Posted in Clothes, Safety, Teething, Gear Guide, Toddlers

Amber teething necklace (and any necklace for babies)

Aren’t you afraid of them breaking and choking your child?? It just seems like a risk I’m not willing to take although we are going through teething hell and I’ve considered it!

  • Britteny
    Nov 06

    My six month old has had one for a month. She hardly notices it and it seems to help. We’ll be having a bad teething day and I’ll be wondering why it soo bad. Look down and I forgot the necklace. My other two kids have used them and it helped them too. My two year old currently wears one. She’s more difficult about it than six month old. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Aida
    Nov 06

    Make sure it’s not long enough for them to bite on. We never had issues and took off during naps. He started teething at 4 months so we desperately needed something and the amber necklace worked for us.

  • Lindsay
    Nov 06

    For safety, get one they can’t get over their chin & one that also has a breakaway clasp. The one I leave on my son just pops together to close (doesn’t screw or hook). Each individual bead is also knotted before and after on the string so if it were to break, only one bead would come off. Let me see if I can find one like I’m telling you about...

  • Lindsay
    Nov 06
  • Anonymous
    Nov 06

    Hate to be the devil’s advocate here, but studies don’t show these do anything and they introduce a new hazard into the picture. Anecdotes aren’t evidence and they introduce a new potential hazard. Do your research.

  • Elizabeth
    Nov 06

    My daughter wore this from 3 months on she is now 10 and I had to take it off of her bc I would catch her trying to bite it

  • Shäŷ
    Nov 06

    I never used because I was super paranoid about it. Those tether Vibrator totally came in handy

  • Anonymous
    Nov 06

    There is absolutely no science behind these. I don’t risk my child’s life. I’m a reasonable person but there has to be proof to this for it to even be considered our household. Check for yourself from reputable sources (not the companies reviews or testimonies from customers) there is no evidence whatsoever this is anything other than a choking hazard.

  • Haley
    Nov 06

    I'm one of those that isnt even going to risk it. I'd rather deal with a fussy baby than risk her choking to death on one of these. My husband did consult our pediatrician out of curiosity because our daughter is having a hard time with teething and she agreed that these can be a huge choking hazard and advises all parents not to use them. A little tylenol on the really tough days (or motrin if old enough) helps. Teether toys and frozen washcloths to soothe when needed.

  • Julie
    Nov 06

    Agree Haley! My cousin was just telling me tonight her daughters broke on her after about two months!! She was chewing on it in their kitchen and my cuz looked down and the necklace was broken and her daughter was putting one of the beads in her mouth!!!!! It has knots between each bead so only one came off but one is all you need. So scary!!

  • Kelly
    Nov 06

    There is zero scientific evidence that these do anything. There are a million other safe teething options, so why on earth would I even remotely risk my child’s health for something that is basically just junk.

  • Carley
    Nov 06

    That's why I wrap it around her ankle and take it off during naps and bedtime.

  • Carley
    Nov 06

    If you use it on the neck it should be snug with only about an inch of slack. And should NEVER be kept on a sleeping baby. I can understand the worry and doubt. But my daughter was a nightmare over the weekend because of teething. Put the necklace on yesterday and she's been happy all day. Tooth should be popping through any day and I don't expect anymore trouble over it.

  • Jessica
    Nov 07

    Totally agree with Carley. It shouldn’t be long enough for the child to chew on. It’s not meant to be chewed!!! The child should only be wearing it when supervised. For naps & night time put the necklace around their ankle. We loved our necklace - the only tooth that was an issue was the first. After that, we had no idea when teeth were coming in — even 3 year old molars!!! We took the necklace off after she got her molars

  • Paxten
    Nov 12

    My Lo cant take her necklace off she's had it since she was two months and hasn't broke it or chewed on it. She has an amber teething necklace.

  • Jen
    Nov 16

    In the beginning I loved it! Stopped the drooling and pain for the first 4 teeth, but didn't do much when the next 8 pushed out, so the verdict is still out. In terms of safety, our LO bathed, slept & lived in it. Safety clasp came undone with minimal pressure so didn't fear strangulation. Not sure what happened in the preschool w/d death if the baby, but don't get a big one that the baby can stick it's arm through. Should hand just about the collar. Get the ones with the knots btwn each bead. We did however stop using when LO figured out how to take it off & chewed it. But only bc we were not sure if Amber is harmful when injested.

  • Melanie
    Nov 17

    I swear by it. I don’t let him sleep in it, or I’d wrap it around his ankle under a sock and sleep sack. There’s also a safety clasp that will pull apart when tugged. Just make sure you get quality Baltic Amber. He’s worn it from about 8 months (when he certainly couldn’t be affected by a placebo) until now at 2.5 when he just got his last of his molars! And at this age he’d ask to wear it.

  • Valerie
    Nov 17

    Baltic Amber contains something called succinic acid, it is a mild a analgesic ( pain reliever). However, amber releases this substance at around 186 degrees F. Unless your child is Lucifer’s offspring, it is very unlikely that he or she will benefit in any form from an amber necklace.