What are the benefits of sensory chew necklaces? October 15 2018, 0 Comments

Does your child bite their fingers, chew on their clothes, or other items? Our Chew buddy pendants are perfect for children who need to be orally soothed...

Did you know the mouth is one of the most sensory parts of the body? This also makes it the most effective way to regulate our behaviour, and the behaviour of our children with sensory processing issues. Sensory tools such as chewable necklaces are effective for children who are orally defensive and fussy eaters.

For children with special needs, particularly those with ASD, chewing is a common behaviour. Kids with sensory issues may feel compelled to chew on items such as clothes, paper, toys, or other objects. Some children have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or difficulty with processing and understanding sensory information. Some kids feel under stimulated while others feel overstimulated. Children with autism often chew because the sensation chewing provides is enjoyable.

Parents may worry about chewing because it can cause problems including tooth issues and damaged clothing and other belongings. However, the solution is often as simple as giving your child appropriate items to chew. Products such as gum and mints can deliver too much sugar and contribute to tooth decay. Instead, look for sensory toys or chewable necklaces designed for this purpose.

Sensory Chew Necklaces are designed for chewing

Chewable toys such as pencil toppers and teething necklaces provide sensory input in a safe, satisfying way and prevent your child from chewing on inappropriate or unsafe items. These items are colourful and provide added benefits; for example, chewable pencil toppers also add weight to the pencil for enhanced hand awareness and make the pencil more comfortable to write with and hold.

Our Chew Buddy Range is specifically designed to provide relief to special needs children with sensory needs. With such a large variety of needs and the wide range of the spectrum we have put together a range of chewable aids to help little ones with their anxiety and need to chew!

As with all of our silicone products we recommend that these products be used by children over 3 years of age and with adult supervision at all times. They are not a toy and could pose a choking hazard. Children who are advanced chewers may damage our products so please inspect your Chew Buddy regularly for faults and replace or discard if it becomes damaged.

About our Chew Buddy Products:

The cord is made of soft silk/nylon rope and each necklace features safety release break-away clasp, so they are not a strangling danger; however they are still not recommended for very young children to wear.


Chew Buddy is made from is made from non toxic BPA free Silicone. Chew Buddy pendants can be washed in warm soapy water, and are dishwasher safe.