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Well shit. Other than getting the great news about J's aniscoria last week, Dr. J also confirmed that little man is teething. Good news all around, no? Oh, and that he might not even cut his first tooth for another 6 months. Yikes.
Thankfully, at one of J's baby showers, he was given a baltic amber teething necklace. Many parents swear that these naturally analgesic necklaces significantly decreased their child's discomfort during teething. How does it work? The child's body heat warms the necklace which, in turn, releases succinc acid: an anti-inflamatory known for pain relief. The acid is absorbed through the child's skin and provides gradual relief.
Real men wear necklaces.
J has only worn it a couple of days this week but has been significantly less fussy on the days where he is wearing it (Read: We remove it when he is sleeping or is not constantly being monitored so as not to pose a choking hazard). Was he less fussy for any other reason? Entirely possible, but what's the harm in having him wear this necklace in the off chance it works?
One amused mama, one adorable bucket of fuss.
I can't really say, as of yet, if we have noticed that J's discomfort has lessened after wearing this necklace. However, I'm all for homeopathic remedies for common aches and pains. There's no need to dose him with tylenol for the next 6 months if we can find another way to relieve his pain. Yes, we'll give him medicine when we see the actual tooth coming through, but until then? Let's hope this works.
How have you/do you deal with teething?
Has your child ever worn an amber necklace and you noticed a significant difference in his/her behavior?