“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward,” reads Psalm 127:3.
Most days, it is relatively easy to gaze into your baby’s giggling eyes and wholeheartedly agree that this precious life in your hands is a reward. Some days, however, it needs a closer, more determined examination to see through the wrapping of sleeplessness, crying, and general irritability to the gift contained within.
Whether the cause of the distress is the onset of teething, a painful ear infection, or a bout with a stubborn cold, it is helpful to have more than just your determination, love, and compassion to get you both through it. Baltic amber beads are one tool that parents are finding useful to alleviate a variety of childhood woes.
Widely marketed as Baltic amber teething necklaces, these special beads are an all-natural answer to soothing any occurrence of pain or inflammation in your baby, and calming the irritability and sleeplessness that come along with it.
What is Baltic amber? It is a fossilized tree resin that is harvested exclusively in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
What makes it special? Only amber harvested in this region contains a high concentration of succinic acid – the same natural pain killer and inflammation reducer produced by the human body in smaller quantities.
How do the beads work? The strand of Baltic amber beads is worn close against the skin, under clothing, where the beads are warmed by body heat. Once warmed, the succinic acid is released in a steady stream that is absorbed through the skin and delivered to the affected sites of pain and swelling in your baby’s body. With this consistent delivery of soothing properties, your little gift’s symptoms are brought under control and their mood and sleep patterns become more normalized.
Isn’t this the same as giving my baby over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories? No, it is not. Succinic acid, unlike these synthetic medications, is not stored up in the body, so there is no risk of overdosing your baby. Any excess is simply eliminated.
Another key difference is that over-the-counter medications must be administered multiple times throughout the day, creating a cyclic effect to their relief; it peaks and wanes frequently. Because the Baltic amber beads, such as those found at https://www.balticwonder.com/maintain a steady dosing, their soothing effects are constant.
Will these beads kill viruses or bacteria? No, if your child is fighting an infection, Baltic amber will naturally and effectively treat the symptoms of pain and swelling in the body, but will not treat the root virus or bacteria. Studies do indicate, however, that Baltic amber beads provide a boost to the immune system, making your child more able to naturally combat the infection.
Not every day with your growing gift from the Lord will feel like a reward. But, as with every other trial, He has not left you helpless and alone with no means of assistance. Baltic amber beads are a beautiful example of His provision in His creation; a natural, safe means of relieving pain, reducing swelling, increasing your baby’s comfort, and reclaiming the reward of parenthood.