Monday, April 20, 2015

Tales from the changing table

Ever since Aiden was a teeny, tiny newborn he has loved his changing table. It is what my husband and I lovingly refer to as his "happy place." He is a pretty content little man, but if he is ever upset, a quick trip to his changing table will fix that.
It was probably his changing table where we first saw him smile and I know it is where we first heard him laugh. It is the place that he makes the most noise and even if he is on the verge of falling asleep, he becomes wide eyed and bushy tailed as soon as we lay him down to change him. For some reason this kid just loves his changing table...and being naked.
Teething is upon us (dun dun duh) which can make for a fussy baby. Aiden's changing table along with some amazing teething toys have helped make this process easier on us as new parents. There are so many different teething toys out there that it's hard to know which ones to invest in. I've seen teething toys that resemble fake food like hot dogs and cheeseburgers (Ew), teething toys that look like a dog's chew toy (no thank you) and honestly I just want teething toys that work and help my little guy feel better. So I decided to try the Nuby 3 Stage Teether Set.
Right now Aiden doesn't have any teeth that have cut through and the doctor said he could be teething until he is 9 months old before ever even cutting a tooth...oh joy! This Nuby teething set comes with three different teethers and all natural teether wipes. Each of the teethers targets a different area of your baby's mouth. The stage 1 teether is amazing and targets the front of the mouth where the first teeth come in and is designed to massage a baby's delicate gums. It is also very easy for tiny baby hands to grip!
I have tried several other teethers and Aiden's favorites are Sophie the Giraffe and the MAM Mini Cooler from Target. This Nuby set is becoming a quick favorite as well. I love that each teether included in this set has a specific purpose to help out those poor teething babes because let's be real...teething is not fun for anyone involved. So the motto of this post is: find your baby's "happy place" and a good teether and just keep them in said happy place with that toy until teething is officially over.  It sounds good in theory, right?
Does your baby have a "happy place?"
What are some of your favorite teething toys?

You can find the Nuby 3 Stage Teether Set here.

I did receive this item free as part of the Nuby Parent Blogger Program, but all opinions are my own!

9 comments:

Susannah said...

We have those and Caleb loves them too! I'm already ready for teething to be done!

Susannah said...

We have those and Caleb loves them too! I'm already ready for teething to be done!

Anne said...

Those little toe grabs! So cute. Hendrik was the exact same about his changing table as a baby - so much laughing and cooing and babbling. Word of warning, doesn't last into toddler-hood :) Hope the first round of teething goes easy on your little man!

Sara @ To The Moon and Back said...

My little boy LOVES his changing pads, too! He could lay on it for probably a good half an hour, just looking all around & as content as can be - it's definitely his happy place, too

Brittany said...

WHAT A CUTIE! I just love his little face and rolls. Also, the flexibility of babies just amazes me. I would never be comfortable holding my feet like that...

Kayla MKOY said...

Oh my goodness gracious! Little man sure does love his changing table! I love it :)

Andrea H. said...

Adorable photos! My niece LOVED her changing table, too. She quieted down as soon as you put her on there. Didn't work quite the same way for my nephew though. He just squirmed and trying to get out of your grasp on there. Funny how every baby is different! Good luck with the teething!!

Good Medicine said...

Allison,

Thank you for this wonderful post. As we plan for baby, it is so helpful to get feedback from real moms. Look forward to reading more!

God Bless and Be Encouraged,

Laci Ortiz
www.goodmedicineministries.org

The Heart Of A Woman said...

Landry loved her changing table and so does Briley! I wonder what it is about the changing table? Landry started teething at 2 months and cut her first tooth at 3! It was horrible! She got all her teeth early and cried through all! She is a sensitive child haha.