My little boy (who will be 5 next week!) is a bundle of energy. He’s ALWAYS in motion (including those jaws: jabber, jabber, jabber)!
I’m also constantly telling him to take something or other out of his mouth. I don’t know where the appeal is, but EVERYTHING goes in his mouth.
I came across Kid Companions Chewelry, and was so excited when they agreed to do a review and giveaway on my site.
What is Chewelry? I’m so glad you asked!
It is a wearable, chewable necklace. It is great for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and oral motor issues. It also used to help kids with ADD and ADHD to focus on tasks.
photo courtesy of Chewelry.ca
Now my son has not been diagnosed with any of these disorders, nor do I think he needs to be (except in moments of dire frustration and aggravation!). Hehe, just kidding….sort of. But the kid does need to MOVE, and he does love to chew. We received the green heart necklace, and I had to condition myself not to immediately say “take that out of your mouth!”.
One of my favorite things about the design is the break-away clasp. You have to be so careful with anything the little guys put around their necks. If they’re running and get snagged on something…..yikes. If you tug on the Chewelry (with less than 5 lbs of pressure), the clasp will release making this safe for them to wear. You can even choose to personalize your Chewelry either with the child’s name, or even with any type of allergies they may have – peanut, dairy, etc.
Pierrette and Lorna, the co-owners of the Kid Companions line truly put a lot of thought into the design of this product. The heart shaped pendants have a dip in them as well as a rubbery protruding shape that allows for extra fidgeting (or “worrying”).
All parts can be washed with soap and water. The pendant itself is top-rack dishwasher safe. Everything is non-toxic and FDA approved. There is no latex, lead, BPA, PVC or Phthalates in the Chewelry products.
My son loves wearing the Chewelry, and it’s a relief to know that what he’s putting in his mouth isn’t toxic (which unfortunately we do have to worry about with toys. Yeesh!).
Please note that Chewelry is intended for children 3 and older.
Now, for the fun part! Kid Companions is giving away a Chewelry necklace to one of my lucky readers!
Please make sure to leave your email address in with your entry so I can contact you if you win!
Mandatory Entry (This must be completed for all extra entries to count)
Visit Chewelry.ca. Come back here and leave me a comment letting me know one thing you learned about Chewelry and which color you would choose if you were to win.
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Contest Rules, etc: This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on Friday August 6, 2010. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 72 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Open to US & Canada residents.
Although I received a complimentary Chewelry necklace to review and keep, my opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by the company. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review.
The winner is comment #9, Libby. Congratulations!