The Yellow Chewy Tube is used with a smaller jaw, typically an infant 9-10 months old. It can also be used with an individual who cannot open the jaw very wide. The Yellow Chewy Tube features a narrow stem 9.5mm OD
Ordering: OS CHW 0001
The Red Chewy Tube is used normally with toddlers – it has a wider stem 12.7mm OD. This tube can also be used by children who are receptive to oral tactile stimulation or with adults who have a larger jaw.
Ordering: OS CHW 0002
The Green knobby Chewy Tube has been designed to increase sensory input by means of the raised dots on the shaft.The shaft diameter is 15mm OD. The Green knobby Chewy Tube is slightly harder to chew on when compared with Yellow and Red Chewy Tubes.
Ordering: OS CHW 0003
Blue (larger size)
The Blue Chewy Tubes are 75% thicker than the yellow or red Chewy Tubes. This thickness represents an incremental increase in difficulty for use in exercises with the Jaw rehabilitation program. The Blue chewy Tubes are intended for use by adolescents or adults with a more developed masseter muscle.
Ordering: OS CHW 0005
P & Q Chewing Aids
The P & Q chewing aids provide an extra tool in the rehabilitation programme. Both these devices provide more resistance than the Chewy Tubes, as they do not easily compress when chewing or biting takes place. The Q is wide enough for bi-lateral chewing activities and the P is especially easy to grasp by small fingers or those with low muscle tone.