Friday, June 22, 2012

{DIY Wubba nub: meet "wabbit"}

After the Guest post i did on Decorgreat, my inbox blew up with emails from mamas asking me how i made my own "Wubba nub"
So i thought i would write up a quick tutorial for this easy project!
 {Plus it was time to make another one for G, her "wabbit" was getting pretty gross}

We tried the real wubba nub u can buy in stores, but she HATES the soothie pacifier
We can only get her to take the MAM Latex paci's
Soooo we thought we would get creative & make our own
It has been the best thing we have ever done

We've ben using our homemade Wubba nub since she was about 3 or 4 weeks old. 
We call it her "wabbit" 
She loves it!
She has it with her almost always.
She snuggles wabbit during the day, & sucks on the atatched paci from time to time. 
At night & during naps she sucks on the paci & cuddles her lovey wabbit

She has a friend to take everywhere 
new situations arent scary, because she has wabbit
she will sleep anywhere because wabbit is there
If her paci falls out at night, she knows just where it is & puts it back in her moth & goes back to sleep
Car rides are a breeze because wabbit is there.
Going to stay with her Grandparents for a couple hours while we run errands is easy, because wabbit is there
Its something that is always consistent no matter what's going on 

Anyways, this is how you can make your own "wabbit" for your little sweetie :)
This is Wabbit
Hes pretty gross looking
He's been through a lot 
& by alot, i mean every inch of his body has been gnawed on, all day long, every day, by a teething little monster,.. for 6 months!
Time to make a new one & put the old wabbit into G's memory box!
You will need:
A small stuffed animal or a soothie/lovie
A small security blanket of your choice
a pacifier adapter for your paci of choice 
A paci {We use the MAM classic}
If you are using an already made Soother/Lovey, you can choose to leave the blanket on or put your own on.
We put our own on.
if you choose to do this, use a seam ripper to pull the blankie out of the bunnies arms
Prepare a Needle & thread
Thread about 1/4 the bunnies ear through the bottom of the Paci adapter..
Fold the 1/4 section of the ear down & use your needle & thread to hand stitch it in place.
Now fold your blankie how you want it to be
Attatch it to one hand of the bunny with your needle & thread
Now sew the other hand to the hand that has the blanket attatched to it to finish off your Lovey 
& there you go! 
you made your very own Lovey/Wabbit/ Wubbanub what ever you want to call it!
The other thing that is nice about this Vs. the wubbanub is you can Detatch the pacifier & sanitize it daily & throw the wabbit in the wash!
you cant do that with a wubbanub
Give it to your sweetie to love on through out the day 
& to snuggle with at night
I promise this simple project is one you wont regret doing! 

Happy Friday! 

6 comments:

  1. holy cow, that last picture is SO SWEET!

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    1. thank you :) I love my little snuggle bug!

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  2. So cute - I just love this, and may be using it after my little girl arrives! :)

    xo

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  3. Ashley!
    I just want to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I've never really gotten on board with following blogs, but i came across yours through a pinterest post(The no sew Christmas tree skirt to be specific - which i made for our Christmas tree last year after finding your instructions). I feel like i know you and your precious little family through your posts lol. Reading about all of your fabulous DIY projects and recipes are really inspiring, and i just wanted to say thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

    -Jessica Padia

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  4. Where do you get the pacifier adapter?

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    1. amazon :) or, you can buy a MAM paci keeper & take the adapter off. The paci keeper can be found at pretty much any store :)

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