In Europe, amber is commonly worn by babies and young children to help with the discomfort of teething. The amber is said to reduce inflammation caused by teething when worn close to the skin. There is a natural oil called succinic acid that is released when the amber is warmed by the skin. This oil is said to be a natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic. That is what makes this stone perfect for teething as well as carpel tunnel, arthritis, and any other inflammatory issues.
***Always use caution and supervise your child while they are wearing the amber***
What is amber, you ask? Amber is the fossilized resin of ancient trees which forms through a natural polymerization of the original organic compounds. Amber is not produced from tree sap, but rather from plant resin…really old plant resin. The colors vary depending on the species of tree the resin came from. Take notice in some of the beads you can see bits of organic matter. I think that’s pretty sweet.
How do you clean your amber if baby flings peas on it?
Use a clean, soft cloth and warm water. The amber can be dried and rubbed with clear olive oil, then rubbed with a soft cloth to remove excess oil and restore the polish.
Where do I put my amber when the bambino isn't wearing it?
Do not store your amber with other jewelry because it can create a permanent white coating on the amber. Also, try to avoid getting lotions and perfumes on your amber. These things can create a coating that prevents the natural oils from being released, thus hindering the healing properties of the stone.
Please note: Amber necklaces are made for wearing, not for chewing. Amber must be worn on the skin to enable it to release it’s pain relieving qualities.
Again, please use caution with this jewelry. Never leave amber on your baby when they are unattended or sleeping. Use your smarts here!
clasp: barrel screw clasp
string: triple ply cotton thread, knotted between each bead. This reduces wear on the amber and guarantees only one loose bead should it break.
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trust a mom of 7 here...amber works.
Added on Apr 09, 2010