The Art of Cure Teething Necklaces Are Safe: Let me tell you why
Amber jewelry for babies and infants has been popular for years, it's old mothers wisdom and millions have been sold. We have been around for 10 years without 1 problem! Popularity changes over the years depending on press and feedback from customers like you. Recently amber had some press where the FDA spoke to the dangers of them so there is always a worry about just how safe the product really is for babies to use.
So I can share my personal experience and what I think I should tell all the moms out there? Amber jewelry is safe to use BUT like anything you have on or around your infants, there needs to be precautions in place to ensure the jewelry is used properly.
I loved the necklaces for my kids, most of the time they looked like Mr.T, and we never had a problem. I vacillated for a time as to whether they should have pop clasps or screw clasps and decided that the screw clasps were safer. With the pop clasps I felt the children could pull them off and chew on them and I didn't want that. Then I took it a step further, I has them tested by a company that does safety testing and we became CPSC certified.
Here are my recommendations and attempt to answer questions about how to use them the safest way possible and get the best benefits.
* Always supervise your child when they wear any type of jewelry. A necklace left on your baby without supervision is not a good idea.
Are There Safety Risks With Amber Jewelry?
There are safety risks when babies wear any kind of jewelry! So the safety precautions are necessary for amber jewelry as well as any other kind of jewelry you might want them to wear.
Here are some basic safety precautions you should employ when having your child wear amber jewelry for teething pain:
1. Never let your child wear amber necklaces or bracelets unsupervised or in a situation where you cannot reach them. My necklace are safety knotted and tension tested but always use common sense and keep your baby within eyesight when wearing ornamentals
2. Never let your child wear amber necklaces or bracelets at night, as both of these options could present a choking hazard. If you want to continue allowing them to wear their amber jewelry at night for added teething relief, then use an amber anklet instead and cover with a tiny sock.
3. Always examine & check your amber jewelry regularly for broken pieces or damage, as this can prevent accidents caused by broken or loose beads. If you notice any loose or missing beads, replace your item.
Is Amber Jewelry Tested for Toxicity?
Amber jewelry is not toxic. Amber jewelry is made using molded or shaped pieces of amber. The Amber is pure and 60-80 million years old, it is a pure fossil. They work by way of energy and small amounts of succinic acid, which is secreted through oil that is released from the amber when it gets warmed up through contact with the skin. The succinic acid is absorbed into the skin and from there, into the body. Succinic acid is not toxic and is safe when absorbed into the skin. Although amber is safe to wear against the skin, it should not be ingested, especially by infants. Do not let them eat them:))
Amber jewelry is like any other ornamental jewelry, needs to be treated with respect and common sense by parents. You should use them with caution and reverence. However, it is not any more unsafe than other jewelry worn by babies and infants. If you employ some basic safety precautions, then your child will be safe when wearing their amber jewelry to help relieve uncomfortable teething pain.
About The Art of Cure:
The Art of Cure is a family/mom & dad owned company that is dedicated to offering the highest quality amber, and wants families to have a safe and natural alternative for teething pain. Our amber teething necklaces are sourced directly from the Baltic Region and certified & authenticated by Spectroscopy Facility
Department of Chemistry @ University of Washington State University. We then took it a step further and had safety testing and compliance testing through an independent lab. We strive for excellence and want you to know we care about your kids!