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5 Little Monkeys
05-06-2014, 11:11 AM
I have a child, 19 months, who is a constant drooler!! He goes through multiple bibs and shirts a day, I get drooled on constantly, the toys and play room floor have to get washed daily, his playpen is a mess when he cries (one day he cried the full 2 hours and a spot on my carpet was wet from drool!). Mom said he has had one month where he didn't drool and that his older sister was a drooler too.

I am wondering if an amber necklace would help?? I thought I would suggest it to mom and see if she wants to buy one. I'm also considering buying one for dc but wasn't sure if the child needs to wear it 24/7 for it to be effective?

I have a 15 month old who wears one and is teething right now but never drools. However, I don't know if it's because of the necklace or if he just isn't a drooler.

I'm sooooo tired of the drooling and he's only been here 2 weeks! Any suggestions?!

bright sparks
05-06-2014, 11:48 AM
I had a little guy start at 10 months wearing an amber necklace. I wasn't 100% comfortable with it but it was under his clothing and he left it alone so it wasn't an issue. At 12 months old he started playing with it and chewing it and I spoke to mom about the potential risks it posed for the child in addition to the other children in the group if the necklace were to snap. After doing some research and getting feedback from his mother she took it away saying it was a gift and that's why he had it on but that there really wasn't much strong evidence to prove that they were beneficial and she agreed that they were a choking hazard. I don't allow them here now and really don't think they are effective. There are much safer alternatives out their to help a teething baby/child which don't have such high safety risks. As for the drooling, I have an excessive drooler here or goes through a good 6 bibs a day, but it doesn't bother me. It is what it is and there's nothing I can do about it so I don't let it bother me. As long as the little guy is dry and clean it's not a problem to me.

05-06-2014, 12:00 PM
I had a little boy start at about 11 months with one that he had worn since 3 months of age. It always worried me so I took it off at naptime for the first few months but then stopped thinking about it. As bright sparks said, he kept it under his clothes and never bothered with it.

A few months ago the 16 month old gigantic baby started pulling on it every time he spotted it, so I started taking it off him and putting it in his backpack. I think his Mom got my message because at 2.5 years of age they finally took it off him.

I've had a few droolers who grossed me out so bad and I was washing my poor futon and so many toys nightly. The little boy with the amber necklace never drooled. So I don't know if there is a connection or not!

05-06-2014, 12:12 PM
Some kids just drool and some don't. I don't allow the necklaces or jewelry of any kind at daycare as it is not my job to keep it from getting broke but it is my job to provide a safe play space for even the youngest and it isn't if there are beads all through the bins.

05-06-2014, 12:21 PM
I agree , out of my own 5 kids I had one that constantly drooled !! Every pic I took of him his shirt was soaking wet ! I didn't do bibs as he was a big boy ( about the size of a two yr old at 12 months !!) and it just looked weird !!
Eventually it stopped lol I could literally go through the pictures and figure it out !!
I had twins at my dayhome start wearing them at 2 yrs old ! They never bothered with them so it wasn't a prob !!!

5 Little Monkeys
05-06-2014, 01:40 PM
I read about them on the internet and it seems that a lot of parents swear by them. They are designed that if they do break, only one bead falls off apparently. They say to make sure that the necklace isn't long enough that the child can pull at it or put it in their mouth. So far, the other kids haven't even noticed the one boys and the boy that wears it never touches it. His mom is a nurse so maybe I will talk to her and see what she thinks about it for drooling.

Bright sparks....that's good that it doesn't bother you. This little boy is never dry tho lol. The dc is a mess everyday because of his drooling. I know there likely isn't anything that will stop it but I'm willing to see if the amber necklace will decrease it a bit! I've never seen such a heavy drooler in my 7 years! It's crazy lol.

05-06-2014, 01:44 PM
I had 1 girl come with it on once. I didn't feel comfortable with it on her so I just took it off and put it in her bag. I don't know if it really made much difference.

05-06-2014, 03:12 PM
My kids wore them, and I loved them. I have one for my headaches as well-- maybe it is placebo maybe it helps-- I'll take it.

The ones for kids should be designed so even if it snaps only one bead comes off and it should be designed with a scew closure.

Out of my 5 kids one has NEVER snapped.

5 Little Monkeys
05-06-2014, 04:49 PM
Thanks everyone for your input!! The boy is away today because he had a fever yesterday but tomorrow I am going to ask mom what she thinks of trying one. I have to do something....or else my dc and everything in it are going to be slimy and gross every day!! haha

Mamaof4...when I was reading up on them, I was intrigued and wondered if it would help with some of my ailments lol (back pain and migraines)

05-06-2014, 05:00 PM
I have 2 of my dcks wearing them. They are tied in between beads so if it breaks only 1 bead will fall off. Neither children even play with them so it's not an issue. If they did, or if one of the others were grabbing at it, then yes, I would remove it.

Not sure if it works or not but neither one of these dcks drool ;)

5 Little Monkeys
05-06-2014, 05:46 PM
nschildcare....your last comment has me jealous!! LOL

5 Little Monkeys
05-09-2014, 08:17 PM
So I also posted this on facebook and asked for opinions. I ended up buying a necklace last night and I put it on him today. I have to say that I think it sorta helped!!! He only went through one shirt and 3 bibs today. We were outside a lot though and so I didn't put a bib on him out there because he has a rain jacket so I just wipe it off lol. I did fill a plastic grocery bag with kleenax though! I sent the necklace home with his mom so they could try it out for the weekend and see what they thought.

I had a friend come over because we were going out right after I was done work. She ended up coming a bit early and as he is my last child, she got to see him. She said she thought I was exaggerating by the amount of drool but now that she saw him she didn't know how I dealt with his drool all day!! lol...she used to have a hdc too and said she's never seen a child drool so much! The sad part is, she saw what I thought was an improvement lmao.

He also has a cold right now so I'm excited to see how the necklace will work when he is over that. I have high hopes for it so hopefully it can live up to my expectations. If not, I think we will be spending a lot more time outside so that at least it's the grass that gets the brunt of this hahaha.

05-09-2014, 09:16 PM
I'm curious what his weekend will be like. I wonder if his mom will notice a difference.

5 Little Monkeys
05-10-2014, 08:18 PM
I'm curious too superfun! PS. thanks for the offer for the teething necklace but I decided to just buy a new one :)

05-12-2014, 09:32 AM
so the dcb who always wears one, apparently is vomiting at night (mom says its his sinuss draining so its making him do it, but I have a feeling its way too much milk, because he doesn't do this at nap time) well all day he smelled like vomit, she said that she washed him up. Well, there is no way, that stupid necklace smelled like vomit so bad, so I took it off. His hair smelled like it too. But anyways, I noticed that it was leaving a weird marking around his neck from wearing it. This kid has never taken it off, but I will say, I was shocked at how much gunk was on this necklace, totally breading bacteria.

5 Little Monkeys
05-12-2014, 10:33 AM
Momofnerds, eww! That sounds gross! I checked the 15 month old after reading your post (he's had his on forever too) and his is clean. His mom is a nurse so I imagine she is aware of the possible dirtiness and cleans it though. I read that you should clean it with warm water but no soaps. The boy I bought the necklace for still has it on. Mom was to much in a rush this morning so I didn't get to ask her what she thought of it but I'll text her in a bit and ask. I take his off for naptime so I'll wash his today. I have seen a decrease in the drooling so I think they work! Who hoo :)

All 4 boys have colds now so it's been a busy morning of runny nose wiping....if it's not one thing it's another hey? Lol, tis the job!

05-12-2014, 10:44 AM
I'm sure you will see some improvement once this cold is resolved. My crew has one right now and it is making them drool like crazy. One dcmom has started sending DCB with bibs it's so bad, and he's not normally like this. I think this cold is making them really congested, forcing them to breathe through their mouths so they keep their mouth open all the time and somehow can't keep their saliva in there so it just pours out...kindas gross lol. By the sounds of it your DCB has it pretty bad and I know I would find that difficult to handle! I know it's not his fault but yuck!

5 Little Monkeys
05-12-2014, 12:15 PM
I agree fun&care...I think(hope) that I see an even bigger improvement once the cold is gone! Mom keeps sending bibs and I have been keeping them here lol. I go through so many and have to do the wash during the day some days because I run out! She hasn't asked for any back yet lol.

I also agree, it's not his fault but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with! I feel bad but it grosses me out! Oh well, time to mop the floors now!

5 Little Monkeys
05-15-2014, 01:27 PM
I just need to vent.........(discla imer...I know it's not his fault but still doesn't make it any easier to deal with)

I am so done with this drooling and his snotty runny nose!! It is grossing me out, grossing the other kids out and nothing is safe from the drool!! We went to a public park today...the poor swing was literally wet when I took him out of it. He is in his 3rd shirt of the day and I think 4th bib? (would have been more like 6-8 but we were outside) We spent 2 hours outside this morning and his belt on the stroller was soaked and his rain jacket is disgusting.

I have been giving him only a cup with a straw, teaching him the difference between a "wet" and a "dry" chin, massaging his cheeks, encouraging him to swallow and to keep his mouth closed. (all of these were tips I read online) and none of it is helping! I NEVER EVER use hand sanitizer (don't like the stuff and would rather just wash my hands) but I now don't go anywhere without it. I have gone through countless kleenax's, am doing bib laundry during the day ( I need to buy more but can't find any good ones) and am constantly cleaning the toys and wiping/moping the floor and play mats.

I don't know what to do anymore!! I know it's not his fault and there likely isn't much I can do to stop it but I don't know how to deal with it anymore either. I am not a person who terms a child but I want to term him!! ( I would never but I also wouldn't be hurt if they pulled him out. Unfortunately, mom loves me and is so happy that he's happy here and that he is now drinking whole milk instead of breastmilk)

Are there any "problems" out there that would be a cause for this much drooling at this age?? It is not normal!! It is beyond excessive in my mind.

Thanks for letting me vent :)

05-15-2014, 01:42 PM
OH 5LM's, I feel for you!! Vent, vent all you want! lol

No that is not normal, not at all, especially at his age.

05-15-2014, 01:43 PM
I don't know what the cause would be but that sounds disgusting! I would be at the end of my rope too!

5 Little Monkeys
05-15-2014, 01:50 PM
I feel bad that I am so grossed out by it because it's not really something he can help or control it seems. I just can't handle being drooled on anymore. Every parent (both mom's and dad's) has commented on how much he drools so I know it's not just me that thinks it's overboard. He is a messy eater as well and food literally falls out of his mouth so I am beginning to think it's just a case of him not knowing how to swallow his saliva!! I don't know how to teach a child to do that though :(

05-16-2014, 11:51 AM
he should be evaluated for oral issues. It sounds like his tongue, jaw, etc muscles are not very strong. He is likely to develop speech issues as he grows if the muscles are weak. He needs to be taught to swallow the stuff not to just let it flow out. There are medications that can dry it up but they tend to cause more issues than the drooling does. With special needs kids there are terry bandana type bibs to put on them and then they are used to wipe the mouth as necessary and replaced as soaked.

You may have to verbally remind him to close his mouth. If he has trouble doing that he should be seen to have an assessment done of breathing and adenoids since if they are enlarged could be contributing to the issues.

5 Little Monkeys
05-16-2014, 11:35 PM
I agree play felt! I read all the things you've mentioned when I was researching excessive drooling and I think this may be the cause for him. Mom has mentioned that her daughter was a drooler but on Friday she also told me when he was born he made no noise and they had him upside down and slapping him and she said this went on for 10 minutes! She couldn't remember the name for it but he apparently had liquid in his lungs from what she said. I was a tad confused with her story because she wasn't explaining it very well. It made me wonder if that had anything to do with the drooling though. He has very little words as well he will be 2 in September.

05-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Sorry I didn't read properly , 2 yrs old ? That's way too old for that much slobber ! Ew I'm sorry , I would gag ! I'm ok with so much but for some reason slobber makes me squeamish !!!
Her birth story sounds abit traumatic , maybe some issues resulting from that ? I feel so bad for you ! I feel sorry for him too !! I would feel like I had to clean , clean , clean all the time because of his slobbering !
Not sure what to say !! But I do feel for you !!

5 Little Monkeys
05-19-2014, 04:03 PM
thanks second.....I do clean a lot more now! lol. One of the other kids asked why he is always so "sticky" haha and they are really good about bringing me toys that have pools of drool on/in them. I have been wearing my slippers more often to avoid stepping in the drool and on the days that we can, we spend most of it outside so it's less cleaning for me and it just wipes off his rain jacket. It is what it is I guess!

Thanks for listening to me vent!

05-22-2014, 08:52 AM
try googling "excessive drooling in a 2 yr old" there are things like seeing an occupational therapist, getting tonsils or adnoids removed. What does the dr say, has mom said anything to him. Because thats not normal and she has to know this.

5 Little Monkeys
05-22-2014, 09:11 AM
Thanks momofnerds! I have googled this many times lol. I have sent 3 or 4 links to mom as well and suggested she speak to her doctor as I didn't think this was normal. I sent her the links awhile ago and she said she would try some of the suggestions at home and last Thursday is when I mentioned speaking to her doctor. I haven't seen them since then because he has been home sick so I am not sure if she talked to the doctor regarding the excessive drooling.

I have told her IMO that it's not normal, suggested she speak to a doctor and have sent her links on this behaviour. Not much more I can do, the ball is in her court now in my eyes. I will just continue to deal with it on my end and hope for the best!

5 Little Monkeys
05-27-2014, 08:27 AM
Update....after a week of him gone due to sickness, he was back yesterday. He went through 2 bibs instead of the normal 6-8!!! He has been wearing the necklace since I bought it for him. Mom excitedly said she has noticed a huge decrease in his drooling!!

I still don't think the amount he drools is normal but wearing the necklace does seem to work and I'll take that! I've read/heard the necklaces do nothing and are just a placebo but IME, the decrease of bibs is proof enough for me! Whether it truly does work or is just hokey pokey, I don't know but I'll be keeping it on him :) thanks everyone!

04-27-2015, 08:10 AM
I found these on amazon.com and they works great!!! :thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.com/Amber-Teething-Necklace-Guaranteed-Inflammatory/dp/B00NXXDD8C/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1430135111&sr=8-11&keywords=amber+teeth ing+necklace

http://www.amazon.com/Amber-Teething-Necklace-Guaranteed-Inflammatory/dp/B00NVFUB6Y/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1430135111&sr=8-5&keywords=amber+teeth ing+necklace

33 Daiseys
04-27-2015, 12:31 PM
thanks second.....I do clean a lot more now! lol. One of the other kids asked why he is always so "sticky" haha and they are really good about bringing me toys that have pools of drool on/in them. I have been wearing my slippers more often to avoid stepping in the drool and on the days that we can, we spend most of it outside so it's less cleaning for me and it just wipes off his rain jacket. It is what it is I guess!

Thanks for listening to me vent!

if it were me, i would sart putting more responsibility on the parents. Tell them they need to take the kid to the doctors, tell them they need to buy more bibs, send the bibs home at the end of the day for them to wash dry and pack. The more you put on them, the more likly they are to get off their ass and do something.

5 Little Monkeys
04-27-2015, 01:46 PM
He's gone now :)

33 Daiseys
04-27-2015, 02:13 PM
He's gone now :)

sorry didn't read the dates. what ended up happening?

5 Little Monkeys
04-27-2015, 05:46 PM
She had some issues with late pick ups and late payment. We had an illness go through the daycare and she was mad at having to pay for his sick days. During a phone call she asked if I'd be getting a sick note from the doctor and become quite rude. The conversation went badly when we laid everything out on the table. She accused me of charging her more than the others ( I wasn't AND she was even getting away with not paying the late pickup fee almost daily because I thought I'd do her a favour) and treating her child differently (absurd!). First time ever that I terminated care!! I've never dealt with a person as self entitled as she was!

I knew when I signed her on, she would likely be the first person I needed to terminate and I was right!! Always trust your gut. As much as the situation sucked, she did teach me a few good business lessons lol

05-01-2015, 04:30 PM
I recently had an experience where 13 month old dcg removed her amber necklace at nap time and when I went in it was slimy and partly in her mouth. That day the mother got a note that jewelry is a liability in my dc and not allowed anymore. I have 5 to get ready for nap and shouldn't be responsible for one more thing. If that child had choked it was my dc on the line. Mom agreed thank goodness