ARK Grabber

The ARK  Grabber is an oral-motor chew tool. The material is firm, yet still chewy and resilient; for mild to moderate chewers and/or those who prefer more resistance as they chew.

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ARK Baby Grabber
ZAR195.00
ARK Grabber Original - Soft
ZAR195.00
ARK Grabber Textured - Soft
ZAR195.00
ARK Grabber Textured - Extra Tough
ZAR195.00
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ARK - Baby Grabber

The ARK Baby Grabber is designed to calm and soothe infants who are in the early stages of development. At approximately 5-6 months, babies start mouthing and chewing in order to strengthen their mouth muscles and exercise their lips, tongue, and jaw. This oral exploration prepares them to eat solid foods and to make speech sounds later on. Made out of chewy, medical grade material, the Baby Grabber® provides a safe outlet for babies to develop these skills. It can also assist in self-organization, in the transition from puréed to textured foods, and in soothing sore gums. While all surfaces of the Grabber® can be chewed on, the extension provides input all the way to the back molar area. Highly recommended for any babies in the mouthing stage, but particularly those with hypersensitivity and oral sensory defensiveness.

Baby Grabbers are recommended for children up to the age of 2 and a half years. After that, children should graduate to the regular Grabber or Y-Chews.

ARK Grabber Original - Soft

The ARK Grabber Original Oral Motor Chew is a medical grade chew tool for mouthing, chewing, and oral-motor development. Use it to practice biting and chewing skills, exercise the mouth muscles, build oral tone, and provide proprioceptive feedback to the lips, teeth, and tongue.

The ARK Grabber Original Oral Motor Chew is our original and most popular chew tool. Invented by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP, the Grabber is soft and chewy, perfect for mild chewers and/or as an oral-motor tool for individuals with low oral tone/jaw strength. Use it to exercise the lips, tongue, cheeks, and especially the jaw, allowing the mouth to learn and grow strong through oral exploration. Recommended for mild chewers, or for those with limited jaw strength who need to practice biting/chewing skills and build up oral tone.

It can also be used:

  • As an oral fidget for sensory seekers craving stimulation and proprioceptive input.
  • As a safe alternative to chewing on hands, knuckles, shirts, pencils, etc.
  • As an alternative to tooth-grinding and/or thumb-sucking.
  • To help decrease oral defensiveness and food aversions.
  • To practice biting/chewing without the risk of choking.
  • To build oral strength, mobility, and to satisfy the urge to chew for individuals who are fed through a g-tube.
  • With its patented P-shape design, the Grabber® features a "built-in" handle that makes it easy for the hand to hold.

While all surfaces can be chewed on, the long extension allows individuals to reach the back molar area where we do most of our chewing.

ARK Grabber Textured - Soft

The ARK Textured Grabber is an oral-motor chew tool made out of the same soft, chewy, resilient material as the original Grabber®, which is perfect for mild chewers and/or those with limited jaw strength.

It features three different surfaces to chew on: one smooth, one with circular bumps, and one with rectangular bumps. These textures simulate the feel of actual food for realistic non-food chewing practice.

They also add extra tactile sensation to the lips, cheeks, gums, and tongue to help desensitize the mouth, decrease oral defensiveness/aversions, and transition individuals with sensory issues from smooth to textured foods.

The Grabber® can also be used:

  • As an oral fidget for sensory seekers craving stimulation and proprioceptive input.
  • As a safe alternative to chewing on hands, knuckles, shirts, pencils, etc.
  • As an alternative to tooth-grinding and/or thumb-sucking.
  • To exercise the lips, tongue, cheeks, and especially the jaw.
  • To allow the mouth to learn and grow strong through oral exploration.
  • To practice biting/chewing without the risk of choking.
  • To build oral strength, mobility, and control.
  • To satisfy the urge to chew for individuals who are fed through a g-tube.

ARK Grabber Textured - Extra Tough

The ARK Textured Grabber XT is an oral-motor chew tool. The material is firm, yet still chewy and resilient; perfect for moderate chewers and/or those who prefer more resistance as they chew. The Textured Grabber XT® features three different surfaces to chew on: one smooth, one with circular bumps, and one with rectangular bumps. These textures simulate the feel of actual food for realistic non-food chewing practice. They also add extra tactile sensation to the lips, cheeks, gums, and tongue to help desensitize the mouth, decrease oral defensiveness/aversions, and/or transition individuals with sensory issues from pureed to textured foods.

The Grabber® can also be used:

  • As an oral fidget for sensory seekers craving stimulation and proprioceptive input.
  • As a safe alternative to chewing on hands, knuckles, shirts, pencils, etc.
  • As an alternative to tooth-grinding and/or thumb-sucking.
  • To exercise the lips, tongue, cheeks, and especially the jaw.
  • To allow the mouth to learn and grow strong through oral exploration.
  • To practice biting/chewing without the risk of choking.
  • To build oral strength, mobility, and control.
  • To satisfy the urge to chew for individuals who are fed through a g-tube.

Features:

  • Made in the U.S.A. from medical grade, FDA compliant materials.
  • Contains no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
  • Moulded from a single, solid piece of material with no holes or crevices that could harbour saliva or bacteria.

Caution! - 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 the tools. How long they last may depend on the oral sensory needs of the child as well as other variables. Please supervise at all times and replace if necessary when the item shows signs of wear and tear.

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