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Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

http://www.alfamber.com/shop/article...articles_id=35

They say it's been used in Germany, Austria and CH for centuries to relieve teething pain in babies.

Anyone heard or used them?
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Old 21.10.2008, 23:18
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

yes, seemed effective.

amber is called bernstein in german so i went to bern to buy it..........
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

For want of a better phrase, it's an old wives tale. For a girl it could be tolerated. For a boy, please give him a fighting start and let him face the pain without the additional distraction of a pretty necklace.

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For want of a better phrase, it's an old wives tale. For a girl it could be tolerated. For a boy, please give him a fighting start and let him face the pain without the additional distraction of a pretty necklace.

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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

It just serves to explain to everyone why your child is behaving so badly.
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

I used them on both of my kids (both girls btw) and both seemed to sail though the whole teeting thing for the most part. But maybe they would have anyway, and I guess there is no real way of knowing.
My attitude would be that it can't do any harm, so it is worth a try.
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

It seems to work.

Siber and Siber have nice, simple ones at around CHF 30.-. Just be sure to have one with knots between the beads so that if it does rip, you only have a few beads tumble to the floor. The surface of the beads should be smooth and the catch non-fussy. I saw a designer one for CHF 144.- the other day and just thought that it looked really uncomfortable apart from being far too expensive...
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

There are even some creams on the market that you can use for around the lips (but not on them) called Bernsteincreme. Bernstein (Amber) is actually fossilized tree bark resin that is found in the ground & is 30 to 90 million years old.
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They say it's been used in Germany, Austria and CH for centuries to relieve teething pain in babies.

Anyone heard or used them?
As useful as powder produced from rhino horns or 'magnetizers' to reduce fuel consumption. But human psychology often does the trick and seems to work...
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

I have this on my son (18month old)..and no it doesn't make him look feminine because they have so many different styles out there. I got it when he was about 9 months and it seemed to take the edge off but thats about it. Now I just leave it on because it looks cute. He gets compliments on it all the time. So I say go for it just make sure it has knots inbetween the beads. I got mine here: http://www.amberizon.com/shop/amber_...ds_babies.html
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Old 22.10.2008, 10:47
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

I was given 1 for my daughter when she started teething, but it didn`t look comfortable for her, so i stuck to Bonjela (and it tastes yummy)
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...For a girl it could be tolerated. For a boy, please give him a fighting start and let him face the pain without the additional distraction of a pretty necklace...
Actually, women are better at handling pain than men. Apparently our estrogen increases availability of endorphins. So necklace or no necklace, be gentle to your little boys.
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

I had one for my son and he didn't have any teething problems and my daughter is wearing one now but as of yet has not started teething. You get the necklaces at all pharmacies, if they don't have them in stock you can order one. The health stores also have them.

My son didn't look feminine because of the Bernstein necklace, it was the dresses I made him wear and the pink frilly socks.. funny how a tradition going back hundreds of years is just an old wives tale and therefore useless..thank the heavens this generation is smarter, wiser and knows so much more..
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

my son also had one he wore it from 3 months up till he was about 2.5yrs old and he never had problems, he cut all 4 front teeth together and i didn't even know he had teeth till someone asked me and i said put your finger in and see.... he was then 11 months....

so i believe they work...try it, can't do any harm...xx
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

All my three bratz had them, as amber not only is said to help with the pain when teething but to have a general relaxing/calming effect.

Other than that, Similasan Zahnchügeli, Homeopathic remedy, did help a great deal as well as OSANO Zahngel.

Then it also helps to have a teething ring in the fridge ( NOT FREEZER) as the cool is soothing and taking away the pain as well, same effect can be done with a peeled,chilled chunk of carrot or apple to chew on ( under supervision!!)

An old Swiss remedy is Enzianwurzel ( gentian root) ,though i want to do some more research if it's still used etc, before i post anymore details!
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

Both my kids had bernstein beads around their necks, and they had them in their mouths quite a lot. Whether it was the beads that helped directly or just the fact they had something to chew on during teething I can't say, but it certainly can't do any harm. The cooled teething rings help too.
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

I've always been wary of putting anything around a baby's neck, especially when they are around the age of learning to pull themselves upright and totter around. Falling awkwardly against anything jutting out could snag on the necklace and cause injury or worse.
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

Thanks...

Yes, a baby should not be left unattended or sleep when wearing anything around the neck.
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I've always been wary of putting anything around a baby's neck, especially when they are around the age of learning to pull themselves upright and totter around. Falling awkwardly against anything jutting out could snag on the necklace and cause injury or worse.
I always make sure the necklace, which is not very long anyway, is against the skin and tucked under clothes. And while my children are teething, there is so much drooling they always have to wear a bib or a cloth over their clothes. By the time they get to the stage of becoming more adventurous the teeth are there and the necklace is off. I see so many children wearing them and have never heard of a problem regarding health and safety. I have heard more about loops, ties, blind cords just about anything children can put their head through that are long and strong enough to choke rather than a necklace made for babies that would snap in half if caught in anything.
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Re: Amber teething necklace?? anyone used on their children?

Hi,

My son is 2 and is wearing am amber necklace and has been wearing one since March. He is wearing it because, I was looking for a cure for his eczema and the pharmacist showed me the necklace and explained taht amber stones are pretty good for many things - allergies, eczema, teething etc. I paid 32CHF for it. The catch of the necklace is very well done, no metallic portion. The 1st 2 days, he wanted to take it off, but nowadays, he is so used to it. His eczema comes and goes and he is now have his mollars. He is healthy. And the necklace doesnt bother him at all despite the fact that he is a Rough Boy. So far, hasnt hooked himself with the necklace anywhere. =)

Just sharing...
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