The kids' amber necklaces arrived! Inspired By Finn had a 50% off sale the other week so I bought two for the price of one, getting Maia a longer size and Kieran his very own! How cute is he in his necklace!?
I had a few friends ask some questions about the amber necklaces after my last post on them. One of them wanted to know if we keep them on all the time. The answer is: Yes, we do! With Maia, we kept it on through baths, never took it off once. This time around though, I learned you are not supposed to get it wet and try to keep lotions off it because it will mess with the natural oils of the necklace. So now we're taking it off at bathtime and putting it back on when skin's dry. This is no big deal since we do baths every other night.
That leads me to the next question - do we let them sleep in them? And again, yep, we do! I'm comfortable with this for a few reasons. Since my children are so chubby, it tucks under their fat rolls, so they can't grab it easily. If they did grab it, and happen to pull on it, each bead is individually knotted so if it broke, the beads would not scatter everywhere. Also, because we put it on them at a young age, it sort of becomes "part of them" - they're just used to it!