Amber Teething Necklaces, good or bad?

Alicia - posted on 04/08/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am not a mom, just an Auntie, trying to understand the positive and negatives of certain fads. What is the deal with these amber teething necklaces? I have seen so many articles stating that they are a choking hazard. Why are they being sold if this is the case? All mom feedback welcome pretty please and thank you!

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Gena - posted on 04/08/2014

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Yes,they are not to be chewed on.Its only supposed to be worn for healing thing the stones do.And i dont believe in it..so thats why i would rather not take the risk of my child choking because of the necklace.Also i know some other moms that let their babies wear one but they still have to give pain reliefe supposetris when the child is teething.So personally i dont think its helpful..and it could just be dangerous because of choking.

Alicia - posted on 04/08/2014

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Thank you so much! I do believe in the healing property of minerals, but assumed since it is a "teething" necklace...it was to be in their mouths as well. Not so and know I know ;-)

Gena - posted on 04/08/2014

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I think the choking is also if the necklace gets caught somewhere (i wouldnt know where) and the necklace closes around the neck till the child chokes to death..awful!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/08/2014

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LOL...Yeah, not that I'd have used it...knowing the propensity children have for sticking anything and everything into their mouths...

But, the idea is not for it to be chewed, if it's used 'correctly'. ;-)

Gena - posted on 04/08/2014

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Personally i dont believe in them,thats why we never had one for our son.I think the danger of choking is also a factor why we never bought one.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/08/2014

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From what I've read, they are only a hazard if (as usual) the parent does not use them correctly.

In other words, they are using the mineral, amber, as a homeopathic remedy. The child should NOT be chewing on the necklace, it is to be worn around the neck. It is similar to the qualities of the Magnetite stone, which, when worn, aids in treatment of pain in cases of arthritis, carpal tunnel, etc.

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