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Yesterday 06:51 PM
ananas My girl has had one on for over a year...it seems to make a difference for her. She only cut about 3 teeth before we got it and it was a miserable experience and once we got the necklace the rest of her teeth came in and I barely noticed anything. Mine is from Inspired by Finn.
Yesterday 04:23 PM
sarahknavy
amber teething necklace

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Yesterday 01:50 AM
Ambergirl1 In this page http://www.babyamberteething.com/products/necklace you can find information about amber necklase
07-31-2014 07:12 AM
clement13 Hi,

This is the amber necklace of the shop I ordered from. I would like to know if this kind of product really work ! Have you already get any problem with this kind of product on your babies ? I gonna receive my necklace soon, I am little bit affraid !
01-24-2014 10:28 AM
MommaDaddy

I don't know about that brand but we used an amber teething necklace from The Art of Cure from 6 months old to present (4.6yo).  She never had any teething issue.  I was pretty skeptical but now I'm a true believer. I think when I realized that her amber necklace was truly helping with her teething in her baby teeth (so cute) was when I was at a mom & dad group talking with another mom and she was expressing that she hadn't had much sleep in the last week, her baby was miserable and crying constantly.  This poor woman was exhausted and at her wits end.  Our babies were the same age with the same number of teeth and we hadn't experienced any of that.  Then I noticed our daughter felt really warm one evening, her cheeks were a little rosey so I checked her temperature - it was slightly elevated but not too bad.  She was sleepy so I laid her down early and she slept soundly all night.  I checked on her now and again through the night and she was very deep asleep.  She slept in late that morning, I think she slept until 9 or 9:30a that day.  She woke up fresh and happy, not extra warm anymore.  Then I notice BAM!  she had just cut a molar.  I was floored!  The only thing I had to attribute this little miracle to was her baby teething necklace as there was nothing else I could attribute it to.  Since our super positive experience with teething I recommend The Art of Cure to everyone I know with babies!  I realize some people are skeptical and I used to be one of those people.  I try to spread the word as much as I can because I felt sooooo sorry for that exhausted mom and her miserable baby... it's so unnecessary, nature has provided a solution and it is baltic amber but you've got to get the authentic stuff.  OH... and it is very light in weight.  Think of dried tree sap because that's what it is.  Prehistoric tree sap... like 30 to 60 million year old tree sap.  I dunno, it works!

11-19-2012 11:11 AM
contactmaya

i guess the  simplest way to go about it, would be to literally test the product itself. If amber causes  chemical reactions that lead to decreased pain at skin touch, then surely  this could be measured scientifically. How did they come to that conclusion in the first place?  I havent read the whole thread, or researched it. Maybe someone here has.  It surely must be an pretty straight forward claim to dis/prove scientifically.

 

It reminds me a bit of the debate around vitamin c,   whoever it is actually still go on about how its health benefits have yet to be proved. (and im the naive idiot who actually believes it prevents my cold every time, and has done since childood) 

11-18-2012 10:43 PM
~adorkable~ I would have to start by asking for proof that:
"many" cultures actually used it,
actually used it for teething pain,
thought it was more direct help than, for instance a "charm"
And that those cultures came up with it completely independent of each other, rather than something that spread thru trading routes or similar means.

Not that this info would proof it worked, but it would be integrating info in looking at why folks thought it did.
As for different cultures all coming up with the same false conclusions from vague correlation, happens all the time, it's called human nature and is a byproduct of how our brains are wired.
11-18-2012 06:18 AM
Rrrrrachel I thought it was only Baltic amber that was purported to work?
11-18-2012 06:14 AM
contactmaya

mine seems to work.  

if you want to be scientific about it, ask yourselves what is the common property between so many different cultures that they all seem to have independently discovered the amber teething necklace to help with teething problems.  Im all for skepticism too. 

11-17-2012 07:27 PM
Rrrrrachel Uh, yes, that really needs to be said!? We have an amber teething necklace and I don't think it does crap beyond look cute. And annoy my mom.
11-17-2012 05:57 PM
~adorkable~
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Originally Posted by ~Adorkable~ View Post

and even if what folks say is happening is in fact happening, there is no real way for it to happen and relieve pain in one minute, further proof in my eyes that this is a placebo effect.
People have been using amber teething necklaces or a long time, and in many different cultures.   Save your skepticism for something that deserves it. Seriously. 

Everything deserves skepticism! Seriously.

That folks have done it for a long time does not make it anything more than what it is. We collectively have been doing tons of things that don't work for a long time. And used many things for a short time that dont either and some that do, the timeframe of use has absolutely nothing to do with the validity of the medicinal claim.
11-17-2012 05:57 AM
contactmaya
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Originally Posted by ~Adorkable~ View Post

and even if what folks say is happening is in fact happening, there is no real way for it to happen and relieve pain in one minute, further proof in my eyes that this is a placebo effect.

People have been using amber teething necklaces or a long time, and in many different cultures.   Save your skepticism for something that deserves it. Seriously. 

11-10-2012 09:59 PM
~adorkable~

and even if what folks say is happening is in fact happening, there is no real way for it to happen and relieve pain in one minute, further proof in my eyes that this is a placebo effect.

11-10-2012 09:54 PM
CoBabyMaker

I just wanted to share my experience.  DD got one for Christmas and for her, I do notice some difference.  I don't think it helps much with the acute pain but the low level pain it does.  I still have my wisdom teeth and they bother me occasionally.  I had a few days a while back where they were really hurting me so I thought I'd try on DD's necklace for kicks.  I wasn't sure it would do anything or how long it would take.  Within a minute of putting on the necklace MY teething pain was gone. 

 So I can say it worked for me.  I think, just like anything else, for some people it's effective while for others it's not.  I think they are worth a shot.

11-10-2012 08:53 PM
~adorkable~
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Originally Posted by Colchita16 View Post

I think the bead releases it when our warm skin touches it... Just like out body releases endorphin when massaged..

releases, leaches,  its just semantics for something coming out of something else. no thank you, the science does not add up no matter what you call it

 

and i did say leach, not leak, that is two different things depending on what you are talking about.  and no a non living bead does not do anything "like our body" what we do is a chemical feedback from stimuli, what the "claim" is that the beads do is just a substance leaching out when heated.

11-10-2012 08:24 PM
babymommy2
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 Ever notice there are a heck of a lot more studies done about ariticicial baby milk (formula) than breastfeeding?

I'm not sure why you would think there aren't a lot of studies done on breastfeeding. There are studies being done on that topic all the time. Just for fun I just now went to CINAHL and searched using the word breastfeeding. There are 5,434 articles in the last 5 years. Infant formula, 1.076 in the last 5 years.

 

I'd have to agree with the poster who said, lets see a double blind randomized controlled trial, I doubt you'd make a case for its use. But like another poster siad, if you think it works for your baby, then it is working for you, other than the obvious safety risks of putting a bunch of little tiny beads around your baby's neck.

11-10-2012 07:43 PM
Colchita16 No jike.. I just dont know how to post in this blog.. Firt time here
11-10-2012 07:42 PM
Colchita16 I think the bead releases it when our warm skin touches it... Just like out body releases endorphin when massaged..
11-10-2012 07:38 PM
~adorkable~

are you saying it releases succidic acid that we have locked up in out body already? because this goes contrary to what everyone usually says about Amber and how it works

 

 

edit to add, just saw your second post, are you meaning to make a joke?

11-10-2012 07:36 PM
Colchita16 You got the concept wrong.. its not about leaking anything.. it about releasing succidinc acid just like when you get a massage you release natural endorphins that create a feeling of well-being and relaxation... wink1.gif
11-10-2012 07:32 PM
Colchita16 You got the concept wrong.. The bead doesnt leak anything.. It releases the succidic acid like when you get a massage it releases natural endorphins that create a feeling of well-being and relaxation..
03-28-2012 08:46 PM
~adorkable~

i think its a placebo as well, here is my thinking:

 

i agree that there could be a trace amount of something that is sufficient doses could be helpful. but the beads are relatively small and skin contact is very limited and skin is a pretty good blocker of most things. and if enough oil or whatever was leaching out of these beads to do something then they would probably get depleted in relatively short time as well as show some sort of breakdown or decomposing due to loss of atoms within them.

 

im figuring from the above thinking process that it is similar to if a wore an empty advil bottle around my neck, yeah it may have the trace remains of something that would in fact help my pain, but it is not in a form or an amount that will do me any good any longer.

 

 

they are pretty and parents will do just about anything to help their babies not hurt so much. but they are also a possible hazard.

03-09-2012 07:30 PM
SarahMOMs

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Hi mamas!

 

I ordered an amber teething necklace from Amber Artisans from my dd. I don't think she's changed much since using it-- some days fussy and some days not, not related to the necklace.

 

Anyway, my dh thinks the necklace is fake because it's so light and looks plastic-y. I have no idea, just curious to know whether others have ordered from Amber Artisans, and how do you know whether or not the necklace is real?



azhie. Hi i don't think they sell fake ones. They located in Lithuania and in this region amber is good quality. There is lots of fake amber coming from China, but i don't think this is the case. You can ask them for certificate - the majority of amber importers have one! Also here are some test to tell if it's true amber : Fake vs True Amber.

From my experience i recommend to buy raw(unpolished) amber necklaces. They don't look so nice as polished, but my mother(from Poland) told me they work better. Couple of my friends, also Polish, bought there necklaces at this Amber Teething Necklace Shop. They were satisfied. Hope this helps.

01-02-2012 05:44 PM
girlspn

I do think they can be dangerous if the necklace gets caught on something. Although like mama2chicknlil above, I have yet to see a situation where it may get caught on something. We take it off at night. My dh worried she might chew on the necklace and break the string, but so far dd hasn't noticed it much at all. 
 

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Not only do I think they're a hoax, they could be downright dangerous. The baby could be strangled if it caught on something while they were wearing it or choke on the beads if the cord broke.
I see there's a warning about them in Australia: http://www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au/amber-teething-necklace.htm


 

01-02-2012 05:39 PM
girlspn

I read somewhere that perhaps more drooling than usual in the earlier months is due to the baby not knowing how to swallow saliva yet?

 

My dd's fussiness just seems random. She does fuss more at night-- recently waking up screaming sometimes, I don't do anything except nurse her back to sleep. 

 

I'm still looking for a tooth daily, lol. Is it only with the first teeth, or does this continue until all the teeth show up?
 

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It may very well be, it's just a long process until they break through. We had the exact same sitch...between 3.5 & 4 months DD starting drooling a bunch more than previously and having random (and thankfully somewhat short) fits of fussiness. Everyday I looked for a tooth and nothing.  Finally, on Christmas Eve, I felt it..bottom left; and youch, did I feel it. 5 days later, it's neighbor showed up and DD is 7 months today.

We aren't using an amber necklace (someone told me that it really just stops the drooling, but doesn't ease the pain) or orajel, just a few teething toys. The best is Sophie and the mesh thing that we put an ice cube in for her to suck on and the boob, of course.

Good luck!

 



 

01-02-2012 03:08 PM
Mama2ChicknLil

In short...you dont like or trust em? Don't use em.

01-02-2012 03:08 PM
Mama2ChicknLil

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Originally Posted by Alenushka View Post

Would you please post a link to some randomized double blind reproducible studies that show that amber works on such different illnesses?

 

You make those necklace, so I think you might be tad biased in your opinion.

 

 

I would prefer is the study was published in a peer review journal.



One reaallly big problem with finding this information...it's not out there. Why? Research is really really expensive, and time consuming, and unless there's real money to be made, it generally doesn't get done. Ever notice there are a heck of a lot more studies done about ariticicial baby milk (formula) than breastfeeding? Or how many studies there are involving vaccinated children of varying levels but none that involve UNvaxed kids?

 

Truthfully? Who the heck cares? If it works somehow for some people, then go for it. If they are made correctly you don't run the risk of baby choking because the beads are individually tied on. Also, what exactly are they going to get caught on? I mean, Kai's been wearing his for months and I have yet to see some situation where it's going to get caught on something?

 

01-02-2012 12:53 PM
CherryBombMama

I don't think it is fair to say amber necklaces are a hoax just because there is no scientific research to back it up.  Some things work and some things don't. Doesn't mean its a hoax unless some seller is deliberately selling plastic as baltic amber, but I am assuming that is not the norm.  My MIL thinks yoga is silliness and has no health benefit whatsoever, but she carried around a potato in her purse for days because "the potato absorbs body water, therefore making you lose weight." shrug.gif I feel like our amber necklace works wonders.  We bought ours at Inspired by Finn.  I had bought another one at a small cloth diaper store, and that one didn't seem to have the same quality as Inspired by Finn. Who knows. 

01-02-2012 12:40 PM
schoonersam
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I've been rationalizing that all my dd's fussiness is due to teething since she was 4 months old... she's past 6 months now and not a tooth in sight!

 

It may very well be, it's just a long process until they break through. We had the exact same sitch...between 3.5 & 4 months DD starting drooling a bunch more than previously and having random (and thankfully somewhat short) fits of fussiness. Everyday I looked for a tooth and nothing.  Finally, on Christmas Eve, I felt it..bottom left; and youch, did I feel it. 5 days later, it's neighbor showed up and DD is 7 months today.

We aren't using an amber necklace (someone told me that it really just stops the drooling, but doesn't ease the pain) or orajel, just a few teething toys. The best is Sophie and the mesh thing that we put an ice cube in for her to suck on and the boob, of course.

Good luck!

 

01-01-2012 03:25 PM
Megan73 Not only do I think they're a hoax, they could be downright dangerous. The baby could be strangled if it caught on something while they were wearing it or choke on the beads if the cord broke.
I see there's a warning about them in Australia: http://www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au/amber-teething-necklace.htm
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