Poss is a chewer. She always has been, and I’m not sure she will ever really stop. Nails, t-shirts, pens, cords… anything that stands still long enough is in danger really.
Apparently it’s not just a habit, in fact it’s to do with her sensory profile, she simply has a need to chew. It’s soothing for her; the pressure it causes in her jaw, right through into her ears, is calming.
We’ve found ways to get around it in the past, finding healthy outlets because there’s only so many cords you can chew before things go wrong. The best results so far have come from chewing gum, which her very first OT recommended years ago. However, we limit it only to the car (because, honestly, who wants to be dealing with chewing gum all over the house) and it’s really not enough.
Over the past few months, we’ve had holes in collars and sleeves, the more stressed she is, the more she seems to do it. So when the lovely people at Chewigem contacted me about their chewable jewellery, it sounded like a good option to try.
We’ve had them a few weeks now, in fact we were meant to do this review just before she went into hospital in the first week of term, so we’ve had lots of time to trial them 😉 Some of the bracelets have ended up in her pencil case at school for her to use during the day, while the necklace is always close by when she’s at home.
It’s all well and good for me to tell you about them, but Poss does such a great job, we decided she could tell you herself.
Now the best part… we have a pack of Chewigems to give away! Included is exactly what Poss shows in the video, along with another few bracelets (which we couldn’t show because they’re in her desk). The pack is valued at over $70.
All you have to do is tell me… what’s the weirdest thing you’ve found your kids (or yourself!) chewing?
And for those of you not lucky enough to win this time around, the lovely folk at Chewigem are offering FREE SHIPPING with code AAB14.
Simply select standard shipping and enter the code at checkout and the offer is valid until 31/03/14
Disclosure – Chewigems provided us with some product to trial and a fee in exchange for this review. As always, our opinions can”t be bought. The giveaway will run from Feb 26th 2014 until 5th March 2014.