Monday, February 7, 2011

Got teeth?

If you read my family blog you may notice photo's of my beautiful baby boy with his amber teething necklace on (much to many of my relatives dismay ;0) I purchased it when he was about 15 months old and thought that I have now tested it out enough to give my opinion on it.
They work!
Baby boy didn't start getting teeth til he was around 12 months, and after a few nights of paracetamol and excessive drooling I thought they couldn't hurt. I had also had a recommendation from a midwife in my ABA group who uses them with all her children. Man of the house thought I was crazy...but he usually does anyway...He married me :0)

The biggest difference noticed after putting it on is the drastic reduction in dribbling and irritability. From soaking through tshirts one minute to literally dry the next, it has really been that noticable for me. If you have never seen one used, they are short and sit against the skin of the child under their clothing. The theory is supposed to be that the amber warms against the skin and releases an anti-inflammitory oil. After a few minutes baby boy doesn't even notice it is on. They are not to be chewed and should have a clasp that will release when pulled on to reduce any risk of choking. Read this warning.

So that's my opinion, I do think that medication definately plays a vital role, but if I can avoid giving it to my child (hence not reducing the effect of their growing immune system) I will.

I bought my necklace from here:
If you are interested :0)

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