What is an Amber Teething Necklace?
A genuine Baltic Amber teething necklace is a natural form of pain relief for teething babies. Amber itself is a fossilized tree resin and contains “succinic acid” which, by body warmth, is released into the skin when worn.
Succinic acid provides anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. For teething baby, this means pain relief and reduction of the inflammation of the gums that accompanies teething.
Can My Baby Chew on the Necklace?
No. These necklaces are not to be chewed on. Choose the appropriate sized necklace for your baby so the baby cannot get the necklace into his/her mouth.
How Do I Select the Right Size?
The Baltic amber necklaces come in two sizes: small (11-11.5 inches) and medium (12-12.5 inches). It should not be so loose that the child can lift it up into his/her mouth, but it should not be so tight that it will be uncomfortable.
You should try the necklace on the baby to gauge the proper fit or measure using a piece of yarn.
Can My Baby Wear the Necklace to bed?
To get the most therapeutic value from the necklace, the baby should wear it as much as possible during the day. It is not recommended that the baby wear it to bed, or while unsupervised.
What Are the Safety Features of this Necklace?
With each amber necklace, each bead is individually knotted on the string. This ensures that if the baby were to break the necklace, they would only be able to free one bead.
The plastic clasp at the back is free from all metals and allergens and is also held together by knots. This ensures if there were enough pressure placed on the necklace, the clasp would break open.
How Do You Care for the Amber Necklace?
You will want to keep the amber from lotions, polishes, waxes and other residues that might coat the surface of the stones creating a barrier from the healing succinic acid.
Amber can be worn in the bath but not in the pool or hot tubs where chemicals are harmful to the amber. If the necklace needs to be washed, use warm water only, no soap.
RiNGLEY & ZooLEY
How do I wash my RiNGLEY?
Please hand wash RiNGLEY knotted and straight and hang to dry. RiNGLEY junior, ball, sun, elephant, turtle and monkey are machine washable. Just remove the wood ring prior to washing. You can use any type of soap that you feel comfortable with. We recommend a natural soap free from chemicals.
What is the difference between the different syles of RiNGLEY? It is really a personal preference. All RiNGLEY’s provide a combination of different textures of wood and cloth. The RiNGLEY ball and the ZooLEY animals have a gentle rattle inside. All RiNGLEY styles except straight and knotted are machine washable. The cloth is attached to the wooden ring with velcro. Just remove the wooden ring prior to washing. RiNGLEY straight and knotted are hand wash only.
Is it safe for my child to chew on wood?
Yes. Each RiNGLEY ring is made with care. Maple is one of the strongest types of wood and because it has been left untreated is naturally anti-bacterial. Like all toys it is recommended you supervise your child while this toy is being used. Dispose of ring if damaged. All RiNGLEY products exceed North American and European saftey standards. They are ASTM, CPSIA and CE tested.
Where are RiNGLEY products made?
The original RiNGLEY styles knotted, straight, junior, ball and sun are all made in Canada. The Maple wooden rings for these RiNGLEY products are made with North America Maple trees. The ZooLEY animals (monkey, turtle and elephant) are made responsible in China. For the ZooLEY animals the Beech wood (for the new stock 2014) is from Germany. Each wooden ring goes through over 10 processes, including hand sanding, to ensure they are smooth and safe for babies mouths. For the products made outside of North America we spent time sourcingethical factories and having fabric custom made for RiNGLEY.