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Sensory issues - dd needs something to chew

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Pfaffingabout Fri 29-Mar-13 20:09:27

I normally lurk more than post but I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

My dd (12) has ADD and a language learning disability. She also has sensory issues which means that she is either sucking her thumb or chewing something (pen, collar, zipper pulls, hair, coat, straps of helmets / rucksacks etc). I would like to buy her a bracelet or something similar which she is allowed to chew and will stand up to some serious chewing without disintegrating!

I know there was a website mentioned on here that sells sensory needs equipment including bracelets and I thought I had saved it, but I can't find it in my vast number of potentially useful bookmarks. Could anyone tell me where I could buy such a thing?

Thanks for any pointers!

SqueakyCleanNameChange Fri 29-Mar-13 20:32:35

Chew Stixx are worth a try (available on Amazon amongst other places). Never really got them to work for DS, but other people swear by them.

Pfaffingabout Sat 30-Mar-13 08:43:29

Thank you for the idea Squeaky. I came across this site last night (sorry can't get links to work!) and the chewbeads might work. Now if I could just find them in Europe - we live in Belgium and seem to get hit with taxes and customs fees every time we buy something in from America!

Badvoc Wed 03-Apr-13 18:51:39

Could you buy a (washable) glove and attach/sew tags/beads etc onto it for her to chew?

tallulah Thu 04-Apr-13 22:01:53

We got ours a chewy necklace from here. They also do bracelets.

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