Is sterling silver safe for my baby to chew on and play with?
Totally! Sterling silver has been used for babies for generations: sterling silver flatware, baby cups, rattles and teethers. Our jewelry is made from 100% reclaimed and refined sterling silver. Silver is antibacterial, antimicrobial and non-toxic. It has a unique cooling effect which is perfect for tender baby gums.
How do I care for Sophia Faye Jewelry?
For silver: Dip polishes should be avoided as they contain harsh chemicals. Wash as needed with warm water and gentle soap. Tarnish is a normal reaction when silver is exposed to oxygen, saliva and other compounds. Tarnish can be prevented by storing silver in the cotton bag it came in when not in use, leaving the anti-tarnish strip enclosed. Avoid applying lotion or perfume while wearing your silver jewelry. If tarnish does occur, we recommend using a Sunshine brand polishing cloth or something similar. Before letting a baby chew on it, rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth. If silver is exposed to saliva or water it can be hand washed with a gentle soap and dried with a clean cloth before it is stored.
For wood: Our wood beads are treated with our signature wood ointment made from local beeswax and organic coconut oil only (available for purchase in our shop). Wooden beads WILL crack if they are not treated regularly- this conditioning helps seal in moisture and makes wood waterproof. You should treat your wood beads every week or any time you wash them. Use your clean fingers to rub ointment onto beads, let set for at least 30 minutes then wipe off excess ointment with a clean cloth. If you treat your wood beads regularly they will last for years!
For cotton: Cotton ribbon may be hand washed with or without a mild detergent. Allow to air dry on a flat surface.
Can I leave any adornments or teethers with my baby unattended?
No! Babies are very creative as we all know, so we do not recommend leaving your child alone with any of our products unless they are over three years of age.
Are teething necklaces safe for baby to pull on?
Definitely! All of our cotton ribbon necklaces are secured with magnetic sterling silver clasps that are designed and made by hand. These clasps ensure that when your baby yanks on your necklace (which babies just love to do!) no one gets hurt and your necklace won’t break! We offer different lengths as well so you can choose which size best suits you and your little one.
Why give my baby Sophia Faye Jewelry adornments?
Infants have a natural curiosity to put things in their mouths and as teeth begin to come in gums can become sore and tender. Silver is hard and cooling, providing mama and baby with some much needed relief. Many of our products also have moving rattle-like parts which can help build fine motor function in babies. Many of our adornments can be repurposed over time to become a fashionable keepsake for a mom whose baby is done teething and is growing up! Silver is a beautiful, natural material which is an incredible and sustainable alternative to plastic toys and teethers.