Chewy Jewelry for Orally Fixated and SPED Kids
My oldest daughter bites her nails. It’s pretty bad actually because her nails are bitten down to nubs. We’ve tried talking to her and putting band aids and the like but it didn’t really work. So, I found this Chewy Jewelry from Kid Companion on Twitter and it’s a necklace you can chew on designed for special needs kids. My daughter loves those fidgets also; the special needs kids in her class get them to help keep them focused and she’s always been jealous that she doesn’t get one to play with.
So, the nice folks at Kid Companion send me a sample and then there is this knock-down drag out fight between my two girls about who gets to wear and chew on the necklace. Typical, right? Because my middle kid always wins these fights, I moderated and gave it to my older one. I also thought it might help her nail-biting habit. She said she hasn’t bitten her nails for the past two days but while she wears the chewelry to school, she doesn’t bite on it at school (too embarrassing). But the nice thing is that it really does look like jewelry! She keeps it next to her bed and wears it every day. I think it helps her to remember not to bite her nails. I suspect this might help with thumb suckers also! Please let me know!
Kid Companion is marketed for children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) oral motor issues as well as youth affected by ADD/ADHD to help them focus. It comes in a range of colors (yellow, green, blue, pink) and in two shapes (heart and circle).
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