ARK's Bite Tube is a hollow chew tool with a different diameter on each end. Use it as a safe outlet for anyone who needs to chew. It can also be used as an oral motor tool to work on jaw strength and stability.
The tube-like extension is perfect for individuals who want their chew tool to "collapse" more, whether as a sensory chew and/or in feeding therapy. As an oral motor tool, use it to practice biting/chewing skills without the risk of choking, to build jaw strength and stability, and to exercise the mouth muscles. Put puréed foods inside the tube for functional biting/chewing practice - when the individual bites down, they will be rewarded with a taste of food. The two different diameters allow you to work on varying jaw heights. As the hollow tube provides less resistance than solid chews like the Grabber, this is a great "starter" chew tool for individuals with very limited jaw strength.
Each chew measures about 12cm long overall, 1.2cm in diameter on one end, and 0.95cm in diameter on the other end. It is hollow all the way through the core.
Like all ARK chews, the Bite Tube is available in 3 colour-coded toughness levels:
Soft – recommended for mild chewers – chewing occasionally, sucking on items like collars and cuffs
XT – “Xtra Tough,” recommended for moderate chewers – chewing harder items and chewing semi-regularly
XXT – “Xtra Xtra Tough,” recommended for avid chewers – chewing regularly and intensely
If you are looking for a long lasting chew tool for avid chewing, we recommend solid chews over hollow chews, all of our ARK Therapeutic products can be found here.
Designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA by ARK Therapeutic, these pendants are constructed out of medical grade, FDA compliant materials that contain NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
Note: This product is not a toy. Although these chew tools are made out of sturdy, medical grade materials, they are not indestructible. Some individuals (particularly those with heavy oral needs and aggressive biting/chewing) may be able to damage these tools quite quickly. Please supervise at all times and replace if necessary when the item shows signs of wear and tear.