It's been several years since I wrote about chewable jewelry for mothers and babies.  Allowing babies something safe to gnaw on is good for healthy teeth development.  Another line of food safe silicone jewelry from Chewbeads I came across is noteworthy.  Their necklace and bracelet collection offer mothers a colorful range of necklaces and bracelets.  These keep babies and mums happy!

Chewbeads is a family business launched by Lisa and Greg Grenwald in 2009. The birth of their son inspired them. The silicone used has no BPA (Bisphenol A), phthalates, lead, cadmium  or heavy metals.

There are other reasons why silicone is used.   "A primary reason is reliability. Silicone rubber components have a useful life that is far superior under conditions that would cause the deterioration of many parts made of typical organic materials. Silicone rubber retains a far higher tensile strength, and tear resistance than do many organic rubbers, perfect for emerging teeth! It is odorless and tasteless. It is very stable it does not cause staining. Most importantly, silicone rubber will not support the growth of fungus, mold or bacteria! To clean simply wash with a mild soap and water." Also dishwasher safe!

The designs are simple and can be worn in multiples.  Some of the designs even have "faceted" silicone beads.

Even more impressive is that all their beads are "safety tested by a global CPSC accredited laboratory to assure that they will not break apart or detach in a baby's mouth and that they are non-toxic. "  The clasps are also breakaway.

These kinds of jewelry can also be used as sensory integration tools for autistic children, those with Asperger`s Syndrome and other special needs. They can also be used to calm during stressful conditions.

Chewbeads also have pacifier clips made with the same silicone beads.  And a junior line of glow in the dark and other necklaces for kids aged 3+.

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