Sidney has been chewing on EVERYTHING lately and I think it’s the beginning of teething. She doesn’t seem to be in pain (yet) but as her Mama, I want her to be in as little pain as possible. My friend Katie’s son has always worn his amber teething necklace and she swears by them. Then my friend Chrystal [email protected] on Twitter} said even her daycare noticed when her daughter missed a day of wearing her teething necklace. I figured, why not? Let’s give this amber teething necklace a shot. While I was at the Rhody Mama’s “Mingling Moms” event at Bellani on Sunday night, a picked up a cute 10.5″ “sunshine” yellow “Inspired by Finn” brand teething necklace for Sidney girl.
While the name can be deceiving, it isn’t for the baby to actually chew on, but instead the amber releases something into the skin when worn. According to the Inspired by Finn web site,”
“When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.”
Kind of sounds like snake oil to me, but I wanted to give it a chance. I briefly tried it with Jackson but lost it pretty much immediately after I bought it, so it never had a chance to work. I think it’s pretty cute on Sidney, but am really curious to see if it helps the teething process be a little less painful.
Have you ever tried an amber teething necklace on your child? Did it work? Is it a hoax? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one…