I am just wondering if anyone has had any experience with using amber bracelets for their teething baby? I have a 5 month old ds who is teething really bad. I am giving him calpol baby ibruprofen and using teething gels. I have asked about and a friend of mine said her sister used amber bracelets on her dd and it worked wonders. I know there is no miracle cure for teething but I hate seeing him in so much pain so anything I can do to help I will try. Thanks
Teething gel slides off gums - use anbesol liquid instead.
Ashton and parsons teething powders are great - the grittiness encourages babies to grind their guns which helps with pain relief, the sweetness takes their mind off the pain and there's calming chamomile too (unlike Teetha ones).
Amber bracelets are not proven to do anything - the heat required to release any compound from amber is hundreds of degrees, not body heat. There's a bit of a placebo effect though.
Amber contains an analgesic substance and its peddled as natural pain relief delivered though being worn on the skin. As I said above, the temperature needed to extract anything from amber is significantly higher than body temperature.
Most of the powders are homeopathic. We used to call them ground bullshit. There may be some with active ingredients though. Amber has no scientific basis but if it's on the baby 's ankle and fits properly it's unlikely to do any harm. What worked for us was calpol and nurofen.