You're Not Alone Momma
Drooling, gnawing, crying, irritability... teething can be the worst! It certainly is exciting when our little ones get their first tooth, but let's be real, sometimes the symptoms can make you feel like you're losing your mind. One mom wrote me an email and said, "HELP! I can't believe I was ever excited for Micah to get his first tooth. Neither of us have slept for two days. The struggle is real"! Yes momma, yes it is.
Oral Teething Gel Recall
When my first two children were babies, grabbing the oral gel was the most popular go to for teething relief. But then the recalls from the FDA started rolling in. You can read the full article from the FDA website HERE. The last several years have also seen a big shift in parents committing to raising their children as chemical free as possible. The combination of these two things have increased the popularity of using amber as a natural teething remedy.
Amber Used for 1000's of Years
In the United States, we think of the use of amber as alternative treatment, but it is used in normal medical practices in many parts of the world still today. Amber has stood the test of time and is noted in countless historical documents as a natural healer. The father of medicine himself, Hippocrates (460-377 BC) wrote a lot about the different medical uses for amber. These applications have been passed across civilizations and down through generations.
Why does Amber have the Power to Heal?
Amber contains a property called, succinic acid. Robert Koch, Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of bacteriology, spent years studying succinic acid, proving it to enhance immunity, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation. Succinic acid is nothing new in the pharmacological world. It is an ingredient found in many over the counter and prescription medications. Read more on the science of succinic acid from the U.S. National Library of Medicine HERE.
Using Amber Necklaces for Teething Relief
When worn against the skin, small amounts of succinic acid are absorbed into the blood stream. For babies, amber can relieve teething pain, reduce swollen gums, and sometimes even reduce drooling. Some moms prefer bracelets or anklets, and that works too. Some moms report that necklaces work better, and some report they work equally. We would love to hear what works best for your little one!
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Hello! My husband Matthew and I own Lolly Llama. One of my favorite things is being able to create and design products for your family. The purpose of this blog is to write about the topics my customers ask me most! Contact me to ask your question. The answer to your question may be my next blog post!