Pierrette and Lorna d’Entremont are co-owners of SentioLife Solutions, Ltd., the makers of two sensory tool lines “KidCompanions Chewelry” and Tougher-than-Silicone SentioCHEWS. Our goal is to help special kids be themselves and thrive. Our sensory chew necklaces and our clip-on fidgets give parents peace of mind and support their children who MUST bite, chew or fidget.
Our chew pendants are SAFE! They are BPA, lead, latex, pcv, and phthalate free and serve as chew necklaces and as handy fidgets! These age-appropriate, oral-motor tools are sold online and in retail stores as well as in educational and special needs catalogues around the world.
Please Note: This post was updated in March 2016
Time and again parents tell us that our chew necklaces are an awesome product that keeps their child from destroying costly toys and clothes through inappropriate chewing and biting. Furthermore for some children, using our Chewelry actually helps kids focus and stay on task!
And remember our fashionable chewelry can be worn and enjoyed by kids, tweens, and teens just as a stylish accessory that happens to be safe and at-the-ready IF they feel like chewing, fidgeting, or need to calm down.
Thanks for Your Testimonials About our Chew Necklaces!
This testimonial from a grateful mom shows how our KidCompanions Chewelry helped her child: “Attachment disorder is a heartache for all involved. Anyway, I figured that my 5 year old, who is VERY competitive with her siblings, wanted KidCompanions Chewelry Just Because Someone Else Had It. Turns out I was… wrong. She struggles with tantrums and rage (if I described her behavior to you, you might not even believe it), and tonight she told us, with a big smile on her face, that part of the reason that she’s been having fewer tantrums lately is because, “When I’m angry, instead of tantrumming, I just bite my Chewelry”. We were floored. And really grateful to you!”
Another mom wrote, “Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! My daughter has had her pink heart KidCompanions Chewelry with a red lanyard for three days and has had ZERO meltdowns – it had an instant effect on her behaviour. She wears it day and night :)”
Read about Gabrielle: Gabrielle joined a discussion on Facebook by adding that she was such an aggressive chewer that all the chew necklaces she had bought would only last one week. She was still a university student and she could not afford to buy a new sensory oral-motor tool every week. Immediately I jumped at the chance to prove that our Tougher-than-Silicone SentioCHEWS are more durable than most of the chew pendants made with generic silicone sold on many special needs online web sites or at special needs stores.
Read more testimonials here.
KidCompanions Chewelry & SentioCHEWS:
Chew Necklaces Older Kids Like To Wear Too!
Looking for a suitable, safe chewable for a growing child with special needs can be a challenge. Youth who have sensory processing disorder (SPD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Down syndrome (DS), etc., can still benefit from sensory tools. However, age appropriate sensory oral-motor tools are hard to find.
We have noticed more and more adults are also using our chewables to satisfy their overwhelming need to chew and bite that for some does not go away in adulthood.
Parents will be pleased that their tweens and teens find our chew necklaces with matching cotton lanyards stylish but discreet allowing them to blend in. KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS were designed so they do not bring attention to the user and are not a distraction to others.
Please note that all our lanyards are also sold separately. The KidCompanions Chewelry Breakaway clasp was designed by us and is custom made. The breakaway 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, latex, pcv, and phthalate free. Durable and washable, our custom made lanyards can be used for any pendant or ID badge. They are available in 18″, 20″ and 24 inches.
Chewing is an Anxiety Buster and Helps with Transitions
Some anxious kids feel calmer if they have KidCompanions Chewelry or SentioCHEWS. Students anxious during transitions (home to school, classroom to cafeteria, home to summer camp or grandma’s house) can hold on and fidget or chew on their handy chewing necklace or hand fidget. It gives them a feeling of sameness and security.
For many kids with special needs chewing, biting and fidgeting calms, comforts, and allows them to get on with the day’s activities. It is just like their favorite blanky but much more appropriate for school or being out in the community. These chewable fidgets are safe, efficient, and age-appropriate. They are sold online here: www.kidcompanions.com
Mother and grand-mother of children with special needs, we have dedicated many hours to assure our chew necklaces are safe and non-toxic. We pride ourselves on our made-in-Canada, CE marked, sourced in North America commitment and our social and environmental responsibility.
KidCompanions Chewelry is stylish and colorful. Its shapes are smooth and pleasing with a hard embossed “dot” surrounded by a rubbery outer layer lending itself to be used as a hand fidget. Abstract dots on back offer interesting imagery possibilities. KidCompanions Chewelry: Helping children with sensory and focusing challenges discreetly and fashionably!