In 2014 a mum was searching for an amber teething anklet for her baby daughter. Unable to find an amber anklet that she liked, particularly with different coloured threads, she decided to create her own and Baltic Wonders was born. Since then, her business has grown month on month and lucky Baby J received his very own adorable amber teething anklet from Baltic Wonders to try.
Baltic amber is a resin which is found on the shores of the Baltic sea. Baltic amber contains succinic acid, a non-toxic acid which is naturally found in plants and humans. It is believed that when worn in close contact with the skin, succinic acid is absorbed by the body, increasing the amounts we already have to provide natural pain relief and reduce inflammation. This is what makes it a popular choice for providing natural pain relief to teething infants, although EU law states that jewelry is not suitable for children under 36 months so parents must use them with caution.
When Little N was a baby, he too had an amber anklet. Not once did he experience any pain or trouble with his teeth, unlike so many of my friends' babies. He'd simply wake up one day with a new tooth appearing. Even when his molars came through, which are notoriously troublesome, he didn't show any signs or symptoms of teething. Perhaps he was just a tough cookie and would have coped without wearing his amber, but I was not willing to take it off to test the theory!
J's amber teething anklet from Baltic Wonders was made to order with mixed coloured rounds of polished amber and strung on yellow [my favourite colour!] thread. It is knotted between each amber round just in case the thread should snap, not that I've ever heard of that actually happening to anyone. It has a gold-effect lobster clasp at each end which means I can adjust the fit as J grows and by my reckoning it should fit comfortably until he is about a year old.
J wears his Baltic Wonders amber anklet at all times and only comes off when he is having a bath, as I worry about ruining the thread or the clasps. The amber would be fine, after all it has spent thousands of years being bashed about in the sea! He's been happily wearing it for about two weeks now and earlier this week I spied two tell-tale white lines starting to appear under his gums. And guess what, he's not been bothered by it at all! [I hope I'm not jinxing things now!]
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*I received the amber teething anklet for review, however all thoughts and opinion are my own.