Pierrette and Lorna d’Entremont, daughter and mother, are co-owners of SentioLife Solutions, the makers of the sensory tool line “KidCompanions Chewelry“. The original KidCompanions chew necklace was invented by Pierrette in 2007. Our sensory oral-motor tool is still made in Canada and sourced in Canada and the United states. Our sensory chew necklace is a SAFE chewy/fidget that brings parents peace of mind and the user comfort, calming, and satisfying of sensory and fidgeting needs Read their story here. This product is designed by someone who knows and understands special needs.
There is a version with a longer lanyard for the caregiver to wear for a teething child and the other version for those who chew and fidget to wear. These could be an option for those who chew their nails or those with sensory processing issues. They come in a variety of colors that are muted or undyed. They have chewelry in circles or hearts. It might be harder for boys to wear this as they get older with social pressures, but I believe the hearts just look like a piece of normal jewelry. The stigma isn’t as high for girls wearing things like this. As a parent I believe this product is a very good solution to keeping their hands, clothes, or whatever else out of their mouths. Every child is different but this might be a great thing to try for your child! Especially if there are changes coming such as a new baby, moving or school. We are moving and putting little B into a new school the SAME week, so it will be interesting to see if this product helps. So far this has seemed to break my daughters nail biting habit!! :) VERY happy about that!