August Product Review

 

Review of Chewigem™ Disk Pendants
This was one of the FIRST blog posts done on my blog! As of 2022, my son still loves his Chewigem.
Commonly, children with Sensory Processing Disorders chew on items that can hurt them. Their bodies crave input that is gained from chewing, mouthing, and sucking. This oral-motor input can be organizing. Chewing is heavy work for our jaw muscles. In fact, many of us chew on items such as candy, gum, or ice when we feel overwhelmed or stressed. As occupational therapists, it’s our job to encourage replacement behavior and to suggest safe and age-appropriate items on which to chew.  Chewigem™ has created stylish, fun, and cool oral jewelry that I recommend often in my practice. 

 

Chewigem™ sent the disk pendant for use by my son who has a strong need to achieve oral input. He is generally quite resistant to “new” items. The shipping was fast. Instructions were provided, which is quite helpful to parents, especially those who are new to Sensory Processing Disorder. 

 

My son was infatuated with the bright colors and their swirling design! He truly enjoyed his disk immediately.  He loved the thickness of the disc. It was perfect for his strong chewing needs. The disk was extremely durable and I felt safe that it remained absolutely intact! He wore it everywhere and it did not “stand out” as a product created for a child with special needs.

 

I would absolutely recommend the line of products created by Chewigem™ to my clients, fellow therapists, to school-personnel, and in future books.  Their colorful and sturdy pieces of child-friendly “jewelry” most definitely satisfy the need to chew that so many of our children crave. 

 

Amazon affiliate link to Chewigems.

 
Thank you for the opportunity to review such a wonderful line of products that fill a great need for our children.

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