I had never heard of amber teething jewellery when Keira was a baby but always saw babies with these cute orange necklaces or anklets/bracelets and wondering what they were.When I asked trusty Google and found out what they were, I always wondered if they actually worked or not. There are so many mixed reviews about them, many just saying that they’re a placebo but most saying they swear by them. For a small cost, I thought I’d find out for myself.
I decided to buy Joshua an anklet from Amber Pumpkin after they were recommended to me. I was happily surprised by how little they actually cost, as well as the fantastic service I received from them. I chose the baroque anklet/bracelet in cognac, I was having nightmares of Joshua strangling himself with a necklace on so the bracelet/anklet was the best option for me.
Although we’re yet to have any teeth, I can’t be sure whether we’ve had any signs of teething yet or not. I’m pretty sure we’ve been teething free though. Keira never cut her first tooth until she was 11 months old so I was banking on Joshua cutting his first one around that age too, although he seems to do things a little later than Keira did so maybe he’ll cut his first tooth later too?
The one thing that I have noticed since Joshua has been wearing his amber anklet, is that there has been no dribbling and I can only put that down to the amber anklet. Keira was a terrible dribbler and she was constantly having to wear a bib to help keep her dry, the number of bibs that we went through on a daily basis was ridiculous, but Joshua just doesn’t dribble. I know of other babies around the same age that are terrible for dribbling and they don’t wear any form of amber. So I really am starting to believe that it’s all down to the amber anklet.
I can’t be sure, but maybe the amber anklet is working because I haven’t noticed any signs of teething, but I guess only time will tell. One day he’ll cut a tooth and then we can see just how good these teething anklets really are or if they really are a load of nonsense. Either way, I think they look pretty good around Joshua’s ankle!
So, at 11 months old, Joshua finally cut his first tooth. One of those big front ones. His two front teeth have been prominent for a while now, but I was still expecting his bottom teeth through first. That’s what they tell you is “the norm” anyway. So I was pretty shocked when the top one cut the gum first.
As for the use of amber, I hadn’t even noticed the tooth had cut through the gum. He hadn’t slept any different, he didn’t act differently and I hadn’t noticed any physical signs of teething. I definitely think that using the amber anklet is working for him. I can’t say whether it is just coincidence or not because he’s always worn it and I don’t know what he would be like without one on, he could just not be fussed about teething. But now that I know a tooth has come through, and that more will follow, I’m too scared to take it off, just in case.