Has anyone tried amber teething necklaces?

I have a friend who swears by them, even letting her twins sleep with them on. I don't know, I'm tempted to try one for Avery (she's getting her first teeth, two on the bottom!) but I'm pretty sure I'd be up all night if I let her sleep with one on. I've also read that they're really for the parent to wear when they hold the baby.

Any thoughts/experiences with these?
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My sister has one for her daughter. She only wears it during the day and really only when teething. Sis swears it really makes a difference. I've only seen the results while on Skype but it really did seem to make my nieces little red cheeks calm down. She will actually ask for it when her cheeks start flaring up.
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I don't know if gnawing on amber helps with teething discomfort, but I do know you'd have to be an idiot of epic proportions to let a baby wear a necklace while sleeping or unattended. Oy vey...
I don't know if gnawing on amber helps with teething discomfort, but I do know you'd have to be an idiot of epic proportions to let a baby wear a necklace while sleeping or unattended. Oy vey...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
No they don't gnaw on them, supposedly the amber has some sort of "qualities" (I forget what they are) that transfer to the body when the amber sits on the skin, calming the baby and stopping the gums from hurting. Something like that anyway, and yes I agree with the "idiot of epic proportions" part. Supposedly they're not long enough that the baby can get it into it's mouth...but to me that translates into "choking hazard"
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I have a friend that swears by the necklace for her little girl. I don't know if she wears it to sleep. It's definitely not long to for her to get into her mouth, but I would be concerned with it strangling her. Hylands Teething Tablets worked just fine for us.


Teething Tables worked great for my 1st son(who is now 3yrs and 3 months old); my youngest son is only 13weeks old so I haven't used them on him yet, but I plan to!! They were a life saver for me.
I have one for my son, and LOVE it! If you buy one, get the raw amber, as it has stronger analgesic properties than polished. The thought behind it is that amber releases this analgesic into the skin when exposed to body heat, so the necklace is to keep it close to the mouth where relief is needed. Mine has an extra clasp so I can put it around his ankle at night/naps with no worries of choking. Most of them are also made to break before enough pressure would be put on them to choke a child, and the good ones are also tied between each bead so if it does break you only have to worry about one bead falling off at most.

As far as it working, I wasn't convinced with the first two teeth, but then yesterday I realized my son had a third tooth...he hadn't been acting fussy at ALL, I had absolutely no idea that a tooth was on its way out.
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I have a friend who swears by them, even letting her twins sleep with them on. I don't know, I'm tempted to try one for Avery (she's getting her first teeth, two on the bottom!) but I'm pretty sure I'd be up all night if I let her sleep with one on. I've also read that they're really for the parent to wear when they hold the baby.

Any thoughts/experiences with these?
Originally Posted by Jess2316
Some moms here swear by them. Didn't work for us and my poor baby has 7 teeth and she's not even a year old yet...I'll sell you mine at a discount, if you'd like. PM me if you're interested and I can email you a picture.
I'm an idiot of epic proportions.

Baby Sebastian wears his necklace at all times. It fits fairly tightly almost like a choker. I'm not worried about it getting caught on anything. If it gets snagged, the rope is thin enough that it should break. Beads are double knotted so only one can get loose at a time. Our ped has seen it and thinks it's fine.

I don't know if it helps or not. It may be voodoo. I let him keep it on just in case. He's definitely not as crabby as my older son was during the teething phase.

Here's a pic of him wearing it so you can see the length. He cannot get it into his mouth.



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Originally Posted by DarkAngel
Hunter almost always wears his at night too, and it fits the same way. He is never unattended, even when sleeping, and there is nothing in his bed that it could get caught on.
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I'm an idiot of epic proportions. Baby Sebastian wears his necklace at all times.
Originally Posted by DarkAngel
I never took my daughter's necklace off either. It was the same length as Sebastian's. I read that if it's long enough for them to get it in their mouths, it's too long. It was always tucked inside whatever she was wearing.
I have a friend that swears by the necklace for her little girl. I don't know if she wears it to sleep. It's definitely not long to for her to get into her mouth, but I would be concerned with it strangling her. Hylands Teething Tablets worked just fine for us.
Originally Posted by FieryCurls
What is with my baby? I give her Hyland's also and it might be working (I don't know, she still naps horribly), but it wakes her up at night. There must be some type of stimulant in it.
I have a friend that swears by the necklace for her little girl. I don't know if she wears it to sleep. It's definitely not long to for her to get into her mouth, but I would be concerned with it strangling her. Hylands Teething Tablets worked just fine for us.
Originally Posted by FieryCurls
What is with my baby? I give her Hyland's also and it might be working (I don't know, she still naps horribly), but it wakes her up at night. There must be some type of stimulant in it.
Originally Posted by medussa
Lilly was a great sleeper until 7.5 months when her first tooth started to pop through, but the Hyland's definitely calmed her down.


Izzy's fits like Sebastian's and he wears it all the time.

Callie wears her all the time too



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I'm an idiot of epic proportions.

Baby Sebastian wears his necklace at all times. It fits fairly tightly almost like a choker. I'm not worried about it getting caught on anything. If it gets snagged, the rope is thin enough that it should break. Beads are double knotted so only one can get loose at a time. Our ped has seen it and thinks it's fine.

I don't know if it helps or not. It may be voodoo. I let him keep it on just in case. He's definitely not as crabby as my older son was during the teething phase.

Here's a pic of him wearing it so you can see the length. He cannot get it into his mouth.

Originally Posted by DarkAngel
Yes I can see how it can't get into his mouth, but for me personally I would never sleep knowing she had a necklace on...hell I get nervous she's going to choke on the neck of her pj's though so maybe I'm the wrong one to give an opinion on the subject

So I understand that if it breaks only one bead could get loose, but don't you worry that the one bead could get into his mouth and he'd swallow it? I think I'm just too much of a worrier to deal with this kind of thing!

Oh and by the way...what a CUTIE!
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I didn't know about this new trend in parenting to leave beaded necklaces on infants all the time. I don't agree with it, and I wouldn't leave one on a child while sleeping or unattended (and I consider a child sleeping with a sleeping parent to be unattended), because someone can slowly suffocate with just a small amount of pressure, less than the breaking point of a silk cord.

Jewelry isn't likely to be banned as unsafe in the USA, unless the fabrication materials are unsafe, because a certain amount of common sense is expected of Americans when it comes to clothing and jewelry, but other countries have banned amber teething necklaces or issued strong warnings not to leave them on sleeping babies.
Oh and by the way...what a CUTIE!
Originally Posted by Jess2316
Isn't he?

Jess, you can remove it before sleep or put it around your baby's ankle under some light pjs.
I think baby boys look like adorable little hippy-children in these necklaces... but when I mentioned the idea to my husband he was against the idea of a boy in a necklace. I should get one anyway and just use it around the house, then if it works really well DH might change his mind about it.
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