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Hello, all! New to the Mothering board and glad to be here!

So I'm considering getting a teething necklace for 6 m/o DD. Two bottom teeth are all ready in and the top to are nipping at their heels. Anyone had any success with these?

Also, all the sites that I've seen say to remove the necklace when sleeping. Does everyone do that? I'm SAHM and bedsharing so she is never unattended. Does the necklace lose it's efficiency if removed for long stretches of time? DD has a good 12 hour (regularly interrupted ) stretch of sleep every night and that seems like a long time to go w/o wearing the amber.

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Hello, all! New to the Mothering board and glad to be here!

So I'm considering getting a teething necklace for 6 m/o DD. Two bottom teeth are all ready in and the top to are nipping at their heels. Anyone had any success with these?

Also, all the sites that I've seen say to remove the necklace when sleeping. Does everyone do that? I'm SAHM and bedsharing so she is never unattended. Does the necklace lose it's efficiency if removed for long stretches of time? DD has a good 12 hour (regularly interrupted ) stretch of sleep every night and that seems like a long time to go w/o wearing the amber.

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I highly recommend getting one. DD has been wearing one since 4 months.

I did take her necklace off at night at first, but don't anymore. We also bedshare, so I can always check and readjust the necklace as needed.

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My DD, almost 11 months, has worn hers 98% of the time since she was 3 months old. They aren't miracle workers but I defiantly can see a difference if I forget to put it back on her after a bath. Obviously, we let DD sleep with hers. At first I was super paranoid but we have had no problems and its really no different than me sleeping in a necklace. DD doesn't seem to know its there. We leave it one all the time since the Amber works better when it is in constant contact with the skin. The only time it is taken off is when she gets a bath and I plan on using soap. Over time the soap can leave a residue and block the oils in the Amber. I absolutely love her teething necklace : and its so stinken cute as well. We actually have a matching set.

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interesting! my almost 4 monther is massively teething (t1h, he's chewing on the other). We have an amber necklace & haven't experienced any relief with it, but reading the other posts makes me realize that we may not have been keepin it on long enough. we'll try again. & yes, they're really cute. DS1 wants one 2!

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interesting! my almost 4 monther is massively teething (t1h, he's chewing on the other). We have an amber necklace & haven't experienced any relief with it, but reading the other posts makes me realize that we may not have been keepin it on long enough. we'll try again. & yes, they're really cute. DS1 wants one 2!
I would defiantly keep it on as much as you can, it defiantly makes a difference but like I said before it isn't a miracle worker! At least for us, it didn't take the pain away completely but made it way more manageable! Also, I read that the lighter Amber contains more succinic acid which is what helps with the pain. I have a dark and a light and I haven't noticed a difference in the two. My DS wanted one too, so he got one for Christmas. His father and I also got one.

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wherre did you buy it from?

i tried making one for my babe, tying knots between each bead to make it safer. one of the beads chipped and broke though, and i couldn't go back and fix it easily, would've had to re-tie the whole dang thing!

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DD has worn her amber necklace all the time except during baths since she was 3.5 months old. I got it from : Inspired by Finn

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Thanks, everyone! I'm going to go ahead and order one this week.

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We have one for our daughter and she wears it 24/7, even in the bath.

But uhm... my husband pointed out that he can find no reference anywhere to amber being an analgesic except on sites trying to sell teething necklaces. So he thinks I'm being a dork. Does anyone have any reference to the necklaces helping that isn't from a site trying to sell them?

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I'll chime in with this thought.

I leave it on all the time, even for baths. I figure it is getting dirty and this removes the dirt that must be accumulating on it.

As to effectiveness, we are having our first sign of teething discomfort as ds2 works on his second molar. Until now thngs have been fine. We have a drool monster stomping around with his finger in his mouth and a few phantom fevers. (I think he has one, dh doesn't when I mention it or I sense one, wander off to do something, go back later and he is fine.)

I don't think it hurts anything to try one out.

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