Tuesday, January 19, 2016

MAM Pacifier & Pacifier Wipes {Review & Giveaway}

Last week I shared with you my love for my son's crib.  If you missed it, I showed two decorating tips that transformed the space and talked about how much I love watching my little babe sleep.

Seriously though...

Do you notice a trend in these photos?  Adorable baby, sweet little snoozes... and MAM pacifiers!

We have been a MAM family since day one.  Before my son was born I was a crazy lady well informed and did a lot of research.  Everything said to register for a variety of pacifiers, bottles and nipples.  Then I went to Target to set up our baby registry.  In our free products bundle there was a MAM pacifier and MAM bottle.  My son loved both from the start and the rest is history.  Here and there we have tried other brands (after all, I did register for them!) and none of them have stood up to their MAM counterpart.

{Different sizes of MAM pacifiers through the months.  That bunny on the left was his first love from our Target bundle!}

Here's why I like them.  MAM pacifiers:
- Are shaped to fit comfortably around baby's face.
- Have ventilation holes in the design to help the skin breathe under the pacifier (love this!)
- The nipple is designed to be similar to mother's nipple, making this the perfect choice for nursing mamas (this was a huge concern when we introduced the pacifier.  He never had any trouble going back and forth between the two.)
- Come in a SELF STERILIZING container.  You heard me right.  Most people don't realize this and throw it away.  Check out the instructions on the packaging.  It's so easy to use!
- Are super cute!  Some moms love shopping for cute outfits, fun cloth diaper prints or hair accessories.  I love getting new pacifiers.  Every time we need more I find myself digging through the pacifiers at the store trying to decide between all the cute designs!

{This was my favorite design we've had.  It's currently gone missing but I know the little stinker has just hidden it behind something somewhere in this house! It's upside down here but it's a little sailboat!}

Have you heard of the  MAM "Perfect" Pacifier
I hadn't until recently and am bummed that I didn't find it sooner.  Here's what makes it so special:
- It's 60% thinner and 4x softer than regular silicone pacifiers.
- Was developed by Orthodontists & Pediatric Dentists.
It's lightweight & designed with ventilation holes to let babe's skin breathe underneath it.

{MAM Perfect. Love those little fish!}

So what does this all mean? 
It means that this pacifier is better for your little one's teeth!  As a mama of a 12-toother (and counting!) this is the BEST. NEWS. EVER. I'm sure you have heard from "well-meaning people" that pacifiers can cause problems for your little one's teeth.  Because of it's design, this pacifier is made to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth.  LOVE it.  All MAM pacifiers are "ahead of the game" when it comes to teeth & jaw concerns, this product just goes above and beyond!

I'll be honest, it took my little guy some time to get used to the Perfect (because it feels different I'm sure) but because of it's benefits I wanted him to use it.  He still prefers his others but is getting used to it slowly.  This is my only "complaint" about the product and it's only happening because my son loves his regular ones so much!  I do still recommend the product and this advice:  Just keep giving it to them!  It's similar enough to the other MAM pacifiers that they are likely to like it but just different enough that they aren't quite sure at first.  The benefits of this pacifier are worth it.

Are you starting to understand why I love these pacifiers so much?

A new product I tried recently was MAM Pacifier Wipes.

I'll admit:  I'm not much of a stereotypical "first-time mama".  We've all seen the memes about first time parents sanitizing a pacifier every time it falls and then second/third/fourth time parents wiping it clean on their pants.  Yep... the latter is totally me.  I would never have thought to purchase this item but when I was asked to revue it I found out how helpful it can be!

Dirt is good for the immune system- right?  Baby's pacifier falling on the floor in your garage, a dirty public restroom or under the table at a restaurant (wait, are those fries?  We didn't have any fries.) is just gross.  That is where these wipes come in.

MAM Pacifier Wipes:
- Are Non-Toxic
- Use No harsh chemicals
- Are made in the USA (this is a biggie for my husband. We don't even buy dog toys made in China)
- Come in a re-usable package that's small and easy to carry with you.
- Contains Xylitol (a natural plant-based ingredient) that actually discourages harmful bacteria from growing which could lead to tooth decay.
- Can be used for pacifiers, toys, teethers or really anything!
- Are super affordable.  They retail for only $3.99 for a package of 40.

I found them really easy to bring along and they are perfect for those times when you don't have a sink available (or baby needs the pacifier and you don't have time to go find a sink!)

Can't get any better, right?  Wrong! 
MAM is giving away a $25 gift package of MAM Pacifiers and MAM Pacifier Wipes to one lucky winner.  *Go ahead... do your happy dance*

Unrelated to the giveaway/revue, here are a few of our other favorite MAM products I would recommend you try:

We won this toothbrush on the MAM USA facebook page.  They host giveaways several times a week and this was a #toothytuesday item.  I'll be honest- we already had a couple toothbrushes so I didn't think this one would be any different.  Boy was I wrong! This toothbrush is longer than most baby ones and is designed so that we can BOTH hold it.  Now he gets to brush his own teeth but I get to hold the end and direct it in the correct brushing motion so that he can learn and so all his teeth actually get cleaned.  I never would have guessed how much I love this toothbrush.

We also used only MAM bottles in our home.  We have the Anti-Colic design, but I'm sure they are all great.  My boob-loving baby had no trouble transitioning to the bottle when he needed to and back to breast.  Just like the pacifiers, they also are SELF- STERILIZING!  Just add water to the bottom, put the nipple at the base and microwave!  See the instructions that came with your bottle for details.

Good luck in the contest & let me know if you have any questions.  I am being 100% honest when I say how much I love this company.  There isn't a brand I trust more when it comes to these products.

Disclosure:  I received pacifiers and pacifier wipes to revue from the MAM company.  All opinions are my own and any other product comments were strictly from me because I believe in the products.

Happy Crafting,
Kelsie Ann


  1. The rafflecopter link is not working for me.

    1. Hi Bianca! This post accidentally got posted early. The contest starts tomorrow. If you still have trouble, please let me know but I bet that's why.

      Good luck and thanks for letting me know!

  2. Love the "Clear" and "Night" Paci's! :)

    1. The night time glow in the dark ones are my husbands favorite and the Clear are my favorite! Thanks for stopping by and entering!

      good luck!

  3. I like the Night ones, definitely.

    1. Oh yea, those are my husbands favorite! They are AWESOME! Thanks so much for stopping by our page!

      Best of luck!

  4. We're trying our first MAM paci (a glow in the dark one) here tonight - hoping she'll take to it! It's pretty neat that you can make personalized pacis on MAM's website.

    1. Oh, I hope it went well! The glow in the dark ones are a lifesaver, especially when babe figures out that s/he can THROW them out of the crib and then... oh wait, I actually did need that to sleep! haha

      I haven't tried the personalized ones but I am IN LOVE with them too!

  5. I like the glow in the dark ones.

    1. Those are my husbands favorite! They are awesome! Thanks for entering!

  6. We love our mams! My daughter is my 3rd baby to use them. Love the glow in the dark ones! We just bought the next size up yesterday.

    1. Another MAM-mama such as myself :)

      I always love buying the next size up for the first time, it opens a whole new world of designs and it's just a fun change!

  7. I like the Start Tender with the little fox.

    1. Oh that is a cute design! Those little ones look so small now looking back. Oooh so sweet. <3

  8. I love the nature pacifiers! how cute is that little monkey?

    1. My nephews really loved monkeys too! MAM used to have a bottle design with monkeys on it. I didn't see it (looking quickly) on the website, but I think I got mine on Amazon. That was probably a year ago though so not sure they still make them!

      Thank for entering and good luck!

  9. I like the one with the sail boat on it. Super cute! We have tried tons of pacifiers too but I haven't tried Mam yet!

    1. Isn't it just darling? It came with a little "watercolor" sort of shark design too. LOVE!

      I definitely recommend trying a MAM... they are the BEST!

      Good luck and thanks for entering!

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    1. Good choice. I love the idea of the Perfect so much! Thanks for entering!

  11. I love the night ones that glow int he dark

    1. Those are popular ones, and for good reason! They are awesome!

      Thanks for entering and good luck!

  12. I love the Original Value Pack set because the penguin is just too cute! But I also like the animals, and the Monsters, sets. All adorable. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  13. I love the little fishies too. So adorable!