SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor Tools

In November of 2013 SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. that designed and sells KidCompanions Chewelry since 2007 launched their new, oral-motor tool, SentioCHEWS.

Parents immediately asked how these two chew necklaces differ.  How do they compare in size, durability, and ability to satisfy the need to bite and chew?  Do SentioCHEWS have all the same features as KidCompanions Chewelry has that bring parents peace of mind?  AND the biggest eye opener/elephant–in-the-room is WHY the difference in price. Each SentioCHEWS costs you only $9,95 Canadian and our regular price for KidCompanions Chewelry is $17,49 Canadian.

This post tells you all you want to know about our FUN, FUNCTIONAL  sensory toys. Both sensory oral-motor tools bring peace of mind to parents and relief to kids with anxiety, sensory or focusing challenges.

How KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS Are Similar

Both oral-motor tools have many similar features that make them favorites with parents and occupational therapists, and others who recommend these chew pendants for children with special needs like sensory processing disorder (SPD), autism, ADHD, anxiety, Tourette syndrome, Apraxia, Dyspraxia, Dysarthria, etc.

Similar Features of KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS:

  • We comply with The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.
  • Our lanyard lengths follow ASTM safety standards for children’s safety of cords and loops.
  • Our product is CE marked to EU standards, under the Medical Device Directive.
  • Both are BPA, latex & metal free.
  • Shapes are made-in-Canada.
  • The breakaway is a safety feature that prevents accidental strangulation.
  • Washable with soap and water or dishwasher safe on the top shelf.

How KidCompanions Chewelry ($17,49 Canadian) and SentioCHEWS ($9,95 Canadian) are Different and Hence the Price Difference

SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor ToolsOur KidCompanions Chewelry shapes are 2 fused parts and made of non-toxic thermo-plastic elastomers, both medical grade, FDA approved and USP Class VI. This 2-part, fused design gives added tactile features, a more eye-catching look, and costs double to make.

The chew pendant’s darker, embossed center dot is shiny and very smooth and the heart shaped KidCompanions Chewelry also has a “worry stone” dip in front making them a great hand fidget as well as a mouth fidget.  Surrounding the raised dot is a rubbery material of a different texture that presents a firm item to chew and bite.The back of each KidCompanions Chewelry pendant has an array of darker dots providing interesting imagery possibilities that intrigue and entertain many users.

SentioCHEWS are economical  1 part shapes made with FDA compliant thermo-plastic SentioChews Red Set - SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor Toolselastomers. SentioCHEWS are elastic, bouncy, AND tough! They have a soft, rubber feel and are pliable; therefore, they are NOT a hard chew like the KidCompanions Chewelry.

SentioCHEWS are more durable than competing products on the market that are made of generic silicone. The chew or bite marks bounce back and do not leave teeth marks easily.

And if you are wondering, YES, SentioCHEWS are more durable than our KidCompanions Chewelry…but keep in mind each has tactile features that will fulfill different needs.

Size, Shape and Color of KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS

The pendant size of both, comply with safety regulations. The shapes are between 2 inches to 2.5 inches in diameter and weigh 0.4 ounces. In the metric system this is 5.08 cm to 6.35cm and 12 grams.

The SentioCHEWS are slightly bigger and can safely be used by toddlers where our KidCompanions Chewelry is recommended for those 3 years and older.

Clip-on KidCompanions Chewelry by SentioLife Solutions. KidCompanions Chewelry comes in 2 styles, heart and circle shapes. The circles are black or blue and the heart pendants are blue, pink, yellow, green, or blue.

I must add that we also have Clip-on KidCompanions Chewelry.

SentioCHEWS come in four styles in two colors, red and blue:

  • SentioCHEWS Dot Drop
  • SentioCHEWS  Flower
  • SentioCHEWS IceCream
  • SentioCHEWS Soccer Ball

Let’s Talk Lanyards: Material, Color Choices, Clasp, and Length

breakaway clasps - SentioChews Red Set - SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry (photo) – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor Tools

KidCompanions Chewelry Breakaway Lanyards

If you have a fabric chewer, the 100% organic cotton, undyed breakaway lanyards available as one of our two choices of lanyards on our KidCompanions Chewelry is the best choice.

Our colorful, matching KidCompanions Chewelry breakaway lanyards are made from very soft, 100% cotton. Users love the comfortable feel of this lanyard and most do not mind our chew necklace around their neck.

The breakaway clasp was customed designed by Pierrette to lie comfortably and is made with the same non-toxic materials as the hardest part of the KidCompanions Chewelry pendant itself. This clasp is not intended for chewing. In the event your child does damage the clasp, replacement lanyards can be bought separately without having to buy a new pendant as well.

You can choose an 18, 20 inch KidCompanions Chewelry lanyard. We have 24 inch black lanyards and 28 inch undyed lanyards you can buy separately .

SentioSYLES Breakaway Lanyardsallcolors-SentioSTYLES - SentioCHEWS have our SentioSTYLES 24 inch breakaway lanyards. You may buy SentioSTYLES 28 inch Breakaway Lanyards separately.

After requests from kids, parents and health professionals, for our SentioCHEWS we have designed a totally different lanyard for those tough and busy growing kids! The many AWESOME color choices are just an added bonus. SentioCHEWS have our SentioSTYLES 24 inch breakaway lanyards. You may buy SentioSTYLES 24 inch and 28 inch Breakaway Lanyards separately.

SentioSYLES lanyards are REAL made-in-the-USA Tactical Paracord a suitable length and strength for youth and adults! The SentioSTYLES lanyards can all be bought separately for replacements or spares.

breakaway clasps - SentioChews(photo) SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry (photo) – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor ToolsA 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.

So there you have it; KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS  BOTH help kids, tweens, teens, and even adults with sensory challenges discreetly and fashionably. Oral-Motor tools offer individuals a socially acceptable way to get the deep pressure they crave. Chewable tools also help improve lip closure and can increase muscle tone in the face, lips, and jaw. Using the strong jaw muscles to bite and chew or using a hand fidget, helps those diagnosed with ADHD.

KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS are recommended by OT’s and parents because our oral-motor tools are age-appropriate, stylish and allow youth with special needs to blend in. Which is better? It depends on the preferences of your child and how aggressive a chewer your child is. Some children prefer the feel of the KidCompanions to use as a hand fidget and like the SentioCHEWS better for a mouth fidget.

We love feedback. Let us know which your child prefers and why. Send us a photo and we can add some of your comments on our testimonial page.

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