Today’s post isn’t exactly a treatment idea, but it’s a great tip to have up your sleeve. Most people thread yarn or a string through the “T” part of a Chewy Tube, but that’s often the part the child likes to chew on the most! Presenting the chewy tube on a lanyard:


My husband was the one who came up with this brilliant method (yes, he’s an OT too). He held a nail with a pair of pliers, and held it into the flame on the stove to heat it up. Then he carefully put it through the chewy tube to make a hole in it, and then finally put it on a lanyard.


This is especially great with safety lanyards that break away when pulled! How do you like to wear your Chewy Tubes?

Putting Chewy Tubes on a Lanyard

2 thoughts on “Putting Chewy Tubes on a Lanyard

  • September 11, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Thanks for posting this. I have been trying to figure out a good way to “attach” the chewies to the kids.

  • September 11, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    The timing of this post couldn’t have been better. Reinforces my belief that we encounter things when we are meant to. Little Man couldn’t get to his chewie today at school and subsequently bit someone (not harmfully but still not a good thing). This is a wonderful solution. Thanks for sharing this tidbit.


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