Innovation: The shield is curved for comfort and good for the skin thanks to generous air holes and MAM's patented inside surface.
Silk Teat: MAM's patented silk teat is silicone with a difference: it’s silky soft. No other silicone feels softer. Thanks to the anti-slip surface the soother stays easily in baby’s mouth.
Easy to use: The knob is easy to take hold of, never a bother.
Functional design: The orthodontic MAM teat is ideal for baby’s jaw and teeth development. It individually adapts to baby’s mouth. MAM soothers are always in the right position.
Sucking on a dummy can help some premature babies, although parents may wish to choose a dummy which is designed for a pre-term baby. If premature babies are given a dummy to suck on before feeds, they are more likely to transfer more quickly from tube to bottle-feeding, and feed more effectively. Using a dummy can also result in shorter hospital stays for premature infants and calm and settle them better during and after feeds.
Dummies are either a standard silicone or rubber teat, with a plastic or silicone mouth shield and handle. Latex dummies are softer and more flexible than silicone, although they don't last as long. Pacifiers are safe to use, can be easily sterilised, and the mouth shield prevents your baby from choking on, or swallowing, the teat.
We recommend you look for soothers with vent holes on the guard to prevent rashes around the mouth. Orthodontic soothers are also beneficial and a popular option for parents. It is also a good idea to use a soother clip to prevent the soother being lost or dropped on the ground.
- Sucking is a natural instinct for your baby so they may be happiest when they're sucking on something.
- When your baby's hungry, a soother will pacify your baby temporarily while you prepare your baby’s feed or find a suitable location to breast feed when out and about. You may also like to use the soother in situations which are stressful for your baby, for example when having injections, blood tests or other procedures.
- If your baby has trouble settling down at bedtime, a pacifier might do the trick.
- If your child prefers to suck on his or her thumb or fingers, it may be more difficult to break the habit. A soother is dispensable, so when it's time to stop using pacifiers, you can throw them away.
- Early use of a soother may interfere with breast-feeding. Sucking on a breast is different from sucking on a pacifier or bottle. Some babies have trouble learning how to breast feed properly if they're given a pacifier too soon. For this reason, wait a few months until breastfeeding is established before offering a soother to your baby.
- Your baby may become dependent on the pacifier. If your baby uses a pacifier to sleep, you may face frequent middle-of-the-night crying spells when the pacifier falls out of your baby's mouth. It is good practice to not automatically put soothers back into your baby’s mouth so they do not come dependant on this action.
- Pacifier use may increase the risk of middle ear infections. However, rates of middle ear infections are generally lowest from birth to age 6 months — when the risk of SIDS is the highest and your baby may be most interested in a pacifier.
- Prolonged pacifier use may lead to dental problems. Normal pacifier use during the first few years of life doesn't cause long-term dental problems. However, prolonged pacifier use may cause a child's top front teeth to slant outward or not come in properly.
- Wait until you have established breast-feeding with your baby. It may take a few weeks or more to settle into a regular breast feeding routine.
- Don't use a soother automatically to sooth your baby. Start by trying a change of position or a rocking your baby to try and calm and sooth him if he is crying crying baby.
- If your baby seems hungry, offer the breast or a bottle.
- All Mam soothers are one-piece in design. Soothers made of two pieces can pose a choking hazard if they break. When your baby is happy with a particular type or brand of soother, keep a few identical backups on hand as your baby may not like to change to a new brand.
- If your baby's not interested in the pacifier try again later, or try and alternative type of soothing product. If the pacifier falls out of your baby's mouth while he or she is sleeping, don't pop it back in automatically.
- Keep it clean. Before you offer your baby a soother, wash it with soap and water and allow it to dry thoroughly. Resist the temptation to clean the soother in your own mouth. You'll only spread more germs to your baby. A soother clip is a good way to prevent the soother getting dirty when it falls out of your baby’s mouth. However, use caution with soother clips. Never use a string or strap long enough to get caught around your baby's neck.
- Keep it safe. Replace pacifiers often, and watch for signs of deterioration. A worn or cracked nipple can tear off and pose a choking hazard.
- Know when to stop using the soother. If ear infections are a concern, you might begin to wean your child from a pacifier at age 6 months. Most toddlers stop using soothers on their own between ages 2 and 4. If you're concerned about your child's pacifier use, consult his or her doctor for suggestions.
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- sucking reflex. Some babies even suck their thumbs or fingers before they're in the womb. The sucking action often has a soothing, calming effect for the baby which is why many parents consider pacifiers as must have product. The decision to use a pacifier is up to the parent, there is no right or wrong choice so make your decision on what works best for you and your baby.