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Old 22.10.2008, 21:36
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

Ears piercing is for many culture, a tradition.

In my familly (french canadian familly, btw), the girls have them done when they are babies. I had mine done when I was 6 months old, like my cousins and their daughters, and my daughter will have them done too.

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Old 22.10.2008, 21:40
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You have pictures of those?

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You'll find the packets of stoffwindeln in Migro in the nappies, cotton wool section. They come in 2 sizes, they're white and in packs of 6. That's where I buy mine.
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Old 22.10.2008, 21:47
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I found this comment very annoying. My daughter has had her ears pierced since she was 6 months old and we are not even Gyppos... and many of her friends have them too.

AND YES, IT LOOKS CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You don't own the child. Mutilate your own body as much as you want. Don't make it the victim of your fashion beliefs.

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PS. Shouting and more than one exclamation mark... Somehow I get a feel of your sense of cuteness...
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Ears piercing is for many culture, a tradition.

In my familly (french canadian familly, btw), the girls have them done when they are babies. I had mine done when I was 6 months old, like my cousins and their daughters, and my daughter will have them done too.
It's easy to name more drastic acts performed on children in the name of the word "tradition". We're not longer in the middle ages. We should be aware of some negative consequences of these traditions.
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

All girls love to wear earrings. She is 7 now and tells me how she loves having them.

This thread is about the amber teething necklace, if you don't have anything to say about it don't reply on it.
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Old 22.10.2008, 22:18
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All girls love to wear earrings.
We all love generalisations, don't we?
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Old 23.10.2008, 11:35
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

I think this thread wasn't about earrings but asking for advice and opinions of amber necklaces for babies. Why is it necessary to get into traditions beliefs and opinions which have nothing to do with the subject? I agree with barbie0676.
I was a friends place yesterday and her baby, who is teething, has an amber filled pillow (bernsteinkissen). She said her daughter has been sleeping a lot better since she has it. They didn't want to put the necklace on their baby, but opted for the pillow.
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Old 23.10.2008, 11:51
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

I don't really buy the amber thing but as another person said, i don't think it can hurt (well it could hurt your wallet, last I saw they were 50 bucks at some baby store). I've always removed the necklaces off of babies I've baby-sat for because I am not used to babies sporting necklaces and it made me uncomfortable. That said I am sure we have all dropped money on far more useless things for our darlings.

We've been using a homeopathic remedy in supp. form called viburcol, ped recommended. Another, recommended by the pharmacist was osanit, in little bead form (for younger babies). My 5 month old just pushed out 2 molars and it sucked. Did the viburcol help? Dunno, but at least we did something and that gave at least mom and dad some comfort.

Orajel doesn't have cocaine in it, cmon, if it did we would have figured out how to mine that s!it in Junior High!
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

I'm not fond of the amber necklaces, or other jewellery on small kids, for similar reasons (choking)...and I'm a skeptic about the idea that the amber melts and goes into your bloodstream.


bet there's plenty of 'fake' amber around too...

http://fgms.home.att.net/ambrfake.htm
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Orajel doesn't have cocaine in it, cmon, if it did we would have figured out how to mine that s!it in Junior High!
You must have hung with the wrong crowd during Jr. High (or right crowd?)

The active ingredient in Orajel is benzocaine which has similar numbing properties to cocaine (or so I've heard).
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

For what it's worth, my allopathic pediatrician suggested we buy a necklace for our child a few weeks ago (and, no, he's not selling them) because, despite the lack of scientific evidence supporting anything, he found they were helpful over the years he's been practicing.

I didn't buy one but I just thought I would relay my experience, so people know the amber necklace thing isn't just a crunchy route to pain-free teething.

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