Sensory Chew Jewelry for Special Needs Kids
For the past 4 years, we’ve been doing behavourial intervention with our youngest. In the last two years, she started biting and scratching - the kind that pierces skin. With our OT’s suggestion, I made her a shorter teething necklace for her to bite. It took a while to convince her to bite the necklace instead but with consistent redirection, she uses the necklace now. Why not share a good thing. Thus Posh Puff now offers a new product we cannot live without these days.
miniBling is great as play jewelry for toddlers and kids, and is also excellent for kids with sensory needs both tactile and oral. They are ideal as fidgets and also to help encourage oral motor exploration. Some kids use chew jewelry to calm and focus themselves. miniBling is made from non-toxic, BPA-free, lead free silicone and designed for moderate chewers.
Just a few things you may be interested in knowing about chewing needs:
Chewing can help organize and filter overwhelming sensory information experienced by special needs kids who may have trouble filtering sights, sounds, touch, smells and even tastes.
Chewing can help calm, soothe, and self-regulate so kids can better focus during homework and other activities. Chew jewelry is a safe alternative for sensory oral motor input, and is much better than biting on fingers, knuckles, collars, cuffs, pencils, etc.
Chewing can help strengthen oral motor and facial muscles.
Chewing can provide a means of oral motor exploration to help minimize food aversions by gently introducing different textures.
All about miniBling Chew Jewelry
Besides being safe as the silicone beads are the same material as baby bottle nipples, Posh Puff has designed miniBling, our chew jewelry, to be stylish and can be worn by kids without drawing excessive attention to them for wearing an oral aid. It’s just another fun piece of jewelry.
miniBling chew jewelry necklaces are made with nylon cord and has a breakaway clasp for added safety. The safety clasp snaps apart when the necklace is pulled on too hard - no risk of strangling anyone. The clasp pops back together easily.
Silicone is easy to clean with soap and water or in a dishwasher or bottle sterilizer.
The silicone beads are for moderate chewers. If beads are chewed and/or broken by excessive or intensive chewing, please discontinue use (especially if used as a sensory or fidget tool). And we do recommend adult supervision with children under the age of 3 as they should not be left unattended with jewelry of any kind.
miniBling chew jewelry is endorsed by our OT who have purchased for many of their other clients/kids. We’ve even had school district resource coordinators make purchases. Now available online for purchase http://www.poshpuff.com/minibling/