Oral Motor Chewables

Chewable Y Chew - Mild Chewers Yellow

NZ $21.95 incl GST

The Y Chew is recommended for mild chewers, and/or those with limited oral tone who need to build up their jaw strength.

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Description

Y-Chew® is an oral motor chew tool made out of the same soft, chewy, medical grade material as our popular Grabber.  It's recommended for mild chewers, and/or those with limited oral tone who need to build up their jaw strength.  The Y-Chew has three different extensions to chew on, each with its own texture (smooth, ribbed, and bumpy) for a varied sensory experience.  Use it to exercise the lips, tongue, cheeks, and especially the jaw, allowing the mouth to learn and grow strong through oral exploration. It can also be used:As an oral fidget for sensory seekers craving oral input and stimulation
As a safe alternative to biting/chewing on fingers, shirts, and other hazardous non-food items
To decrease thumb sucking, tooth grinding, and finger/knuckle biting
To practice biting/chewing skills without the risk of choking
To improve jaw strength, jaw stability, tongue movement, and other feeding skills
To satisfy the urge to chew for individuals who are fed through a g-tube
To build oral tone, strength, mobility, control, coordination, and endurance
To decrease oral sensitivities, oral defensiveness, and food aversions

 ARK manufactures these chew tools in the USA! They're constructed out of medical grade, FDA compliant materials that contain NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex. They're also molded out of one solid piece of material with no holes or crevices that could harbor saliva or bacteria.

 Caution: although these chew tools are made out of sturdy, medical grade materials, they are not indestructible. Some individuals (particularly those with heavy oral needs and aggressive biting/chewing) may be able to damage the tools.  How long they last may depend on the oral sensory needs of the child as well as other variables.  Please supervise at all times and replace if necessary when the item shows signs of wear and tear.  For a tougher version of the Y-Chew, check out the XT and XXT options.  Insider tip: encourage individuals to chew on all three extensions to more evenly distribute the chewing.

 

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