This past summer in Oregon, I noticed that every little baby wore amber necklaces (just like the adults wore tye dyes and birkenstocks). It looked hip — the orange, yellow twinkle and shine — but I knew that there was more to the story than just aesthetics (hippies don’t care about being stylish). And sure enough, there was.
Apparently, amber necklaces sooth teething! Wearing baltic amber is a traditional European remedy as it provides kids with natural pain relief. Amber is a natural analgesic and when worn on the skin, the body heat triggers the release of healing oils that contain succinic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. Once absorbed, the oil has an analgesic effect on swollen gums, helping babies stay more calm and relaxed.
So although, baby Z has all her teeth, I couldn’t resist the trend and jumped on the amber necklace bandwagon. And now, I love the look so much that I am going to make it my go-to-baby-girl-present! I bought mine at a local kid’s store in Eugene, but you can buy them here and here and here.
Miraculous healing powers of amber and an overall a stylish look! Just wish they had a similar version for neurotic adults!