That's right. If your baby is teething I'm hear to tell you that they need a necklace. But not just any necklace, one made from Baltic amber. And no, I'm not crazy. Although my mama smirks at me in a "this sounds awfully fishy to me" way whenever I pull out my kiddos "jewelry".
So, amber. It's a natural, organic petrified resin - not a stone. Due to its' unique properties, it acts as an anti-inflammatory, hence the help with teething issues.
Currently, there are two different thoughts as to why wearing amber on the skin can have soothing and calming effects on teething children. One thought suggests that when amber is worn on the skin, the skin's warmth releases miniscule amounts of healing oils from amber which are then absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. The other theory is based on scientific findings which have shown that amber is electromagnetically alive and produces significant amounts of organic, purely natural energy. source
Jemma, and now Max, are regulars with their amber during the teething
days months. Jemma still likes to wear hers. With Jemma I only had a necklace. She would wear it around her neck during the day and during naps and bed time I would double wrap it around her ankle and secure it with a sock or footie pajamas. Then, I stumbled upon Gumstone and found that they carried bracelet/anklet versions of amber. Yay!
Lately, Jemma has insisted on being twins with Max by wearing an anklet whenever he does. Which is always. I guess you could call it being a sympathetic sibling. Truly though, I'm a true believer of Baltic amber. It definitely takes off the edge of teething aches and pains and therefore helps Max to sleep better and loosen up his cranky pants during the day. Baltic amber, you're my bestie. And Max loves you too :)
Gumstone offered to turn my little amber twins into triplets with a third anklet --- one for you! Enter below by the end of the month!
For extra reading on amber, take a gander at The Pierogie Mama's post experience with Baltic amber.