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.