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April 24th, 2013, 07:41 AM
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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?
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April 24th, 2013, 07:52 AM
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Also a couple I have looked at say 3 years + or "made to wear but not to chew" - but how could I stop her chewing it? She chews EVERYTHING!
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April 24th, 2013, 08:03 AM
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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.

Here is a pic to show you what I'm talking about:

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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!

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Don't most of them have little knots around each bead, like a pearl necklace, to try and minimize the risk as well?
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April 24th, 2013, 09:07 AM
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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.

I bought the Raw Amber Lemonade necklace:

Raw Amber - LemonadeLengths Up to 16" :: Inspired by Finn Online Shop

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.

I hope she gets some relief soon!

Here is Pippa modeling hers:
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April 24th, 2013, 09:13 AM
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Also, after years of working with children and countless safety classes, beads like that are usually harmlessly swallowed. Its larger things and things that can get stuck that's the problem.

I think the amber necklaces are adorable and so many people swear by them. I never used since my kiddies don't get bothered with teeth...but I would try it if it was an issue!
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April 24th, 2013, 09:49 AM
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What they said. Short strand, knotted individually. Paxton has never messed with his necklace. I don't think he even knows of its existence and he's been wearing it every day since December.
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Xavier never messes with his. It's long enough to not present a choking hazard but short enough to not be able to chew on. And yes. Baby necklaces are knotted after each bead.

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April 26th, 2013, 04:06 AM
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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!
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