Are toys, clothes, bedding, books, and even furniture covered with little teeth marks and, worst yet, soaked and ruined from being chewed by a child who MUST chew or bite? Pierrette d’Entremont, owner and designer at SentioLife Solutions, Ltd., has just the safe chewables for those who bite and chew. Their popular chew necklaces KidCompanions Chewelry and the NEW SentioCHEWS, just on the market since November of 2013, help those with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), autism (ASD), Tourette syndrome (TS), Down Syndrome (DS), and all individuals who need oral stimulation.
Features of SAFE Chewables for Those Who Bite
KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS
We can assure you that our sensory, chew necklaces are SAFE! The material to make the pendants is FDA compliant, BPA, latex and metal free. Making the chew necklaces in our Nova Scotia, Canada warehouse also ensures final product quality, while we can keep an eye on our supply chain. Aspects that imported products can sometimes lack.
Since 2012 our sensory oral-motor tools, as the OT’s call a these chewables, are CE marked to EU standards. That means we also mail orders to the 28 nations that are in the European Union.
Our autism chew necklace also double up as great hand fidgets for those with ADHD and other focusing and anxiety issues.
Our manufacturer for KidCompanions Chewelry is SouthMedics a leading Canadian manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of medical devices. Southmedic’s injection molding facility houses state-of-the-art technology to produce high-quality, precision components. SouthMedics has a Class 100,000 clean room injection molding. Therefore you can have peace of mind that our product meets the requirements you need.
Our SentioCHEWS are also made in Ontario, Canada. Our SentioCHEWS are more durable than competing products on the market that are made of generic silicone. It took us two years to design just the right shapes and find the safe, durable material used to make our second chew necklace. The SentioCHEWS are also made of a material that is FDA compliant, BPA, latex and metal free.
We have two choices in lanyard for our KidCompanions Chewelry. Our colorful lanyards are 100% soft cotton. They are cute, colorfast, and comfortable! The second choice is our undyed 100% organic cotton lanyards that are non-allergenic. Our undyed cotton lanyards are more suitable for fabric chewers and can be bought separately as well as one in 28 inches.
Both choices are durable and easily washable. They come in 18 or 20 inches. You can buy these separately as well as a 24 inch lanyard.
The SentioStyles 24 inch breakaway lanyards on our SentioCHEWS are REAL made-in-
the-USA Tactical Paracord and a suitable length and strength for more active youth and adults!
After requests from kids, parents and health professionals we have designed SentioStyles lanyards for those tough and busy growing kids!. The dozen or so AWESOME color choices are just an added bonus. SentioStyles 24 inch and 28 inch lanyards can also be bought separately for replacements or to match clothing. They can be used with other pendants like keys, ID card, etc.
Our custom made breakaway on KidCompanions Chewelry is small and lays flat. It was designed specifically for children and conforms to ASTM toy safety standard! Though not meant to be chewed, it is also BPA, lead and phthalate free.
On the SentioStyles lanyards a sturdy barrel breakaway is the centrepiece and takes a hefty tug before releasing as a safety mechanism. It pops open to keep you safe if needed and pops easily back together again.
The clasp is tough and the paracord is strong, but they are not meant to be chewed.
HOW TO WASH OUR CHEW NECKLACES
Our pendants and lanyards are dishwasher safe on the top shelf and can be washed in a washing machine. I would place them in a mesh bag in the washing machine to prevent tangling and in the enclosure for small items in the dishwasher. Wash them easily by hand in the evening and they will be dry next morning.
TIP: One clever mom whose child DID NOT want to remove his KidCompanions Chewelry would give her child a bath and, as you can guess, the chew necklace was washed at the same time. Eh! what can I say, “Roll with the punches and don’t sweat the small stuff!”