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objects to suck for 6 year old

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SaltaKatten Wed 17-Jun-15 21:55:08

My six year old dd is being investigated for Aspergers. We're sure she has it as she ticks all the boxes. Over the last few months she has developed a sucking habit. She loves sucking on her big toe but if it's not available she will suck on clothes (including other people's) random objects and her hair. I'd really like to get her something appropriate to suck on but she's very sensitive about it because my husband (who was feeling fed up but now regrets it) said he would get her a dummy. She claims she does not suck on things in school because it is not allowed (and of course rules are important =) ), but as she comes home with wet patches on her cardigan I'm pretty sure she does it at school too.
Any suggestions on suitable items that she could have to suck on that would appeal to a six year old girl? Her teacher and school are great and would probably be ok with her bringing something to school if need be but I think dd would refuse from a worry that it's not the done thing (again, the rules), but at least she could have it at home and it would keep everything else in the house from getting soggy =)

StuntNun Wed 17-Jun-15 21:57:42

Chewelery or a chew tube might work.

www.nationalautismresources.com/collections/chewelry

SaltaKatten Wed 17-Jun-15 21:58:43

Those bracelets look good and wouldn't look out of place on a six year old either. Thank you.

MisForMumNotMaid Wed 17-Jun-15 21:59:15

The only thing I can think of is a plastic teething type ring that could be worn as a bracelet.

DD 4, also under investigation for Autism and severe anxiety, chews/ sucks her cuffs, the corners of her cardigans, her teddys ear. I hadn't thought about getting something specific to chew so I'll watch the thread with interest.

FeelingSmurfy Wed 17-Jun-15 22:11:25

There are ranges of jewellery now which are designed to be chewed on by teething little ones but appeal to the SN market too and withstand chewing from older children

meglet Wed 17-Jun-15 22:19:30

what about [[ http://chewigem.co.uk/ chewigem]] ?

I've not used them yet but was browsing for dd last week.

meglet Wed 17-Jun-15 22:20:23

chewigem

hopefully that link works..

SaltaKatten Wed 17-Jun-15 22:25:07

Thanks meglet, I think dd would like some of the pendants, the cat ones look like something any girl her age would like wearing. She's becoming increasingly keen on fitting in and following social norms as much as possible so that's really important to her.

feetheart Wed 17-Jun-15 22:31:06

Not sure if these would be any good. It's a new company run by someone I know, and I love the name smile

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