Frequent Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to wear the necklace all the time including when my baby sleeps?
We ask you take the necklace off whenever your baby is not supervised, this includes sleeping. You can use a bracelet around their ankle under a sock or babygrow at night as long as it is out of their reach.
When is it safe for my baby to wear the necklace?
The necklace may be worn from 8 weeks onwards.
What would happen if my baby swallowed an amber bead?
Amber is non toxic and it would pass through without danger.
How long will my necklace last?
The teething necklaces are specifically designed for use with babies and are therefore extremely durable. With the right care, one necklace will last and become a treasured heirloom to pass down in the family.
My baby wants to chew on the necklace, is this OK?
No, the necklace is made for wearing, not for chewing. The easiest solution is to tuck it under their clothing and the necklace will quickly assume body temperature and the child will ignore it. The length of the necklace should is designed to be short enough not to be able to put the necklace in the baby's mouth.
Will this necklace solve my baby teething problems on its own?
This necklace is a natural teething aid relief.
What is a baby teething necklace?
Amber Baby Teething Necklaces from us are worn when a baby is teething, they are to be worn and are not for chewing.
How does it work?
The skin's warmth releases healing oils from the amber.
1. Amber beads collect an electrostatic charge when touched
2. In the middle Ages plagues swarmed across towns, taking a heavy toll of the inhabitants. Fumigation with the smoke of burning amber was recommended as an effective preventive measure. As recorded by Matthaus Praetorius, “During the plague not a single amberman from Gdansk, Klaipeda, Konigsberg or Liepaja died of the disease” (1680).
3. Amber smoke is still used in aromatherapy.
4. Who makes them? Each necklace is handcrafted in Eastern Europe by experienced craftsmen and are made from ancient Baltic Amber and beautifully designed to follow the centuries old European tradition of wearing amber to elevate teething pain.
Are they safe?
As a safety feature there is a knot before and after each bead, so that even in the extremely unlikely event of the string being torn, only 1 bead comes away and there is no risk of choking. The necklaces are secured with a traditional screw clasp, not a hook and ring! Again we ask not to leave your baby unattended.
What is amber made from?
Amber is not a stone and therefore warm to the touch, as well as very comfortable and light to wear. What is the key ingredient in amber? The Baltic amber-succinite - is fossilised resin produced by plants 40 – 50 million years ago. In nature the resin would have been used by plants as an antibiotic against viruses, a substance healing cuts or a plaster for wound dressing. Now fossilised, its healing properties have been captured and are release once the resin has been warmed by the skin.
What research has been done on Amber?
The active ingredient in Baltic amber is succinic acid, which was analysed by the pioneer of modern bacteriology and Nobel-prize winner Robert Koch (1886). He confirmed its positive influences and discovered that there is no risk of the accumulation of surplus amounts of succinic acid in the human organism. Recent scientific research has also proved that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human organism, it strengthens the body, improves immunity, the course of energy-related processes and the balance of acids. Current research shows that the micronization of amber improves its assimilation by the stress-weakened organism of the contemporary man. The unfavorable environmental conditions prevailing today block the natural flow of energy-related processes in cells. Blocks affect cellular metabolism and significantly weaken the immune system, but the natural energy of amber is able to stimulate its renewal
Where else in nature is succinic acid found?
Succinic acid is found in many contemporary plants and is a common and indispensable food ingredient. However, deficiencies of succinic acid are frequent as it is rather rarely found in nature. Even unripe gooseberries and rhubarb stalks, which are the richest in the acid, contain a thousand times less of the acid that the Baltic amber- succinite.
Baltic amber vs other amber?
Baltic amber's healing properties are due to its high succinic acid content. Of all types of amber, Baltic amber contains the most succinic acid, which makes it the most valued. Succinic acid is not found in many fossil resins similar to amber. Another reason amber is thought to have healing properties is due to the fact that some samples contain the essence of life (DNA material), dating back millions of years. It is believed that amber facilitates and transmits healing energy and psychic activity.
Why Natural pain relief vs chemicals?
Unlike teething gels or pain relief syrups, the traditional beaded amber necklaces imported from the Baltic region are a less intrusive remedy for the pain and side effects of teething, such as lack of appetite, upset tummies, ear ache, fevers and colds. A natural analgesic, amber will help calm a baby without resorting to drugs which are messy to administer and can wear off whilst sleeping.
Who works with Amber?
Amber's anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are also recognised by allopathic medicine. In Austria, Switzerland and Germany amber teething necklaces are sold in local pharmacies as doctors have long known about the healing properties of amber which include calmative, analgesic, anti-fever functions.
How is amber collected?
Even though many methods of amber production have been used throughout history, and those introduced in the last century were very perspective and efficient, collecting of amber pieces from the shore remains the most popular and lasting. Even today amber hunters (about 30 persons) on the shore of the Baltic Sea near Karkl? or Melnrag?, if the cast of the net is successful, can catch 30-50 kg of amber.
How old does the child need to be to wear a necklace?
Our necklaces are designed for babies as young as as newborn to soothe the pain of teething.
Who can wear them?
They and are ideal for both girls and boys to wear.
What sizes are the necklaces?
The necklaces are made with rounded smooth beads (not splintered amber beads which are not suitable as a teething necklace) and the bead size ranges from 2-6mm and measure 30-36cm in length.
What colours are available?
The colours you can choose from are yellow, white, honey, cognac, dark cognac, green, cherry and multi-coloured The colours may vary slightly from the photo due to the natural variations in amber and each necklace is a one off.
Can I give one as a gift?
Yes, they are a worthwhile investment as a treasured family heirloom to pass down from generation to generation. These necklaces also make wonderful luxury baby gifts for special events such as christenings, birthdays and name days. All are provided in handmade organza gift bags.