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Amber Teething Necklaces - Your Questions Answered

Q. What is Amber?
A. Amber is the fossilised resin of trees.  40 million years ago, this resin was exuded by trees to heal damage to a branch or trunk.  The resin remained intact to become a fossil and still retains its healing properties.  

Q.  What is Baltic Amber?
A. This is amber from areas around the Baltic Sea in Europe.  Baltic Amber is the only type of amber you should use for healing.  It contains a higher percentage (8%) of succinite, its healing element, than amber from any other area.

Q. What do you do with it?
A.  Baby wears it against the skin.  The warmth of the skin against the amber will allow baby to absorb the healing element in amber - succinite.  Best results will be had if it is worn 24/7.    

Q. What will it do for my baby?
A.  It reduces inflammation, clears red cheeks, eases pain, and stimulates the thyroid to reduce drooling (so skin and nappy conditions clear up).  Irritability is reduced and baby sleeps better.  You will have a calmer, happier baby. 

Q. How does it help teething?
A.  Amber contains succinite.  This is a substance that is found in nature and in our bodies (in much smaller amounts than Baltic amber). Succinite acts as an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic.  Succinite is recognised by the medical world and is chemically manufactured today by the pharmaceutical industry for use in immune system medications.  The healing benefit of Amber has been known about since ancient times.  Amber Teething Necklaces have been used throughout Europe for generations.

Q. Does baby chew it?
A. No, it is not to be chewed.  In fact the amber might break if it is put in the mouth so the baby should be supervised.  

Q.  Will baby pull it?
A. Amber is very light - so light it can float on salted water.  It is also warm, not like a stone.  Because it is so light and warm and has rounded edges, it is very comfortable to wear and babies seldom notice it after a few hours.  If you tuck it under their clothing a few times, they generally become used to it and forget they are wearing it.  

Q.  What will happen if it gets pulled?
A.   Our products are threaded on cotton.  If they are pulled hard or caught in something, they will break.  If they do break, only one bead will come loose because they are knotted between each bead.

Q.  What happens if baby swallows a bead?
A.  The amber beads we sell are small enough to simply pass through the system without harming baby.  

Q.  How old should baby be to start wearing it?
A.  An Amber Teething Bracelet is safe to use from 3 months.  Wait until baby is 4 months old and has good head and neck control before using an Amber Teething Necklace.  Always supervise a baby when wearing an Amber Teething Necklace.

Q.  Should I take it off while baby is sleeping?
A.  Yes, but to maintain healing you can put An Amber Teething Necklace around the ankle for sleep time, wound around twice.  Amber works best when in constant contact with the skin and won't help if continually removed. 

Q.  Are they safe?
A.  We recommend that you keep your baby under supervision whilst wearing an Amber Teething Necklace.  If you do not wish your baby to wear a necklace whilst sleeping, it can be removed and placed on the ankle, wound around twice and tucked under clothing.  

The Amber Teething Necklaces and Bracelets we sell incorporate the following safety features

There is a knot between each bead so that if it breaks, only one bead will come loose.
The beads are rounded and polished so that no sharp edges remain.
The beads are small enough to be harmless if swallowed and are not toxic. 
Q. Should you see an effect immediately?
A. We have heard back from parents that they noticed a difference within a half hour.  But it can take up to a week for other babies.  Also, the older they are, the longer it can take to see a difference. 

Q.  How long will the amber work?
A. An Amber Teething Necklace is good for a babies teething journey, up to 3 years.  If cared for, it may be good for a second or third child.  It can become brittle and faded over time.  It is still good for helping with ear and throat problems beyond teething.  

Q. How should I clean it?
A. Just dip in warm water and rub dry with a soft cloth.  Plain water will not harm the amber but washing agents/detergents may so take it off while in the bath or swimming pool.  Do not let your amber come in contact with hot water or a hot radiator.

Q.  Why are they different colours and shapes? 
A. Amber comes from nature in a range of colours from transparent through the colour spectrum to black.  If it is genuine Baltic amber, it contains 8% succinite and all colours works in the same way.  It comes naturally in different sizes and shapes.  These are graded and categorised to make different products.  You can choose which you think will look best on your baby.  The choice is purely aesthetic.  Because amber is natural, every product is unique and different. 

Q.  Can adults use amber for healing?
A.  Amber can be helpful to adults for many complaints such as headaches, rheumatism, insomnia, thyroid problems, throat problems, ear problems.