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My journey as a mom, teacher, and Navy wife, one challenge at a time!
Baby J has been having a blast with the Tub Time Turtle that NĂ»by sent us to review (he finally figured out how to use the turtle as a waterfall, btw). We also received a set of NĂ»by Splish Splash Stacking Cups for the bathtub.
These bright, colorful stacking cups are BPA-free and come in packs of five. Each cup coordinates with the others in the set, both by pattern and size. The cups are designed from small to large, so your little one can stack them inside of each other. The holes on the bottom of each cup let your baby or toddler make fun waterfalls. Turn bath time into a learning experience, by pointing out the colors and shapes. The cups even have different shapes on the bottom: square, triangle, circle, etc., so there’s no shortage of ways to learn. The Splish Splash Stacking Cups are functional as well as educational and can be used to rinse shampoo or soap off your child.
Â Our Experience:
First of all, these cups are great out of the bathtub too! One of the cups was actually misplaced for a few days, because Baby J had absconded with it into his bedroom. I eventually found it under the spare bed in there. While bathing, Baby J loves to use the cups to catch water and make waterfalls. He also chews on the cups, so good thing they’re BPA-free! I’ve been pointing out patterns and colors to him, but I’m not sure how much he’s actually taking in yet. We’ve been working on stacking them, and he’s getting better at it. The stacking is something you can do with these cups anytime, not just during baths. Baby J’s favorite thing to do with these cups, whether in the bathtub or out, is to bang them together and make noise!
NĂ»by’s Splish Splash Stacking Cups are sold at:
For updates on new NĂ»by products, follow them on their social media accounts (listed below). They’re currently having an ultrasound photo contest! Visit them on Facebook to learn more details and to enter.
It’s been a few days since I really posted. First I was out of town; then my parents visited; and we celebrated Baby J’s first birthday, so things have been really busy around here! Baby J has also been making strides using a sippy cup (finally!), and one of our favorite cups to use is the Grip N’ Sip that NĂ»by sent us to review.
The two handles on the NĂ»by Grip N’ Sip cup are sized perfectly for children to transition to self feeding and drinking. They’re durable and designed to be easily and comfortably grasped. The easy to use and easy to clean one piece No-Spill spout is soft and made of silicone. According to NĂ»by, the spout promotes a “natural drinking action and healthy oral development” while preventing drips and spills. The Touch-Flo feature regulates the fluid intake during the child’s sucking action. As a leak-resistant cup, the spout closes when the child stops sucking.
Baby J is able to hold the cup on his own, no problem. Although, I am still teaching him to tilt it back to actually drink. He still likes to chew on sippy cups, more than anything. đ I really like that the cup is just three pieces: the cup, the lid/handles, and the spout. Not having a separate valve makes it easier to keep track of the pieces and keep the cup clean. Baby J dumps this cup over, and it doesn’t leak. I can also dangle it upside down, and again- no leaks. So I’m pleased with the No-Spill spout; it’s holding up to the task.
You can find the NĂ»by Grip N’ Sip cup at many well-known retailers like BuyBabyDirect, Amazon, Diapers.com, Babies”R”Us, Walmart, Target, TJ Maxx, Buy Buy Baby, Family Dollar, and Food Lion.
For updates on new NĂ»by products, follow them on their social media accounts (listed below). Right now they’re having a Sweet Dreams photo contest. Two winners will receive a $50 gift card to Target and a NĂ»by prize pack! Visit them on Facebook to learn more details and to enter.
A few days ago, a box of NĂ»by products arrived for Baby J and I to review. As soon as Hubby opened the box, Baby J immediately grabbed the Tropical Teether Pal out of the box and played with it for at least the next 30 minutes.
There is an off switch -FYI- in case your baby does the same, and the sounds are driving you nuts! I actually don’t mind the toy sounds or music. I’d rather hear that than crying and whining.
I’ve always thought NĂ»by teethers were awesome, long before I became an ambassador for NĂ»by. Although he didn’t cut his first tooth until eight months, Baby J was gumming/chewing on things at just a few months old. We tried a couple of teethers (none from NĂ»by) that he couldn’t hold or chew on very well, until I came across the Teethe-eez by the NĂ»by Natural Touch brand. That was his favorite in the early months, because no matter how awkwardly he held it or turned the teether with his uncoordinated little hands, he could get a chewable part in his mouth. The NĂ»by IcyBite Hard/Soft Keys were also a preferred toy…though he always chewed on the ring…not so much the keys. Those were fun for banging on things. I’m not sure how Baby J would’ve liked this when he actually started teething, because I melted the keys in the dishwasher. *hangs head in shame* Yes, the directions clearly stated to not push them in the dishwasher. No, I don’t know what I was thinking. You can watch a much younger, balder, and chubbier Baby J playing with the keys HERE.
NĂ»by’s BPA-free Tropical Teether Pals are teethers/toys that provide several types of stimulation for babies 6 months and up: tactile, visual, and musical. Each character lights up and plays sounds, as the baby is playing with the toy. The teethers have hard and soft teething surfaces (see my experiences below regarding this) to help new teeth emerge, and the teething nubs massage sore gums. These teethersÂ are sized for little hands, with plenty of areas to grasp.
Â Our Experiences:
Well, as I mentioned at the beginning of this post, Baby J immediately snagged his pal and played with it for a good 30 minutes. I took it away briefly to get it out of the packaging, of course. When I did, the teether didn’t play any sounds, and I thought I had a defective teether! It took me a good minute to realize there’s a tiny on/off switch. Crisis averted.Â When your baby’s not using it, you may want to turn the switch to off. The teether randomly goes off on its own sometimes when it’s on the floor. I think it might be the floor vibrations setting it off.
The first day, Baby J actually didn’t chew on the teether that much. I think he was too distracted by the sounds. He just dragged it around our home with him. Eventually, he did start actually gnawing on it! The Nuby website says Tropical Teether Pals have a hard and soft teething surface, and it looks like the parrot does. However, the fish that we received only has hard teething surfaces. I’ll be letting Nuby know, so they can update their website. Finally, on Amazon, the product “Care Instructions” state this teether is dishwasher safe on the top rack. I threw away the packaging immediately, and now I’m kicking myself for it, because I’m curious if that is an error or true. I don’t really want to risk experimenting on the top rack and then ruining the teether. Washing with soap and a rag seems better, since it is battery operated. Perhaps some of the other Nuby moms can shed light on this?
Update: Nuby has informed me the Tropical Teether Pals are not dishwasher safe, so don’t do what I did. Always save the packaging and care instructions!
Watch the video below to hear the Tropical Teether Pal’s sounds. We received the fish, but there is also a parrot version available.
Right now you can purchase theÂ NĂ»by Tropical Teether Pals on (affiliate link>)Â AmazonÂ for $8.99 (they’re on sale).
For updates on new NĂ»by products, follow them on their social media accounts (listed below). Right now they’re having a “show off your ultrasound photo” contest. You could win a prize! Visit them on Facebook page for more details.