Saturday, April 23, 2011

Amber teething necklace

A while ago I blogged about the amber teething necklace giveaway from Tiny TreeHugger.  Well, guess what?  I won!  I almost couldn't believe it - I never win anything.  I was quite excited, as I was thinking about getting one of these necklaces for Emmett anyways.  I don't know if I totally believe in all the claims about amber (it's supposed to help ease teething pain and reduce drooling and red cheeks), but I thought it was worth a shot.  Emmett's not really into the teething stage yet, but I can see the early signs of it already (lots of drool, chewing on whatever he can get his hands on - or just his hands!), so we'll give it a try.

The color is a bit off in the pictures of just the necklace -
it's more like the color in the pictures where he's wearing it.
First of all, let me tell you a little about the necklace itself.  It's beautiful.  I almost want to order one for myself in the "mommy" size!  Annika was also quite taken with the necklace, and keeps asking when it's her turn to wear it.  I'm trying to explain to her that it's just for Emmett, but she's such a girly-girl that I don't think she understands why a boy would have a necklace. ;)  I think the thing I love the most about the necklace is the clasp.  It's a screw clasp, but it's covered up with beads, so it blends in with the rest of the necklace.  That means that I can leave the clasp at the front, where it's easiest to get on and off, instead of trying to fiddle around with it behind Emmett's head.  Honestly though, I'm still having a bit of a hard time with the idea of putting a necklace on a baby.  Obviously you don't leave it on for nap times, or any time when the baby is unattended, but still, it seems a bit counter-intuitive to my "mommy instincts."  I think I might just double or triple it up and put it on his ankle or wrist instead.  But he does look so cute wearing it as a necklace.  Carey thought it made him look like a girl, but I think he looks like a little surfer dude. :)

So, we'll give it a try, and I'll let you know (when teething really starts!) whether I think that it's making a difference.


PamJ said...

can't wait to hear how it works for you! [ok emmett]

Andrea said...

I have to say, I'm not too sure about this necklace on boys either. :) But I think it's an interesting concept, and hopefully it actually does help with teething!!

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