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#1 of 3 Old 07-04-2011, 06:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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If you have an amber necklace, what length did you get?  DD is 3.5 months old and weighs around 14-15 lbs right now.  I used one of my necklaces to see what length would fit well and then measured it and came up with 14 or 15 inches as a good length.

 

But I keep reading about 10 and 12 inch long necklaces, so I'm wondering am I measuring wrong?  These seem like they would never fit my DD...  She does have a chubby face and not a very long neck I suppose so maybe that's why?  Which got me to wondering, what length does everyone else use?  If I get the 14-15 inch necklace will it be a bad choice and too long?

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Ours was 13 inches and fit well, but was neither snug nor very long. DS was a big baby but not chubby at all.

If you measured and 14 inches seems right then I don't really see what your concern is.


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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.welts 005 small.jpg

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