While on maternity leave, Jenny McLaughlan and husband Stuart, came up with the idea for a necklace that would be safe for babies to chew on while teething. We all know that when a baby hits that stage they love to put everything in their mouth. As a result GUMIGEM was born, the concept has been received exceedingly well and even has celebrity endorsement.
However, it became apparent that there was another market interested in these necklaces. They began to receive a lot of emails from thrilled parents of Autistic children or parents of children with other sensory disorders that found the necklaces a godsend. These emails touched a nerve with the couple and they investigated the market further. It filled them with such joy to be providing a product that was benefiting these children so much, that they set out to launch a site dedicated to these customers who have the need to chew.
CHEWIGEM™ is a line of non toxic, stylish and effective products that meets this need. Our products are a lot more discreet than some chewing aids available on the market. Chewigem can serve the needs of many from children to teens to adults. Individuals with dementia may also find our products soothing either as a hand fidget or to fill an oral fixation.
With a wide range of stylish designs, you'll find a broad range of colours to choose from, and a Chewigem that is sure to suit you. They are made from a similar material to that of most baby teethers. It should be noted that children with fully developed teeth and aggressive biters will be able to bite through CHEWIGEM eventually, so adult supervision is always recommended. IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS DUE TO THE LONG CORD. Our silicone meets FDA standards and is BPA, PVC, Lead, Latex and Phthalate free.
ChewigemTM Canada launched in 2015 to meet the growing consumer demand for a regional supplier in Canada. With strong connections in the special needs community, we fully understand the importance of a quality product that provides comfort and calm to a child in need. We believe that Chewigem offers many unique and fun choices for each child’s personal preference and can meet their unique oral sensory needs.