You may have been wondering what these necklaces are that my boys are wearing. In most of the pictures I post of my twinnies, you can see them! They are Holistic Amber that helps with teething pain. The amber contains a chemical called Succinic Acid. The Succinic Acid is released through the warmth of the skin and it is absorbed. Amber is known for is anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties and has been used for hundreds of years, predominately in Europe, and comes from the Baltic. The necklaces I bought were actually shipped from Lithuania and took about 3-4 weeks to get to my house.
The question is do they actually work? It is hard to say. Maximus is a terrible teether. He was waking up crying at night for weeks and gets really fussy when cutting a tooth. I do believe it has helped him, some. Just like with anything, everyone is different. What works for some may not work for others. Rocco is a totally different teether. You would never know he is cutting a tooth. He just cut his first molar and I had no idea. Therefore, I figure, if it doesn't hurt them and it might help them, why not? Plus, they look too cute with their "jewelry" on :)