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We all know that teething is a totally rough time for both baby and mom, so it begs to reason that we are all looking for ways to ease the teething process. I’m sure that we have all heard of teething necklaces, however, you may not have heard of the Amber Teething Necklace!
I don’t know about you guys but I have done so much research and asked around about ways of helping to make the teething process a bit easier for my sweet girl. I have learned quite a bit and most of it has seemed to help.
While it seems to be a bit controversial, I have heard from a lot of moms and even from several pediatricians that you SHOULD NOT use orajel on a babies gums. I have been told that while it does help with the pain, it is also hardening the gums and makes it take even longer for the teeth to break through. I’m not sure if this is true…but I’m not willing to test it and find out!
When I first heard of Amber Teething Necklaces I honestly didn’t know what to think. Of course the first image that came to mind was of the Teething Bling style of necklace that I LOVE and still use (which is where you wear it and your baby gnaws on it).
It never occurred to me that this was something my baby would wear!
I have always been under the impression that putting jewelry like this on a baby isn’t exactly the safest thing, and I was a little hesitant to give it a try.
Curious about the necklace and how it looks/works?
“Details about Amber Teething Necklaces
- They’re unisex!
- The necklaces are about 11.5-12 inches.
- If the necklace breaks, you don’t have to worry about chasing the beads all over the place because the string is knotted after every bead.
- The necklaces come in a variety of different colors and styles, can be polished or raw.”
I even went so far as to talk to my daughters pediatrician before using it. He basically laughed and said that it was a “hippie dippie” idea and probably wouldn’t work. He also said that if it were up to him, he would not put a necklace on a baby her age, but if I did to follow their instructions and not let her out of my sight while wearing it.
Well…with that “glowing support” from the doctor at least he said it wouldn’t hurt her to use it? I decided to give it a go and see if I saw any changes in her behavior.
Annaliese is getting in both of her upper canines and it has definitely been tough on her. She is miserable most of the time and it has even upset her tummy quite a bit.
The necklace is very pretty and fits her rather well. I was a little worried that she would be able to get it into her mouth and the package specifically says not to let them chew on it, so I kept a very close eye on her at first.
I put it on, tucked it under her shirt, and off she went!
Honestly, she didn’t even seem to notice it was there.
So what is the point of the necklace? How is it supposed to help?
Well, according to their website:
“Healing Properties of Amber Teething Necklaces
Everyone from babies to small children living in Europe wear the natural analgesic Amber to help with their pain and discomfort from teething. Not only does amber help with the pain and inflammation that comes with teething, but it also helps in fighting and preventing infection.
These unique necklaces can make a wonderful present for the baby and their parents, and are absolutely adorable! The ability to reduce acidity in the human body is another homeopathic remedy of amber. The awful symptoms of teething are reduced with amber teething necklaces.
Baltic Amber beads and all of their natural homeopathic remedies compose the necklace, and provide your child with a cooling sensation for their gums.”
Want to know even more? Check out this page on Healing Properties of Amber!
I’m sure many of you are thinking the same thing that I did. Can a necklace really help? And if it does…what about bed time! I can’t leave it on her if I can’t see her! Well, while doing some research I found an idea! Either purchase the bracelet/anklet or double over the necklace and use it as an anklet and put a sock on top of it (or better yet a footsie pajama set!! This way they can wear it all the time and you don’t have to worry about it going in their mouth.
While it may be a “hippie dippie” method of relieving pain I guess I can’t say too much…seeing as I wear a handmade bracelet of Jasper from Mountain Girl Gems for its balance and calming effects!
I know what you are thinking by now…just get on with it girl! Do you recommend it or not? Did you notice a difference? Can it help ease my babies constant pain due to teething???
Well, honestly it is hard to say. Annaliese has been sooooo super fussy lately and I think it is due to teething. I have had her wear the necklace and not wear it. She seems to be a little calmer and happier when wearing it…but she is happy without it too. This is honestly just one of those things you have to believe in and just let it work it’s “magic” !
I will say that I feel more comfortable with her wearing it as an anklet than anything else at this point.
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Guess what?!? Amber For Babies has offered to do a giveaway for you guys!! How great is that 🙂