Is amber right for my child's teething needs?
By Angela Sanders Tuesday, April 01 2014 @ 12:42 AM EDT
One of the biggest trends in the baby product market today is the idea of using amber for the alleviation of children's pain from teething. We always want what is best for our children, and helping them get through tough times in their lives is what we are here for. When our children are babies, they have no way of expressing what they are going through, so it is even more important for us to be attuned to how they are behaving so that we know when they are facing changes, such as growing new teeth. Once your child starts to exhibit signs of teething, there are some different choices on the market than there used to be, and one of the new groups of products for teething are products made from amber.
How does it work?
Amber products work so much differently than other methods used to help stop problems from teething. Some teething products are plastic rings or other objects that the child can use to chew on, while others are products made to soothe the sore gums of your child. But the way amber works is entirely different. It actually doesn't require that you have the amber anywhere near your child's gums. You have them wear the amber necklace for teething and the effects of the amber will be absorbed through the skin. The added bonus is that amber not only offers relief from basic teething symptoms, but it offers extra benefits as well.
What are some of the benefits?
- No saliva overproduction - One of the biggest disadvantages that you will face when using teething rings is that they make your child drool so much. The saliva gets all over the teething ring, their face, and their clothes. With amber products, you won't have to worry about that because the child is not chewing on something.
- No hygiene problems - Teething rings can be good for children, but they can also be a bacteria hazard. These teething rings get put down in all kinds of different places, just like a toy, and they pick up whatever bacteria is in the area. This is just something else you have to keep sterilized so that your child doesn't put bacteria directly in his or her mouth. Amber products aren't ever put in the mouth, they are worn, so there is no hygiene problem.
- Provides health boosts - There are other benefits to using amber, such as health boosts. It also helps your child to go through the pain because it has a natural pain relief remedy without having to use Baby Orajel or any kind of pain reliever.
There are many families that decide that they want to use an amber necklace for teething, but others try them out an have them not have the effects that they promised. It is all about getting what works best for your child, so even if it means trying out traditional teething rings as well as amber products, do what it takes to get your child the right solution that will take away the pain of teething.