ARK's Sidekick™ Chewie is the largest oral motor chew tool. Whether you envision your Sidekick kicking an imaginary soccer ball, stretching, or dancing, this fun design is sure to put a smile on your face.
Each Sidekick measures about 4" at the widest part, 6" at the tallest part, and 1/2" thick and is the equivalent of 2 Grabbers in surface area. With 5 different extensions to chew on, it's the longest lasting shape for moderate to avid chewing.
Like all ARK chews, the Sidekick is available in 3 color-coded toughness levels:
- Standard - This is the softest level, recommended for mild chewers (those who do not chew through anything).
- XT / Medium Firm - This is the middle level, which we call XT ("Xtra Tough"). It's firmer, but still fairly chewy, recommended for moderate chewers.
- XXT / Very Firm - This is the toughest level, which we call XXT ("Xtra Xtra Tough"). It still has some “chewability” to it, but it’s fairly rigid / pretty firm. No chew tool is indestructible, but this is usually the longest lasting level for avid chewers.
Made in the USA by ARK Therapeutic. Medical grade, FDA compliant, NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex. Each Sidekick is sold individually. Exact color hues may vary slightly.
Please note: the Sidekick is standing in the picture for visual purposes only - it does not "stand" well on its own otherwise, as the edges are very rounded for comfortable chewing.
Caution: This product is not a toy. Although these chew tools are sturdy and durable, no chew tool is indestructible. Wear/tear may be expected given the nature of the intended use. How long they last is typically equal to the amount and intensity of the chewing, as well as other variables (such as jaw strength, stress/anxiety levels, if other sensory strategies are in place, etc.). While for some people a chew tool will last forever, for others with heavy/aggressive oral needs, they may go through it very quickly. Please supervise at all times, regularly inspect the chew, and replace if necessary if the item starts to show signs of wear and tear.
When deciding on a chew tool, customers are sometimes not sure which toughness level they should get. Below are our best recommendations:
Usually we recommend going with the softest/standard level by default. Unless someone chews through or causes damage to anything else they chew on (chews through pencils, chews holes in shirts, etc.), in which case the XT level would be longer lasting.
If someone does chew through things, it’s possible they may need the toughest XXT level eventually. XXT is super firm, though, so we don't always recommend getting it right off the bat (some people find it uncomfortable chewing on something that firm).
So XXT is usually best either for people who have chewed through the XT level already, and/or for anyone who already likes chewing on very hard items - things like legos, hard plastic toys, wooden items, etc.
Wash with mild soap and water. Top-rack dishwasher safe (no drying cycle)
Made in Columbia, SC, USA
Exact colour cues may vary slightly
Medical grade, FDA compliant, no lead, phthalates, BPA, PVC, or latex