Several months ago, I purchased an amber teething necklace. I didn’t post about it over here or really talk about it online a lot because several sites I researched before making the purchase had comments from nay-sayers who thought they were just a terrible idea. So I didn’t want to open this page up as a forum for that kind if exchange before I had a chance to develop my own opinion.
So my opinion is fully formed now, and you can say whatever you want to! 🙂 The Polks are dedicated fans of the Amber Teething Necklace.
The premise behind the product is that the amber beads, when warmed by your child’s body heat, release a natural analgesic that helps to alleviate teething pain.
Three things immediately affected my decision to make this purchase:
1) My nephew Nathan cut two teeth with his and, besides more drool, Amy and Craig didn’t even know he was teething. This is a far cry from typical teething stories, involving tears, fevers, and sleepless nights.
2) At six months, Iva had a few of those nights herself. She pulled at her gums, screaming and crying. I knew right away that I had to do something to soothe her pain. So I administered Tylenol and googled natural remedies. The teething necklace was at the top of my list.
3) I’m not a big fan of medicine. Even for myself, I’d rather take a nap than a Tylenol for a headache. (This does not apply to all ailments. Sometimes medicine is completely necessary, and it is taken as advised under those conditions.)
So we’ve had the necklace for a month or so now and have worn it almost constantly.
And Iva has two teeth. Aunt Mendy found them at Wesley’s birthday party yesterday. No swollen gums, no crying or moodiness. Just two little white, ridgy teeth poking through her bottom gums.
For the past couple of weeks, she’s been twisting her tongue and rubbing the side of it along her bottom gums. But I just smiled at this new development – something she got from me, since her dad can’t twist his tongue – and didn’t think anything else of it. 🙂 Oops!
The Squirrel is growing up!