First of all, I'm not really sure my DH would even be swayed into thinking putting a necklace around our baby's neck is a good idea. I brought up trying amber teething necklaces a while back, and he was like, that's a load of crap and I'm not strangling my baby. So anyway I'm gonna ask anyway,...what have y'all's experiences been, that have tried it? I get the reasoning behind it, but does it really work enough to try it? Could I wear it while wearing DD, and have her still get enough benefit? I'm convinced DD is teething big time--she got both her bottom teeth at the same time at 5 months, so I wouldn't be surprised if she's working on more than one tooth again. I've tried teething tablets, and having grown up using homeopathy, I want so badly to believe that they help, but I just don't think it's offering enough relief. I've given baby tylenol, and so far that seems to be helping marginally better--tonight I gave her some and she went to sleep the earliest she's gone to sleep in a while (8, instead of 11), and woke briefly after a half hour to nurse and then fell back asleep. But...I just don't feel comfortable giving that to her day after day, even though lots of people have with no problems. Teething definitely is worse at night, so I don't even know if amber teething necklaces would be of help...do the effects work even after they've been wearing it for a while? I'm just feeling a bit frazzled, and would like to explore some other options. Of course, being home alone at nights (DH works night shift) doesn't help any....who am I kidding, not that DH is much of a help anyway--not a reflection of him, or his parenting skills, but DD is quite literally attached to me. She doesn't take a paci, and is extremely wary of other people. As much as I love nursing and mothering her, I'm getting a wee.bit.tired. (ok, a LOT...) I'm sure my stress level being sky high with family issues doesn't her either, as she's probably picking up on that. At least my DH has been an amazing support through this trying time, which has helped keep my stress level at least tolerable. (father living with stage 4 colon cancer who lives alone, can't take care of himself, but is in denial, relying on me, not getting support from my two sisters who live out of town/state...you know, the usual super stressful stuff...) *sigh* Oh look, I turned this into a vent! But really, I would like to know about amber teething necklaces. And to say that being a mom is really hard sometimes, without worrying about people giving me advice on how to make DD less attached to me. 'You know, letting her cry a little bit isn't going to hurt her, after all she needs to learn to self soothe' is just not what I want to hear at this moment in time. Besides, pretty sure she'd cry for hours if we let her.