Amber Teething Necklaces - Do they work?

Unlike teething gels, powders or pain relief syrups and products, the traditional beaded amber necklaces imported from the Baltic region are a non-invasive and side-effect free remedy for the pain and complications of teething, such as lack of appetite, upset tummies, ear ache, fevers and colds. All our necklaces and bracelets are hand made from 100% genuine Baltic amber. Other amber is sold online that doesn't offer the same benefits - be aware of where you buy.

Amber is a natural analgesic - it can help with teething, restlessness, anxiety, stress, aches and pains as well as eczema and other skin conditions.

Babies do NOT chew on the amber - it works by warming against the skin and releasing minute amounts of soothing oils which is absorbed into the bloodstream.

A natural analgesic, amber will help calm a baby without resorting to drugs.

Amber is a resin, not a stone. It is therefore warm to the touch, as well as very comfortable and light to wear.

Scientific investigation into the therapeutic effects of amber is ongoing.

Currently, there are two different theories that attempt to explain how wearing amber on the skin can have a soothing and calming effect on teething babies and toddlers.

One theory suggests that when amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases minuscule amounts of healing oils from the amber which are then absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream.

Amber’s anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are also recognized by allopathic medicine. In Austria, Switzerland and Germany, you will find amber teething necklaces sold in local pharmacies. Pharmacists and doctors have long known about the healing properties of amber which include calmative, analgesic, antispasmodic, expectorant, and febrifuge (anti-fever) functions.

A second theory is based on scientific findings which have shown that amber is electromagnetically alive and therefore charged with a significant amount of organic energy. Its special attribute is the fact that it is electronegative. Wearing amber produces negative ionisation on the skin’s surface. This, in turn, has a positive influence on the human body. The negative ions assist in the in the prevention of illness. These health-promoting effects apply to babies, children and adults alike.

It is possible that the soothing and calming effect of amber teething necklaces, which has been empirically observed, is based on a combination of the factors listed above.

Wearing Baltic Amber – The highest content of succinic acid is found in the amber cortex – the external layer of the stone. It has long been believed that by wearing raw or polished natural Baltic amber against the skin, a “homeopathic dose” of succinic acid is absorbed into the body, enough to exert its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, immune enhancing and vitality boosting influence.

Due to their natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, Baltic amber beads have long been valued as teething necklaces. Worn by babies and small children for countless centuries throughout Europe, the amber beads seem to ease babies teething discomforts and are believed to help calm a fussy baby. The beads are simply worn around the neck and not chewed.

Raw Baltic amber comes in many shades of yellow and yellow browns, and also white, pale lemon yellow and almost black. Uncommonly one finds red or “cherry amber”, green or blue, but these are rare and highly sought after. Baltic amber is translucent and can be especially beautiful when polished.

We have used them on our own daughter and can vouch they worked for us. We have many testimonials from parents saying they have seen very positive effects from using amber teething necklaces. There are however occasions where some parents see little or no improvement, in these cases it is often worth persevering.  Definantely worth trying.

Always buy from a reputable retailer such as Amber Pumpkin. There is a lot of fake amber being sold as real amber. We only use the finest Baltic Amber.

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latest reviews
Brilliant product!
Monday, 15 September 2014  |  Madeleine

A great idea - my baby loves it, and it is fashionable enough to wear as a necklace even when baby has finished teething!

Adjustable Amber Bracelet
Sunday, 14 September 2014  |  Karen

My bracelet is beautiful & well made. Love that it's adjustable so I can wear it on either wrist. Amberpumpkin service was excellent & loved that it arrived in a gift bag. Will be buying more for family Christmas presents.

Baby loves it!!!
Sunday, 14 September 2014  |  Laura

Saves him chomping on my wrist when he's sitting on my lap! He absolutey loves it! And beautiful colour!

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Saturday, 13 September 2014  |  Sarah

Lovely necklace, easy to fix with the screw together fastening... Only worn for two days so yet to see if any effect on dribbling/teething... Looks really pretty xx

Love these bracelets
Thursday, 11 September 2014  |  Rebecca

I highly recommend these bracelets I got my mum and 2 kids one and they work wonders for teething pain and little niggly adult pains. And look very stylish too.

Looks great
Wednesday, 10 September 2014  |  Katherine

I bought this for my son in preparation for teething. my daughter wore a teething necklace (well, still does as it's so beautiful!) and I'm sure it helped. This product arrived quickly and looks lovely.

Life saving product
Wednesday, 10 September 2014  |  Samantha

I purchased this bracelet after they were recommended to me. I have to admit I was a little sceptical, however they have worked wonders and one of the best items I have purchased for my daughter. They have really helped with her dribbling and teething. So much so that I didn't even know she was cutting a tooth. I'm glad I purchased a bigger size and will be coming back to get more when I need it. 5stars

Friday, 5 September 2014  |  Amanda

I love my bracelet as does my friends who have gone on to buy themselves one.
It's very beautiful, well made and helps with my headaches.
I'd definitely purchase again as well as recommend to friends and family.
I just wish there was a necklace to go with it!

Absolutely love it!
Friday, 5 September 2014  |  Amanda

I absolutely love this teether (as does my son). Not only does he love teething on it but I love the reactions of family, friends and especially complete strangers with this very realistic looking teether!

Perfect gift
Thursday, 4 September 2014  |  Arunthathi

Just love this product, so beautifully made and we really believe it works.
It's hype second one in getting for my friend