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Old 04-01-2014, 08:38 AM
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I have an 11 month old dcb that came yesterday with one of those amber teething necklaces. Do any of you allow those? Do they work? I'm wondering if they work, if I could put one around my ankle to help with my heel and ankle pain. How tight are they supposed to be on the skin?
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:42 AM
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~You can wear them anywhere and it will help with pain It's not localized.
~One kids I require that they be just tight enough that they cannot be gotten into the mouth.
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~Yes I believe they work and yes it could help with your ankle
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:55 AM
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Do you have one? I wonder where a reputable place is that sells them.
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No. I don't allow jewelry and teething pain seems rare in my experience.

Teething gets blamed for a lot of discontent with the baby at home but I don't see too many issues with it.
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I wouldn't allow them in the daycare for liability reasons. No one can guarantee that nothing will happen while on my watch so no jewelry is allowed.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:46 AM
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I've had a couple families with them. I allow them if they fit properly. I can't say that I totally believe that they work, but at the same time, it's a "natural" remedy for the symptoms. I do not administer any medications, so I guess it's a way for the child to receive some relief during the day while they are in my care. (or atleast allow the parents to feel as though the child is getting some relief...)
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Licensing doesn't allow them here, but I have heard they are good soothers for teething issues.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:22 AM
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I don't allow ANY jewelry. Even if the baby can't get the necklace into his/her mouth, there is always a chance of another child pulling on it, the wearer getting it stuck on something, or even the wearer using some contortionist trick to get is stuck in his/her mouth.
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My daughter wore one. It was designed with a break-open clasp so if they get pulled on or snagged on something, they'll break open rather than choke. It was also knotted between each bead, so if it broke, they wouldn't fall off. I can't swear that it helped, but it certainly didn't hurt.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:39 AM
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I have a dcb who wears one and has for a while and no they do nothing. Its a joke, I'm sorry people, but its another fad. I haven't seen any benefits from this. He also wears his all day everyday that they never take it off. Well guess what, its stinky and crusted with food. The clasp that this boy has, is a twist off one. And it looks dorky on this kid too, considering he's already got a misshappen head.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:26 PM
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I had a child who wore one. I don't think it helped him with anything, but then again, I've never tried one so who knows. This dcb's mom also told me that it helps calm him because he used to cry all the time, but he still cried so I really didn't believe it helped. This mom also is one that seems to go along with every fad out there.

I guess the only way to see if they work is to try them. My mom wears one of those magnetic bracelets and swears it helps her with pains.
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Yep.

I wore on during my entire pregnancy due to severe pain. It helped lessen it a little but I had to laugh when I realized I wore it through natural childbirth and stated, "Gosh. That sure didn't help!" Some things are to big for amber to conquer.

My daughter has been wearing one since she was a few months old, if I recall correctly. I took it off just to SEE what would happen for a bit and she drooled A LOT more.
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Do you have one? I wonder where a reputable place is that sells them.
Inspired by Finn had a recent issue so I would avoid there.
Hazelaid has some quality ones. I have bought from a few places but I really like theirs.
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I have a dcb who wears one and has for a while and no they do nothing. Its a joke, I'm sorry people, but its another fad. I haven't seen any benefits from this. He also wears his all day everyday that they never take it off. Well guess what, its stinky and crusted with food. The clasp that this boy has, is a twist off one. And it looks dorky on this kid too, considering he's already got a misshappen head.
People either swear by them or say they did nothing. There doesn't seem to be a gray area.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:22 PM
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My DD wore one from the time she was 5 months, up until very recently (she's 3). The main thing I noticed with her was a reduction in droll, which was enough for me to keep using it.
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I have one for my baby, it seems to help him. He's fussier without it. I don't let him sleep with it however. It needs to be tight enough so that it can't go in the mouth but not so tight that it touches the neck all the way around. I only allow the ones that screw closed and that are individualy knotted after each bead, this way if it breaks the beads don't fall off the cord and become a hazard.
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I have a dcb who wears one and has for a while and no they do nothing. Its a joke, I'm sorry people, but its another fad. I haven't seen any benefits from this. He also wears his all day everyday that they never take it off. Well guess what, its stinky and crusted with food. The clasp that this boy has, is a twist off one. And it looks dorky on this kid too, considering he's already got a misshappen head.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:31 PM
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I have a dcb who wears one and has for a while and no they do nothing. Its a joke, I'm sorry people, but its another fad. I haven't seen any benefits from this. He also wears his all day everyday that they never take it off. Well guess what, its stinky and crusted with food. The clasp that this boy has, is a twist off one. And it looks dorky on this kid too, considering he's already got a misshappen head.
My son wears one (he is 14 btw) and so does my granddaughter. They have a calming effect (hence the feeling of reduced pain) and since they both have ADD, it helps them focus. It also helps with skin conditions such as eczema. Just because you have seen "no effect" with one child, does not discount the concept.

And to the OP, it only needs to touch the skin, so you can get whatever size you like. However, you want RAW amber. You do not want anything between your skin and the amber itself.
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I have a 5 month old that wears two of them. let me tell you it WORKS!!!! i had taken them off as a precautionary due to me not knowing what they were for. I did the research and asked her mom questions. I realized about two hours later that she was cranking and screaming her head off. her mother said that she was like that all night long. I had the necklaces in my diaper bag. I put them on her the next day and it has been quiet times since then.
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Most of my friends swear by them..it's a crunchy thing and all. But, scientifically, I don't know how they would work. I think it's a placebo effect. Succinic acid is found in amber, and that is what is supposed to help calm and help w/ pain. However, for succinic acid to be able to leach out, it needs to be heated to a point beyond what touching human skin is able to provide. They're pretty on, though.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:29 AM
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I think its a placebo thing too. How do they get into the body, are they absorbed in the skin, and when it gets wet does it work better. The way some of you make it sound, its like they are magic rocks lol! and how do they know its less drool do they measure it. I have kids who can go a whole morning and not drool and boom start drooling, their little kids its their job lol!
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Most of my friends swear by them..it's a crunchy thing and all. But, scientifically, I don't know how they would work. I think it's a placebo effect. Succinic acid is found in amber, and that is what is supposed to help calm and help w/ pain. However, for succinic acid to be able to leach out, it needs to be heated to a point beyond what touching human skin is able to provide. They're pretty on, though.
Originally I was a sceptic too until I tried it on my own son. For me it was a day and night difference. I don't know how it works, I only know that when he wears it he's less fussy. He doesn't cry as much or chew on stuff as much or with as much fervor. And about the whole placebo thing, well I don't know how my 8mo knows what the necklace is supposed to do in order for there to be a placebo effect. If you're talking about the placebo effect happening to us parents (we put the necklace on and think that the child is magically better well I just don't know. I do know that when I don't put it on my son drools to the point where he gets a rash on his chin and neck and when I do put it on it's considerably less and if worn everyday the rash goes away. Like I said, I don't know how it works, only that from what I can see .. it does. And like I said trust me, i was a sceptic, big time.
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Originally I was a sceptic too until I tried it on my own son. For me it was a day and night difference. I don't know how it works, I only know that when he wears it he's less fussy. He doesn't cry as much or chew on stuff as much or with as much fervor. And about the whole placebo thing, well I don't know how my 8mo knows what the necklace is supposed to do in order for there to be a placebo effect. If you're talking about the placebo effect happening to us parents (we put the necklace on and think that the child is magically better well I just don't know. I do know that when I don't put it on my son drools to the point where he gets a rash on his chin and neck and when I do put it on it's considerably less and if worn everyday the rash goes away. Like I said, I don't know how it works, only that from what I can see .. it does. And like I said trust me, i was a sceptic, big time.
I agree. My granddaughter and son (besides being both ADD) both had nasty eczema on their faces and arms. Since we didn't tell them why they wear the necklaces, I don't think a placebo effect is going to work. When they wear them consistently, the eczema clears. (they are also more in focus, but that could be "subjective") A clearing rash is pretty objective evidence.
I also do not know how they work, but that they do, and they can "wear out." My son's stopped working after about 3 years. Got him a new one a couple of months ago, and boom, eczema gone again.
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interesting about them wearing out. I have been wondering about that. My DS is not interested at ALL in having his off (change is super not-okay to him these days, ask me how potty training is going, lol) and recently I noticed his eczema-ish rough/dry skin is coming back.

I'm thinking of getting one for DD too. I hadn't heard about the attention/calming aspects. She is SO ADHD that I have been considering getting her officially diagnosed and medicated ( ) but am trying to avoid that route if possible. I'll have to look for a necklace for her.
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interesting about them wearing out. I have been wondering about that. My DS is not interested at ALL in having his off (change is super not-okay to him these days, ask me how potty training is going, lol) and recently I noticed his eczema-ish rough/dry skin is coming back.

I'm thinking of getting one for DD too. I hadn't heard about the attention/calming aspects. She is SO ADHD that I have been considering getting her officially diagnosed and medicated ( ) but am trying to avoid that route if possible. I'll have to look for a necklace for her.
Try taking out all red dyes (cereal, candy, cookies etc that have it) and no processed food (microwave meals, fast food etc). It helped my DD tremendously and she has ADHD. We have the diagnosis and she's medicated but by changing her meals we were able to drop one of hers meds because it helped that much. Maybe it'll work for you.
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I've heard hazelwood jewelry is another option for other health issues.

I have an almost 2yr old DCB who wears one. Its never come off and he sleeps on a mat. I had another DCB who was barely 1yr who wore one and his came off! While he was sleeping in a PNP! I told mom no more after that!
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Try taking out all red dyes (cereal, candy, cookies etc that have it) and no processed food (microwave meals, fast food etc). It helped my DD tremendously and she has ADHD. We have the diagnosis and she's medicated but by changing her meals we were able to drop one of hers meds because it helped that much. Maybe it'll work for you.
Agreed here too. We can't do dyes (any color), nitrates/etc, processed stuff, and oddly enough, raisins. Applesauce is ok, but apples have to be limited. It takes some practice, but if you can find some of their triggers, it helps a LOT.
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I have a kid who comes with one, double wrapped about the ankle, and wearing a sleeper (so no way to access it).
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I agree with this route to take first, Silver! My dd is over 2 years since we took all the chemical stuff out of her diet. The reaction is immediate and noticeable when she eats anything with red or yellow dye (14 and 16 are the worst), nitrates, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and she can't handle white flour at all for some reason. Everything I bake has whole wheat or another whole grain in it and she's fine. Throw a little white flour in there and we have a winner for beating a train in a race, both on foot and talking. lol

Also, early bedtime and plenty of outdoor time especially at key moments. DD has piano on Tuesdays and if it's bad weather and she doesn't play outside on Tuesday pm we HAVE to walk to lessons or she HAS to run/bike/rollerblade for 20 minutes beforehand or she CAN'T learn. I've learned over the years that it's important for me to provide the environmental changes she needs to function.

The only packaged stuff we eat is things that we understand every ingredient on the label and I could recreate at home.
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I actually bought a couple to keep here and my older kids have used them, as I have I. I think they do have some effect and I really think they help with the drooling of my teething DCB. Mine are also knotted between each bead.
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I agree with this route to take first, Silver! My dd is over 2 years since we took all the chemical stuff out of her diet. The reaction is immediate and noticeable when she eats anything with red or yellow dye (14 and 16 are the worst), nitrates, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and she can't handle white flour at all for some reason. Everything I bake has whole wheat or another whole grain in it and she's fine. Throw a little white flour in there and we have a winner for beating a train in a race, both on foot and talking. lol

Also, early bedtime and plenty of outdoor time especially at key moments. DD has piano on Tuesdays and if it's bad weather and she doesn't play outside on Tuesday pm we HAVE to walk to lessons or she HAS to run/bike/rollerblade for 20 minutes beforehand or she CAN'T learn. I've learned over the years that it's important for me to provide the environmental changes she needs to function.

The only packaged stuff we eat is things that we understand every ingredient on the label and I could recreate at home.
Thank you both!!

We already eat a fairly "clean" diet but there is of course room for improvement. She's been like this since birth (and some things, she was like this in utero as well) so a lot of it is definitely nature for her, vs environmental factors. But, I want to change that stuff in our diet anyway. It's a slow process though.

She's gotten so much worse just recently that I'm hoping it's partly age-related and I'm kind of biding my time to see how much she outgrows in the next six months or so as she approaches seven. in the meantime, she's homeshooled so there's no effect on academics or anything, we simply just adjust the lessons to accommodate her on any given day.
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Thank you both!!

We already eat a fairly "clean" diet but there is of course room for improvement. She's been like this since birth (and some things, she was like this in utero as well) so a lot of it is definitely nature for her, vs environmental factors. But, I want to change that stuff in our diet anyway. It's a slow process though.

She's gotten so much worse just recently that I'm hoping it's partly age-related and I'm kind of biding my time to see how much she outgrows in the next six months or so as she approaches seven. in the meantime, she's homeshooled so there's no effect on academics or anything, we simply just adjust the lessons to accommodate her on any given day.
An older homeschool mom once told me this and I have found it to be true of all my kiddos, but especially those who have special needs.
You will have six months of terror, while they grow in some way (physically, emotionally, or a combo) and then six months of peace while they process. Of course, it is never exact, but it has held out throughout their lives. Truly interesting.
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An older homeschool mom once told me this and I have found it to be true of all my kiddos, but especially those who have special needs.
You will have six months of terror, while they grow in some way (physically, emotionally, or a combo) and then six months of peace while they process. Of course, it is never exact, but it has held out throughout their lives. Truly interesting.
This is absolutely accurate, I've found. I read parenting books by Louise bates-Ames (Your X Year Old, there's one for each year from 1 until 9, and then a 10 to 14) and those are where I first learned the idea of six months of disequilibrium and six months of peace. Many kids are hellish on the "back half" of the year. Mine is awful from the 1/4 to the 3/4. So....we're still smack in the middle of it. She'll be 6.5 at the end of this month. I need deity-level patience to get through this
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I have a dcb who wears one and has for a while and no they do nothing. Its a joke, I'm sorry people, but its another fad. I haven't seen any benefits from this. He also wears his all day everyday that they never take it off. Well guess what, its stinky and crusted with food. The clasp that this boy has, is a twist off one. And it looks dorky on this kid too, considering he's already got a misshappen head.
Why do you have to be so negative? Have you seen the teething necklace "at work"? My DD wears one and it's night and day when she doesn't have it on. It's not a fad either. Amber has been used as a healing agent for hundreds of years. And I hope the mom of the little boy you speak of doesn't happen upon this board. It would break my heart to see someone caring for my child talk of him in such ways. Maybe you should reconsider your career.
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Okay, I am writing from a tablet, so I'll chime in more on amber and rocks in general, but to make it short...
Some swear by amber helping with pain (teething included). I guess, it depends on how bad pain is (use 1 to 10 hospital pain scale). Maybe 1 to 5, but after that you need meds. Again, depends.
It doesn't need to necessarily touch your skin, but be near the pain spot (pocket works, too). It's vibrations that work... if you believe in that
Crystals need to be cleansed and charged. Some don't (kyanite and super 7), some just need cleansing (citrine and smokey quartz), and I never worked with amber, but it may need it. In any case, if it feels like rock doesn't work, try cleanse/charge and see if it feels different. It may... or not. I say, "my rocks are tired"
One thing about amber: try to resist buying a piece with a former living creature stuck in it (fly, spider, scorpio, whatever).
And if you are up for a little adventure, try sticking a piece of azurite where you have pain for 20 minutes or so and see if it helps. Again, some swear by it.

I am not a doctor or even a crystal healer, I just play one in my spare time.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:30 AM
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No. I don't allow jewelry and teething pain seems rare in my experience.

Teething gets blamed for a lot of discontent with the baby at home but I don't see too many issues with it.
This 100%. I've never had problems with teething in all my years of childcare. Children are a little fussy sometimes but not enough for me to put them in danger even if it's low risk. A center in California just had a child die due to a teething necklace while sleeping (according to early reports) and there are several stories out there of children almost choking or strangling using them. Many states don't allow children to wear them at all in childcare.
To top it off there are so many studies saying they don't do a darn thing and they're way more compelling than the antidotal support for them provided by parents.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:07 AM
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I have an 11 month old dcb that came yesterday with one of those amber teething necklaces. Do any of you allow those? Do they work? I'm wondering if they work, if I could put one around my ankle to help with my heel and ankle pain. How tight are they supposed to be on the skin?
I dont allow jewelry. I don't know if they'd work for your pain but the risk is greater than the benefit for me as a care provider.
I also rarely have a teething baby. I have babies who cut teeth but I rarely have one who shows distress signs. I believe most things people blame on teething are caused by over tiredness, overstimulation, lack of routine, lack of attention, general boredom or something similar.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:47 AM
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I think those necklaces should stop being advertized as teething panacea. they may help, they may not help, but they should just be called "amber necklace" without mentioning anything about teething. it gives parents this false sense that they are a safe alternative to pain meds or OraJel.
for the fear of choking, I never used it on my daughter. thought about it, but decided against it.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:56 AM
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Why do you have to be so negative? Have you seen the teething necklace "at work"? My DD wears one and it's night and day when she doesn't have it on. It's not a fad either. Amber has been used as a healing agent for hundreds of years. And I hope the mom of the little boy you speak of doesn't happen upon this board. It would break my heart to see someone caring for my child talk of him in such ways. Maybe you should reconsider your career.
This is an old thread
You are quoting a post that is more than 2 years old.
You are being just as negative.
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This is not too far from me. Thanks for the info. I just banned them from my daycare effective immediately.
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:46 AM
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My daughter wore one. It was designed with a break-open clasp so if they get pulled on or snagged on something, they'll break open rather than choke. It was also knotted between each bead, so if it broke, they wouldn't fall off. I can't swear that it helped, but it certainly didn't hurt.
this was my experience was well with my own dd as well as my nephew.

That said I would check licensing to see if what is allowed.
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