Everywhere I go I see toddlers and younger wearing amber teething necklaces. Since Frances is entering the “teething zone”, I became fascinated by this new trend. Well, new to me anyway. Not only have people in Europe been using these forever, but Rebecca posted about it back in 2010!
(For those of you who haven’t heard of amber teething necklaces, the theory is this: amber contains succinic acid, a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory that’s supposedly absorbed into your skin. The child is not supposed to chew on the necklace, a common misconception.)
After asking everyone I knew about their experiences, I decided I must try one for myself. I didn’t come across a single mom who didn’t rave about the reduced drool and, although it’s pretty hard to communicate with a baby, these moms were convinced the baby’s discomfort was lessened as well. That’s good enough for me!