Review: Elements Teether by Nuby

I know I’ve said this several times on the blog, but NĂ»by’s teethers are my favorite. I even bought one at Target a couple weeks ago as part of a baby shower gift, because, yes, I love their teethers. Woohoo! NĂ»by sent another teether for us to review- their Elements Teether.

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Since it’s made by NĂ»by, you can feel confident knowing this teether is BPA-free. It’s designed to fit perfectly into small baby or toddler hands. The soft, crinkly fabric is colorful and fun for babies to play with while the multiple teething areas help new teeth surface.

Our Experiences:

Even though Baby J is 14 months old, he still loves to chew on things- anything! He’s actually a late teether. He had zero teeth until he was eight months old, when he got six teeth in four weeks. Since then…nothing. Still six teeth. The bristly area of the teether is great for babies when they’re just three or four months old. Baby J’s favorite teether at the time was the (affiliate link>) Teethe-eez. The bristles on the Elements teether is similar to the Teethe-eez but not as soft. Baby J’s favorite part though is the fabric. I tease him sometimes (not that he understands) that he’s like a cat. He loves that crinkly sound!

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Look for the Nûby Elements Teether at your local retail stores that carry the Nuby brand like Target, Kmart, Bealls, Ross, and Kohls. For updates on new Nûby products, follow them on their social media accounts. Nûby is currently giving away some of their new Clik-it cups to fans, but this ends soon! Visit their Facebook page for more details.

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Review: Nuby Tropical Teether Pal

*Updated May 9, 2013

A few days ago, a box of Nûby 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.

Nuby Tropical Teether Pals Fish and Parrot

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.

 About:

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 teethers are sized for little hands, with plenty of areas to grasp.

 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. 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.

Nuby Tropical Teether Pals
Watching Grandma and Grandpa Florida on Skype while chewing my Tropical Teether Pal!

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.

The Scoop:

Right now you can purchase the NĂ»by Tropical Teether Pals on (affiliate link>) Amazon for $8.99 (they’re on sale).

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