Are amber necklaces a cure for teething babies or plain bunkum?

Their mums believe it is a miracle worker, a magic cure for their drooling and grumpy children, while health and child safety authorities say the necklaces not only have no therapeutic benefits but are choking and strangulation hazards. Rachel Clark's children's store Rainbow Tree, in Kensington Park, has stocked amber for six years but says in the past 18 months sales have soared. "It took a while to have enough people out there using them, but now they've become mainstream," she said. ..

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Amber Teething Necklaces

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has received reports of an increase in use of amber teething necklaces (/kids-amber-jewellery). The necklaces consist of rounded amber chips which are a fossilised tree resin and range in colour from yellow to white, beige to brown. They have been worn for many centuries to reduce teething pain. The product is not meant to be chewed by the infant but instead worn against the skin. The product claims the skin’s warmth releases very s ..

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