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Lead-Free Teething Jewelry November 27, 2007

Filed under: Baby & Toddler — Rachel @ 4:51 pm

My babies have always had a somewhat magnetic attraction to any jewelry I wear.  If I wear dangly earrings, I spend the day ducking and swerving from grabby hands.  If I wear a necklace, my baby will greedily shove it in his mouth just as soon as I pick him up like it’s some sort of candy.  It’s as if babies are born with a love for shiny things (wait a minute, are they?). 

Well, anyways, with all the lead toy recalls lately, a parenting magazine pointed out that jewelry often contains lead.  Yikes!  What’s more, lead actually does have a sweet taste to it!  Oh dear…  Since reading that article, I’ve made a concerted effort to keep those necklaces OUT of his mouth.  And I plan on ordering a lead test at our next well check-up, just to see.  Hopefully he’ll pass with flying colors, but if not, I’ll know to start searching for and eliminating possible exposures. 

Poor baby, he loves playing with my necklaces!  I recently came across an alternative option – mama jewelry designed for baby to mouth.  Smart Mom makes a collection of necklaces and bangles called Teething Bling that are lead-free.  They’re made out of soft silicone plastic that’s non-toxic, phthalate free and all pendants come with a breakaway clasp.  As an extra measure of safety, Smart Mom just had their jewelry tested lead-free by an independent lab.  A copy of the report is available.  Through November they’re offering a free bangle with any purchase of a pendent.  Euphoria Blog readers can also get free priority mail shipping, just use coupon code “6N19L20FPKL40K8G7″.  
  

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