We have followed the same nighttime routine with Simon since he was teeny tiny. I’m convinced it’s part of the reason why we have a really great sleeper and hence, even when traveling or tight on time, the routine stays. The routine is basically:
- Bath (or wash face)
- Dry hair (if bath)
- Brush teeth (while singing our ABCs :))
- 2 books
- 2 songs
When I was offered the opportunity to review a few Nuby products that we could add to our established routine it was a no-brainer.
Nuby Bath Crayons
Simon has had the same toys in the tub for a pretty long time and now that he’s a bit older I thought that the Nuby Bath Crayons would be a perfect addition.
Seriously, these are really fun. Simon loves to draw, so when I offered an opportunity for him to color all over the tub he was really excited. As soon as I pulled out the package he pointed to himself and said, “Too. Color too.”. I couldn’t get the crayons in the tub fast enough for his liking. 🙂
The package says 3, but at not even 2 Simon caught on pretty quickly and we had a happy guy who refused to get out of the tub.
My favorite part about the crayons, in addition to the bug’s pure joy to be coloring in the bathtub, was how extremely EASY the clean-up is.
I washed Simon with a washcloth and then used the same wet washcloth to wipe the walls. It took no time and no “elbow grease”. I could have practically splashed a little water and the color would be gone. It stays put while we’re in the bath, but not longer than you want it to. Perfect.
These are now a bath staple in our house. “Simon, let’s get ready for a bath…” “Mama, crayons?”.
Nuby Oral Care Set – 4 Stage System
Simon LOVES to brush his teeth. We’re still working on the “mom gets a turn, Simon gets a turn” approach, but he’s getting there.
For the past several days we’ve been using Nuby’s 4 Stage Oral Care System and it’s been great! I really wish I would have tried it ages ago because you can use it early on.
- Stage 1: Extra soft silicone massager and gum cleaner for delicate newborn gums
- Stage 2: Soft gum massager for older gums and newly erupted teeth
- Stage 3: Massages and helps clean gums and teeth during the teething process
- Stage 4: Soft nylon bristles gently clean baby’s new teeth
I had previously bought all of these different items separately from different brands and Nuby packages it up perfectly to use as your child grows.
One fun aspect about these brushes is that they’re for some reason more fun for Simon to hold. A couple of nights in a row I told him to choose between this brush and another brush and he chose this one every time. Clearly a scientific study, but he’s happy, so that’s what counts, right?
Simon says thanks for adding some new fun into our bedtime routine, Nuby.