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For the Need to Chew™

Homeschool Creations Product Review

May 09, 2016

Homeschool Creations Product Review

From Homeschool Creations:

 

Do you have a sensory child at home that chews on things all the time? For children with sensory issues, chewing can be one area that helps them process what is going on around them. For one of our children, chewing has become enough of an issue (clothes, pencils, LEGOs), that we were looking for something safe he could have available to chew on. For us, Chewigem was a much needed help.

 

ChewigemUSA is a family run business that creates oral sensory jewelry for children – both boys and girls. Their products are designed to look more like fun jewelry, so they are more discreet.

 

 

Products range from pendants (both discs and raindrops), dog tags, bracelets, and bangles and come in a huge variety of colors. The pieces are made from a non-toxic silicone, so they are completely safe for your kids to chew on. The clasps on the jewelry are all ‘breakaway,’ making them even safer for your family. Their pendants and bracelets can also be put in the dishwasher for cleaning (just not the cords) or washed in soapy water.

Our kids received several of the Chewigem pendants and dogtags based on what they typically chew on and how active they chew. For two of our kids (the ones that needed it the most), their necklaces have been such a help. Rather than putting a sweatshirt cord, pencil/pen, or LEGO in their mouth, the Chewigem pendants offered them a great alternative. Because of the colors and styles, they didn’t mind wearing them around the house or in public at times either (we tried to keep them at home, because I didn’t want to lose them!).
 
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The Chewigem dogtags were my personal favorite – not too heavy, but perfect for Kaleb, our kiddo with more sensory issues. In a typical school day I am constantly trying to redirect his chewing (usually LEGOs or his sleeves), and it has become a big issue in our school day. There have been holes in clothing and a near choking once (that wasn’t a good day). In the past he has needed constant redirection and then just a few seconds later is back to chewing or mouthing something.

Now Kaleb hangs his dog tags by his desk and puts them on almost every morning when we start school, especially when he feels the need to chew on something. Chewigem pendants are one thing that I don’t worry about him choking on and don’t mind him chewing!
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Our other two use them from time to time, and I would much rather have them fidgeting with their Chewigem pendant than a pencil or other item. Zachary wears his while reading – helping so much keeping him on track and focused, as well as keeping the fidgeting down (win, win for me!).
Chewigem USA is a company that I definitely recommend you check out if your family has a child that chews. We have been very pleased with the products we received, and their prices range from $14.95 to $19.95 (definitely worth saving a shirt and a few pencils!). Customer service is very helpful as well and will help you find the right pendant for your child if you need any help.

www.homeschoolcreations.net





Buyers Guide

Need Help Chewsing your Chew™? We have many options! Each Chewigem is different in size, strength and personality!

         

Collection         

Mild

Moderate

Moderate +

Tactile Nubs

Matte Finish

Polish Finish

Dimensions 

Emitochew Small

2.75" x 2.75"

0.25" thick

Emitochew Large

3" x 3"

0.25" thick

Dog Tags

1" x 2"

0.25" thick

Cats

1" x 2"

0.25" thick

Skullls

1" x 2"

0.25" thick

Raindrops

1" x 2"

0.25 " thick

Chubes

2" x 1.5"

0.5" thick

Realm Rings

     

 

 

2" x 2"

0.5" thick

Eternities

2.75" x 2.25"

0.5" thick

Discs

1.75" x 1.75"

0.5" thick

Miller Hearts

2.25" x 2.25"

0.5" thick

Geo Tags

1" x 2"

0.5" thick

Tread Bangles Small

3" x 3"

0.5" thick

Tread Bangles Large

 

3.5" x 3.5"

0.5" thick

Bubba Bangles

3.25" x 3.25"

0.5" thick

Hexichews

4.5" x 4.5"

0.75" thick

Still not sure which one is right for you?

Contact Mama Chewi™ @

info@chewigemusa.com

Due to the intended use of the product, wear and tear are expected and products should be checked routinely for damage and used with adult supervision. Discard and replace immediately once damaged. Necklaces are not intended to be worn for children under age 3 due to the concern of long cord strangulation. Clasps and ties contain small parts and may be a choking hazard and are not intended for chewing. This is not a toy.