Many autistic children find oral stimming a part of their everyday routine. This goes the same for autistic adults (I find myself chewing on a pen daily!). When it comes to finding the right (and safe) items to use a chewie, it is hard to know where to start. In order to find some of the best chewerly out there, I have created the Ultimate Oral Motor Tools Round Up. Chewies & Chewy Jewelry for every need!
These awesome Krypto-Bite Chewable Gem Necklaces are at the top of the list for a reason! With a total of 14 different colors with toughness levels varying from soft to XXT, these chewies truly make the cut! Each necklace comes with a breakaway clasp for safety. They are designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA by ARK Therapeutic. Medical grade, FDA compliant, NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
If you have a lego fan in your home (really, who doesn’t? lol) then these brick stick chew necklaces by ARK are going to be a huge hit! With a total of 12 different colors with toughness levels varying from soft to XXT, these brick style necklaces definitely stack up! THe cool thing about these is that each brick has large bumps on one side, small bumps on the other for lots of varied sensory input. Each necklace also includes a breakaway clasp and contains Medical grade, FDA compliant, NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
The blue, spiral design of this pendant by Chewigem is a favorite among both boys and girls. One of the best features isn’t the chewy, but the cord. The cord is a full 1/2″ thick with a break away clasp for safety. This brick stick chew necklaces chewy is 2″ wide, a firm chew designed for stronger chewers.
Finding chewlery for boys can be difficult if you do not know what to look for. Thankfully, there are a ton out there to choose from. These camo style brick stick chew necklaces are for moderate chewers and also contain the break away safety clasp.
Not all of those with oral motor needs are heavy chewers. This beautiful brick stick chew necklaces is perfect for lighter chewers. Its design is similar to everyday necklace, so it more discreet than many other designs. It does include an adjustable length cord with break-away clasp for safety.
Going along with number three, this cosmo rain drop is a great option for those who want a simpler design. The deep color goes great with many out fits. This is also for those with lighter oral motor needs and contains the breakaway clasp for safety.
For the sensory seeker that does not like cords around their necks, a bangle is a great option! This beautiful dessert tread bangle is a great design with no worries of strings. It features a nubbed outer design to help with additional sensory needs.
We all have favorite and preferred colors. These disc pendents come in a wide array of colors and designs that are sure to please. All of these pendents are a full 1/2″ thick and 2″ wide. Designed with a firm chew for stronger chewers. Has adjustable length cord with break-away clasp for safety.
If you looking for a sweeter design, these aquarius miller heart chew necklaces are the perfect solution! They come in four different colors: blue, purple, silver, and zebra. These are soft to the touch, great for the light chewer. (Note: Not for Heavy Chewer). Features an adjustable length cord with break-away clasp for safety.
If you are looking for something a little different, these uniquely designed chewerly might be just what you are looking for. Made for the moderate chewer, this design comes in five colors: Black, Coral, Fuchsia, Turquoise, and Wheat.
By far my favorite, the dc comics silicone pendants are my favorite! These are better for the soft to moderate chewers. The available designs are Batman, Pink Superman, Red Superman, and Wonder Woman.
Alicia Trautwein is an autism parenting coach living in Missouri. She is the creator behind The Mom Kind, a website dedicated to parenting neurodiverse families. She is one of the head creators behind the #WeLoeveMoms campaign and is also featured in the “Amazing Moms” coffee table book by Hogan Hilling & Dr. Elise Ho. She shares her expertise along with her experience in parenting children, both with and without autism.