At best, that article basically states that there are no studies that prove they work. At the same time, there are tons of people that swear they do. We happened to have been given a free necklace several months ago, and upon receiving it we asked ourselves two questions:
1. Where is the evidence that the necklace is going to work?
2. Is this necklace going to choke our child?
So the teething has hit an all time horrible high, and I've desperately resorted to putting the Amber Teething Necklace on Aias despite my concern about it strangling him. I guess I'll just have to keep an extra close eye on him while he's wearing it. I'm looking for some sort of evidence as to "why" the amber necklace supposedly works, and can find nothing. At the same time, we swore those homeopathic teething tablets worked even though the explanations of homeopathy we read left much to be desired (the water remembers, what what?!). I'll try anything at this point I guess, Advil and Tylenol have left us dissatisfied and we certainly aren't going to give him any stronger pharmaceutical. Homemade yogurt popsicles do the trick during the day, and constant (ugh ugh ugh) nursing all night seems to do it too, granted, it keeps me awake the whole time.
I'm curious if any of you adults have used amber to help with your own injuries or ailments. If so, do you feel like it helped at all? Obviously I can't ask a toddler if they've noticed any difference, but I'd be interested in hearing some adult opinions. Maybe even perspectives on any changes you've noticed in your toddlers after wearing their necklace for teething?
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