ARK’s Baby Grabber XT® is the same as the regular Baby Grabber®, only made out of a firmer, “Xtra Tough” material designed for more avid chewers. This chew tool helps 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 medical grade material, the 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 infants with hypersensitivity and oral sensory defensiveness. Measures approximately 4 inches in length and just under 2 inches across the loop.