Every child is different. Some tolerate wearing necklaces, others insist on wearing chews on their wrist, while others need to have the lanyard attached to their shoulder or waist.
So, why use a tether and strap, neck lanyard and strap holder?
Keeps Chews Clean and Sanitary
Chew holders keep your child’s chew off the floor. This is really important since your child puts the chew in their mouth and a dirty chew can reintroduce an illness to your child. Use of chew holders also help to keep the child from throwing their chews around the room or at school.
Keeps Chews Available
Chew holders keep your child’s favorite chew with them all day long. You never know when they will need the chew and you never know when a staff will need to have the chew in a situation where there is a biting risk. Chew holders provide a sense of security for the child and safety for staff that are handling a child.
Keeps Chews from getting lost
Countless chews have ended up under sofas, out car windows, taken by other children, etc. Chew holders insure that the chew stays with your child.
How Do I Know Which Lanyard is Right For My Child?
You generally need to try the different chew holders and neck lanyard options and find out which one is preferred by your child. For instance, one child may love their chew on their shoulder while another finds it uncomfortable or too distracting. There are also children that have sensory issues with items placed around their neck. A shoulder clip on chew holder may be a perfect solution for this child. The full range of various chubuddy chew holders are designed to be attached to the shirt collar, shoulder, wrist and waist of the chewer.
In any event, having a favorite chew close at hand and clean can be very important. For certain kids, this can be almost a necessity when professionals are working with them for safety reasons.
We have found that the shoulder or collar mounted tether is perhaps the least intrusive of the lanyard options but some kids may prefer a a waist attached or a necklace lanyard. If in doubt, we suggest trying the shoulder mounted tether and moving to the neck lanyard if that is what your child prefers.
Another option for older children (above age 12) is the springz chewy holder which can be attached to a belt loop or waistline of a pant. CAUTION: since the springz cord extends from a 4" relaxed length to 18", there is a risk of strangulation in younger children. All children should be monitored closely for safety when using chewing products.
Cleaning Of Chews
It is very important to keep the chews and holders that your child uses clean and sanitary. Chews are very similar to toothbrushes as they are used daily and put in the mouth. chubuddy has designed a tubes brush kit to clean chubuddy strong tubes and other chews to protect your child's health.
How To Use Universal Straps
Chubuddy Universal Straps have been designed to hold the most popular chewy shapes including those from Chewy Tubes (registered), ARK Therapeutic (registered), Sensory University (registered) and others. For T- shaped products, simply place the down tube through the hole and then thread the C ring through the strap as shown. For chew products with closed loops like Ps and Qs (trade names of Chewy Tubes registered), simply fold over the flexible strap through the loop and then thread the C ring through the holes in the strap.