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Do amber teething necklaces work?

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Hi mamas! My dd is 9 1/2 months old and is currently getting 4-5 top teeth in all at once. Needless to say, she's been pretty miserable and demanding for the past couple of weeks (why does it take so long for those dang things to cut through!) Anyway, her poor top gums are SO swollen that we've basically had to give her tylenol or motrin once a day for like 2 weeks, and I just hate putting her little kidneys through that. Someone suggested an Amber Teething necklace. I hadn't heard of them prior to the suggestion. Does anyone have any postive experiences with these? At this point, I'm pretty desparate to try anything that could provide her with a little relief! Poor baby.
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Considering buying one for my LO.
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Lurking.
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I bought one for my then 12 and 8 year old when they were cutting molars..and they stopped waking up in the middle of the night. I'm convinced they work, they are my standard baby gift at showers now =D
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I bought one for DD when she was 6 months old and we love it. : Its not a miracle cure all but it defiantly helps!
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They are wonderful! I am convinced they make a huge difference. DD still is fussy when teething, but if she's not wearing her necklace she is 10 times worse! I wear one myself and I think it helps with my neck pain.
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We have one and it does seem to work. It's not a total cure and my daughter does seem to experience some discomfort still, but it's much better when she's wearing the amber and she never cries, only gets mildly more whiny than usual.

I used to think the amber teething necklaces were sort of an old wives' tale until I did some research. As it turns out, Baltic amber (HAS to be Baltic) contains succinic acid which is a natural pain reliever. It gets warm by being near body heat and releases small amounts which get absorbed through the skin.

Neat!
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Our LO is definitely less fussy when she's wearing hers. She's just discovered that she's wearing it (going on month 3 now) but I think it's just so much a part of her that she touches it occasionally and then forgets about it (like her feet!). She's 7.5 months and been teething since about 3 months, but still doesn't have any!
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I'm thinking about getting one for my dd.

Could someone describe how they use the necklace? Does your LO wear it all the time or just sometimes? What about at night?
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Originally Posted by LuminosaJane View Post
I'm thinking about getting one for my dd.

Could someone describe how they use the necklace? Does your LO wear it all the time or just sometimes? What about at night?
I put my ds's necklace on him when he was about 2 months old... he hasn't had it off since and he is over 2 1/2 now... I can't even imagine him without it... lol
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Originally Posted by LuminosaJane View Post
I'm thinking about getting one for my dd.

Could someone describe how they use the necklace? Does your LO wear it all the time or just sometimes? What about at night?
Depends on who you ask. Some only use it when baby is teething. Some keep it on all the time. Some take it off at night. Some never take it off at all.

Personally, I don't like the idea of my baby sleeping in it. I take it off of her at night when she sleeps and I don't let her wear it when she's not teething.
post #12 of 39
The stones are supposed to come in contact with the skin so they can release their oils so the skin can absorb them. I think the oil is called succinic acid and it has analgesic properties that help with pain. Wear the amber closer to the source of pain for better relief. If the stones are not in contact with the skin then no relief (from the amber) can take place and I would imagine if you took them off at night it would take a while for the necklace to warm up, release their oils and for the skin absorb them. Some mommas wrap the necklaces around the babies ankle at night so there is some contact with the amber. I am not one of them though... My DD is almost 15 months and has wore hers nonstop since she was 5 months old. Its all up to the mommas and there comfort levels but we have had no trouble with them.
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They didn't work for my DS. Motrin is the only thing that does.
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Totally didn't work for my little one. It's cute though!
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Originally Posted by Caterina View Post
She's 7.5 months and been teething since about 3 months, but still doesn't have any!
Ah, so i'm not the only one?! My dd is 8 months and has been teething since around 4 months but hasn't had a single tooth pop out. There's drool everywhere and she likes to chew and bite and knaw on things. *sigh* Not to mention she recently decided she needs my boob for comfort at night and has since stopped STTN...
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I just bought mine this week, and the VERY FIRST NIGHT he had it on, he slept through the night for the first time EVER. This, after having several awful nights in a row (waking up 4-5 times, one night we had a 3 hour cluster feed every 30 minutes). He is teething like crazy at only 3 months, and I really didn't want to do any medicines. I left it on the first night, took it off the second and third, now thanks to this thread I'm going to put it around his ankle at night instead!
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Ah, so i'm not the only one?! My dd is 8 months and has been teething since around 4 months but hasn't had a single tooth pop out. There's drool everywhere and she likes to chew and bite and knaw on things. *sigh* Not to mention she recently decided she needs my boob for comfort at night and has since stopped STTN...
No, you're not the only one. Teething since 3.5 months here, now over 9 months and no teeth to speak of....
post #18 of 39
They work for me! I love it, about half way into the first day with it he became so much more calm and actually took a nap. I only take it off or a bath. At night we wrap it around his wrist. Just get one with a magnetic clasp! He's already cut 2 teeth with little drama.
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They work for us! my DS has been wearing his since he was 3 months old - cut his first tooth at 3 months. He just turned a year old a couple days ago and has 10 teeth!!!! He stopped wearing it for a couple weeks and was super cranky! put it back on and was doing much better
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Most of the research makes me really question how they could actually work. So often "amber" sold is resin, or other non amber materials. We once decided to test my friends jewelry, since she loved amber and we had read a few things and we found out only 2 of about 20 pieces were probably actually amber, some we weren't 100% positive about, some turned out to obviously be resin. Too much of it seems a bit weird too me, I might try it but I would have to test the beads myself and know they aren't just some cheap resin piece instead of real "Baltic Amber", but instead I will use teething tablets, which seem to really take the edge off for Ds.
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