What Is Sensory Chewelry?
In simple terms, sensory chew toys are hand-held objects made with safe materials, like non-toxic silicone or fabric. Since they are meant to provide sensory stimulation for autistic children, sensory chewelry comes in various textures: some are smooth, while others have ridges.
Many chew toys available on the market are easy to clean. However, keep in mind your child’s preferences; they might love one toy but altogether avoid another. The key is to identify the best toy for them. For example, your child likes to chew on pencils. Find a safe pencil for him to chew on. Both chewy tubes and pencil toppers are excellent choices for kids with autism.
What is FDA Grade Silicone?
FDA grade silicone is a synthetic rubber material that is safe for use in applications involving products intended for human use or consumption. An FDA grade silicone sheet must comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations in order to make it safe for humans. Whether commercial, premium, or FDA grade, temperature resistant silicone is highly resistant to extreme temperatures and damaging environmental factors. The main difference between a regular black silicone rubber sheet and an FDA grade silicone sheet are its applications as regular silicone is generally used for industrial applications whereas FDA grade silicone is used in the food industry and medical field.
Why the silicone is food grade?
Benefits of food grade silicone:
Highly resistant to damage and degradation from extreme temperatures,
It won’t leak, break down, or degrade over time
If cared for properly, it won’t harden, crack, peel, crumble, dry out, rot or become brittle over time
Lightweight, saves space, easy to transport
Food safe and odorless – contains no BPA, latex, lead, or phthalates