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Hi there mamas,<br>
I would like some info on the amber teething necklaces... like...
<ul><li>how do they work?</li>
<li>Do you let the baby chew on them?</li>
<li>What is a good place to purchase one (in the US) and</li>
<li>is there any proof they work?</li>
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I could spend hours scouring the boards or just pipe up and ask <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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I don't know much about them besides the fact that they are NOT to be chewed on. They are supposed to just lay against baby's skin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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They are just meant to lay against the baby's skin. The idea is that the amber has analgesic properties when heated by the baby's warmth. They are not long enough for the baby to chew on them, nor is that what they are intended for. We got ours at <a href="http://www.novanatural.com/product.phtml?pr=4389&sec=660" target="_blank">Nova Naturals</a> and I love it. You need to find one that is individually knotted so the string cannot break and leave baby with a pile of choking hazards, and also one that is not made of heavy duty wire so that if baby got caught on something she wouldn't involuntarily hang herself.<br>
As for do they work, I think that is a matter of debate. Some people swear by them, others say they do not help. My DD has had a horrible time teething, so I am inclined to think the necklace has not helped. It's REALLY cute though!
 

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I bought a wooden toy for DD from Babybunz and it has two Amber beads on it. It is a teething toy so I assume it is meant to be chewed on in this case. DD is only 5 weeks so she hasn't used it yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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