Thanks to WubbaNub for the items to help with this review
They say “necessity is the mother of invention” and for Carla Schneider, it was an absolute necessity that she soothe her infant baby on their first vacation as a family. What was supposed to be a relatively relaxing, blissful time was replaced with non-stop fussing and crying. After days of the ever-persistent “missing pacifier syndrome”, Carla knew she needed to take matters into her own hands. She found the hotel sewing kit and took her baby’s favorite soft plush toy and sewed the pacifier right onto it. Thus, a happy ending for the Schneider family’s vacation and the birth of the first WubbaNub!
Our hospital gives out Soothe pacifiers if you decide to give them your baby. I've always liked them the best, and when I discovered WubbaNub I thought it was a great invention! Our cats were always stealing our baby's pacifiers and chewing the tips off, so I made a purchase from Zoey's Attic for my youngest daughter's first WubbaNub. I chose the dog as a Christmas gift since she was only a couple weeks old, and it was a huge hit! Fast forward to Easter and I made another WubbaNub purchase from Buy Buy Baby and decided on the duck since it went with the Easter theme. Mya and I worked together on a blog review with WubbaNub when she was six months old, and now I'm thrilled to share our experience with Maximus!
My girls were never the babies that held pacifiers in well, and that was one of the points at falling in love with WubbaNub. Knowing I could give a pacifier to my baby and have them actually be able to keep it close and not spit it out immediately was very appealing, so that is where our journey began with Mya! She ended up with at least half a dozen or more pacifiers and carried them around at all times, until one day, she broke herself of the pacifier habit and WubbaNub was no more in our home. I have to admit I was a little sad because they are quite the cute accessory! Along came Max and I was thrilled to have WubbaNub around our house again!
I tried using regular pacifiers before we got any WubbaNub ones, but they just don't work the same. Not only do they help with keeping close to baby, but they don't get lost so easily! We tried different brands and he either didn't like them, the cats stole them, or we kept misplacing them, so finally I said enough and our WubbaNub pacifiers came. I loved the idea of a dinosaur and a dog because they're easy boyish animals and so fun to match things with like above. He has this Little Brother onsie from My Boo & You and I knew the dinosaur would match perfectly with it and I'm so glad I got it. He loves holding the pacifier if he's not in the mood to use it, and that is another great feature WubbaNub can offer. Because there is a plush animal attached to the soothe pacifier, they can easily play with it to keep themselves occupied if they don't want it to soothe themselves which is a great benefit in the car or on the go running errands.
Max is one of no routine so sometimes if we're gone out of the house for a while, he wants to cuddle things like a blanket or his pacifier, so I always take one with us when we leave, even if it's in my diaper bag just in case. He tends to mainly use his WubbaNub's when he's upset or tired and isn't reliant on them like our daughter Mya was, but I'm glad he has them and I know he loves WubbaNub just as much as I do!
Max is a baby that likes to be patted and rocked to sleep along with his WubbaNub just until he's about asleep, and then he'll sometimes knock it out of his mouth, and the above photo is an example of that. I found it so hilarious and while it looks like I put it there, that was all him.
- Distributed in hospitals, NICU and well-baby units nationwide
- Made with a Soothie™ medical grade, latex free pacifier, non-toxic polyethylene pellets
- BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free
- The durable one-piece construction means no germs hiding between cracks so the pacifier stays cleaner.
- Newborns less than six months of age or babies without teeth (not suggested for the stage of teething)
- WubbaNub™ functions as one! Patented design prevents pacifier from being lost, dropped or even forgotten!
- Carefully calculated weight and size of the plush animal keeps the WubbaNub Pacifier near baby’s mouth, whether in the car seat, baby sling, carrier and stroller and even while you hold your baby!
- Plush animal makes it easy for baby to grasp and manipulate the pacifier.
- Hand Washable or Machine Washable
Until Mya's blog review, I didn't know the WubbaNub pacifiers were machine washable! I used the above photo from my old review with Mya and her favorite WubbaNub which you can tell got a lot of wear and tear. When she was sick with a head cold in this instance, you couldn't pull the two apart from each-other, so it got very dirty. Once I found out you can indeed wash them in a washing machine (using a garment bag and gentle cycle) and then let me air dry, I gave it a go and it worked great. I found myself washing them every now and then to keep up with the over all look of cleanliness but also germs and what not as she would drag them around. I've only had Max's for about a month and I'll be washing them soon since he currently has his first head cold.
WubbaNub comes in a variety of cute animals to choose from. They're available at many stores such as Zoey's Attic and Buy Buy Baby, and then there's a handy Store Locator on their website so you can find stores or online retailers in your area. Price varies depending on where you look and I've seen them range from $12-$16. I do wish they were a little more affordable because they're so cute and hold up well over time.