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Old 12-12-2017, 06:04 AM
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I know that I posted nearly the same thing a couple of years ago, but since it's been that long I thought I'd get new opinions on the matter. I had 2 years ago, a dcb that wore an amber necklace. Today, I had a dcg show up with one. She's just over a year old and the necklace is quite large on her. She's very tiny. The necklace fits me if I were to wear it as a choker, that's how big it is on her. I didn't notice it until after mom left, so I took it off. I feel like it's way too big on her and too much of a choking hazard. What are your thoughts?
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:30 AM
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I do not allow any jewelry so I would take it off and put it up until pick up and let the parents know it couldn't come back.
Wasn't there a case a couple of years ago where an infant was strangled by one while they slept?
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:40 AM
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https://www.momtricks.com/babies/dan...ing-necklaces/

This is what I pulled up. It's a mommy blog but the information is good.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:31 AM
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Most of my kids here wear them. I check to make sure they are the kind with the break away clasp, and that they are short enough that the kids canít get them in their mouths.

They arenít a choking hazzard unless the child removes the necklace and puts the entire thing in their mouth. There is a knot between every bead to keep it on the strand. The issue is kids biting beads off, which is why they need to fit properly.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:35 AM
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If they can get it into their mouth, i take it off.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:37 AM
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Most of my kids here wear them. I check to make sure they are the kind with the break away clasp, and that they are short enough that the kids can’t get them in their mouths.

They aren’t a choking hazzard unless the child removes the necklace and puts the entire thing in their mouth. There is a knot between every bead to keep it on the strand. The issue is kids biting beads off, which is why they need to fit properly.
THIS... all mine that wear them have the breakaway clasp too
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This one is long enough for it to get twisted and choke her imo. If you can imagine you yourself wearing an 18" necklace. That's where hers falls on her.
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THIS... all mine that wear them have the breakaway clasp too
How can you tell if it's a breakaway clasp?
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:44 AM
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Licensing doesn't allow them here.....
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:49 AM
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This is my dcg. See how long it is?
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:51 AM
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Licensing doesn't allow them here.....
Do you know if that's in writing somewhere for your state? I'd like to post it on my DC FB page.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:07 AM
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I just take them off immediately after drop off and put them with the child's things. Nobody's made a fuss about it.
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That is pretty long. I would remove. Isnít the point of them that they are supposed to be in contact with the skin? Canít have that if itís long enough to hang over her shirt.

I have a cousin in another state that swear by them. I never knew what they were even until I finally asked what that ugly necklace her daughter had on in every single picture was for.. that child is 5 now.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:20 AM
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Do you know if that's in writing somewhere for your state? I'd like to post it on my DC FB page.
It was in a memo through email. I will see if i still have it. It refers to all necklaces as a choking hazard but the amber necklace was listed specifically.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:25 AM
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Do you know if that's in writing somewhere for your state? I'd like to post it on my DC FB page.
Copied and pasted from group email in 2014.

It has been brought to our attention that Teething Necklaces are a safety hazard.

According to all mfg instructions we’ve researched, these require 1:1 supervision, and we consider them a safety hazard.

So, if you have these please get rid of them.

Thanks!!
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:27 AM
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That is pretty long. I would remove. Isnít the point of them that they are supposed to be in contact with the skin? Canít have that if itís long enough to hang over her shirt.

I have a cousin in another state that swear by them. I never knew what they were even until I finally asked what that ugly necklace her daughter had on in every single picture was for.. that child is 5 now.
Yea i can almost lift it straight off her head without unhooking.

That's funny you almost asked what the ugly necklace was lol
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"What are your thoughts?"

No.

Just no.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:49 AM
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Hate these things! I indulged a mom once but had to remove it for sleep all the time. So annoying. If the child had been here every day I woukd say no way.
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There is enough liability in child care as it is.
Why add more?
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:22 AM
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It bothers me that people either neglect their kids' real medical needs or add something unnecessary that's dangerous. Like, why should I have to check to see if you've strapped a cord around your child's neck?

I had one family who kept a pink salt lamp in their toddler's bedroom (he used it as a salt lick. . . it was all melted), and somebody told me that my kid's peanut allergy was due to vaccinating her and I should cure it with colloidal silver. Non-religious people call the "alternative" practices woo but I've just started calling it witchcraft for the shock value.
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It bothers me that people either neglect their kids' real medical needs or add something unnecessary that's dangerous. Like, why should I have to check to see if you've strapped a cord around your child's neck?

I had one family who kept a pink salt lamp in their toddler's bedroom (he used it as a salt lick. . . it was all melted), and somebody told me that my kid's peanut allergy was due to vaccinating her and I should cure it with colloidal silver. Non-religious people call the "alternative" practices woo but I've just started calling it witchcraft for the shock value.

That's funny, that's almost exactly what my husband said about having a cord around the neck. I mean seriously what are people thinking? The thing is, if she truly thinks amber necklaces help, then why would you have it hanging on the outside of her shirt like a regular necklace? IMO that's just stupid.

I can't believe your story about the dcb that licked the salt lamp. Good God!!! Unbelievable.
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True but I'm legally licensed exempt...
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I use two of them on myself, and they do work. But if youíre not comfortable with them, or your regs are against it, thatís fine too.

When my daughter outgrew the need I started wearing them as bracelets in the winter to help with my arthritis....and they totally work.
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There is enough liability in child care as it is.
Why add more?
AMEN to this!
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This is my dcg. See how long it is?
Oh hell no... none of mine are anywhere near that... in fact one wears an Amber bracelet on his ankle. Not one of my babes has ever played with theirs in all the years of done baby care
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Oh did I mention that this little darling is the one that her mother talked to my other dcg about her giving her a cold? Some may remember that post about parents blaming other children for their illness.
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Oh hell no... none of mine are anywhere near that... in fact one wears an Amber bracelet on his ankle. Not one of my babes has ever played with theirs in all the years of done baby care
I would be fine with an anklet. I'm not so much worried about her choking on the beads, but rather this becoming a noose.
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I use two of them on myself, and they do work. But if youíre not comfortable with them, or your regs are against it, thatís fine too.

When my daughter outgrew the need I started wearing them as bracelets in the winter to help with my arthritis....and they totally work.
Did you notice the picture of her though I posted above? It's way too long and it's not even touching her skin. Doesn't it have to touch her skin to work?
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Did you notice the picture of her though I posted above? It's way too long and it's not even touching her skin. Doesn't it have to touch her skin to work?
Yes it does. I donít allow them if they are big enough to put in their mouths while wearing.
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I use two of them on myself, and they do work. But if youíre not comfortable with them, or your regs are against it, thatís fine too.

When my daughter outgrew the need I started wearing them as bracelets in the winter to help with my arthritis....and they totally work.
I think that is the key.

You have to really believe they do work.

Same for essential oils.
Those that use them truly believe they work for them and they probably do.

Kind of like religion and prayer.
Those that believe prayer works, truly believe in it.

Our minds are very powerful....
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I think that is the key.

You have to really believe they do work.

Same for essential oils.
Those that use them truly believe they work for them and they probably do.

Kind of like religion and prayer.
Those that believe prayer works, truly believe in it.

Our minds are very powerful....
I didnít have any feelings on them one way or the other. They were a gift from a daycare parent for my kids and I love the ďbohemianĒ look...they are really cute. I tried them myself to see if they really worked. I have debilitating arthritis in winter, my hands actually start curling in. These do help. Fewer steroids and narcotics.
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I found this from a newletter earlier in the year... so in MN we can NOT allow them for sleeping and are not recommended for children in child care.
They fall into the same category as bibs.
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I found this from a newletter earlier in the year... so in MN we can NOT allow them for sleeping and are not recommended for children in child care.
They fall into the same category as bibs.
Thank you. I took it off her and put it on the hook by the door. I forgot to send it home with her and she doesnt' come back until tomorrow, but I haven't received any text about it from mom yet. Dad picked up yesterday. When I see her tomorrow I'm going to hand it to her and tell her that I'm not allowed to have her wear it here. I had another one come today with one too (their friends) and I took his off too.
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