Disclaimer: I received two Wristy Buddies for review. All opinions are 100% my own.
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I am so excited to share a new toy to help your peanut through their infancy: the Wristy Buddy! I found out about this adorable baby accessory through a giveaway on another blog, and I knew that I had to have one (or two) of our own! I anxiously waited by the door each day when the mailman came, simply to see if our Wristy Buddies had arrived (with the lyrics “Oho the Wells Fargo wagon is a-coming down the street!” running through my head).
Finally, the big day came, and I quickly snapped some pictures of the packaging (so cute) and the clean Wristy Buddies before slipping them on Audrey and David’s wrists.
Let me backtrack a little bit. What are Wristy Buddies? They are teething wristbands, meant to be worn either on bare skin or over clothes to allow a safe item for babies to drool on and chew to their hearts’ delight. It was created by a mother and teacher, so it also warms my heart to support a “mom-trepreneur.”
On their website, they go into more information:
Wristy Buddy is designed for babies that haven’t developed the motor skills to hold traditional teething objects.
Babies that can’t grasp toys can manipulate Wristy Buddy.
Wristy Buddy is made of absorbent materials to help keep little faces and clothing dry.
Its various textures and colors engage and stimulate.
It is easily accessible to your teething baby and is more sanitary than traditional teething objects.
Audrey and David are just 3 months old, and they are only now starting to reach towards objects and grasp at them (not bad for being over 3 weeks “premature” by a singleton pregnancy standard). They just don’t have the control of their hands enough yet to bring teething toys to their mouths. Still, I knew that they needed to give their wrists a break. If they don’t have their pacifiers in their mouths, they have a wrist. Audrey even was developing a hickey because of her sucking on her skin. Poor girl!
With as much as their wrists are in their mouths, I thought that the least we could do is give them another option. What harm could it do?
Well, they instantly loved their Wristy Buddies (an owl for Audy and a newly-designed lion for David).
Just look at all that drool and bubbles! That’s a girl that needs a toy in her mouth at all times, but she really doesn’t like to take a pacifier all the time (when she isn’t feeling it, she coos and sings and spits it out). As you can see, it just slides right onto the wrist and really does provide easy-access for the babies.
Within mere moments, she had found it to her mouth (no helping from me). Love it!
I want to talk about how the Wristy Buddy is made. It is a cloth wristband (think the nausea-fighting wristbands from pregnancy) that really is the perfect size for these little wrists. It fit both Audrey’s rounder wrists and David’s skinny chicken-wrists well. The animal-of-choice is sewn tightly onto the band, and it didn’t look like it would be coming off anytime soon. On one side of the animal was a plastic textured chew ring that flaps up and down to make it easier to move for the baby. On the other side of the animal is a satin tag, which babies just love to feel. The textures used are fantastic for our new explorers, but gentle enough for instant love.
David’s lion Wristy Buddy is just as cute as the owl. It is made of a terry material, and it is perfect for my little cuddle-bug. Many times I found him with his lion just by his cheek (instead of in his mouth) because he just wanted to feel it against his skin. I told you- instant love!
New day, new outfits, trying again with the Wristy Buddies, and this time even more successful. Enjoy these pictures of these happy babies with their new Wristy Buddies. As you will see, they are lightweight enough that they don’t weigh down their arms, but when it is needed, into the mouth they go. If your baby has a skinnier arm (like David), the buddy may get turned downward, but it shouldn’t fall off the wrist. Please enjoy some of the captions from these pictures.