Every mother wants her baby to look the cutest possible. Moms tend to dress up their little girls (and boys) with pretty jewelry and accessories to make them look sweet. While these jewelry items and accessories can be really cute, there are some serious dangers to be aware of when purchasing baby jewelry. As a concerned parent it is important to make sure that your baby is safe at all times. Read these cautions below on how to be sure your baby’s jewelry is safe.
One of the most popular yet vulnerable accessories for babies is earrings. Some parents get their baby’s ears pierced while they are still infants. Ear piercing is a major concern that parents face. Although ear piercing is a relatively safer procedure there still can be chances of infection to the tiny ears. But with a little caution and care you can avoid the danger of any infection or harm to the baby. It is recommended that you wait for a few months after the baby is born, such that the baby’s immune system becomes stronger and there are less chances of infection. When you get your baby’s ears pierced, make sure to check the pierced site daily for signs of infection. Use a mild cleanser preferably antibiotic to keep the site clean. You need to be very cautious about the type of earring backings. The earrings should be locked securely or else the earrings can come off and very easily get lost. Prefer studs for babies. Do not buy hoops. Baby can find pull the hoop off the ear which can be very dangerous.
Some other popular jewelry articles can be baby bracelets and baby pendants. Make sure any jewelry that the child wears has no sharp edges, is well rounded smooth corners and can be fastened securely. Choose simple designs that do not irritate the child while sleeping or disturb her while playing. Babies, especially toddlers and infants have a habit of putting things in the mouth. This can cause serious chocking hazard. Be sure all pendants, bracelets and earrings are securely clasped. Charms in the bracelets should be securely attached to the bracelet. Preferably remove bracelets and necklaces / pendants at bedtime. Just helps the baby (and of course you) sleep better.
Another danger associated with baby jewelry is lead poisoning. Babies love to put things in their mouths, and lead jewelry can be very dangerous. Make sure you’re your baby jewelry does not have lead in it and the material used for baby jewelry is safe.
Just a little caution and you are ready to dress up your little angel to look like a pretty fairy. Go you proud mommy!