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How to Soothe Your Teething Baby with a Teething Necklace

How to Soothe Your Teething Baby with a Teething Necklace

All the gnawing and chewing on random objects might be getting tough. It is impossible to always have one eye on your baby

July 28th, 2023


All the gnawing and chewing on random objects might be getting tough. It is impossible to always have one eye on your baby and ensure they do not pick something random to chew on.

This is the reality of a baby’s teething process. It is one of the most difficult parts of being a new parent. Whether the first time or the 2nd, the frustration doesn't get old.

This is why we are bringing you a much-recommended solution for every parent to soothe the child’s teething gum. Plus, soothe your own mind from the sleepless nights and constant crying.

Yes, we all understand this is their first step in understanding the pain that human life holds. However, this also doesn’t mean you should not be relieving them from the swollen gums at all!

Have you ever heard of teething necklaces? If not, then keep reading!

What Is A Teething Necklace

Amber teething necklaces are natural remedies for your child’s teething problem. It is made up of a natural and earthy substance called amber, often extracted from the raisin of pine trees upon being fossilized.

Then this amber is made into beads and placed around your baby’s neck. Many parents prefer tying the beads around the wrist as a bracelet or around the ankle, probably because they fear a potential choking hazard for it being too close to the mouth. The best place to tie these beads is around the ankle. How these will be helping the teething child soothe their pain might be your next question. Let's find out.

Teething Necklaces & Soothing Pain

Amber itself is known to release a harmless acid called succinic acid. Upon contact with a baby’s skin, it is slowly released within the skin.

This acid is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which help soothe the swollen and irritated gums of a child, which is essentially the major cause of why your child hasn’t stopped crying for the past three days.

Just like a growing wisdom tooth causes aches and swollen gums, the same happens to a baby. This is why reducing the inflammation can help them get some peace.

Here are some of the other reasons why you should consider a teething necklace as a pain relief option as opposed to others known.

It Is 100% Natural.

The advancement of science has brought artificial medicines that can even relieve babies from teething pain. However, they always come with a list of side effects that parents might not want to subject their children to.

This is why choosing something natural and soothing, like amber, always does the job better. Since the extraction is from nature itself, the chemical composition is harmless and quite fit to be so near to a baby. Plus, it protects your child from invasive treatment like injections which might cause eventual relief, but every minute before that is a nightmare.

It Is Comforting

Due to the side effects coming with almost every modern medicine and invasive injection, it is difficult for the baby not to feel anxious. Unfortunately, it can also give rise to other physiological distress.

However, many parents have commented on the soothing and safer effects of amber necklaces. Even complimenting it for its anti-anxiety properties.

Since the tactile of amber beads are soothing on a child’s skin, and the acid release also soothes the skin, the baby is able to have a good sleep at night.

Saying No To Teething Toys

Teething toys are dangerous for every baby. No matter how safe the manufacturing process is, the material attracts dust and bacteria. Not to mention because they are meant for chewing, the child is likely to place them in their mouth, making it a choking hazard.

Teething necklaces or beads are not meant for chewing and intend to provide relief through organic means.

Therefore, you are also protecting your child from a potential addiction to teething toys leading to excessive thumb-sucking as a toddler.

Safety Measures To Consider

Although teething necklaces are safe, here are a few extra safety measures you should take.

Supervision is Key: Always supervise your baby while they are wearing a teething necklace. Do not leave them unattended or let them sleep with the necklace on.

Proper Fit: Ensure that the teething necklace is not too tight or too loose around your baby's neck. It should be comfortable and have enough room for two fingers to fit between the necklace and your baby's neck to avoid choking hazards.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.