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Old 05-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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chewbead alternative

I wasn't sure where to post this, so this was my best guess

Are there any cheaper alternatives to chewbeads out there? I love the look and how squishy they are (I can imagine babies loving those things) but at $30 I'm not sure I'm ready to commit

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just convince me they're worth the purchase

(my Lo is almost 7mo and busy working on getting his top two teeth)

http://www.chewbeads.com/

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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Re: chewbead alternative

I see coops for chewbeads all the time. Or you could just get a regular teether from walmart or somewhere for a couple bucks. I also can't really see spending $30 on a teether.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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I've seen teether necklaces on etsy that are affordable. I prefer the wood over the silicone because it seems like any lint of hair was attracted to the lint, and my dd preferred wood.
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I had the chewbeads and the teething bling. I preferred the teething bling way more. The chewbeads look really cute, but as I have long hair it would pinch my hair all the time

Teething bling was great as I could wear over or under shirt so didn't matter if it didn't match my outfit.......
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I had the chewbeads and the teething bling. I preferred the teething bling way more. The chewbeads look really cute, but as I have long hair it would pinch my hair all the time

Teething bling was great as I could wear over or under shirt so didn't matter if it didn't match my outfit.......
Yes! Chew beads were horrible!!! Always pulling my hair out!
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Re: chewbead alternative

I just bought the bracelet first to see.if my DD even liked.them. I bring it.places with us.and I can wear it orbhand it over to.her.to chew on but she drops.it.a lot which makes me wish I had got.the.necklace. they sell just the silicone beads on the internet you could always buy your.own and string them up for cheaper.
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Re: chewbead alternative

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I just bought the bracelet first to see.if my DD even liked.them. I bring it.places with us.and I can wear it orbhand it over to.her.to chew on but she drops.it.a lot which makes me wish I had got.the.necklace. they sell just the silicone beads on the internet you could always buy your.own and string them up for cheaper.
I hadn't even thought of just looking for the beads!!

Now I'm torn... I too have long hair so I don't like the idea of it getting tangled, But my hair is mostly up. I'm really a jewelry snob, I don't like the look of every other teether out there, I have been so drawn to these beads though! They're much more my style
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I hadn't even thought of just looking for the beads!!

Now I'm torn... I too have long hair so I don't like the idea of it getting tangled, But my hair is mostly up. I'm really a jewelry snob, I don't like the look of every other teether out there, I have been so drawn to these beads though! They're much more my style

The problem is that the beads pinch your babyhairs at the back of your neck. Like seriously pull it out! So it's like somebody just came up and pulled a hair out randomly. You could however get the beads then string them yourself so it's not near your hair. Or just get them and resell if they don't work out for you.


I agree the chewbeads look much cuter though...
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Re: chewbead alternative

I wish they would make a chewbeads necklace that had ribbon for half and beads for half - so no beads behind my neck to snag my hair.

I do really like their Skinny Charles Bangles:
http://store.chewbeads.com/category_s/65.htm
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Re: chewbead alternative

Shop sensory and Autism supply shops and look for "chewlery". They are bracelets and bands made for children who need to have things in their mouths.

http://search.store.yahoo.net/yhst-1...13171632195427

Now I bought Tharen a combo bracelet and necklace from a mama here on ds for under $30 and it is very nice but he is not using it as much as I had hoped (he has SPD with oral fixations, something needs to be in his mouth). The chewlery is worth a try.
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