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ok we have a chewy tube for oral physio, now how do I get ds to chew it?

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hazeyjane Wed 24-Aug-11 19:42:14

I've been trying to get in touch with the salt, but having no joy.

I am supposed to be using the chewy tube to help ds to learn to use his jaw when chewing (he is 14 months and a feeding assessment showed that he is not chewing correctly).

The trouble I have is actually trying to get the thing in his blimming mouth - he chews and mouths everything, just not the tube!

Any advice or useful links?

Lougle Wed 24-Aug-11 19:53:57

Could you smear it with something yummy, like chocolate? They smell a bit. DD didn't take to hers for months, then became quite obsessed by it.

Marne Wed 24-Aug-11 20:04:42

Dd2 is older but we just swap it for whatever she's chewing, so as soon as she puts something in her mouth i swap it and say 'no, chew the chewey tube', for a while it worked but then we gave up (lazy mummy), she now chews her chewy necklace or whatever else she finds around the house. Good luck x

hazeyjane Thu 25-Aug-11 10:34:47

chocolate spread - genius,

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