I don't think jewelry belongs on babies. There, I said it. No earrings, no necklaces, no bracelets, certainly no rings. I saw a baby in a grocery store once decked out in a gold necklace that said "BABY" on the charm (ya think?), a gold ring, a gold chain bracelet, and one earring. This boy also had Puma shoes on, and his parents were equally decked out. It was obvious that personal appearance was of the utmost important to them, including bling for babies, but all I could think of was: Choking hazard! Strangulation hazard!
So when women on the Internet started showing pictures of their kids' necklaces, all I could think was, "What the heck?" I noticed too that all the necklaces looked similar. So I asked, and it turns out there was an answer I didn't expect:
The amber teething necklaces were to help with teething pain and other discomfort. And no, I don't mean a necklace they chew on, but just the presence of the necklace itself.