I have written about the Wubbanub before, and I will continue singing its praises
until they adopt me as their official sponsor because we absolutely could not have survived the first year (+ 3 months) of Sam's life without it. *Ok, we probably could have survived but it would have been much noisier. :)
This is totally one of those things that, prior to motherhood, I thought was absolutely STUPID - a dumb marketing ploy to jack up the prices on already-bad pacifiers. But, I stumbled across this bad boy (I mean, an elephant hanging out of your mouth - how bad can you get) on some mom-blogs one groggy afternoon early on as I was trying to figure out how to get Sam to stop crying. Desperate at that point, I promptly ordered one from Amazon and there was no looking back.
Wubby - as we affectionately call it - has been a loyal friend to Sam (and his mom and dad) ever since.
|From "How to Soothe a Crying Baby" (August 2011)|
Although it looks ridiculous, the size helps baby to be able to put it in his mouth sooner (like when it falls out at 3AM) and makes it much harder to lose. (We have had the same one since he was two weeks old, and one backup - for days when that one is in the wash - and those are the only two pacifiers we've ever bought.)
In fact, just this past weekend, I ventured out of the house without it (because we are really trying to break Sam's addiction), but when a mild tantrum broke out in in the kitchen aisle of TJ Maxx, I grabbed for the only plug I had - a plain old soothie. And, wouldn't you know, within minutes that thing was lost in the sea of the store never to be seen again...
It is my "go to" gift for new moms and one of my greatest discoveries of motherhood so far. :)
So, there you have it:
Lesson #9: Buy a Wubbanub.
This post is part of a series for 31 Days of Change hosted by The Nester. To see my other "lessons," click here.