracelets? My son is teething and is in constant pain. I would love to try this and hopefully ease his pain. Thanks

Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:37 AM

Avatar Former Member

My son has a necklace, a friend bought it for him, and he doesnt even notice hes wearing it. I think its worked for him as hes not as grumpy anymore and I dont notice when hes getting new teeth anymore. Hes still a grumpy bossy little bugger lol but not AS much tongue And they look SO cute!

Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:49 PM

Avatar KQ2102

My son has worn a Baltic amber teething necklace since he was a few months old and it has been amazing. I didn't even realise when many of his teeth were coming through! I only had to resort to Panadol when he was 14 months old and that was only because we misplaced his necklace for a couple of weeks at the same time his molars were coming through. At other times I used a homeopathic teething liquid along with the necklace. I have also noticed my son is a lot less irritable when he is wearing it, friends have noticed the same with their kids too!
I had so many people asking me where to buy them, I decided to start selling them and have received amazing feedback on how well they have worked and how drooling has stopped instantly.

Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:53 AM

Avatar tina88

I was told that Bonjela can only affect the baby if used with Nurofen, it is fine to use with panadol...

Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:14 AM

Avatar Shants_Steve

I have had one on my daughter who is now two and she hardly gets sick, and when she does get sick she makes a very quick recovery. She contracted the vomiting bug and got over it within two days where my son got the same bug he had high temp and it lasted for two weeks. they are amazing.

Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:13 AM

Avatar Bjostocks

i can't believe the change in my son when we put his necklace on. It is the best thing ever. if he doesn't wear it he is dribbly, grizzly and doesn't sleep.

Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:21 PM

Avatar archel

i used both bonjela and hylands teething tablets on my twins girls and they are fine.

Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:12 PM

Avatar Skc1168

I have yet to give this a try for our lil bub but we've just purchased a few (including us).

I have done a bit of research about it too and I have heard of the property used in this necklace.

FYI, the reason why Hylands is withdrawn is because of an ingredient in the product. Bonjela is also the same if you let your baby consumed a lot of it, according to an article on the news recently.

Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:26 AM

Avatar mummiesPRINCESS08

i got an amber knecklace for my 3yearold dd as she had continual ear infections and tonsilitis can say much for the help of that but i find now if i forget to put it back on for about a day she gets really unsettled and full on but when she is wearing it she is alot calmer

Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:49 AM

Avatar Former Member


Where can I purchase one of these amber necklace/ bracelets? My son is teething and is in constant pain. I would love to try this and hopefully ease his pain. Thanks


Try ebay- I bought mine from a seller called A life in harmony- $11 including postage.

Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:34 PM

Avatar Chrisandkylie01-937

Bonjela TEETHING GEL is totally safe to use- it does NOT contain the same active ingredient as adult Bongela mouth ulcer gel which the warnings apply to. There is evidence that ADULT Bonjela used on under 16's may be harmful but there is no danger using bonjela baby teething gel as, just reiterate, it does not contain the potentially harmful ingredients. My little man would go crazy at times without Bonjela, even with his amber necklace, so did some research to check.

Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:07 AM

Avatar iwish


yes they are amazing my daughter has a necklace and a anklet. please dont leave them on your child while they sleep at night, it is a cause of choking. please do not use hyland teething tablets or bonjela as they are both dangerous!!

my friend uses the necklace around her bubs ankle at night. she didn't know about the anklets

Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:12 PM

Avatar iwish


yes they are amazing my daughter has a necklace and a anklet. please dont leave them on your child while they sleep at night, it is a cause of choking. please do not use hyland teething tablets or bonjela as they are both dangerous!!

you may be misinformed.

the reason why some people stay away from bonjela is because it is aspirin based & aspirin itself should not be given to bubs under 2. however it is applied topically &the amount which gets absorbed is minimal. chemists say it is fine.

i must admit i refused to use for no.1, but when no.2 started to teeth & toddler also plays up overnight, i relented.

hylands is actually not available at the moment. it was recalled about 12 months ago anyway, due to the uncertainty of the belladonna dosage being variable.

i used this on child no.1 not being aware of this, but when i went looking for it last week, that's when i discovered it had been pulled.

i hear the necklaces are amazing. so i'm going to get 1.

Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:18 PM

Avatar denisep

As with any medication, Bonjela should be used at the recommended dose (ie 1 drop the size of a pin head every 3 hours). All of these articles refer to the OVERUSE of teething gels. The Telegraph mentions that "Some products recommend applying as much as a third of a tube every 24 hours" but this is not the case with Bonjela. My paed told me that some parents were squeezing half a tube in their kids mouth at a time. If parents starting feeding panadol to their kids by the bottle that would be dangerous too! Combining remedies such as amber beads (no idea personally if these work), Bonjela, and teething rings, rather than just relying on one method is my advice.

NOTE: Everyone PLEASE read instructions on ANY medication/natural product/or anything else you give you baby (even formula is dangerous if not used at prescribed dosage).

Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:12 PM

Avatar Skubala

There is nothing wrong with teething gels if they are used appropriately. They have a recommended dose, follow it and use it only when necessary. Millions of babies (including most of us) used it and were fine. The concern is that it has the same ingredient as aspirin which may be linked to a RARE condition called Reye's Syndrome (which is not a good thing to get). But pediatricians are recommending that sensible and not prolonged use of teething gel is unlikely to cause harm. So basically, don't lather babies gums day in day out for months on end but some use in those few days when the teeth are cutting through is fine. And just so you know, bonjela and bonjela teething are the same product, just packaged differently to market to different groups of people.

Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:11 PM

Avatar Harbec

Amazing is an understatement, and I still am sceptical. I was advised by a child care worker to get one for my colicky baby when she was 8 weeks old, within 2 days she was a completely different child!!! I still am unsure how they work, but they DO work. They do keep temperatures low so if you have one of those drs who rely purely on temps to see if your child is sick, you need to remove it.

Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:46 AM

Avatar AmberTeethingNecklace

OH! It's really work!

My husband and I were happy when it became our little lady. It was a wonderful quiet child. But when we cut through our daughter's teeth lost sleep and became very restless. This is our first child and it was hard. Get up early for work and we are exhausted. About Amber first time I heard from my grandmother and started studying. Here's an example you know, wearing baltic amber close to the skin is a traditional European remedy for baby teething. A natural analgesic, amber will help calm a baby without resorting to drugs. Used for centuries in Europe, amber's natural anti-inflamitory and pain relieving properties are perfect to soothe teething babies. Amber is fossilized resin, which warms against the skin, releasing it's theraputic properties safely and naturally. I was amazed at the information but has not yet been tested to determine their own experience did not believe it. Now I say, it works. Today my husband and I sell amber goods and rejoice when customers tell us thank you.

Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:12 PM

Avatar Mummarocks

I have found amber to be awesome for my children. I also wear an adult amber necklace in Cherry smile
It has helped me with wisdom tooth pain and period pain smile

Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:39 PM

Avatar Chel-Belle

It's physically impossible for the ambler teeting necklaces to work. In order to release the succinnic acid that is attributed with relieving pain, the amber needs to be heated to over 200 degrees.....hmmmm just a tad over normal body temperature wouldn't you say?


Scientists have stated it is unlikely that chemicals will leach out of amber and into the skin due to body temperature alone, and would require much higher temperatures of over 200 degrees. They would also be at such minute quantities that there would be no benefit from them. There are no studies available to explain how succinic acid may get into your baby's body from the amber without extreme heat.

So save your money and skip the necklaces. I was convinced my baby was teething badly and got a necklace out of desperation even though I knew better but it didn't do a thing. I know many people feel they work for them and I mean no disprespect at all but I just can't see how that is possible. It is probably something else rather than the necklace.

Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:32 PM

Avatar Chantelle888-78

Has any baby broken their necklace?

Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:54 AM

Avatar Bella-Roses Mummy

I swear by DDs Amber Necklace!!! We tried everything on her including Bonjela, Panadol, Nurofen, Natural Remedies etc but once we put her Necklace on her all her symptoms stopped & she cut her 1st tooth a couple of weeks ago without us even realising!!! laugh
& Just out of curiousity has anyone else had problems with Brauers Teething Relief??? Every time we gave it to DD she would vomit & broke out in a rash..

Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

Avatar Milestonesamber

Hi ladies,

There is some great info here regarding Baltic Amber that may interest you....

What is Baltic Amber? Where does it come from? How does it work? and most of all Does it really work?

ALL YOUR AMBER INFO HERE:

http://www.milestonesamber.com.au/amber-information-frequently-asked-questions.html

Kate, Mile Stones Amber

www.milestonesamber.com.au

Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:31 AM

Avatar goddess588

My sister used them with her youngest kids - they are amazing - not only do they help with pain and swelling, they also reduce/stop dribbling - wishe I'd heard of them when my babies were going through 20+ bibs/day. I recently bought DD (now 10) one for eczema which she has had on her hands for several years, and it works so well I'm thinking of getting one for me.

Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

Avatar Rebecca_Pagel

Amber Teething necklaces are made from the resin (not sap) taken from pine trees in countries surrounding the Baltic Sea - most commonly Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia. This resin, when warmed against the skin, releases Suchinic acid (which is believed to be a natural analgesic) providing relief for all kinds of ailments such as Asthma, Ecsema, Arthritis and of course infant teething pain.

The darker the Amber, the older it is (Amber grows darker with age) and very little suchinic acid remains. The most effective Amber is the lighter colours and in fact if you can find semi polished stones (milky in appearance rather than glassy and clear), they contain the highest traces of suchinic acid as it has been "interferred" with least of all.

Round stones that sit against the skin are also better for maximising absorbtion rather than "chip" necklaces that are somewhat more jagged. The necklace should be worn as close to the affected area as possible (ie necklace for teeth, wrist for arthritis etc)

In my research, I found only one website that sells the Amber necklaces in various lengths. The necklace should sit on the collar bone but baby/toddler should not be able to get the necklace over his/her chin to the mouth and being able to measure this and order appropriately is a huge advantage. The website is flowerchild.com.au.

This is where I bought my kids necklaces and they were around $38 each with free postage.

Having said all that, I think Amber necklace could be a massive placebo - but hear me out!!

Your baby is screaming, crying, or perhaps even writhing around in pain. You've fed him, changed him, given him panadol/nurofen, maybe teething gel and he just won't stop. Mother's are programmed to dislike the sound of their baby's cry - it's part of our basic animal/maternal instinct to want to make it all better. But what happens if you can't make it all better? I don't know about you, but my anxiety level increases, baby senses my anxiety and it makes it all worse.

I don't know if the Amber necklace works or doesn't work, but I do know it can't hurt right? And it makes me feel like I have tried EVERYTHING and that in turn, relieves any anxiousness I might have been projecting onto my children. I am prepared to pay $40 for that kind of relief.

My 2 year old likes her necklace and seems less whingy - is it the necklace soothing her 2 year molars or is it just a phase she was going through?

My 6 month old still writhes around pain every now and then and not much helps, but would it be worse without the necklace? Who knows...

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

Avatar Whats_Love8

I have used one ever since my 9 month old started teething. She now has 1 tooth and is cross cutting her left hand side lateral incisor. No red swollen gums, cranky, tantrums, crying baby. It is as if she doesnt even know they are coming through! thank god fro amber necklaces! she wears hers 24/7 I dont take it off for anything!

Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:20 AM

Avatar Support-852

Yes they are! And very helpful to mommies.

Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

Avatar Jessie_Bohmer

I am a huge fan! My little girl has worn one almost constantly since she was 6months old, and when I do take it off, I notice a big difference really soon after. She dribble less (but still lots!) and her cheeks aren't nearly as red, and she doesn't grizzle. I have to check to see if there is new teeth, because her teething issues are so mild when she wears it! (I took it off for a while, and I had a totally different child for 2 weeks). I can't recommend them enough. Totally natural and no nasty chemicals- big win! Most chemists or health food shops sell them these days.

Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

Avatar hhhhm

I'm currently researching these necklaces for future baby.... I haven't decided if I believe in them yet (I'm a realist and rarely fall for placebo fads, so I don't think they're for me), but at least I have a list of suppliers I WON'T be buying from, thanks to this thread.

Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

Avatar Aussielors

I bought one of these for my daughter before she needed it (because they were having a sale) and then when it came close to her wearing it, I decided to sell it and not use it. And hasn't seemed to be a problem. She has 5 teeth now and has had no real problems (9 months old now). If she's grizzly it's more to do with her being tired or hungry and so easily fixed with something else versus a necklace. I'm not a fan sorry.

Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

Avatar salwig79

We were using bonjela which would not help for very long at all and I would prefer not to give panadol too often, so I ended up recently buying an amber necklace online to see if it worked and it seemed to have a positive effect not long after I put it on my son. It helped that the online shop (Fancy Amber Baby, I think it was called) delivered the next day (I was desperate for the grizzling to stop at that stage!)

Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:28 PM

Avatar Joanne_Goff

I have had an amber necklace on my daughter Alicia since she was 2 months old and we have had no problems with teathing pain, I watched my brother and sisters kids suffer terribly and I swear by the,m . My sister had her 2nd baby in october last year and she brought one at christmas and her little girl has had very little teathing pain. I purchased the yellow amber and found it worked the best.

Posted 21 February 2014 - 11:48 AM

Avatar Africanart25

Manoula wrote:
Where can I purchase one of these amber necklace/ bracelets? My son is teething and is in constant pain. I would love to try this and hopefully ease his pain. Thanks


I was doing some research online and found http://www.myamberteethingnecklace.com/ where am going to buy one, i know its a late reply but you never know who will be reading this thread and get assisted.

Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:50 AM

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