With an engineering degree, I am VERY skeptical of things like magnetic bracelets. I've seen crunchy kids wearing beaded necklaces before like the one Alex has been wearing lately but I always thought they were just crazy hippie necklaces. A couple of years ago, I learned they were teething necklaces. First thought...honestly? STONES do not help teething!
My friend Maria is the one of my parenting role models and I do not say that lightly. Ever since the first time I saw her with her kids, I was so impressed that she could be a cool mom but also a firm mom with lots of limits. I saw a picture of her son wearing a teething necklace so I asked Maria if it worked. She said it did, and then she explained the beads are actually amber, which is a resin. The resin warms up against the skin and absorbs into the body.
With both boys about to lose teeth, I then asked twitter if kids get teething pain with big kid teeth. 100% of answers said yes, and Maria offered to send me an extra necklace.
Right before the necklace showed up, Alex started chewing on everything. Hands in mouth, shirt in mouth, chewing on toys. Chewing on everything is pretty much the reason my kids were sick for the first two years of their lives, so I will do anything to stop that.
We put the necklace on Alex and HE HASN'T CHEWED ON ANYTHING SINCE!! I don't know and I don't care if it's because the necklace is working or it's a placebo effect on him or it's because the necklace reminds him not to chew. It's working.
I ordered one for Nate because he's jealous of Alex's. Maria got them here.