I've been wondering lately whether these amber teething necklaces really work. We have a bunch of different listings in our directory for them - have a look here if you want - and people seem to rave about them, but do they actually work?
Let's mythbust it - yes or no to amber teething necklaces?
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28-02-2013 12:01 #1
Amber teething necklaces - truth or myth?
28-02-2013 12:06 #2
I don't know if they work. Dd2 has one. Dd1 never did. We haven't needed to give dd2 any where near as much panadol or nurafen as a did with dd1. but in saying that dd1 got her first tooth at 4 months with terrible fevers and dd2 teethed until she finally got her first tooth at a week short of 1.
So a tentative yes
Edit: dd2 has been wearing hers since she was about 4 months old.
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28-02-2013 12:09 #3
DS has had his on since he was about 4 months old. He's almost 14 months and only has 6 teeth so far, but all have just popped up without me even realising that he has more teeth! No sleepless nights, minimal drool and red cheeks.
No idea if its the necklace or not, but I'm not going to take it off him just in case!
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28-02-2013 12:12 #4-
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My Mum purchased one for DD. Did'nt come cheap either! Yesterday I went to put it on her for the first time and felt something fall on my hand. One of the beads had split in two!
People say they work wonders but I now don't feel comfortable having her wear one at all!
In the process of googling the company to send them a message, this came up-
28-02-2013 12:14 #5
Subbing as also curious to find out with bub on the way. DD never had huge struggles with her teeth though, I don't recally giving a lot of panadol/nurofen for them and these neclaces were unheard of back then.
28-02-2013 12:18 #6
I believe it helped me more then it did DD. they do look cute on though.
28-02-2013 12:19 #7
DD is teething at 6 months and the days I forget or don't bother putting it on are terrible, unsettled and sleepless days.
The necklace is the first thing I check if she is having a bad day.
Just wanted to add she never sleeps in it unless she is on me, and I constantly supervise her while she is wearing it.
28-02-2013 12:27 #8
There are 30 in my DIG our kids are now a few months off turning 3 and the girls who use them swear by them!
I spoke to one mum who doesn't really believe in this stuff and even she swore by it.
Both my kids were good feathers so I never brought one.
28-02-2013 12:41 #9
DD received one for Christmas from a family member very early on. My first thought was, "Seriously? What's with this hippie crap?" But I gave it a go. I won't say it completely takes away all of the pain. But I definitely didn't have to use as much panadol on the days I forgot to put it on her in the morning compared to the days she wore it all day. I'd say they are worth it. DD's has never broken despite her putting it in her mouth sometimes (which I obviously don't encourage). She never sleeps with it on. Those nights I just put on some bonjela if she's a bit cranky so she'll sleep better.
28-02-2013 12:46 #10
Maybe they work on some babies.. I guess they're all different.
Lauzy - that's a little concerning! Have you gotten on to anybody at the company about it?
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