FAQ

Baltic Amber

What is an amber teething necklace?

An amber teething necklace is made of Baltic amber beads that are designed to be worn by infants and toddlers when they are teething. They are worn around the neck or as a bracelet or anklet and are designed to be worn - not chewed. The string in each of our amber teething necklaces is knotted in between each bead, so should the necklace break only one bead will come away the rest of the beads will remain on the string and will not scatter. Our teething necklaces fasten with a screw clasp that opens and closes easily.

Do amber teething necklaces really work?

We hear from customers over and over again that amber teething necklaces are the answer for pain relief for infants and toddlers.

Wearing Genuine Baltic Amber close to the skin is a traditional European remedy used for centuries to help relieve pain and discomfort. Amber is a fossilized resin, which when warmed against the skin or by the sun, releases its therapeutic properties safely and naturally to the body via the skin. Recent research has shown that the active ingredient in the Baltic amber, succinic acid, has natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties which help calm, heal and soothe.

Why is Baltic amber special?

Recent research has shown that the active ingredient in the Baltic amber, succinic acid, has natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties which helps calm, heal and soothe. It has been shown that Baltic amber consists of around 5% succinic acid, a scientifically examined medical substance used in contemporary medicine.

What is the difference between natural Baltic amber and other types of amber?

Baltic amber has the greatest content of succinic acid. As a result, it possesses the greatest healing properties and is the mostly highly values amber to own.

How will an amber teething necklace help with my child’s teething pain?

Amber serves as a natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic to help alleviate teething pain while also assisting to minimise the typical side effects of teething such as drooling, irritability and restlessness.

Should my baby chew on the necklace?

Amber teething necklaces are designed to be worn not chewed. We suggest you tuck the necklace inside your child’s clothing so it rests against the skin. The amber will reach body temperature very quickly and then the child should ignore its presence.

How to wear the Amber teething necklace?

Carefully place the necklace around the neck and fasten. For maximum benefits we recommend that the necklace be worn against the skin. To help minimise pulling and tugging on the necklace tuck the necklace inside the infant's or toddler's top, this will help to draw less attention. After a few minutes the beads will warm to skin temperature and most infants or toddlers will forget its presence.

Can an amber teething necklace be worn while sleeping?

As your child is unsupervised during this time, and most infants and toddlers move around during their sleep, we recommend that you should remove the necklace when putting you baby down to sleep.

Your child should always be supervised when wearing an amber necklace. As an additional precaution, you should also frequently check the necklace before wearing to ensure its integrity.

Is there any difference between the colours?

From a therapeutic perspective, there is no difference between the light amber and the dark.

Are the necklaces just for girls?

Our Amber teething necklaces are designed to look great on both boys and girls and provide the same incredible benefits regardless.

What do I need to know about the care of the necklace?

  • Place amber in the sun for 1-2 hours before initial use to cleanse and stimulate the amber, this should be repeated bi-monthly after a wipe over with a damp cloth
  • Hand wash your amber in mild soapy water, rinse in fresh water and allow to air dry
  • Store your amber out of direct sunlight and high temperatures
  • Remove your amber before swimming or bathing. Prolonged exposure to water may make the string brittle and liable to breakage
  • Amber is a soft gem and will mark easily