Monday, April 7, 2014

Our Experience with Amber Teething Necklaces

On a weekly basis, I am asked about Connor's teething necklace. So often in fact that I decided to share our experience with each of you. I first heard about teething necklaces when doing research on how to ease teething pains when Connor was around 6 months old and cutting two teeth for the first time. He was completely miserable and I was at my wits end. I was unsure at first but decided it wasn't going to hurt anything to try.


Amber is a natural analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory. When amber is worn on the skin, the warmth of the skin releases trace amounts of healing oils on the skin. Commonly known as "teething jewelry," Baltic amber has been a natural and traditional European remedy for teething discomfort for hundreds of years. The necklace works best when worn 24/7, including bath time and when sleeping. 

Here is our exact necklace bought on Amazon. Free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The real question, does it work?
There is no doubt in my mind that this has helped during our teething periods. Connor is 17 months and is currently cutting tooth #15 and 16. Without this teething tooth, I would have lost my mind by now. Yes we till have cranky days here and there but overall, I think he takes teething better when wearing this necklace. I can say that our nights are much more pleasant thanks to the necklace.

Does he wear it even while sleeping?
Yes. We used to remove it during nights but after reading how important it is to have it worn around the clock, we finally decided he was fine to sleep in it at night as well as during naps. Hands down, it's been the best investment!

Does he chew on it?
No, these necklaces are not meant to be put in the mouth. They are to be worn short enough in length around the neck that the baby/toddler wearing it cannot place it in their mouth. Connor isn't aware that he is even wearing it.

What if it breaks?
There is a knot in between each bead so that if it does break, only that one bead will fall off, reducing the risk of the necklace becoming a choking hazard.

Which color am I supposed to get?
Research indicates that the lighter in color the amber is, the more effective it will be. The most important thing to remember is that it has to be real, Baltic amber in order to work.

So there you have it, my opinion and experience with the Baltic Amber teething necklace. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
*All opinions are my own.*

14 comments:

  1. Very interesting! Never heard about this, but will definitely look into it once it is teething time for our girl. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It works. Promise. Buy it before she starts and you'll be doing yourself a favor.

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  2. I've heard of these but never had to use one. Thank goodness...

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    1. I wish I didn't have a need for one but our guy just cuts teeth alllllll the timmmmeeee. He is working on his last two BEFORE his 2 year molars. He is 18 months. I'm hoping his molars decide to hold off until he is closer to like 3. Wishfully thinking, right?

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  3. I have always wondered about these......we have seemed to have pretty good luck with teething so far, but I think 2 year molars are headed our way soon!

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    1. AH! I hope we have a LONG break before we deal with 2 year molars. I swear by this necklace.

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  4. Thanks for the post on this -- I have 2 older boys and never knew about these w/ them, just heard of them in the last year. Now with a newborn I've been wondering if it would be worth the investment. Thanks for the info!

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    1. Totally worth the investment. I don't use teething medicines with C. Just the necklace.

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  5. Wow! That is really neat. I will have to look for someplace to buy one when my new baby is starting to teeth!

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    1. Most baby stores carry it or shop through Amazon.

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  6. I love it when I see other moms using amber teething necklaces. It's so great that some of the more "crunchy" things out there are finally becoming more mainstream.

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    1. I love that you used the word "crunchy" because I'm not that type of Mom at all but many people think I am because of my baby boy and his hippie necklace.

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  7. Thanks for the review. I have wondered about this.

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    1. I love it! It's worth the money and he can wear it until he is down teething so that's like 2 years!

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