ARK's Dino-Tracks™ Chew Necklace
ARK's Dino-Tracks™ Chew Necklace is an oral motor chew tool disguised as a fun piece of jewelry - it's a perfect travel companion for children who need to chew!
Dino-Tracks™ by ARK is a fabulous footprint shaped pendant, appealing to dinosaur fans of all ages. One face features a "fossil" imprint design and the other face is smooth. This type of chewelry can be used as an oral fidget toy or as a tool to help calm, soothe and self regulate a child's thoughts during times of stress. It is a safe alternative to biting fingernails, knuckles and chewing shirts, pencils and pens. It can help to improve focus during homework and classroom tasks. It is particulary favoured by children with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD or those who need a high level of sensory input.
Please note - because of the pointed tips and indented design, this shape (even in XXT strength) is NOT the longest lasting chew tool for avid/aggressive chewing needs. For a longer lasting pendant, ARK say the Dino-Bite™ may be a better choice. As an alternitive, the Y-Chew is generally the longest lasting chew tool overall.
Each Dino-Track™ pendant measures 2 1/4 inches (6cm) long, just over 1 3/4 inches (5cm) across the widest part and 3/8 inch (1cm) thick. The breakaway cord is 36 inches (91cm) long but can be shortened by scooting the thread out of the clasp, retying the knot at a shorter length, and then trimming the excess thread. The pendant is available in three colour-coded toughness levels.
A note about choosing the correct colour for your child
Red, Magenta, Dark Blue or Light Grey - Standard - This is the softest level, recommended for mild chewers (those who do not generally chew through anything). It is also suitable for individuals with low oral tone, or those with limited jaw strength
Lime Green, Teal, Dark Grey or Hot Pink - Medium XT - This is the middle level, which is called XT ("Xtra Tough"). It's firmer, but still fairly chewy, recommended for moderate chewers
Royal Blue, Forest Green, Orange or Lavender - Very Firm XXT - This is the toughest level, which is called XXT ("Xtra Xtra Tough"). It still has some “chewability” to it, but it’s fairly rigid / pretty firm. No chew tool is indestructible, but this is usually the longest lasting level.
Note - This product is not a toy. The clasp and cord are not intended for chewing. Although these chew tools are sturdy and durable, no chew tool is indestructible. Wear and tear may be expected given the nature of the intended use. While for some people a chew tool will last forever, for others with heavy/aggressive oral needs, they may go through it very quickly. This product contains small parts that may pose a choking hazard - recommended for ages 5 years and upwards. Please supervise at all times, regularly inspect the chew, and replace if necessary if the item starts to show signs of wear and tear.
Ordering and shipping
Please NOTE that only ONE Dino-Tracks™ Chew Necklace is supplied in a colour and toughness level of your choice. The group photo is for illustration of colours only. Choose your option from the drop down menu above. Each necklace is sold individually with its own breakaway necklace cord. Additional cords are also available to purchase. Colour hues may vary slightly.
|Dimensions||Approx L6cm long x 5cm across widest part x 1cm thick.|
|Features||Breakaway neck cord|