9 Ways Babies are Basically Zombies AND THE 3 BEST TEETHING TOYS TO CONTAIN THEM (the babies, not the zombies)
If there is one thing my generation loves, it is zombies.
Seriously, they are everywhere. I, for one, am personally obsessed with The Walking Dead. (If you don’t watch it, you really should.)
And, at this age, it seems that everyone is having babies (as it tends to go).
So naturally, I couldn’t help but find some particularly hilarious similarities between the two.
In fact, I found 9 ways that babies basically are zombies and here they are:
If left for too long, they really start to stink. (To all the parents out there that pretend their babies smell like roses all day, everyday… we know your secret, and it’s stinky.)
All they do is moan incoherently all day long. (Granted it is mostly absolutely adorable (on the babies), uuuggghhhh aagghhhh gaaahhhhh seems to be the language of choice.)
There are patches of hair just falling off their heads. (If you are a first time parent, this one is considerably freaky. Don’t worry, it grows back… on the babies at least)
They are blissfully unaware of their surroundings. (Truth is, they would head right off a cliff if left to their own devices, and they probably wouldn’t even blink on the way down.)
Staring at a wall for hours on end is a perfectly acceptable pastime for them. But, the second they hear you, all of their attention is on you, and you should probably be scared. (Seriously, once you are heard, it’s all over.)
However, to your advantage, you can also occasionally divert their attention with loud noises. (I’m not kidding. Throw a can, jangle some keys, anything to give yourself 30 seconds to get away.)
They are definitely more dangerous in packs. (One, you can probably take it on no problem. Five or six? I’ll pray for you.)
Even if their legs don’t work they will drag themselves across the floor. (Literally, drag themselves across the floor… usually to try and gnaw on your foot.)
In fact, their number one goal seems to be to gnaw on your foot. (Or your leg, hand, arm, face, dog… ya they will basically try to eat anything.
And while I don’t know of a good way to tame zombies, I have found some pretty effective methods for soothing babies. Especially in the teething department (which definitely helps with that gnawing situation I mentioned.)
So here are my 3 FAVORITE teething toys for my little man and the reasons why.
This teether is on my list because it is completely adorable. Seriously one of the cutest things I have ever seen. It is made of food grade silicone and is incredibly easy for Reef to hold. Plus the bright colors and Ollie’s cute face really hold his attention. (And we all know I am a sucker for a sea creature… Octopus… Reef… Get it?) Not to mention they have tons of other “characters”. Some other favorites are this candy bar and donut. SO cute!
- FINN + EMMA – Teething Ears in Robot Heads Pattern –
Next on the list is this absolutely gorgeous teether from a favorite shop, Finn + Emma. The ring itself is made of Indian Hardwood and finished with non-toxic vegetable seed wax. While the ears are made of 100% G.O.T.S. organic cotton.) Everything they make is G.O.T.S. certified, fair trade, and organic, which is one of the best parts of this company (aside from the cute). And of course seriously adorable. They also have adorable clothing and toys for your little one. (To receive 15% off your order over $50 click here.)
- FRESH BABY – So Easy Teether –
The number one reason that I love this teether is the shape. It is so easy for Reef to hold onto and keep a nice firm grip on it and the end is a great way for him to massage his poor little gums. Another nice feature is that while he has the ability to reach his molars, there is also a safety guard to prevent him from choking himself. Lastly, it’s dishwasher safe, which I love because as we all know, I am terrible with cleaning and my dishwasher is my life.
Each has a different quality that satisfies Reef at a different time.
And all of the above receive two thumbs way way up from me!
Well, that’s it for now. Please leave a comment below if you have any addition teether recommendations that Reef just has to try!
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