Chewing is an amazing way to help calm and regulate our sensory systems. Not only does chewing help us to remain calm and focused but it helps to reduce anxiety and stress. Chewing can also be fun and choosing your first or next Chewigem can be very exciting.
It’s always worth chatting to a member of the Chewigem team for help and advice on finding the right product for you.
We will ask you questions to try and determine what type of chewer you are and therefore which product we think is the best match to your chewing style.
This is an important question as it helps us to find a Chewigem in a similar shape, style, texture, strength, and flexibility. If you like to chew hard plastic then it makes sense to chose a Chewigem that is hard without a lot of flexibility. If you chew fabric you may need something softer with more flexibility.
If you mouth or suck rather than chew then a softer more flexible chew would work best. Chewigems like the Dogtags and Board Pendants are great for this.
Our range has some soft and flexible chews right through to robust and rigid chews. If someone destroys what they chew then they are more likely to find the stronger tougher chews work better for them.
Some people like to chew with their whole mouth so need a Chewigem that won’t make them gag. Then there are people who chew with their front teeth and some of those people are nibblers. Nibblers are particularly difficult to find the right Chewigem for but if we know you’re a nibbler upfront it makes the process much easier.
If we are helping an adult then we can look at the correct size bangles for them or something that is suitable for their workplace. If it’s a schoolchild we may need to look at a Chewigem that blends in with their school uniform.
It can be very tempting to buy cheaper alternate chews online as there are so many readily available. But this is something we do not advise. You can ask our customers and they will tell you that they spent more on cheap chews that don’t last than finding the right Chewigem through us.
No one chewer is the same and sometimes the product we recommend might not work as well as we had hoped. But that’s okay, just get in touch and we will be able to find a more suitable replacement. Sometimes it can take a few tries to work out what’s best but trust us we will get there!
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