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How Can A Raw Baltic Amber Necklace Soothe A Teething Baby?

When you have a baby, it’s the start of a long and fascinating journey as you watch it develop and discover the world around them. During those first precious few months, you’ll notice your little one begin to express emotions, and smile and make eye contact. 

The baby will love exploring new sights, sounds and textures, and start to figure out how to grasp objects and move around. At around the six-month mark, you can also expect your baby’s first set of teeth to start emerging from their gums, a process known as teething. It’s an important stage that will eventually allow the infant to start eating solid foods.

Some babies are born with a full set of emerged teeth, and the process can start as early as three months, or even after 12 months. However, the average age for teething is six months, according to the NHS. Sometimes, the teeth will emerge without causing any apparent distress, but most little ones will experience some degree of pain or discomfort.

This can lead to a fretful baby with sleepless nights for the little one, plus parents or carers. During the day, lack of sleep can leave you all feeling frazzled and drained of energy as you deal with a grumpy baby. They may have noticeably red and inflamed gums, flushed cheeks, or a mild temperature.

A teething tot can be a challenge for new parents, who will naturally want to do everything they can to soothe their infant and make them comfortable. Some parents find that a raw Baltic amber teething necklace is an effective way to ease their baby’s pain and soothe red and sore gums.

Amber is a natural substance formed from fossilised tree resin. It contains a substance called succinic acid, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory and natural painkilling properties. When the amber beads are worn next to the skin, they become gently heated by the baby’s body and this triggers the release of oils that contain succinic acid.

The oil is absorbed through the infant’s skin and enters the bloodstream. This allows the natural painkillers to get to work, easing the pain in the gums and jaw and boosting the immune system. This in turn brings down the inflammation that may be causing your baby to feel cross and feverish. 

It’s a natural remedy that has been used for centuries to relieve pain and calm infections and fever. When using an amber teething necklace, it’s important to keep the baby in your sight at all times to check that it is being worn correctly. Never put your baby down to sleep or leave them alone while they are wearing anything around their neck.

You should always check the necklace on a regular basis to make sure that all the beads are secure, and will not come loose should the baby be tempted to chew them. If your baby continues to be in a highly distressed state, you should seek professional medical advice.