Amber teething necklace is not a new concept to caring mothers. It a natural healing necklace basically worn by babies in teething age to ease the pain and discomfort they go through in the process of growing a new tooth from a tiny soft gum. Baltic amber (A best known kind of amber) teething necklaces are made from fossilized amber resins, which in they were used by pre historic trees to avoid any infection or injury and boosting immunity.
As the main subject to wearing these Baltic amber teething necklaces are babies, a quite measure of danger is always involved. You make the baby wear it for healing and soothing pain, and he/she might end up putting it in mouth for chewing and easing pain his/her own way, and that is just one possibility. So with amber teething necklaces some steps should always be taken to ensure your baby is safe with these on him/her.
The very first concern which comes to mind is obviously choking hazard, as mentioned earlier in teething age the babies have a huge tendency of putting about everything they find in their mouth. They get hungry, they chew, they get irritated, they chew, they get sleepy, they chew!! So what would be better to pull off and chew than some pretty little beads right on their own neck? But a sensible parent knows this and takes a wise step beforehand. This wise step would be to have a necklace which is of the minimum length possible, just about the neck size of baby. So it’s not easy for them to just grab and put it in their mouth.
Second concern would be: what if the baby breaks the necklace and has endless beads around him. Chewing party!!! Not with a concerned parent around. To tackle this problem you should make sure the necklace you have is knotted tightly and has an unbreakable thread. Moreover there should be knots in between beads so if in any case it does break, it doesn’t lead to a handful of beads.
A third concern would be of strangulation. But the risk of strangulation usually increases when two babies are put together, as only one baby won’t do it, babies don’t have suicidal tendencies you know. To avoid this you only have on option, to watch the babies carefully.
Lastly even after taking all precautions you should not let your baby sleep or nap with amber teething necklaces on them. A habit to take them off and putting them back on when baby is awake should be made.