Warding off teeth and tigers

Gage cut his first tooth at 2 months old. Yes, two months old. At the time, it was like receiving a suicide note hand written in blood from my nipples.

Paul is now 3 (and a half, can’t forget the half) months old. He’s suddenly showing some serious signs of cutting his first tooth. Gallons of drool, unexplained crankypants tendencies, and waking up more than typical (for him) throughout the night.

I’ve determined that teeth are on the not so distant horizon for him.

Last week Casey gave Paul a Baltic amber teething necklace. These adorable little necklaces supposedly release healing oils that alleviate teething symptoms.

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A natural product that makes cutting teeth less painful? Sign us up! I’ll give it a go!

But my husband, he’s a bit of a naysayer. Michael doesn’t put much stock in the idea, but per usual humors my efforts and approaches with bit of sarcastic humor.

“That’s Paul’s necklace to keep the tigers away. See? It works! No tigers around…”

So that’s what we’re doing. Four babies into this parenting gig, and we’re warding off tigers with little beaded necklaces. Apparently, as of recently, hungry tigers are running around the Central Indiana region in epidemic numbers, hunting for little baby boys to munch on.

Gah.

He can joke all he wants, the necklace is staying on. It’s not like his nipples are in jeopardy of being chomped off.

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  1. This baby looks adorable..Thank you for sharing with us..
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  2. We used those necklace for all our girls and they worked fine for us, hoping it does for Paul too :-)

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  3. he he…Tigers.

    Cort likes to talk about shark attacks…apparently that makes all boo boos much cooler.
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  4. I’m buying you a shark baby attack necklace. Or perhaps nipple clamps.
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    Emily Reply:

    shark baby attack necklaces and nipple clamps, color me intrigued.

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  5. It is amazing what the mind and body will conspire to suppress. I am two years past the day that marked the end of 6 consecutive years of breastfeeding. I swear I need cabbage leaves this minute thanks to the phantom burn you just brought back.
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    Emily Reply:

    breastfeeding. It’s gloriously a pain in the you know what. But I wouldn’t change a thing. Except for the plugged ducts, and mastitis, and saggy boobs. Other than that, LOVES…

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  6. Malachi’s had an amber necklace on since he was about 3months old – he is now 2years and a few months! (at first it was in hopes that it helped teething…now it’s that it helps toddler terror)
    I don’t think we’d know who he was if he didn’t have his on :)
    His nickname is Snap – when he was tiny he looked like a little baby turtle without a shell (lol) when he nursed he was like a snapping turtle. So the name Snapper or Snap is STILL what we call him.

    so ours was teething and turtles ;)

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  7. I’m more and more convinced that we’re married to the same man.
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    Emily Reply:

    I think we have good taste.

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  8. OH, he’s just so cute! And, I have the same baby blanket. :) Sigh… they grow so quickly!

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    Emily Reply:

    I know! That blanket is 5 years old, from Nola!

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  9. so is it working?

    and you know Adam, he’d be saying the exact same thing…
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    Emily Reply:

    I think Adam and Michael are cut from the same cloth.

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  10. hope it works! and hope he doesn’t get teeth too soon. My first baby starting getting teething symptoms at 2 months and had them on and off until she finally got a tooth at 8 months…

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    Emily Reply:

    that’s crazy teething lasted so long, without a tooth! I want him to pop them all right away so we can get on with it…

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  11. Hee hee I loved this post but I also just wanted to let you that there has recently been a European wide investigation into amber teething products regarding the potential choking risk associated with them for babies under 36 months. Trading Standards in the UK have advised withdrawal from the market stating that there is a risk of choking because the beads can easily break into small parts that may be swallowed, and strangulation because the necklace is too long. Just to keep you informed.

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    Emily Reply:

    thank you so much, I will totally look into it. Everyone swears by them, so of course I’m curious, but cautious as well. But seriously, thanks for the heads up.

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    Erin Reply:

    @Emily,

    I live in the UK and the teething necklaces have been in the news for the last few months now but I guess not in the US? My daughter wore one for about 3 years and my son for a while, but he had to take it off during nap time and outdoor play at the day nursery he was attending so he didn’t really wear his that much in the end.

    These links may be of interest to you:

    http://suffolktradingstandards.wordpress.com/author/suffolktradingstandards/

    http://safetygonesane.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/amber-teething-necklaces-is-your-child-at-risk/

    http://recalledproducts.org/recall/view/albabia-amber-teething-necklace

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  12. Oh how funny! The amber necklace thing came about a little too late for me but I totally would have tried it. Everyone up here uses them (EVERYONE) and I’ve never heard of any real dangers with them.

    Steph

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  13. I’ve never heard of these before. Let me know how you think it works and I may have to give one a go as well!
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