I realize this is really long but please read if you are considering using an amber teething necklace!
Hi mamas- I have a 6 mo dd who’s been using an amber teething necklace for about a month now. She hasn’t had any problems with it (I also am not sure if it’s really helping at all). But yesterday she took a nap on my legs (she fell asleep there when she was very cranky and I was not about to move her) and her teething necklace was pressed against my leg because she didn’t have a shirt on and my shorts left my leg exposed by my knee. Anyway, I didn’t notice anything until I was going to bed last night and saw that I had several red bumps, about the size of mosquito bites all in a line near my knee. I thought it was weird because they were too regularly spaced to be bug bites or anything like that but I didn’t think much about it because they weren’t bothering me. Then, today they started hurting whenever my dress would brush against them. And tonight they each formed a little blister in the center of the bump and they are very painful, constantly!
Apparently I have an allergy to Baltic amber. From what I can tell by searching on line this is rare- but since I am not prone to allergies I never would’ve guessed that I would have this reaction. I am SO very grateful that this happened to me rather than my sweet little baby girl. But thinking of the possibility of it happening to her made me feel that I have to warn other mamas about this! I had a hard time deciding whether or not to try out this teething necklace and in the end thought, “well, what can it hurt?” If I had realized this was possible, I definitely would have wanted to know so I’m just letting you know so you can make your own informed decision.
I’m attaching a pic- I apologize that it isn’t great but it gives you an idea of what I’m talking about.