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    Default Are amber teething necklaces safe??

    Yep another amber teething necklace thread sorry! Heaps of people swear by them, but my only hesitation in getting one is safety. I know you should get one that is individually knotted, but do they still pose a safety risk?

    I guess my biggest worry is about the necklace getting caught in clothes or something while bub is sleeping, or him getting caught on something while crawling around and the necklace won't break.

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    A friend of mine's babies necklace (which was genuine amber) bead had broken! So i'm not to sure about them after that.

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    DS has a anklet/bracelet. I dunno if it works really lol but it's super cute. I was too nervous to try a necklace.

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    Well, they say not to let your baby wear a necklace while sleeping or unattended.
    Look for a necklace made with cotton thread, they will break if it needs to. They usually also come with a clasp that will release if need be.
    Best to look for knotted between each bead so if it does break, only 1 bead will come off.
    I suggest AllAboutAmber.com.au, her necklaces are made with cotton thread that will break and a clasp that will release, as well as individually knotted between each bead. The beads she uses aren't that big so hardly a choking risk if they fall off etc.

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    I haven't seen anklets/bracelets, I'd probably be more comfortable with that.

    Bell & Bug - I often ask people if they take them off when bub sleeps and they say no, because otherwise bub has a terrible night's sleep without it on. That's my dilemma though, I would never normally put jewellery on a bub for safety reasons.

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    Well that's the parents decision to make, but makers and sellers say not to let your baby sleep in them as it does pose a small risk. If you don't feel comfortable leaving it on bub while they sleep, then don't.

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    My sister brought one for DD when she was 15 mnths. It took all of 2 mins for her to chew through a bead. (and yes I realise they're not s'posed to be chewed on but teething babies do that stuff)

    Needless to say it went in the bin.

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    Some people wrap the necklace around babies ankle when they sleep. especially if bub has a suit with feet on, there is no chance of bub playing with it.

    I have also seen a necklace worn wrapped around the wrist of an older (12 months+) bub.

    I don't take my DDs off, but she slept in our room until she was 18 months and woke frequently and there is nothing (apart from anything she is wearing or herself) that it could get caught on. It came off a few times (the clasp came undone) and we would find it in the bed.

    if i had any concerns, i would take it off or have it on an ankle, but i have always been happy with her wearing it.

    ETA- my DD started wearing it when she was 4 months old and is just used to always having it on. I don't think i would start on a much older (12 months +) child because of the tendency to play with it
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    DS has been wearing his since he was 3 months old and truely has no idea he is wearing it, it's quite short , as it not tight but definitely not long, ( sort of like a loose choker style necklace?) way to short to get anywhere near his mouth or drag on the floor , we only take it off for baths, I suppose if he did play with it or touch it I would be more concerned and take it off but so far no problems, he would chew or try and pull of a bracelet straight away so that would be no good for us! It's honestly worth the $30 to give it a try and see how he goes, loads of my friends with babies now have them and swear by them as well now after seeing how great Elijah is with teething ( I got mine from allaboutamber as well)

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    Thanks for the replies ladies, I might try to find an anklet, or wrap a neclace around his wrist - I didn't even think of that. DS is coming up 12 months and I dare say he will try to eat/ pull off anything I put around his neck anyway


 

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