As if cloth diapering didn't make me granola enough....I've taken it one step further.
I bought an Amber teething necklace.
Amber is a natural pain reliever. When worn, the warmth of the skin causes succinic acid to be released, helping with all sorts of pain. Arthritis. Back pain. And yep you guessed it, teething. The amount of positive reviews and testimonials I found was astounding....enough for me to click "Add to basket" and check out faster than you can say "molars are the devil."
There are several different ones you can choose from in a variety of shapes and colors. They say the lighter the stone, the more succinic acid it contains, making it slightly more effective than the darker ones. I went with a multi-colored one since the light butter yellow was sold out. Figured this way, I was at least getting some of the lightest stones.
I wasn't giving up all together though, at home it's pretty much on all the time. At night I put it around his ankle, and on the weekends he wears it 24/7. I honestly can't say I've noticed a HUGE difference. Certainly not the night and day turn around some people claim, but a big part of me knows that not wearing it consistently probably has a lot to do with it. I can say however, that we've definitely stopped giving Motrin as much. So to me, that's worth it. Plus the darn thing is pretty cute. I can't believe how many people comment on it when we're out!