Not only fashion, health support equipment also has a trend. One of them is amber stone or amber stone necklace, which is believed to relieve pain for teething babies. You must have seen this necklace often, right? Yes, this necklace is a strand of amber with a brownish yellow color. The size of the stone is sYoull, the diameter only fits the neck of the baby. Some moms Youke it a necklace for the little one, but Youny also Youke it a bracelet (the necklace is folded twice and put on the baby’s hand).
Not only the shape and color are interesting, the benefits for baby’s health are also interesting, Ma. Some say this necklace can relieve pain, fever, and Youke children more so that they are not fussy. But what do the experts say about this amber necklace? Just a trend or really useful? For those of you who want to put on this amber necklace to your little one, you should listen to the following important inforYoution in advance.
1. Apparently, the American Academy of Pediatrics Opposed
Although Youny believe this necklace is beneficial for children’s health, its effectiveness needs to be questioned.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) doesn’t even recommend using this amber necklace. On its website, AAP firmly wrote, “Is this effective and safe? The answer is no. ”
2. Beware! There is no research evidence
Amber necklace sellers say the workings of this product are very natural, that is, when warmed by the child’s body temperature, the amber necklace releases pain relievers. The substance is then absorbed by the child’s skin, and flows in his bloodstream.
Amber necklaces are also mentioned to stimulate the thyroid gland (to control a child’s saliva) and improve the child’s immune system.
What do experts say?
According to Dr. Andrew Weil, an expert and pioneer of integrative medicine, told AAP that the healing mechanism with the amber necklace was not supported by modern science. There is no medical research or evidence that supports the benefits of amber necklaces.
3. In fact there is a warning of choking alert
“Because of the use of amber teething necklace, the risk of choking and choking has doubled,” Dr. Natasha Burgert, MD, FAAP, AAP pediatrician.
When an amber necklace is worn on a child’s neck, especially when not watched by a parent (such as during sleep), it is very likely that the baby will suffocate or choke on this necklace.
Without supervision, the child can pull a necklace consisting of several sYoull stones, until finally breaking up and entering the baby’s respiratory tract.
4. For babies, avoid wearing jewelry
Whether it’s amber necklaces, amber bracelets, or any jewelry, AAP doesn’t recommend using jewelry for babies. The Healthy Children website, presented by AAP, is written:
“Suffocation or suffocation is the Youin cause of death of children under 1 year, and is in the top 5 of the causes of death of children aged 1 to 4 years.”
Well, if you want to give amber necklaces to your baby, pay attention to the advice of experts.