Harmony balls are traditionally given to pregnant women who wear them throughout their pregnancy as amulets to protect their babies. After birth, the soft, familiar jingle will settle the newborn baby down and help him or her sleep by reminding him or her of the warmth and care of the womb. The harmony ball pendant is a cozy blanket for newborns, which is hung on the cradle or sewn on the baby to help the baby calm down and provide protection in the form of the baby’s invisible guardian angel.
What is Harmony Ball Necklace ?
The harmony ball is essentially a chime pendant worn as a necklace, a lovely piece of jewelry from Bali, Indonesia. As the name suggests, the harmony ball gives the wearer a sense of calm and harmony, as the pendant emits a soft but audible sound as it moves, creating a relaxing effect, similar to the sound of a choppy stream or a small wave gently lapping the shore. These balls are also known in Mexico as Bola (a Spanish word for the ball) or Bola necklace or a Bola pregnancy necklace.
The maternity necklace is part of a tradition that dates back thousands of years to different civilizations such as Mexico and Indonesia. The ball pendant makes a sound that inspires peace and harmony as it rolls in the palm of your hand.
In Mayan culture, it was called llamador DE Angeles. Each pendant is said to have the soft tinkling sound of a unique ball, which has the magical ability to summon the wearer’s guardian angel, protect the wearer and accompany the wearer for life.
What’s more, after the baby coming out from the warmth and comfort of the womb, breastfeeding can be a stressful time for a newborn baby.Soon after birth, the mother will shorten up her long harmony ball pregnancy necklace so that it is now around her breast so that the baby will hear the bell of her harmony ball as she suckles and gently shakes her newborn baby. For a baby, it is a familiar sound, a sound associated with warmth and comfort. In addition to mums, soft soothing words as her baby feeds the newborn hears the familiar chime.
We are all much more comfortable and relaxed when we are in familiar surroundings, familiar sights, sounds and smells — and so are babies.
As the newborn grows, he or she reaches out their small hands to touch the shiny harmony ball necklace on the mother’s neck, then plays with it and enjoys the familiar sounds. Because babies are calmer than mothers, many of the stresses associated with breastfeeding are now being taken care of, not always, but often enough to bring tangible benefits.
And as time passes, the mother no longer wears her Angel Caller harmony ball necklace, and sometimes she may take it out of a safe place and keeping and give it a shake or two to entertain or clam the baby.