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#1 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

Do you think they make a difference?  I've seen many more babies around with them now than when my first DD was teething a few years ago.  

Also, if you do like them, any recommendations for a reputable place to get one?  PM is fine if you don't want to answer here.

Thanks.



#2 lakurumau

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:29 PM

No scientific basis whatsoever, no proof that they work, but they won't be any worse than doing nothing, and plenty of parents "believe" in them even though they had no effect on teething. On the plus side, they're kinda cute.

But don't waste your money.

#3 Moo's_mum

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

DD's amber arrived after she cut her first 2 teeth (8 months). When her 3rd and 4th teeth cut (11 months) it really didn't seem to make much difference. She was obviously in pain overnight, waking, arching her back and needed pain relief. I kept the amber on her anyway as it does look super cute  wub.gif
About a month ago at 14 months she was having a really good belly laugh when I saw that she had cut 2 molars! Looking back she had woken overnight the previous week when she normally sleeps through but other than that there was nothing. She cut her next 2 molars and again I didn't notice!
I ordered DD's from 'Mumma Rocks'. It's a cognac (dark) coloured one, apparently the lighter the colour the better (stronger?) they are.

#4 Honey Pot

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

Well my DS went from waking screaming overnight every 15 minutes and whimpering even when asleep to waking only every 3 hours overnight and no hysterical screaming in agony.  The change occurred about 3 days after putting the necklace on. He's still a bad teether but no where near as bad.  

Daycare took it off him once and I didn't realise for a few days.  It was only when he started getting irritable when teething that I realised it was missing.  I put it back on and in a few days things had clamed down again.

I don't care what people say - I can tell a difference.

#5 Isolabella

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

I found with my kids that the K9 (eye) teeth were the worst ones. Molars for my kids were only found when laughing (and no disturbance at night).

Oh yeah, didn't have an amber teething necklace either.



#6 Baggy

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

DD has never had an issue with teething since we got her Amber Teething Necklace. I can tell the difference when she has it off for a couple of days.

They also look cute. So win - win.

ETA: She does not drool whats-so-ever with her necklace unlike DD1 at that age. I've also never had to give her any pain relief for teething (such as Panadol or Bonjela)

Edited by Baggy, 12 April 2012 - 01:12 PM.


#7 iykwim

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

I was sceptical but DD2 was such a bad teether, she would have to be held for about three or four days at a time, I thought it couldn't hurt to try. She would get nappy rash, wouldnt eat or sleep, cranky, tired, you name it she was it original.gif

I decided to try one (I just got one off eBay) and two weeks later she had two new molars with virtually no symptoms! She had the nappy rash and would stir once or twice through the night but we didn't even need to go to her, she would put herself back to sleep straight away.

I'm still surprised at the changes in DD original.gif



#8 PixieVee

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:44 PM

I noticed Flynn Bloom is wearing one on the cover of Who this week. Man, that is one cute baby.

#9 D-nuts

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

Love the Amber necklace.

There may be no scientific evidence that they work but DD calmed down so much after we bought her one, and she is way to young to understand the placebo effect.

Bought mine of Ebay from an amber seller in QLD. Can't remember the shop name but am very happy with it.

#10 Bluenomi

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:46 PM

Nope, load of crap. And a choke hazard.

I wore amber for years (not for health reasons because I was given it by my Dad) and it didn't do anything for pain.

#11 bubmakes3

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:47 PM

I can't testify to pain as DS wasn't particularly grizzly when teething but I can say without doubt that it helped with the dribble. DS has worn his since 4/5 months and before wearing it was soaking through 4 or 5 tops a day with his drool. A day after having it on there was basically no drool what so ever. The drool amount increased mildly while teething but never enough to bring out a rash/irratation or need excessive wardrobe changes.
My husband was/is the biggest sceptic around and even he is convinced. He also seems calmer wearing it - DH has tested this theory a few times by removing it for a few days and then putting it back on and not changing any other routines/food etc etc - not exactly scientific but yeah it works for us.
DSs came from Nature Baby - everyone I know uses these guys. The necklaces are so common at home (in NZ) that its stranger to see a bub without than with!

#12 CherrySunday

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

I too couldn't care less what anyone thinks of them, I notice the difference if DD isn't wearing hers for more than a few hours.
First one went on at 4 months, and the red, rashy cheeks went away, no more nappy rash from teething and we've never had to give pain relief for her teething.

If you do choose to try one, make sure it comes with a certificate that states its genuine.
I know that Amber Effect have certified Amber beads.

Also, any necklaces/bracelets that are marketed for babies tend to be individually knotted, which means that if the thread does break, only one bead will fall off, and the clasps are designed to break open at the smallest amount of pressure.

Edited by *Browncoat*, 12 April 2012 - 01:06 PM.


#13 adl

Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

I have no idea why it works either but its said to be anti inflammatory not for pain relief..  

- all I can say is the result that I have seen in  that my DS (20mths)  who had terrible teething nappy rashes , and drooling, unsettledness...  is much better with his on.    

Its not a choking hazard if you buy a reputable one as it easily comes off with the plastic fastening,  in fact this has happened a few times and it has come off at the slightest resistance.  There is a little knot between each bead so that if it breaks there are not choking hazards.

he sometimes touches it but it doesnt bother him at all.

Be warned there are a lot of fakes out there online so make sure its a reputable seller,  that authenticates the amber and has the safety features.



#14 LoveMy3Kids

Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

I bought one when DD2 was teething as she had an awful time of it. Within a few days I really noticed a difference in her. Her poo was no longer burning her little tushie and she was a much happier baby. She no longer needed pain relief for teething. She wore it until about 3 years and if she'd had it off for a couple of days without us realising, we'd wonder what was going on with her as she'd get really out of sorts. We called them her "happy beads" as they really did seem to affect her mood.

DD3 wears one now and although she drools a lot, she doesn't seem very affected by teething. She's got a mouthful of teeth which all came through fairly quickly without much discomfort. She also hasn't had much teething related nappy rash or flushed cheeks.

I bought them long ago before so many sellers had them so I got them from Amberbebe.

#15 ~ky~

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

My older kids had no trouble with teething and I really don't anticipate taht Anna will ahve much of an issue either. But, I have bought a necklace for her. As DH said when I was looking at them "we don't know if they truly work, but she'll look really cute at the very least".

She wears it around her neck when awake and her ankle when asleep. It looks really nice with her red hair ...

#16 jojonbeanie

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

QUOTE (~ky~ @ 13/04/2012, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"we don't know if they truly work, but she'll look really cute at the very least".

And choke to death at the very worst. But look cute doing it.  rolleyes.gif

#17 aluminium

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

Interesting...

DD#2 wears one and it seems to help her.

I thought I'd test it and bought myself an adult bracelet, as I've been having back pain and panic attacks. It certainly has seemed to help. I only ever notice my back hurting when I'm not wearing the amber, and while I am still anxious I am considerably less-so.

To each his own.

#18 ~ky~

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE (jojonbeanie @ 13/04/2012, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And choke to death at the very worst. But look cute doing it.  rolleyes.gif


And you didn't read the rest of my post saying that it is only around her neck whilst awake. During which time, at not quite 3 months old, she is under my supervision constantly ...

What do you take me for, an idiot? I have buried a child because of congenital heart disease and lost three others in the second trimester of pregnancy, do you think I would be risking the life of my rainbow child?

#19 ~chiquita~

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE (Baggy @ 12/04/2012, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DD has never had an issue with teething since we got her Amber Teething Necklace. I can tell the difference when she has it off for a couple of days.
They also look cute. So win - win.

yyes.gif

QUOTE (PixieVee @ 12/04/2012, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I noticed Flynn Bloom is wearing one on the cover of Who this week. Man, that is one cute baby.

Isn't he adorable?!

QUOTE
And choke to death at the very worst. But look cute doing it.

Has there actually been any reports of a baby dying by choking to death on an amber bead? Those beads are so small, DS could swallow a piece of meat 4 times the size.

Anyhoo, I think they're awesome. I got mine online from Flowerchild in Sydney

#20 4ngiebella

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:12 PM

If you get the proper ones with the knots between beads it reduces the choking hazard considerably.

I know people don't believe in the power of crystals but I'm quite open to the idea that they do work. The reason engagement rings often have diamonds is because they symbolize forever.

Anyways, I'm going off topic wink.gif I have lots of friends that rave about them and swear they have saved them and their bubs many tears and upsets. I will be getting one for my little bundle I'm cooking at the moment.

There is a health food shop that sells them here. Maybe worth trying one in your area?

#21 KylieY

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

I have never used one, but I know a lady who sells them on her FB page to raise much needed funds for her very sick son.

Search on FB for "Amber for Archer."

#22 jojonbeanie

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE (~ky~ @ 13/04/2012, 12:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And you didn't read the rest of my post saying that it is only around her neck whilst awake. During which time, at not quite 3 months old, she is under my supervision constantly ...

So your child is 2 months old and I'm guessing is not doing a lot of teething at the moment. Are you just using the magic beads for general pain relief then? Wouldn't you like to know if your healthy 2 month old is experiencing some pain so that you can actually know if she is ill and treat that specific condition? Odd.

#23 g_uzica

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE (Bluenomi @ 12/04/2012, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope, load of crap. And a choke hazard.

I wore amber for years (not for health reasons because I was given it by my Dad) and it didn't do anything for pain.


If you did any reseach on the necklace you would know it's to reduce inflamation, not just any old pain.  Considering most teething pain comes from the inflamation of the gums, then you may see some difference.

I'm not sure if it actually helped DD but then she wasn't wearing it consistently as she was going to DC and we were taking it off and putting in around her leg when she was asleep at home to reduce the issue of chocking.

Will be more consistent with the next bub as DD was a bit of a shocker while teething.

Edited by g_uzica, 13 April 2012 - 12:36 PM.


#24 ~ky~

Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE (jojonbeanie @ 13/04/2012, 12:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you just using the magic beads for general pain relief then?


No, I'm not. She is wearing it now so that it is something she is used to and isn't wanting to pull at and possibly break when she is older. Maybe my thinking is strange, but I think that it would make it even less of a choking risk when she is so familiar with it that she ignores it completely ...

As for knowing if she is in pain/ill etc ... I have one child that I never know if he is in pain or ill due to his "quirks" so I have learned to trust my instincts and look for signs other than whinging etc. So far, Anna has been perfectly able to tell me if she is upset/unhappy/in pain - my ears can attest to that!

#25 jojonbeanie

Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

QUOTE (~ky~ @ 13/04/2012, 01:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, I'm not. She is wearing it now so that it is something she is used to and isn't wanting to pull at and possibly break when she is older. Maybe my thinking is strange, but I think that it would make it even less of a choking risk when she is so familiar with it that she ignores it completely ...

Kind of sounds like the sort of argument people use when they get their newborn's ears pierced.

You know the best way to remove the choking risk rather than decrease it and eliminate the discomfort rather than just making her resigned to being uncomfortable all the time would be to remove the necklace completely from her tiny defenseless body.




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