amber necklace - help!

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  1. vaileasmama

    vaileasmama Well-Known Member

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    so i just bought my little girl a necklace for teething, she isnt teething yet but thought it'd be best tp get it on her early.
    anyway, i brought it home, and oh isnt a fan - he thinks that she will get her arm caught in it during the night and could choke herself - is this possible do you think??? he doesnt want her in it at night, days only.
    its a little long for her, and is on string, not elastic... do you think it would be better on elastic so if her hand does get caught in it it would stretch? its just elastic seems like it would break easier and she could possibly swallow one of the beads...
    does everyone have their babies in necklaces with complete confidence? do you take it off at night for safety? and if u did take it off at night would it still be effective?
    thanks for reading :flower:
     
  2. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    I did leave Hayden's on 24/7 but his was a length that he couldn't catch it on things and he would have had to intentionally try to get his arm in there....and if he did he would have stretched it and broke it. If you think it's possible at the length hers is I'd wrap it around her ankle. It won't be AS effective but better than it being off completely :)
     
  3. Surreal

    Surreal Me + Little Man = Family.

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    I've had Eli in a amber necklace for the past three weeks so far, and there have been no problems with it. It's a string one, not elastic(Cousin bought it for him for Christmas, since she heard me talking about getting one.), and he sleeps with it on at night. I check it of course, make sure it stays loose, and it's never been an issue. Only problem I've had is twice I found the twist to hold it on untwisted and loose on his neck. :shrug: Also, tuck it into her clothes and it makes it less of an intrusive thing. Less likely to put her hand through it, catch it on things, ect.

    Only issue I might think is the length if there is an issue. Maybe go with what the above poster said, and put it on her ankle? Or, maybe see if you can get a smaller size?
     
  4. Rachel_C

    Rachel_C Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't put a child in a necklace that was long enough for them to get in their mouth (and this is also the reason they're on string rather than elastic I think, so they can't stretch it to bite the beads) as the beads are not strong enough to withstand chewing. If it's short enough to avoid chewing, I don't think there's any way a child could get their arm through it.

    Personally I wouldn't leave a child in a necklace that was too long even in the day as it would only take a few minutes for something bad to happen. If yours is too long, have a look at it and you may be able to shorten it. I was able to by unknotting the string and taking off some of the beads.
     
  5. mommy43

    mommy43 isabel's mummy

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    issys only comes about an inch from her neck theres no way she could get it in her mouth i leave hers on day n night but i wouldnt use one that was too long either as rachel said shorten it or keep that one till lo is bigger n buy a smaller one
     
  6. vaileasmama

    vaileasmama Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the suggestions.
    it is prob too much of a risk at the moment... i was a little too excited!
    am gonna leave it for a little while until the length fits her better - if its still too long in a month or so will look at resizing it.
    thanks again!
     
  7. NaturalMomma

    NaturalMomma Well-Known Member

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    I leave ds2's on 24/7 and there is no way he could get his arms in it. At night it is suggested that you put the necklace around the ankle so it's not a choking hazard.
     
  8. veganmum2be

    veganmum2be 1 Son two angels.

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    i bought one on string but with a plastic screw closure, designed to break under pressure and its knotted ater each bead so should the string snap only one bead would come away.
    he wears it 24/7 and i have no worries over it. xx
     
  9. triplemummy

    triplemummy New Member

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    I love Amber teething beads, but there are some SERIOUS safety precautions! They are for putting on baby when awake and supervised, never asleep in cot at night, just like you shouldn't let bub sleep in a hooded top or anywhere near the cord of blinds at window!!! The best way to keep baby safe is with common sense. Elastic is dangerous - the beads have to be knotted between every bead, and don't wear them in pool/beach/bath or the string will lose strength. Good luck!
     
  10. jenn2282

    jenn2282 mom to Arianna

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