How to Choose an Amber Teething Necklace

When I worked in childcare, parents would always talk about their baby teething.  I thought “Geeze Louise. How bad could teething really be?”  Then I became a parent… and found out.

Actually, Sophia didn’t have a hard time teething and Moreaya’s not been so bad either.  She just got her 8th tooth so we might have more problems when the molars come around!

amber teething necklace

I first heard about Amber Teething Necklaces on a Mommy Forum.  We were cloth diapering and trying to go green and natural so I thought a natural way to help with teething only made sense.  I had the same first questions that most ask me when they see Moreya’s necklace now so here are the answers if you have some too!  So when I was sent an Amber Necklace and Bracelet from Spark of Amber, recently, I thought it was the perfect time to do so!

How does it work?  Does the baby chew on the necklace?

No, No, NO!  Never let your baby chew on an amber necklace.  The healing properties of the necklace are actually released by the warmth of skin – so simply laying upon your child’s skin will be enough for the amber necklace to work!

What size, color, style is the best?

It’s best to measure your child – you want the necklace to sit low enough as to not be too tight, but not too low that they’ll find it often.


As far as color and style – the lighter the amber, usually the higher the concentrate of Succinic Acid it has.  The more nugget style – not polished, is supposed to have higher concentrates as well.

Do you leave the necklace on all the time?

I actually never take Moreaya’s off – she sleeps, plays, and bathes in it.  If you’re not comfortable with that, you can take it off.  Or you can even get a different type of amber jewelry for you or your child.  Spark of Amber also sells bracelets, which I use on Moreaya as an anklet so she doesn’t notice it as much.


Do the necklaces lose their power?

Everything I’ve read says “No”, but I would think that you would want to replace after awhile of wear.

Do they work?

Can I just say that I honestly don’t know.  Both of my girls have worn a baltic amber necklace since they started cutting their first teeth.


My itty bitty Sophia!

Neither have really ever had a problem.  I’ve seen children of my friends who had issues for days when they got new teeth, but my girls haven’t really ever had those issues.  Is it because they wear an amber necklace?  I have no idea BUT I’m not taking it off to find out!  Something is working for them {or they just have really good gums} and we’ll leave it at that!


Is teething the only thing that the baltic amber necklaces are for?

No!  I’ve heard Moms say that they really help their children with reflux issues.  I even wore Moreaya’s bracelet for a few days to see if I noticed a difference in headaches/sinus issues {I didn’t}, but some say they do.

The girls’ necklaces are always a conversation starter.  It’s fun to see people’s reactions when they hear why they’re wearing the necklaces!

At Spark of Amber you can find baltic amber teething necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings… you name it, they probably have it in Baltic Amber!

To learn even more about baltic amber, including where it comes from, visit the Spark of Amber website!

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What’s your experience with Amber Teething Necklaces? 
Used them?  Considering?  First time researching the Subject?


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  5. I am thinking about them but my mom thinks they are like something to ward off evil. *chuckle* I am probably going to get him a bracelet because I think it would help him with his crankiness. He's only 3 months and I think I see a tooth popping!
  6. We have used a teething neklace on DS since he was 3 months old.  He got his first 2 teeth on the same day at 8 months and he was a bear for the 3 or 4 days leading up to those teeth pushing through.  Not sure if it would have been worse without the necklace though.
  7. Thanks for the review! I have been eyeing amber jewelry for quite some time, but the hubby thinks they are to "girlish" for our boys. My oldest (4 yrs old) has had migraines and would love to know if these really work in that case...but willing to try anything natural! 
    1. I've seen plenty of boys with them, I think they're still adorable.  Maybe if he wants something a little more "boyish" go with a bit of a darker color and rough stones.  But I totally think your cutie could rock a light colored!  ;)

  8. Both my boys have worn them since before they had teeth. They also didn't have big issues with teething. Mostly I just love how they look. Amber necklaces are so uni-sex. I get complements on my sons' all the time.

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