If you decide to give your infant or toddler jewelry, of course always consider safety first. Be sure there is nothing in or around that could pose a possible choking hazard or constrictive jewelry that could cut off their circulation. Also consider items that are durable. We all know how young babies can pull and tug on hair so be sure it is something that can withstand their tiny hands. It’s also important to consider items that are practical and affordable since that lovely piece of jewelry might end up covered in melted ice cream or broken due to one too many tugs.
If you choose to wait until your child is older you may find that you’ll have a lot more options. The older the child is the more likely they will be to understand the significance of jewelry and they also know more of what they do and don’t like. A gift of jewelry for a young girl could be to commemorate a significant birthday or an event making it that much more special. Some women purchase birthstone jewelry for their daughter’s 13th birthday or perhaps as a golden birthday gift. A pair of small diamond stud earrings might be a gift to give her for doing well at her first concert recital or dance competition. Having a “girls day out” to go shopping for jewelry could be something you would enjoy together and speaking from experience, a day she may cherish forever.