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    Default Choking on Amber Teething Necklace

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1227241809571

    I never used one - but arent you supposed to take them off at night?

    surely they do pose a strangling risk?

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    People that use these necklaces 'correctly' say that you should put them around bub's ankle at night to eliminate the strangulation risk... Never mind the fact that they're also a choking hazard, nor are they something that you would want your baby to ingest.
    I wish these would stop being marketed in pharmacies and baby shops, considering they're supposed to be promoting health and safety.

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    Oh, I've also read numerous comments linked to that article that have said the necklace was too long.

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    Default Choking on Amber Teething Necklace

    These necklaces make me cranky! I cannot for the life of me imagine putting my precious baby to bed with a necklace around his neck. I don't sleep in a necklace why would I put one on him?!? I think these things are a con and an extremely dangerous one at that. There is simply no possible way that amber can be heated to a high enough temperature to release anything. Snake oil indeed!!!!
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    The article did look like the necklace may have been an adult size. My teething toddler has a necklace for day time and an anklet for night which neatly tucks under a sock. I don't know if they work but when we are doing panadol and ibuprofen back to back during the really bad days Im up for trying anything reasonable.

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    I saw another article the other day about a amber necklace incident.

    I would like to see these more widely exposed for the crock that they are.

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    I saw that article as well, I personally think they are a load of cr@p!! I have heard the necklace is supposed to snap if it gets tight. I haven't ever see that happen. I don't like them. I've seen kids chewing on the beads and breaking the beads off in their mouths huge choking hazard

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    I have actually given amber necklaces back when they were given to us as a gift. I don't believe in them at all. I don't put any other jewelery on my ds why would I put these on him for a hype?

    This poor bubba, just so so lucky that it wasn't worse.

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    Oh dear.

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    Surely putting any object around a childs neck has to send off alarm bells....especially since they can not be supervised 24/7 whilst wearing them. My child has never worn one, or have I ever entertained they idea and we survived teething. Personally I think there are much safer ways to help relieve your child through the teething stage. Each to their own though. I know some parents swear by them.

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