Throughout the ages, baltic amber has been well-known for it's pain relieving and curative properties. Amber is worn near the body in order for the analgesic properties of the succinic acid to absorb into the skin when it encounters body heat.
Modern day mamas use amber necklaces to help their babies naturally combat the pain associated with teething.
High-quality amber necklaces have individually knotted beads and securely close with screw clasps.
Many mamas swear by the naturalhealing and comforting properties of amber necklaces for their babies and toddlers.
I am not one of those mamas.
I'm not a big believer in the mystical and healing properties of stones and crystals.
It's just not me.
It might not be my thing but stones and crystals certainly are right up the alley of a certain someone else who lives in this house and shares the parenting responsibility of these children.
Although I've never told Taylor this, I think of him every time I latch that pretty little amber necklace around our baby's necks. It is just so very his thing.
I bought this "honey and butter" necklace when Liza was just a few months old with the hope it would ease her teething pain. Henry realized the awesomeness of wearing pretty jewelry and quickly claimed it as his own. I was fine with Henry wearing it because Liza's fat little neck was squished so tightly between her shoulders and head and I worried it might get stuck in a neck fat roll and impede her breathing. Now that Liza actually has a neck, they takes turns wearing the necklace and we have managed to keep up with it for over 6 months even thought it is off and on throughout the day. Quite the feat in my book.
I wish I could claim this pretty little necklace was a teething panacea. For us, it's just not. It's pretty to look at and I appreciate the historical and natural aspect of wearing amber but that's about it...
Do your babies wear amber necklaces?