Have you ever heard of an amber necklace? If not, at least you’ve seen a baby with a yellow ball necklace. That’s right! And it’s not just for decoration. The accessory has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, and is intended to relieve the pain of the little one when the teeth start to appear. These benefits are not scientifically proven, but the moms who have already used it ensure that the necklace really works.
The accessory became fashionable among babies and the object of desire of modern moms after the model Gisele Bündchen disclosed a photo of her daughter wearing the necklace. But, is all this just another fad or does it really make a difference? After all, what is this amber one?
A natural resin that turned fossil (approximately 50 million years ago). This is the amber, which is found in the Baltic region. In fact, if it’s not from this region, it’s not real. This material contains succinic acid. According to studies, the chemical compound strengthens the immune system, stimulates the nervous system and improves metabolic activity. According to sellers and mothers who defend the product, the stones of the necklace, counted with the skin of the baby, are heated and release small amounts of succinic acid in the body.
How do you know if the amber necklace is real?
Those who are thinking of buying, need to pay attention to some details in order not to take a counterfeit product. There are many necklaces on the market that do not come from the Baltic region and are made with copal or plastic. Check the tips to make sure you don’t miss when buying your necklace or amber bracelet:
Is amber necklace safe?
The use of amber necklace in babies is not recommended by the Brazilian Association of Pediatric Dentistry. The problem is the risk of asphyxiation. In order to meet the demand, following the organ’s recommendation, and to give more safety to mothers who want to try the accessory, the market has started to offer the amber bracelet, which can be worn on the wrist or as an anklet. Even so, there is still the risk of the child taking the object to the mouth.
If you still want to buy an amber necklace, then check out some essential tips to ensure your baby’s safety:
- Never leave the baby alone with the necklace;
- Don’t let the baby sleep with the amber necklace on;
- The thread should have a knot between each pebble to prevent the amber from spreading if the necklace breaks.
- The necklace must be between 33 and 36 centimetres long to be the right size.
- Give preference to collars with threaded fasteners and covered with amber. This way, the baby will have difficulty opening.
- It is also advisable to remove the necklace at bath time. Water can wear off the amber and reduce the natural effect of the accessory.
- If the baby wears it from a very young age, the chances are that he won’t even notice the necklace.
- Do you want to use it in your baby’s sleep? Then take two turns of the ankle necklace.
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