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.
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 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.
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.
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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