We're over here in teething season and willing to try anything to help relieve some of Henry's pain as his little gums begin to swell. I don't remember Emmet being this fussy with it, but it really seams to bother Henry! Rather than overdoing tylenol (which we do give him some, especially before bed so he still sleeps), we're trying out this whole baltic amber trend with this DIY baltic amber anklet!
These photos were taken after my first attempt at making it. Which I then found Emmet standing in the kitchen looking at the floor saying "uh oooooh" and noticed a trillion little beads all over the floor. He then helped me pick them all up and I remade it, this time tying a double not between each and every bead.
Cut a long piece of cord (far longer than you would imagine needing. String on the beads one at a time tying a double knot between each and ever bead (see note above). Make your anklet long enough to wrap around your babies ankle twice, without falling off AND without being so tight that it leaves a mark on their skin. Test it a few times before tying it off and cutting off the ends.
Babies should never be left unattended while wearing this anklet. Keep a close watch of them while they wear it and never let them wear it while sleeping as it could fall off and become a choking hazard. Store in a safe place out of reach of children. It is NOT toddler proof (see note above). Keep away from little toddler hands too!
Baltic Amber is said to have anti-inflamitory qualities to help with teething. They are meant to have contact with the skin, which allows the beads to release small amounts of their healing oil into the skin. They are not meant to be chewed!