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Product Spotlight: Cheweys for Oral Kids

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What to do with a kid who can’t stop putting things in his mouth? Cheweys are a terrific way to keep them from eating everything in the house, including trucks, Barbie hair and their clothes. Following is a list of chewey ideas for the school-aged kids as well as younger ones. In addition, I’ve listed some article about oral sensitivities at the bottom.

Kid Companion Chewable Pendant: These are the most popular chewable necklaces out there. We didn’t use this with our son because of the heart… my son wants skulls and pirates, not hearts. But I would recommend this necklace first for any girl.

Teething Bling Donut Shaped Pendant Necklace (Onyx): Although this chewey is marketed as a teething ring, I actually bought it for my son, who used to chew on it during reading time at preschool. It helped him sit still.

Chew Stixx Pencil Toppers: Have a kid who is constantly seeking oral input? Perhaps all of your kid’s pencils are chewed to bits? Chewy Stixx are a great thing to top her pencils with.

School Specialty Desk Buddy Multi Sensory Bar Fidget. While this product is for tactile input, it’s also designed to be safe for kids to chew on.

Chew Stixx Multi-Textured Chewable Fidget: In multiple colors, textures, shapes and tastes, the Chew Stixx acts as a fidget as well as great chewey.

Trident Gum, 18 Sticks: Gum isn’t a chewy, but boy does it do the trick. Your little ones may swalllow the gum but at this point, we’re buying these things in bulk for our preschooler and kindergartener.

Articles about Oral Sensitivities:

Author: Jennifer

Jennifer is a mom evolving as she navigates the waters of parenthood as well as having two children with sensory processing disorder and sharing her knowledge. She writes The Jenny Evolution, Generation iKid and The Sensory Spectrum.

One thought on “Product Spotlight: Cheweys for Oral Kids

  1. The necklace looks like a good idea. As a teacher it was always difficult when an OT would prescribe an oral chewy for a student. I was constantly interrupting instructional time to clean the object because it was falling on the floor. This appears to be more sanitary since it is attached to the child and less chance of contact with the floor or even sitting it on the desk.

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