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I Have a Phobia and It’s Called Baby Drool

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I Have a Phobia and It’s Called Baby Drool

My fear of drool may paralyze me once baby boy arrives.

One of my biggest fears of motherhood is having a drool-y baby. “But, Sujeiry,” you say, “babies drool. That’s just what they do.” I know! And it’s freaking me out!

I don’t know where this phobia stems from but saliva and I have never mixed. Case in point: my cousin, Blady’s wet kisses – and how I wipe my cheek right after he pecks it. You’d think he had malaria and needed to be quarantined. But, it’s not Blady’s fault that he has super full lips.

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Same goes for making out. I like to french, but I don’t love it. Because, spit, saliva and sometimes, yes, drool. Have you ever made out with a guy and had to wipe your mouth? I have and it was disgusting. But, it wasn’t his fault I have super thin lips that can be swallowed with a lip lock.

As you see my fear of drool may paralyze me once baby boy arrives, especially when he starts teething. Teething babies are balls of drool. He’ll look like this.

Baby drool meme

Only less white. And I’ll react like this:

Rachel Berry Scared face

Unless, of course, I get help. Boo will clean up that drool, dammit! He’ll just have to – or our baby boy will drown in a sea of his own saliva! What will I do when Boo is at work or salsa dancing or, worse, when he finally says, “No more. Suck it up, woman.”? I need a backup. Mami would be my go-to but she lives in a far away land called New York, NY. She isn’t taking the Long Island Railroad to wipe up drool. She just won’t do. Bazzle Baby and Funkins, however, might just be my saviors.

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Bazzle Baby has a product called the Banda Bib, and it’s the first ever bib designed to catch dribble and drool. It’s designed by the mom of a drooler for the mom of a drooler – and that may be me! Plus, they are so stylish. I mean, look at these cute drool-catching bibs!

Banda Big Grey ChevronBanda Bib Lime Green

Starting from$7.99, they’re affordable and available online at Amazon and also at Target stores.

Then there are Funkins – colorful, reusable and eco-friendly cloth napkins that are perfect to pick up drool. You can also take Funkins to the park for a baby and Mami picnic.

Funkins Cool ShadesFunkins Light Blue Techno

Waste-free and starting at $3.00, they grow with your baby as they are perfect for lunch boxes. Made of 100% cotton, they are soft, which means they’ll perfect to wipe baby boy’s face! You can buy Funkins here.

Now, I feel more prepared to take on the drool. I will tackle this fear head on – and cover my baby in Banda Bibs and Funkins.

Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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