Teething is another popular subject with new Mums – we all know about teething granules, teething rings and Calpol, but another thing to investigate is Baltic amber. A friend of mine swore by teething necklaces with all three of her sons, and I have subsequently heard a lot of other positive reports. The advocates say that natural anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of Baltic amber are perfect to soothe teething babies and that wearing the beads close to the skin will help calm a baby without resorting to drugs. Amber teething necklaces/anklets relieve the pain of teething in babies and toddlers when the beads rest against the skin during the day.
However, in the past couple of years Trading Standards officers have had to issue warnings about sub-standard necklaces being sold on Amazon and other sites. And RoSPA do not recommend their use, primarily over fear of babies strangling themselves with the necklaces. So, if you are going to buy a teething necklace do ensure that it comes from a reputable source and that there is a double knot between each bead.