About Our Company, SentioLife Solutions Ltd,.
The original KidCompanions Chewelry was designed by Pierrette d’Entremont, a mom, for her child. They are bpa, phthalate, lead and latex free accessories made for children to adults. SentioLife Solutions formed when Pierrette d’Entremont, mother of three young daughters noticed her middle child was constantly chewing on her shirts, her fingers and the inside of her cheeks and this was distressing. It was early 2007.
Pierrette studied Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada but is also a studied jeweller. One day she noticed how her daughter was finding comfort and soothing herself by chewing on a the pendant she had designed to entertain her nursing newborn.Both Pierrette and her middle child have Tourette Syndrome and share some associated conditions like sensory issues, anxiety challenges and ASD traits. This child had a rough start, born at 30 weeks and weighing only 2.5lbs. It was the sensory issues that were noticed first, as even wind or water caused negative reactions.This new stress releaser was worth exploring as a stylish, effective alternative to current chewable tools and fidget toys.
Getting the product market-ready was challenging with perfecting designs, finding effective non-toxic materials, sourcing parts and designing safety breakaway clasps. Then having prototypes and injection molds made, and finally testing the product to ensure they met regulations. Partnering with her mother and 30 year veteran elementary school teacher, Lorna d’Entremont, was a positive step as well. Finally, they were ready!
Today, SentioLife has incorporated a second product in their line-up called SentioCHEWS. It was conceived when a rugged and economical chew was deemed needed for heavier chewers.
Parents, teacher and health professional would occasionally contact us with requests for information about how to help heavier chewers. With the help of friend, father and engineer (Bill Dicke), the SentioCHEW was born.
KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS, along with various breakaway lanyards are now sold online and in retail stores. They can also be found in educational and special needs catalogues around the world.