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Nuby Teething Bibs Review

Piglet has been in teething bibs since day dot pretty much! He has always been a bit of a dribbler, and now that teething has started he’s just getting worse. His hands are constantly in his mouth and I am having to keep bibs on him to stop him soaking his clothes.

One side of our bibs has airplanes and red polka dots.

Generally I have favoured plastic backed bibs as they don’t soak through to his clothes, but they rustle which is quick to get on my nerves. The bandana style bigs look much better in my eyes! Functional but still keeping the little guy cute. Recently he has taken to shoving the bibs in his mouth, so when I saw the Nuby Teething Bibs I just had to buy them to try. (Note: Ours our a different pattern, I bought them in Boots but can’t seem to find them anywhere now). The packaging claims:

  • Textured teether soothes teething pain
  • Absorbent cotton keeps baby dry
  • Soft against baby’s skin
  • Secure velcro fastening
  • BPA free
  • Reversible designs

We’ve been putting the bibs through their paces to see if they live up to Nuby’s claims.

I can’t really confirm or deny that the rubber teether soothes teething pain as Piglet doesn’t appear to be in any great discomfort as yet. He does enjoy having it in his mouth though, except I have to guide it there as his hand eye coordination isn’t great yet. If it is available he choses it over his fist which I take to be a good sign.

The material of the bibs is not absorbent enough in my opinion. When he is in full chew mode Piglet is quick to soak through them which is a real shame. The could do with a toweling material to absorb more moisture. That said – if you’re baby isn’t a huge dribbler and you just want the accessibility of a teether around their neck then these would be perfect.

The back us flat and seems more comfortable

The cotton is soft and I was pleasantly surprised to discover the velcro stayed secured – despite Piglet’s tugging. Time will tell whether that is the case after multiple washes but so far so good. I really like the shape of the bibs. Most neckerchief style bibs fasten quite high on the neck, which I feel could be uncomfortable on a baby. Especially in the summer where it is warmer, the bibs end up acting almost like a scarf. The Nuby bibs lay flatter, more like a traditional bib, and the vector fastens at the base of the neck. As it is velcro rather than a popper it is smoother, which must be far more comfortable when you are laid on your back a lot of the day as many babies are.

 

Conclusion

The other side of our bibs has owls and blue polka dots

I think the designs are fun and attractive. It is great that they are reversible, essentially giving 4 options out of a pack of 2. They are bright and engaging, so Piglet spends a fair amount of time cross eyed trying to look down at himself!

Overall I really do like the Nuby Teething Bibs, and they’re not badly priced at around £5.99 for a pack of 2. If you have a real dribbler though then they are maybe not for you.

 

 

 

 

Alternative

Since buying the bibs I have also come across The Neckerchew which has loads of adorable patterns with the teething corner at the bottom. I’m definitely going to have to get one to try out and see if they are more absorbent than Nuby. They are more expensive, but if they work then it would be money well spent!


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17 Comments


  1. // Reply

    I like the look and sound of these teething bibs. I definitely prefer the hankercheif syle ones over the traditional ones and used these with our first baby. She wasnt a massive dribbler and didnt teeth too badly so we managed ok with standard ones, but these might be worth considering when our second baby who is three weeks old is a little older. Great review 🙂 Emily #KCACOLS


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      The teething corner at the bottom is great – Piglet shoves a bib in his mouth anyway so I prefer it to be the rubber bit as it seems a bit more hygienic! Thanks for dropping by


  2. // Reply

    Thankfully, we are past the soaking his shirt in drool stage! It took awhile, but we got there haha. Now, at 15 months old, my son is the messiest eater I’ve seen! Bibs are my only hope at not completely ruining an outfit, and staining it beyond repair. I have a friend who lives in Scotland, and she sent me a pack of these as a gift and I was so surprised and excited to try them out. These are our first handkerchief-type bibs, and I LOVE the style. I can definitely get behind you on the absorbency though-I was a bit disappointed when, after removing my son’s bib, I found that his top was wet underneath! I wonder if there are other bibs similar to this because the rubber piece is DEFINITELY helpful with a kid whose cutting 4 MOLARS! :O Thanks for the great review <3 #KCACOLS


    1. // Reply

      The neckerchew which I linked at the bottom seems to be quite similar – I think I’m going to have to try one out eventually!


  3. // Reply

    These sound like a great idea but a shame they are not more absorbant. My eldest wasn’t much of a dribbler so I didn’t use bibs much. I prefer this style to the traditional one on older babies. #triedtested


    1. // Reply

      Yeah its a real shame – its the one thing that really bothers me about them! thanks for stopping by


  4. // Reply

    Ooh I somehow missed that these were about. I think E would have loved them. I think people forget just how much babies drool during the whole teething phase and the neck chew is such a good idea! #triedtested


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      I do think all babies differ with the dribbling though – some kids just seem to turn their mouths into a tap! Thanks for dropping by


  5. // Reply

    I love a teething/dribble bib, and these look fab. Like you I’m not a massive fan of the plastic backed bib, I hate the rustle sound and I just don’t think they look good. We have loads of the fleece backed bandana bibs, which are fab as they are fairly absorbent and also look good too. I think we are pretty much through the dribble stage now, but I will keep in mind for future. A great review. Claire x #KCACOLS


    1. // Reply

      The fleece backed ones do seem to work best from a drool point of view! We’ve got a long road ahead of us so I’ll be continuing my hunt!


  6. // Reply

    We’ve a range of different bibs bar this one. It does sound and look really good. #KCACOLS


  7. // Reply

    Whoever invented that little plastic triangle at the end of the bib is a genius – my sons swore by them #KCACOLS


    1. // Reply

      it’s such a simple concept – I don’t know why there aren’t more of them out there!


  8. // Reply

    Oh this takes me back! My son was a real dribbler and was always wearing bandana bibs to soak it all up! I do like the idea of these ones though, it would’ve been good to have a teether on hand all the time! x #KCACOLS


  9. // Reply

    These sound really useful, I’ll definitely be checking them out when Snappy is teething.


    1. // Reply

      They definitely seem to be the cheapest on the current market! You just need to be ready to change it regularly. Thanks for dropping by


  10. // Reply

    Have you tried lovjoy bandana bibs? I swear by them. Grace is such a dribbler and they soak it up without getting her clothes Wet and also they don’t ride up her neck like a lot do. Great designs too. Do like that the nuby ones have a teether – very handy.
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