Momma Goose Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces, made with beads of true Baltic Amber, are a natural form of pain relief for teething babies.
Amber is a fossilized tree resin and contains succinic acid, which when worn against the skin, provides anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
For a teething baby, this means pain relief and a reduction in the inflammation of the gums associated with teething.
Generally, wearing amber closest to the site of pain or inflammation provides the greatest benefit. For teething babies, that means the neck.
Since these necklaces are not meant to be chewed, you should choose the appropriate necklace size so that the baby cannot get the necklace into his or her mouth.
The necklaces come in two sizes, 11 to 11 1/2 inches and 12 to 12 1/2 inches. To choose the right size, cut a string to the length of both sizes and "try them on" the baby. It should not be so loose that the child can lift it up into his or her mouth, but is should not be so tight that it will be uncomfortable.
Care of Amber
Safety Features of Momma Goose Necklaces
You should remove the necklace whenever the child is unsupervised, including naps and bedtime. If you want to maximize the benefit of the amber, you could wrap the necklace twice around the baby's ankle for sleep time, provided it is covered by a sleeper or sock and inaccessible to the baby.