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 As a mom of children with sensory processing issues who are also on the autism spectrum I’ve been dealing with my kids mouthing objects for a long time.  The collar of the shirt gets chewed on, the toy they were playing with ends up with teeth marks, or the top of a pencil, everything ends up in their mouth!  I remember the day I talked to Aidan’s therapist about the chewing and her handing me a white rubber toothbrush looking chew toy.  My mind immediately went to, “this is a dog toy”  and I honestly never gave it to Aidan or Lilly. 
The thing with mouthing and chewing items is that you don’t really realize how much of it is sensory until a child is outgrowing their toddler years.  When a child is two or even three and he puts a toy in his mouth, you assume its part of being a toddler.  However when a four or five year old, is still putting toys in their mouth you know there’s an issue.  Unfortunately this is also an age that kids are venturing out, kids are starting preschool or kindergarten, kids are making friends and realizing what is the social norm and what isn’t. 
As an autism mom I want to raise my children as main stream as possible, and to me sending my five year old off to school with a piece of rubber that I could totally mistake for a toy I’d throw at my puppy just didn’t seem right. 
I recently learned about ChewiGem through this review and I am very excited.  I know as my children progress through school the needs of their sensory processing disorder will become an issue that they will need to self regulate and instead of chewing on clothes, hair, or pencils, having ChewiGem as an option will be a great relief.  The jewelry is fun and funky in design so that no one would guess that it is a therapy item and my kids are excited to wear them, however they are durable and safe enough that these items are very usable.

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products are made of FDA approved silicone and are lead, latex, BPA, PVC and phthalate free
 
When a child or adult with additional needs is better able to focus and self soothe, their confidence level increases while their anxiety level decreases
 
Prices Range from $14.95-$19.95 depending on Design Choice
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38 Comments on ChewiGem for the Need to Chew! Fashionable Sensory Chewable Jewelry ~ Review and Giveaway

  1. Masshole Mommy
    October 6, 2014 at 5:41 pm (3 years ago)

    My little one has major focus issues and likes to tinker with things in his hands, so one of those bracelets might do good for him.

  2. Christina Aliperti
    October 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I think this was an amazing idea. It's great for sensory issues and I am sure it would help with focus and concentration.

  3. Stefany T
    October 6, 2014 at 9:34 pm (3 years ago)

    My youngest would love this. It seems she is always putting things in her mouth and this would be great to have for her.

  4. Pam
    October 6, 2014 at 9:44 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks great for those kids or adults with sensory issues that need to chew on things. My daughter was like that when she was little- she's gotten better about it, but her nails and pen caps and straws disappear within minutes of coming near her mouth.

  5. Ben @ Cheap is the new Classy
    October 6, 2014 at 11:30 pm (3 years ago)

    This is a really great idea. Any time you can reduce the social stigma of something like this (and unfortunately there is), it's a great thing. They look good, too. Not like a dog chewy at all.

  6. Dawn
    October 7, 2014 at 12:37 am (3 years ago)

    I love this so much. If a loved one has this issue, these are a great way to address it without making it such an overt thing. I know that shouldn't matter, but sometimes it does. =(

  7. Shell
    October 7, 2014 at 1:23 am (3 years ago)

    One of my boys needed one of these for a while. They are a great help.

  8. Lisa B
    October 7, 2014 at 1:40 am (3 years ago)

    My best friends daughter is Autistic and the school uses a gummy type of worm to help keep her hands busy. I will have to show her this i like that it can go around the neck.

  9. A Helicopter Mom
    October 7, 2014 at 1:52 am (3 years ago)

    I've never heard of these, but have a lot of friends with kids on the spectrum. I'll definitely pass this info on.

  10. Casa Vilora Interiors
    October 7, 2014 at 3:39 am (3 years ago)

    I have never heard of these. very interesting, Anything that helps is good

  11. Felicia Carter
    October 7, 2014 at 4:00 am (3 years ago)

    What a fantastic idea! I had something similar when the boys were teething.

  12. Kristin
    October 7, 2014 at 5:17 am (3 years ago)

    What a great idea. My girls chew on the oddest things. Great idea here!

  13. April Mims
    October 7, 2014 at 10:21 am (3 years ago)

    This is such a great idea for children with special sensory needs. I love that they are able to self soothe in a healthy way.

  14. Amanda
    October 7, 2014 at 11:37 am (3 years ago)

    This is a great product. My son has since out grown this a little bit but when he was younger…man what I wouldn't have done for this!

  15. Christie C
    October 7, 2014 at 1:10 pm (3 years ago)

    What a cutie! Glad you found a product that is helpful for him!

  16. mail4rosey
    October 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm (3 years ago)

    That is nice that they will have a great option to chewing other things. I haven't heard of it until now!

  17. Beth@FrugalFroggie
    October 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I didn't know how the need to still put things in their mouths. It sounds like a great option to help children on the Austim Spectrum.

  18. Janel (A Mom's Take)
    October 7, 2014 at 3:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Such great products for the kids who need them. Glad there is something for everyone.

  19. Theresa Mahoney
    October 7, 2014 at 4:02 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband could actually benefit from this. He is constantly putting junk in his mouth (pen caps, etc)!

  20. Rachelle J
    October 7, 2014 at 5:49 pm (3 years ago)

    What a fantastic idea! So much better than trying to keep up with a chewing aid that isn't attached to something and very discreet, great product!

  21. Laura Grace Andry
    October 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great idea for little ones. I know of some children with sensory issues that would totally benefit from this product!

  22. Rowell Reviews
    October 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I'm glad that there are products like this to help reduce chewing on collars.

  23. Nancy Partin
    October 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm (3 years ago)

    I have something similar for my baby to chew on when chewing. What a great idea for the kids that just need something. I have known many kids with sensory disorders and these would be great.

  24. Jeanine
    October 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great giveaway! Adorable pieces too! I have a necklace that I haven't worn yet but is the same type of deal!

  25. Ann B
    October 7, 2014 at 7:05 pm (3 years ago)

    This is a great product for the little ones that have the need to fidget and chew. Great for kids with Autism.

  26. Danielle @ We Have It All
    October 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm (3 years ago)

    This is so cool! I got a chewy toy for my son, although he doesn't need it yet but I think he might so I got one. But I like this idea much more!

  27. Krystal Butherus
    October 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm (3 years ago)

    I had no idea such a product existed. That is a cool tip. Thanks!

  28. Chrystal Mahan
    October 7, 2014 at 8:28 pm (3 years ago)

    These are interesting. I had no idea something like this existed. I am going to pass this along because I have a few mom friends who have children who could benefit.

  29. Megan Chamberlin
    October 7, 2014 at 9:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I didn't know about that aspect of autism, but that seems like a great solution! I assumed they were for infants at first. 🙂

  30. Savory Experiments
    October 8, 2014 at 12:26 am (3 years ago)

    This is a genius idea! I also like that it comes in cool shapes, like a skull, so others may not realize what it is.

  31. Carly
    October 8, 2014 at 2:59 am (3 years ago)

    These ChewiGem's are so cute! What a great idea!

  32. Camesha | Mama Motivator
    October 8, 2014 at 4:32 am (3 years ago)

    Very cool! It sounds like a great option to help kids with Autism.

  33. The Mommy-Files
    October 8, 2014 at 6:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I'd never heard of this brand before. Sounds like something the kids would definitely enjoy!

  34. Liz Mays
    October 9, 2014 at 5:31 am (3 years ago)

    Now that is a great idea. It's something they could immediately chomp on as needed.

  35. ACM'smommy
    October 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I love that there are products like this that can help kids. What a great idea!
    ~Amanda

  36. Donna
    October 10, 2014 at 11:00 am (3 years ago)

    What an awesome idea! I have a friend who has a son that would greatly benefit from this…I'm sharing this with her!

  37. Melissa Coleman
    October 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm (3 years ago)

    This is a pretty awesome idea. I know that a few of my friends have had a horrible time with breaking their kids from sucking their thumb. This would probably be helpful.

  38. Stephanie Shipley
    October 10, 2014 at 10:52 pm (3 years ago)

    This is such a wonderful product and would be perfect for my son! I would much rather him chew on one of these than his fingers and clothes.