Teething is a phase when the baby starts to get one’s teeth. The process can start as early as three months, but the normal teething age is around five to seven months old. During this time frame, infants get their first tooth. During this time, parents can benefit teething necklaces.
There are several types of teething necklace and one of it is not even designed to be chewed by the baby. One type of the necklaces is made to be worn by the baby while the other is for the parents.
Amber Teething Necklaces
The use of amber teething necklaces has become popular across the globe in recent years. The necklace is made of amber, which is a fossilized plant resin that is polished and turned into beads. The beads form a lightweight necklace. Amber has been used for ages as a natural pain relief remedy, bolster the immune system and improve the healing process.
Amber teething necklaces are used by children from three months to two years of age. This is the usual teething phase of infants. It is better to start them young and make them used to wear the necklace so that way they will not try to pull it off or chew on it.
Benefits of Amber Teething Necklaces
Amber teething necklaces can help relieve the pain during the teething phase. It is a one-time purchase and can even be passed to the next baby of the family. This makes it an ideal gift item for babies.
Baltic amber has been used for teething due to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties. The amber can help soothe the baby’s inflamed gums and cheeks. It is also said to be able to prevent throat and ear inflammation.
Amber helps with the body’s reflexes and concentration. It also provides an energy boost and gives positive effects to the heart and the nervous system. The beads come from nature, which makes them beneficial to the environment. It is a good alternative to pain killers and decrease the exposure of the infants to the ingredients of teething gels.
Babies don’t even have to chew on the beads to get their benefits. The beads just need to touch the skin of the baby. Body heat will cause the amber beads to release succinic acid. The necklace must be short, but it should not be too tight that it will choke the user.
Amber Teething Necklaces Tips
Some mothers claimed that they see no changes with their babies when they used the amber teething necklaces. It could be the case of not getting authentic amber beads and, instead, sold glass and plastic beads. These necklaces provide no effect on the user.
Some parents are concerned that the beads are choking hazards if the necklace breaks. This is why it is important to consider the quality of the necklace before buying one. Most makers of teething necklaces ensure that their products are safe, and babies can’t break the necklace on their own. Most of the necklaces have knots on either side of the bead so that if the necklace breaks, a single bead will fall off.
Teething necklaces usually use screw clasp to make them safer. The length of the neck is also short in order for it to sit on the skin and not hang down like usual necklaces. The appropriate length of the necklaces is usually 12 inches to make sure that babies can’t place them into their mouth while wearing one.
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