Does chewing on shirt sleeves/collars sound familiar? Chewing on legos or pencils or his/her favourite toys? Nail biting? When this happens, mommy's gut instinct might be to say “Don’t chew on that.”
And that’s true - we don’t want kids putting random objects in their mouths. BUT, chewing (when redirected to something safe to chew on) can actually be very beneficial.
When older kids chew, it's usually for a reason. Chewing can help calm and de-stress. It can help increase focus and attention. It can help regulate one’s sensory system and helps to calm them down.
Because chewing serves a purpose and has many benefits, when we embrace the need to chew and encourage kids to meet that need safely, we often see happier, healthier kids better equipped to take on the world.
Stylish and discreet (unnoticeable) chewable jewelry for kids and adults who need to chew. Made in the USA and medical grade, these "chewelry" chew necklaces are perfect for on-the-go oral sensory input. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, thicknesses, and toughness levels to best fit a variety of sensory preferences. Each design comes in 3 color-coded toughness levels for mild to moderate to avid chewing.
Hints of choosing your chews:
1) The long slender shapes are sized to reach the back molars
2) The textured options provide extra tactile input for sensory seekers. Click the images below to learn more.