Amber teething jewellery

Amber teething beads are often sold as baby 'teething aids'. They have caused serious injuries and deaths.


Never use amber teething jewellery such as necklaces, bracelets and anklets. They are not safe and could choke any child under 3 years of age.

The jewellery usually contains many small amber beads. These can come loose from the string and be swallowed or inhaled. This can cause choking and strangulation.

The amber beads used in this type of jewellery can also shatter into smaller parts. This can lead to choking.

Never put any kind of cord, string or chain jewellery around a baby’s neck.

Find tips to help your teething baby

Child safety checklist for parents including child proofing (PDF, 5.32 MB, 2 pages)

Child safety wallchart for parents including basic first aid (PDF, 3.22 MB, 4 pages)

Page last reviewed: 13 October 2022
Next review due: 13 October 2025