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Michaela's teething seems to have settled again the last couple of days, but I figure it's only a matter of time until the next bout.
A few people now have recommended I get her an amber teething necklace. Now I'm down with the reasoning behind it and the properties of amber, I'm qualified in crystal healing, it's not like I don't believe it works.
What concerns me is that the ones I have seen on the net, the beads look so small, and Michaela is a baby who puts everything in her mouth, so I'm worried about the choking hazard.
Those who have them, how do they make them safe? Are they safe? What types did you get? Do they work in your experience?
I have one for Molly. It was just long enough for her to get it in her mouth and she's the same way as Michaela, she puts EVERYTHING in her mouth (except for food LOL). What I did was twist the necklace a bit before screwing the clasp together. It makes it shorter so that she can't get it in her mouth anymore.
Ditto on it around her neck short enough so she can't reach it. Just looked at what I have on photobucket, and you can see in this picture there's no way he could get this in his mouth, no matter how hard he tried. He doesn't even know its there so he doesn't try. He also puts everything in his mouth!
Each bead is individually knotted on the necklace I purchased from Inspired By Finn. Also, I ordered a length that fits around her neck but does not hang low enough for her to grab. It would be impossible to chew on it. I believe I chose the option for 11.5 - 12.5 inches.
Not long after I take Pippa's necklace off for bedtime, she starts drooling and chewing on everything. I really believe the necklace helps a great deal. She wears hers every single day, and I think it was a great investment.
Thanks all of you, that's really helpful and reassuring. I knew about the individual knotting but was still concerned about her pulling the necklace into her mouth. I didn't realise how short they come under the baby's chin - the pics were really helpful - or think about twisting it so that it's shorter. I think I will go ahead and get her one!