• Angie Waldman

Hazards of Teething Jewelry

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In December 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement that urges parents to discontinue use of teething jewelry for teething infants as well as for children with developmental delays who use this jewelry for sensory stimulation. This jewelry can be either a necklace or bracelet and can be worn by the parent or the child. This statement came about after reports of death and serious injury due to strangulation and choking caused by teething jewelry. It is our recommendation that you gently massage your child’s gums with a clean finger or offer a teething ring made of firm rubber if your child does experience teething pain. With the right tools and information, we can help relieve the pains of teething while keeping your child safe and comfortable.


Reference: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/fda-warns-against-use-teething-necklaces-bracelets-and-other-jewelry-marketed-relieving-teething

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