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Chewelry for Girls

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All of our chews are used by both boys and girls.  They come in a  variety of shapes and colors for lots of different interests.  But for anyone looking for traditionally "girly girl" designs, check out:

ARK's Diamond Chew Necklace - As they say - diamonds are a girl's best friend!

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Chewelry for Girls

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ARK's Krypto-Bite Chewable Gem Necklace - a beautiful six-sided gem / jewel shaped chew.  Each pendant is sold individually (on its own cord), but you can also thread multiples onto a single cord for a custom look (like the below).

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ARK's Krypto-Bite Chewable Tube Necklace - a similar hex-shaped chew as the one above, except that it hangs horizontally for a different look.  These are also sold individually, but can be combined onto a single string for a custom beaded look.

Chewelry for Girls

ARK's Chewable Bangle (Bracelet) - always a classic fashion accessory.

Chewelry for Girls

ARK's Heart Chew - this handheld chew is "love at first bite!"

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Many of our chews also come in "girly girl" colors like magenta, hot pink, teal, and lavender.  So be sure to check out all of the options  here, and click on any image from there to see all of the colors available.  

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The Benefits of Embracing the Need to Chew

Does chewing on shirt sleeves/collars sound familiar?   Chewing on legos or pencils?  Nail biting?  When this happens, one’s gut instinct might be to say “Don’t chew on that.”   And that’s true - we don’t want kids putting random objects in their mouths.  BUT, chewing (when redirected to  something safe to chew on) can actually be [...]

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Chewing on Ice

Hello - I have questions about the Dino Bite necklace. Would it work well for a 6 year old autistic child who likes to chew/eat ice?  He eats ice constantly and I'm wondering if this would be a better option for his teeth. Thank you! . . Hello!  It sounds like a chew tool would be a great [...]

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Needing to Chew + Drooling

So my 8, almost 9 year old son loves your chewelry, especially your textured brick chewie. But what I'm finding lately is that it makes him drool like crazy!!  He always drooled some before when chewing, but now it even drips down his chin. Any ideas on what we can do to stop the [...]

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Does needing to chew mean my child has Autism or sensory processing disorder?

Question: I'm very new to all of this oral sensory topic.   I'm trying to understand it better as my 12 year old daughter shows significant signs for the need to chew and always has (I just thought it was teething and a phase).  The one thing I have noticed in my reading about [...]

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Do Chew Tools Increase the Need to Chew?

Question:  My son has ADHD and Anxiety, he spends a lot of time chewing/sucking on clothes, plastic, and other non- edible items. Would your chewies encourage this sensory seeking behavior or will it help him to eventually not need to mouth everything?   My son is 7 years old.  Thank you!  . . Great question.  Although each child [...]

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10 Tips for Kids Who Need to Chew - An Oral Sensory Diet

Have you ever craved crunchy foods?  Or chewed gum?  Ever chewed on your pen caps while concentrating or bit your fingernails when nervous?  We all have oral sensory habits to some extent. For children with sensory needs and/or Autism, however, oral sensory input can play a particularly important role.  Chewing throughout the day (especially during times of stress and/or [...]

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Sensory Benefits of Heavy Work Activities

Heavy work activities are any type of action that pushes or pulls against the body.  This could be tension created by something pushing/pulling against your body (like swimming where the water pushes against the body) or tension that the body itself creates (like monkey bars where the body’s own weight creates the resistance). . . Who can benefit from heavy work [...]

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Why Does My Older Child Chew on Everything?

Question:  My 9 year old chews on everything... erasers, foam rubber, shirt collars.    He has always had an oral fixation since he was a toddler, putting toys in his mouth and chewing on everything in sight.  Is this something more than typical childhood behavior?  I've read on some discussion boards that your "Grabbers" are often [...]

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Finger/Knuckle Biting & Chewing on Non-Food Items

Question: My son chews on his fingers so much! He has chewed right through the first layer of his skin on his index finger and thumb. Would Grabbers be good as an alternative for him to chew on, on his own? He is 4 years old, on the autism spectrum, and doesn't talk [...]

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