Kids, Tweens and Teens with ADHD Focus Better when Allowed to Use Chewelry or Fidgets

Kids, Tweens and Teens with ADHD Focus Better when Allowed to Use Chewelry or Fidgets
(This article has been updated 22 Sep, 2018)

Excessive chewing or fidgeting is sometimes an indication that your child with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) needs to MOVE! Moreover, some youngsters with ADHD will chew or bite on anything within their reach, because chewing IS movement. For hygiene, safety and even economical reasons, we are seeing that safer alternatives to commonly chewed items like pen tops, pencils, shirt sleeves and collars, cords, etc. should be provided to satisfy this overwhelming need to chew, bite or/and fidget.

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KidCompanions Chewelry Designed by a Mom Who Knows About Special Needs

KidCompanions Chewelry Designed by a Mom Who Knows About Special Needs

WHO is behind KidCompanions Chewelry? Pierrette d’Entremont, a mom who breast fed her three children, felt there was a need on the market for a safe item to occupy the exploring hands of a baby being fed or held.  Pierrette developed a two-part pendant and a custom breakaway clasp which she called HeartString Baby’s Companions . This process took a while. Then this handy chewy or fidget toy for  infants and toddlers evolved into a sensory oral-motor tool for individuals with special needs. Here is the KidCompanions Chewelry story!

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Safety Tips for Parents Regarding Children’s Jewelry and Chewelry

Safety Tips for Parents Regarding Children’s Jewelry and Chewelry

Parents want what is best for their children. They lobby for safe products and a safe environment. When we were getting KidCompanions Chewelry ready for market our product had to comply to many safety regulations from Canada and the United States. Then during 2012 we successfully went through the red tape to get KidCompanions Chewelry CE marked to be sold to the 28 European Union countries. When parents buy our product they can have peace of mind about its safety… can that be said about less expensive children’s jewelry or chewelry? What are the dangers that lurk in toyland?

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Chew Necklace and Clip-on Fidget: KidCompanions Chewelry Blue Circle Pendant

Chew Necklace and Clip-on Fidget: KidCompanions Chewelry Blue Circle Pendant

Chew Necklace and Clip-on Fidget: KidCompanions Chewelry Blue Circle PendantWere you one of the parents or therapists who had asked for an age-appropriate chew necklace that boys would wear and use? “Mothers know best” when it comes to their Special Needs children.” This mantra has guided many decisions in families and hopefully in our school system. So naturally Pierrette d’Entremont, designer of KidCompanions Chewelry, took seriously the pleas of distraught moms who told her no cool, sensory chewable fidgets were available for their older children, especially for boys.

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