23 months old
My friend Yuliya over at She Suggests managed to snap this rather dapper looking photo of my son at the park a couple weeks ago. Asher seems to be showing off his Baltic Amber Teething Necklace so I thought I would do a little plug about why I love ours so much. Amber has long been known for it's healing, pain-relieving properties. When warmed against the body, amber releases succinic acid which is absorbed through the skin and works as a natural analgesic. These necklaces are just meant to be worn and not chewed on like other teething devices.
12.5 months old
I got Asher's teething necklace shortly after his first birthday from a local mama, Jenn, who had just started selling them. She has since gone on to outfit many Reno babies in her fine jewelry at reasonable prices. You can check out her selection of Baltic Amber and Hazelwood necklaces and bracelets HERE. At the time, Asher was cutting a mouth full of teeth at once. He would wake up in the night crying inconsolably, very uncharacteristic, and Hyland's Teething tabs and Baby Orajel only went so far.
15 months old
After he started wearing the necklace, he was like a different baby. He went back to sleeping peacefully at night and had less outbursts during the day. The rest of his teeth came in with no incident. I never took the necklace off unless it was bath time.
16 months old
I'm definitely a believer in the awesome power of amber and if I have another baby, I will use one sooner rather than later. Have you used an amber teething necklace with your babe? Are you as big a convert as I am? I sure hope so!