Founded by a fashion industry veteran who was also a new mom, New York–based chewbeads came about because her infant son put everything in his mouth, including her necklaces. She did not feel comfortable letting him chew on them, fearing the necklaces might break or have harmful chemicals he should not be ingesting. In 2010, with the help of her husband, this enterprising and fashionable mom launched a line of safe, soft, non–toxic teething jewelry, teethers and toys your little one can enjoy and you can feel good about. Products include silicone bead necklaces, teethers, bangles and pacifier clips that are dishwasher–safe and made from non–toxic, BPA, phthalate, lead and cadmium–free silicone material. The baby–safe necklaces have a breakaway clasp; they are a safe alternative to letting your child chew on metal jewelry or your sunglasses. The teething jewelry and pacifier clips are a great way to keep baby's hands occupied while nursing too.