Nuby Review – Snug n’ Dry Feeding Bibs

This is the first in a series of reviews I shall be writing on behalf of Nuby UK – I think the first thing I should say is that we buy and use Nuby products, especially since Sam was born. I love their quality and feel and all at a reasonable cost; when we had Elliott we were firm Closer To Nature users but since having Sam we made the decision to switch and have never looked back!

A few weeks ago we received a number of Nuby products to put through their paces and first up we have the snug n’ dry feeding bib.

They come in packs of 2 in either pink or blue – sorry no gender neutral for those stocking up for a “surprise” baby – and retail for around £3.99

 

Here is the description from Nuby themselves:

Super soft Snug n’ Dry Feeding Bibs with absorbent neckband to catch dribbles and help avoid skin rashes.

  • Easy to use velcro fastening.
  • Phthalate free
  • O months +
  • 75% cotton, 25% polyester

Well Elliott being beyond the bib wearing age this one fell to Sam who, despite being breastfed, does have a single bottle of formula most days – this is due to weight gain issues when he was tiny and now at 4 months old, and a little fatty,he doesn’t seem to be able to “kick the habit”

I have to say I havent seen these bibs in stores prior to receiving them but I have seen a similar design from another brand and the high cost that they were charging did put me off making a purchase, at the price of the Nuby version I would have probably given them a go.

As previously mentioned Sam is a little fatty cursed with the family double chin and so when he does get milk dribble from his mouth it not only gets under his chin but also caught up in= the folds around his neck resulting in not only sore redness and irritation but also a bad smell and black wet fluff all under his neck which I am constantly wiping away to keep him clean.

These bibs do actually prevent this from happening! They are nice and snug but the neckband not so thick that it forces Sam to have to raise or change his head position at all. It goes on and comes off like any other bib but unlike conventional bibs not only are the baby’s clothes completely dry but their neck area also,

I have to say I have been leaving Sir Drools-a-lot in his snug n’ dry a fair amount lately because where it mops up milk it also mops up drool and on his heavy drooling days they do seem the most efficient at preventing wetness on his skin The design is sweet and basic and to be honest, purely for feed time only it is lovely, especially as the embroidery gives it a quality look; but if you want something that is going to compliment an outfit, in my opinion, a more bandana style version would be amazing.

In order to fully test this product out we got it good and dirty and then ran it through a regular machine wash and it passed the test with flying colours, it came out clean and as good as new and dried on the airer, in the house, very quickly so very practical for everyday use at any time of year.

I would recommend this product to bottle feeders or heavy droolers and I have to say they do offer value for money – I would personally purchase a few packs of these over the conventional bibs as an essential purchase.

They certainly have Sams seal of approval

Snug n’ dru are avalible in stores as well as Nuby Uk’s own website http://www.nuby-uk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=36&product_id=504

Not One Of Her Brightest Moments!

When we were at mums last week she decided that she would take Elliott for a walk to tire him out a little before starting his bedtime routine. A few minutes late they returned (cue me wondering what he had done!) mum said that just a short way down the road a man was watering his front garden and so she decided that Elliott would love to do this and so she was going to take him into the garden instead. My thinking was that she would give him a watering can but NO she gave my 2 YEAR OLD a hose!

The first thing I heard was a scream and the water hitting the conservatory – I grabbed the video camera and this is what I found!

Little Photos From Little Fingers!

We have been tagged by The Wonderful World Of Spud and Spike to take part in Mamasauras, Little Photos From Little Fingers – sharing photos taken by our children!

Elliott LOVES to take photos with our cameras, we have litterally hundreds and for his birthday (in only a few weeks, eek!!) I am planning on getting him a kiddizoom camera from “baby”. For now here are a few of my favorites

 Self Portrait

Elliotts eye view of Mummy feeding “baby”

A good picture of Daddy

One of his favorite toys, his John Crane Firestation

I love this picture, even though he didnt take it of course, I love that you can see his face in the camera screen

I need to tag some people in this so, when I can work out how to do that I will tag, Summer Mama, Ramblings of a Suburban Mummy, Emmysmummy
Little Photos From Little Fingers'

Quick Appoligy

I am going to post a quick appoligy for the lack of posting from me in the past week and a bit.

Last week we had to go away at the last minute to my mums so that my husband could rip out our beyond disgusting carpet – it doesnt sound urgent but it REALLY was, especially as the doctor thinks that it may have been making Sam ill.

Prior to that I have been getting so little sleep due to our smallest person I have been zombie woman of late!

I have LOADS to update, reviews as well as the continuation of our nappy trials. My hope is at this point to start adding the posts from tomorrow…..if the boys will give me 5 minutes to do it that is!!!!

Bambino Mio – Day 2 cont… – Need To Educate Hubby

Well after I posted my last update Sam woke up about 30 minutes later and I could remove his Mio – I have to say that he had been wearing it for the same amount of time as the previous occasion but hadn’t urinated as much so it wasnt as wet – however the front was very wet but when you touched it the moisture was securely locked away!

This was defiantly something that I did wonder when I was thinking about reusable – I understood that the nappy would hold the moisture but as it was going into fabric I wasnt sure if it would still be wet against his skin – it isn’t, the fluid is drawn right into the nappy keeping the outside as if it had never been weed on at all. – I have decided to demonstrate this, when I can get my video camera working again (Elliott has “misplaced” the only SD card that works in it!) I will do the tissue test; you remember the one they used to do on those old Pampers ads where they would put a tissue on top of the nappy to show how much moisture came out.

So when I removed the nappy it was upstairs in the bedroom and it was getting late so my husband took it downstairs to the bathroom. He asked me what I wanted him to do with it and I said to put it in the sink for now, as I still need to go and buy a nappy bucket. The next morning I got up and knowing I had another clean dry nappy I went to put it on Sam only to find that Steve had put the wrap in the sink in water along with the nappy, doh!!! He assumed, understandably, that you need to wash everything including the cover – so off went the cover to dry!

So just as I was about to say to my husband that I needed him to learn how the system all worked he said it himself and he has gone from “well if this is something you want to try then fair enough but I don’t think it will work” to “I want you to teach me how this all works because think its worth doing”!!!!! BREAKTHROUGH after only 2 days!!!

At this point I should be writing about day 3 however once the wrap went outside in the sun it became apparent that Sam was unwell – stomach bug possibly – so at this point all other thoughts were abandoned and it was just a case of keeping him happy for the rest of the day. There is no reason that I couldn’t have put him the Mio other than it falling out of my head with everything else going on so hopefully today he is feeling better and we can pick up with where we left off.

My plan for todays test is to do as I have said and educate Steve – he arrives home at about 6pm so I will put the nappy on Sam for his change prior to his bedtime change….unless he poos

Bambino Mio – Day 2 – Confidence Needed

Well today I got out of bed and went to the airer and found a nice dry nappy!!! – to be honest it wasnt a shock as it was nearly dry when I went to bed last night so had I have done the wash in the morning it may well have been ready that night.

I have actually decided on my own Bambino Mio tip!!!! The wraps dry really quickly due to the nature of the fabric but you still need to hang them out. So here is my tip – I am a BIG fan of using the clothes natural fasteners to attach them to the line, it saves on pegs, you don’t get marks and nothing is folded over to remain damp so everything drys quicker AND if you are limited on space you can fit LOADS more on the line or airer whilst increasing drying times – for example babygrows I undo the top popper run the line through the hole and then do the popper back up, bodysuits I do up at the bottom with the line running inside – it only took 2 years to work this one out! – So with Mio nappy wraps they have laundry velcro taps, this means there is velcro inside the wrap that you fold over the external tabs onto to during washing to prevent the velcro damaging the wrap or anything else and washing properly through – what this also means is that you can also hook that over the line and stick it down to once again do all of the above – fantastic space-saving!

So back to today – The staining on the wrap was so minimal it was nothing – I would take a picture but a) I am having camera issues at the moment and b) it’s on Sam so somewhat difficult to.

Today has been a busy one for us, out for the afternoon for lunch and shopping I did consider putting the Mio on Sam before going out but I didn’t feel as though I was set up with all the “kit” for taking the nappy out with me and decided to opt for the cowardly option. In the end I didn’t put the nappy onto Sam until 7.30pm.

I did attempt to put it on Sam at 6.30 I couldn’t quite remember how to fold it – my mind went blank and I had a hungry baby getting grumpier who was nappy-less and then proceeded to wee on me whilst I was performing nappy origami! In the end I put a disposable on, went back to you tube and reviewed the tutorial and realised I was doing it right I just didn’t have the confidence in myself that I knew what I was doing after just a day and with a baby putting pressure on it wasnt happening.

My theory was that I would put the nappy on Sam and then change him before bedtime, which for him seems to be around 11pm – Sam has had other ideas! He went to sleep at around 9.45 and he is STILL there at 11.05!!! Well he could have TOLD me he was going to have an early night! – The ironic part of it is I was thinking of putting the booster in to see what difference it made but decided against it for 3 reasons, 1) I didn’t know if I was supposed to put it on top or underneath the prefold 2) I didn’t know if I was supposed to pre-wash it first and 3) It was A LOT of nappy for one baby and he was going to end up with so much bulk in the nappy I thought it best not to unless he was doing a night-time test.

I have to say I am getting jittery about the nappy right now – he has been in it 30 minutes longer than yesterday so far and yesterday it was saturated by the time I removed it BUT he’s happy and sleeping so I am sure if he feels uncomfortable he will SOON let me know! — besides I need him to wake up because he hasn’t had his antibiotics yet for his chest infection.

So the word for the day is CONFIDENCE or even trust

I need find the confidence in my own ability not to screw things up

I need to have the confidence to take the nappys out of the house

AND I need to put as much confidence in the as I do the disposible….at the end of the day they are constantly fail me and I think nothing of it!

Oh and as my mother says I need to “get more organised” I need to make sure that I sort the nappy out BEFORE I take the dirty one-off Sam and then I wont get weed on, doh!!!!

I am going to leave it there for tonight but when I write my day 3 report I will update on what happens tonight.