“ Brand: Mam / Nursing Aid: Soother „
I wasn't sure whether or not to give my baby a dummy as you hear of babies becoming dependent upon them and so I wasn't sure whether to buy one or not but then my midwife recommended that I at least try them for bed time as it helps regulate the breathing and she claims it helps reduce cot death. I tried lots of different ones but my daughter seemed to gag on them and seemed distressed by it. I came across these Mam ones and decided to give them a go as they seemed smaller than other dummies. My daughter was a tiny baby and so I thought that perhaps the other dummies I was using were too big for her tiny mouth. These Mam dummies are designed with tiny babies in mind and so are much smaller. When I tried my baby with them she didn't gag and she seemed quite happy suckling on it. The shape of the dummy is specially designed to be comfortable on the baby's skin, they don't rub up and down as she sucks so her skin doesn't become sore. Also there are little holes, 'air vents' which ensure that babies are able to breathe freely whilst suckling. And they are identical both at the top and the bottom so that it doesnt matter if the baby ends up flicking it round and has the dummy upside down. The dummies come two in a pack and in very nice designs. In one pack I had one with see-through pale blue and a little blue and silver heart and the other one had blue writing 'sweet pea' on it. They cost me £4.99 for a pack of two and they come in a little plastic case which makes it easy to click in and take around with me. I bought them from boots and I have seen them in mother care too. I really liked these for my daughter, it was nice that they were small for her so they didn't take over her whole face especially with her being so small! They're steriliser friendly too so really easy to keep clean as you just pop them in your steriliser and then they're clean!
My little princess has has soothers from the moment she was born. I know some people don't like to give there baby soothers but i had one when i was a baby and it did me no harm. My midwife was great she actually recommended mams soothers. The midwife was from america and said that it was proven from a sicents over there that soothers actually reduce the risk of cot death due to the mouth being active while baby is asleep. Mams soothers are bpa free and designed to help with the development of babies teeth not damage them. The teat is made from clear silicone and are an oblong shape. The farm yard counting mam soothers come in a pack of two. I bought mine from boots for £3.99 and that's around the price they cost from most shops unless they are on special in stores. The plastic around the teat is textured with breath holes. These are sutable from 4 months. The pack i choose are lilac in colour. One soother has the number 2 on it and the other has a sheep with a hat on its head. I didn't buy the soothers for the cute design that's just an added bonus i bought them because its all i have ever used and they seem to fit nice and not look bulky and noticeable like other soothers i have seen. My princess has had mam newborn soothers , mam crystle soothers and now the farmyard soothers. I will continue to use mam products and i like the bottles too. I recommend mam farmyard soothers and if you wish to look over the products there website is www.mambaby.co.uk Thanks for reading jemz x
My 14month old son has always been very good with his use of dummies he only has one if he is going to sleep at night and for his nap in the day, however he is very fussy with what sort it of dummie it is. He will not use ones with silicon teats or the ones where the teat is slightly bent up at the end. I found mam dummies the best for a number of reason's one being the teat is quite large which is good as i have found the smaller teats seem to pop out my son's mouth very easily, the shape the sheild is, is great as it fits around the babies mouth perfect and they are nice looking, i no that sounds strange but being abit of a tommee tippee everything mum i was surprised i prefered the mam ones the design's on the dummies along with the colours are always quite funky with i really like. Since buying the first pack of mam dummies i have never once got any other make i am very pleased with them and my son likes holding them to look at the picture on the front.
Having barely used soothers with my previous 2 children I find it quite strange that I'm now quite a connoisseur of them, Avents, Tommee Tippees and now MAM's. I never set out to have so many for jack but as he's grown so has his dummy requirement, the newborn size no longer being suitable means that I have to upgrade every time he moves up an age bracket. When I went to get him some 3-6 month dummies I initially wanted Tommee Tippee ones like he'd been used to, unfortunately all that was available in his size were MAM dummies so I picked up a pack, granted I could have waited until I could find the ones I wanted but Jack was having problems with his smaller dummies which was disrupting his naps. I paid £2.99 for my pack of soothers in my local Wilkinsons store which didn't seem too bad even if he would only use them a few times before I could find our usual brand. The MAM Farmyard Counting Soothers are suitable for babies 4 months and over, admittedly Jack is only 3 months but being a large lad I knew the soothers would be ok for him. They come in a range of different colours suitable for both girls and boys, I chose the 2 pack of clear and blue, what with Jack being a boy and all, with horse designs on the "handle" The dummies are designed to be orthodontic and suitable for teething babies which was perfect as Jack had started teething quite early and while none have broken through yet it's only a matter of time, the large silicone teat is slightly flattened making it easier for little ones to keep in their mouths whilst preventing as little risk as possible to the development of their teeth. The shield on the dummy is nicely contoured and will fit round baby's mouth comfortably, it is also shaped so that no matter which way you put it in baby's mouth it will still remain comfortable under their nose. It is well ventilated with 7 varying sized holes down either side of the dummies handle and has a textured, almost lumpy surface to the inside of the shield which will help prevent the development of uncomfortable dribble rash as a result of contact between the shield and your little ones skin. Jack has taken to the new size dummy well and will happily nod off for his nap while sucking on one, he doesn't use dummies while he is awake though as he's too busy chatting baby gibberish to me. My major complaint in regards to the dummy though is it's handle, or lack of handle, I'm used to dummies having the traditional door knocker style handle but these dummies have more of a door knob style handle, it's harder for Jack to grab hold of and I am unable to use my regular soother saver/dummy clips with them, this restricts them to home use only as I don't want to risk ne falling on the floor and I'm not really happy to go out and spend yet more money on a MAM soother saver. Another complaint I have is that they do not come with teat covers, many dummies come with plastic covers which clip over the teat to keep them clean when not in use, I think these dummies would benefit from the covers as you can't simply throw a spare in your handbag in case one gets spat onto the floor. The designs on the handle are said to help little one with learning to count and speak but I must be honest and say I'm hoping Jack will no longer need one by the time he starts to talk, the bold colours do make them easy to find though in the night or twilight hours after Jack has spat one out, his Tommee Tippee crystal shield soothers were always impossible to find and I'd end up fumbling around blindly. If you're looking for a soother for home use or have a MAM soother saver then these are decent dummies, they are well designed to be as comfortable for your little one and as kind to their skin as possible and being designed to be kind on teeth means there is less panic over your child having tooth problems as they get older. The dummies can be sterilised and it is recommended that you do this regularly, I use a steam steriliser and the dummies have stood up to the extreme heat without the smallest amount of damage or change, they would also be suitable for microwave and cold water sterilising. While I have had to purchase dummies for use while we're out (they were cheaper then a MAM soother saver) we still use these for Jacks daily naps and he settles well with them, I would certainly recommend them to a parent looking for a stage 2 dummy just be careful they don't fall on the floor. Check out the full MAM Farmyard soother range here- http://www.mamonlineshop.com/ acatalog/ 4__months_soothers.html (minus spaces)
Comes in double pack, crystal and clear shields, with silicone teat. 4 months+