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.
The amber beads used in this type of jewellery can shatter into smaller parts. This can lead to choking.
Never put any kind of cord, string or chain jewellery around a baby’s neck.
Use the HSE's child proofing check list to help you child proof your home to protect your children. This list is also available from your public health nurse.
Print this child safety wallchart and keep within easy access in your home. Includes tips on child safety, first aid information and emergency contact details.