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When my kids were young they had a few months of having a dummy, I'm glad I didn't do it for very long as I hear the weaning off process of a dummy is really hard work but luckily they only really had it when they were upset during the day and sometimes at night.
One on the things that really used to annoy me though was the fact that they would always drop it and either loose it or drop it on the floor so it got dirty so I decided to invest in one of these soother savers from MAM. MAM is actually one of my favourite brands of baby products as they are always well made and most importantly safe for my babies. According to their website, " for over 35 years, we've been developing products along with experts from medicine & research that are unique in function and design, support the individual development of every child and make everyday baby life easier."
That's why when I saw their company made one of these soother savers I decided to purchase their brand above the others as I knew it would last and would be safe for them to use. So, what exactly is a soother saver? Well, basically its a plastic clip with a small length of fabric that has a space on the other end for which to attach your child's soother/dummy/pacifier, what ever you want to call it. You then clip the plastic clip onto their clothing and in thus the dummy will not drop or fall anymore if they knock it or drop it out of their mouth as it is attached to them so it will just fall. The greatest thing about this is that its then right there when your baby wants it again, no more screaming for mummy if they can't find it. I found this particularly helpful when we were out int he pushchair as that always seemed to be the time my kids wanted it, when they were bring pushed around and getting a little bit sleepy and to not have to stop every two minutes along the walk to put it back in their mouth was great.
The other great thing about this clip is that it then keeps the dummy hygienic too as it's not always falling on the ground and possibly getting dirty. Before I had this I always had to take out two or three with me just in case to make sure I didn't have a dirty one. Of course, the dummy is going to get a little dirty when it is attached to them but not as dirty as it would if it falls on the ground.
I found the clip section worked well and was quite a good tight fit as it was on a spring and so shut well. It was hard for my boy and girl to pull it off their clothes when they were very young but I think if you had a strong toddler who is still using a dummy this would not work so well as they would definitely be able to pull it off themselves.
The clips is BPA free (a harmful chemical) which is great as they could possibly suck this too and you don't want that. The soother savers came in a variety of colours and stereotypically I got one in pink for my little girl and one in blue for my little boy. I think each cost me less than £5 at the time and was a great way of keeping our dummies safe.
WHAT IS IT?
A strip of fabric that has a rubber loop on one end and a clip on the other. You push the loop over the handle of your baby's soother and clip the other end to their clothing.
You can buy this in blue or pink, the blue is attractive for girls and boys but the pink is very feminine. The rubber loop is a tight fit for MAM soothers but will fit many others. The fabric is hard wearing but soft against my daughters skin, the clip is quite big and I am sure she caught the bottom of her cheek on it when she turned last night. This should be smaller but the large surface area helps it grip tightly on her jacket or baby grow.
WHAT I THINK
My daughter has self soothed from birth and this requires using a soother to provide comfort. I only started using the Soother Saver last week because my daughter has just started to roll in her sleep and started losing her soother. It is very useful for me in the night if I need to pass her her soother when it's dark.
The strip is short so could not become a choking hazard but my daughter has a small build and if she rolls awkwardly she does get it trapped beneath her arm. This will improve as she grows and can be avoided by careful placement of the clip. The clip is easy to use and works through a slider, older babies would work out how to remove it quickly but that is a lot of months away for me.
I like how tight the clip holds because another brand of soother clip I use is very loose and falls off her clothing with a gentle pull. I use the Soother Saver at night and when my daughter has her soother in her pram to avoid the risk of her soother falling onto the pavement and having to be thrown away.
MAM Soother Savers cost £2 each and you can buy them online and in most large supermarkets and pharmacies.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I absolutely love mam products, mam bottles dummies and now MAM dummy chains.
These are excellent if its driving you mad when your baby drops there dummy's on to the floor and they end up dirt, Then having to get another out until you get home to sterilise them.
Mam Soother savers come in many different designs in a choice of blue or pink. They are a good length around 6 inches long. Giving enough length for your baby to move and so they won't fall onto the floor or any other surface.
They are made of a strong material and i have never had one slit, tear or break.
They have a plastic clip attached on the end which is easy to use and attach to the strap of your baby's car seat or push chair, or onto there t-shirt, jumper or coat.
On the opposite end is a rubber hoop which easy hugs round the tip of the dummy. These are specially made to fit around mam dummy's only.
There is only one thing i can fault on the soother holder, and that is that the more you use it the more the plastic clip which attaches to your child becomes looser and looser the more you tighten it. This does happen over time though and does not stop the function of the chain. It just mean after more and more usage of the product you need to tighten it more and more.
These soother holders are available from MAM online, boots, Sainsbury's, Asda, Tesco, toys r us and Mothercare. I am sure there are more places which sell them. This is just to name a few.
I have seen them vary in price around £3-£5 depending on where you purchase. MAM also have many promotions on including 3 for 2 and buy one get one half price along the whole MAM range.
I find these holders easy to clean as well, i wouldn't recommend placing them in the washing machine, i have not tried this and don't intend to but i like to clean mine either with a damp cloth or placing them to soak in hot water.
These dummy chains look great on your baby and are very stylish without being uncomfortable or restricting your baby's movements.
Overall this has made my life slightly easier as i know my child's dummy is attached to them and i don't need to hunt around looking for it while were out and all along my little one was sitting on it.
All 3 of my children have had a few of these and i would recommend them to any mum who uses MAM soothers.
Having lost two dummies in the space of two days, I thought it would be cheaper to invest in a product that could securely attach my son's dummy to his snowsuit rather than keep replacing lost dummies. The Mam soother saver was ideal for the task in hand and even co-ordinated with our existing Mam dummies so I was reassured that they would be a perfect fit, although the packaging advises that this should attach to most brands of dummies without any problems.
Like most good ideas, the thinking behind this product is simple but ingenious and the saver is incredibly easy to use. One end has a rubbery ring that fits over the handle of a dummy and at the other end of a short fabric strap there is an expandable clip, with adjusts to fit various thicknesses of clothing. This design means that if a dummy is dropped or spat out it will simply dangle on the end of the strap rather than getting lost or ending up on the dirty floor. The strap isn't long enough to cause any concern or potential harm to a baby either but is an ideal length to keep the dummy within easy reach at all times.
The ring is extremely easy to attach to the dummy, as there is a little bit of stretch to ease it into position. Once on, it takes a bit of force to remove so I have no worries about my little one being able to pull it out of its holder - no matter how hard he pulls or chews on the strap or dummy. The clip itself simply slides onto any convenient piece of fabric. I tend to use this mainly while out and about and find that it will fit securely on to my son's thick padded snowsuit. Due to its ability to expand, the clip will even adjust to fit thin indoor clothing so there is never any difficulty in finding somewhere appropriate to attach it.
When I purchased mine, I noticed that the soother savers came with or without a plastic teat cover attached. As both styles were the same price, I thought that the additional teat cover seemed like a sensible addition, particularly as I do worry about hygiene when it comes to dummies. The cover is designed to snap shut over the teat end of the dummy, encasing it totally in plastic to keep it clean. I quickly came to realise the flaw with this addition as the bulky plastic cover dangles halfway down the strap and always seems to get in the way. My five month old has also rolled on to the cover which led to tears. I also found that it was a little fiddly, messing about trying to shut the dummy into the case and then taking it out when needed. Fortunately, the teat cover can be slid off the strap without damaging it or the strap so I have now removed it. I would probably purchase the same style again, though, as it was no more expensive to have the cover as a removable option and I have used it as a standalone cover for a spare dummy too.
This saver has proven to be an invaluable little addition to our household. My son and most importantly, his dummy, are both quite attached to it! Although this is clearly not meant to be a toy, my baby enjoys pulling his dummy out with the cord and playing with it. He has only recently (at five months old) learnt how to get his own dummy back into position so this is now his latest game. It was actually quite fascinating watching him discover the cause and effects of pulling on this fabric strap! The strap itself is very good quality and is showing no signs of fraying or damage, despite being sucked, gummed and pulled in all directions by my little one. I have even put the whole thing through a 40 degree wash in the washing machine and it has suffered no ill effects. It could even be soaked in sterilising solution if preferred.
I paid just £3.49 for a single soother saver from Boots. At that price, it's an inexpensive little item that just helps to make life easier for babies and their parents and comes highly recommended by me and my dummy-loving son!
We bought a MAM crystal soother saver when my daughter was 6 months old. She was forever throwing her dummy on the floor or losing them when she was asleep. This would end in a whole palarva of having to serialise several dummies at once. When she was 6 months I calmed down a little on the sterilising and allowed her to use the dummy again if she dropped it on the surface of her pram etc. I wouldn't however allow for her to use it again if it was dropped on the floor. This became a huge problem because as she became older, she also developed in throwing and dropping skills. This would mean taking several dummies on a journey out and then having to sterilise them once I got home.
I seen the MAM crystal soother saver in toys R us. I was immediately drawn to them, there were several other different types of dummy clips, but this particular one caught my eye. The one that I got was a lovely coloured pink but they also come in blue. Others that I have seen looked rather tatty but this one didn't so I immediately bought it.
Attaching the dummy to the clip was not easy but that was a good sign that it won't come off. You can attach the clip to anything close enough for your baby to be able to reach it. I attached my clip onto the side of my daughter's coat. We only ever used it when we were out and by doing this she was easily able to reach it to put in to her mouth. The clip attaches simply, you have to slip it in-between the piece of fabric and then there is a little tab that you push, as you push it locks onto different tabs enabling it to go as tight as it possibly can. It is also easy to undo, but not too easy for a baby to be able to do.
I think my daughter found this just as handy as I did, as the dummy was always there for her when she wanted it. My daughter took to chewing on the string so it is best to always keep it clean. I found this easy enough to do just using a damp cloth.
I never used this when my daughter went to sleep, I know it would have made things a lot easier but I did not want to take that risk. It does say it is safe to use as the string is not long enough to wrap around a babys neck, but still I didn't want to try that out, even if it meant getting up up in the night, i would rather do that. However I did find it very useful and it saved me a lot of money from buying dummies to replace the ones we lost. I would definitely recommend this. I bought mine for around £4 from toys r us.
I introduced my daughter to sitting front facing in her stroller instead of her carseat when she was roughly about 6-7mnths to experience her throwing her dummy on the floor every 5seconds and people chasing me up the street saying 'is this yours?'
I had seen dummy clips before but didnt like some of the designs until i saw these, there bright, easy to attach and also easy to put the dummy onto but hard for the child to get off!!
There also easy to clean i normally soak it in the washing up bowl with washing up liquid but i suppose you could risk putting it in the washing machine!!??
I have only brought one of these and the colour on the ribbon strip has lasted well this is an excellent buy i brought this from boots priced at roughly £4.50 and its a great buy saved me money on dummys thats for sure!!
You dont have to use mam soothers on this dummy clip either there are instructions that come with this product and it tells you how to put dummys with the plastic loops on 2!!
MAM Crystal Soother Saver
I use this product for my child all the time at night. Before I knew about this product I was up and down a number of times in the night finding my sons dummy.
This product does what it says and saves the dummy being lost and allows the child to easily find it. It was also great for my son had his dummy during the day and loved nothing better than throwing his dummy out his buggy! I spend a forturne on buying replaement dummys and if I did mange to notice he had droped it I then had the problem of the dummy being dirty so had to find somewhere to clean it.
Its very simple to use and eay to attach to childs clothes with a little sliding clip and a rubber ring on the other end for the dummy to go fit through.
I never wanted to introduce the dummy to my little boy - I never had one as a child and thought that rather then introducing it to him when he was little and then trying to wean him off it when he's older - just seemed like a big hassle! So we never bought them... and never needed them. 3 months later, however, my lovely in laws bought a pair and tried to give it to him. He refused (well done!) at first but after 2 weeks he was addicted to it! I did tell them not to use it but they found it difficult to settle him. Now he wants it all the time! So I had to buy some more for my house and ended p buying around 3 packs as he just kept losing them. Frustrated and annoyed one day I saw these and bought them without thinking of the price. I think I paid around £2.30 for them at Boots.
They're not very complicated to use - you just pull the dummy trough the holder and then pull open and click onto any item of clothing. They come in pink or blue and think they now have pastel colours as well to match outfits. The teat cover comes away so that it can be cleaned and they are suitable for all ages.
Paying the £2.50 has saved us a lot of money! If only I knew about these when he was first introduced! I have one always clipped to a dummy and in his bag so that when we're out I can clip it on his clothing to stop it from falling or him losing it! the other is in his bedroom next to his cot as he's always waking up and asking for it! I have also bought glow in the dark dummies so that he can find them easily.
They are great for doing what they do - the clip I found to be quite tight and so does not come away easily, there are no sharp edges or loose bits. They are very easy to put on and take off. Can be cleaned really easily as well - they were worth the money and I have recommend others to use. Would be buying again but hoping not to.
I bought one of these in preparation for a long haul flight with my then 7 month old. I was going alone and was planning to shove the dummy in her mouth at any sign of fuss, in order to keep her quiet. My plans did not include crawling round the aisles looking for any dummies that were thrown in protest/just to watch mummy do the crawling around the aisles thing.
A friend recommended this, since a lot of the soother savers you see are designed for dummies that have a handle, and none of mine did. As a product, it's pretty good. The clip fastens more or less easily to clothing/carseat straps/blankets.. and provided you have it tight enough it doesn't tend to fall off. The cord is just long enough to give freedom of movement, but not long enough to cause a strangling risk, or to allow the dummy to hang close to the floor.
The only problem we found shortly after trying it, was that it doesn't work with the MAM tiny baby dummies, and unfortunately that's what we were using at the time with my diddy daughter. She wouldn't take the bigger ones, despite being old enough! It wasn't a complete disaster- they do fit round the "button" bit of the tiny dummies, but any sort of pulling on the cord from my daughter would pull it off. We couldn't find an alternative, so took this on the flight anyway.
It did work most of the time. I was grateful that I'd packed 5 dummies just in case as 2 hit the floor only to be found after the flight. Mostly she tolerated the cord, but sometimes pulled it off.
It was only at 20 months old and out of desperation at having no tiny dummies around that she finally started taking the bigger ones (yay!) and I'm pleased to say that on our most current flight the soother saver was perfect, and we only had 1 lost dummy the whole trip.
Overall a good product, especially if you are using the dummy out and about a lot.
I don't know where I'd be without my Mam Soother Saver.. no wait... yes I do - I'd be scrabbling round the floor, looking for lost 'diddies' (dummies / soothers)!
Both of my children are big Mam Connoisseurs (well, my eldest was, she's 4 now and gave her diddies to Santa a couple of christmases ago - to give to all the new babies!). I bought a couple of these soother savers for my eldest and I'm still using them now, for my new baby, so I can honestly say that they last very well. They ocassionally need cleaning, which I usually do by putting them in with the washing up and giving a bit of a scrub with the washing up brush, though I'm sure they'd be fine in a cool wash in the washer, too - they air dry within a couple of hours.
The Mam Soother saver comprises of a plastic clip, which can easily be attached to baby's clothing, a short length of cotton strap (it's a very good length - short enough to be safe, but long enough to reach from baby's mouth to their pocket or collar, which are the usual places I clip ours) and at the end is a rubber ring which stretches over the button of the dummy. They come in various different colours and designs, some have little pictures transferred onto the clip section. I bought mine from Boots and I think that they were around £2.99.
The manufacturers blurb states that these can be used with any soother, but I have only ever used the Mam ones and they fit nicely, with no stretching over time - though the rubber of the ring, does go slightly yellow over time.
They are very easy to use and both of my daughters got the hang of them very quickly, learning that if their diddy popped out, all they had to do was grab the strap and they were soon sucking away again!
Another thing that I found, was that my youngest, Elsa, likes to pull the diddy off and have a good chew on the rubber - never mind the fridge full of teethers I bought for her!
I'd definately recommend these soother savers to anyone who has ever had to pick a dummy up off the floor of a public place, then have to try and figure out a way of cleaning it before their baby screams the place down for it.
The MAM crystal soother saver is a clip with a ribbon on it, to which a soother can be attached and clipped onto the baby's clothing to prevent the soother from falling.
****What it looks like****
It has a see-through plastic clip on it to which a 6 inch ribbon is attached. At the end of the ribbon there is a flexible rubbery sort of ring to which the soother can be inserted into. The see through clip has a cute picture on it. One of the soother savers that I bought had a giraffe on it and the ribbon was yellow, red and white. The other had a lovely picture of two strawberries and it was pink, purple and white.
****What I liked about it****
* Very easy to use
* Keeps the soother in place
* Durability of the product
* Looks better than other soother savers
****What I dislike about this product****
* Never felt safe to let my baby sleep with it
* Edges of the ribbon not as soft as I would like it to be
My first baby was very fussy and cried all the time. There was nothing that would keep her happy for more than 5 minutes. When we had tried everything we could think of and were desperate for a solution my mother suggested that I give her a pacifier. That evening my husband went and got her a pacifier. After being introduced to the pacifier she was a very happy baby and we were very happy too.
The next problem started when her pacifier kept falling out all the time! When I was out buying diapers I saw the MAM crystal soother savers and got 2 for my little girl. One of it costs around 3 Pounds. When I got home I tried it immediately and it was so easy to use and once clipped stayed in place.
With my second daughter already knowing that we MUST have a soother saver I had already bought one before even buying her a soother. This time I used one soother saver that my daughter used and I bought another new one. Compared the two I have now, I still like the MAM soother saver. The new one looked very nice before I removed the packing, the ribbon looks of cheap quality and the clip is slightly too big and makes my baby feel uncomfortable. So I mostly end up using the old one and wish I hadn't lost the second one which my eldest daughter was using.
I once accidently sterilized my soother saver with the ring still on and the ring got spoiled, beware not to do that as the ring melts for the heat.
We bought a MAM crystal soother saver the second our daughter realised she could take her soother out and throw it across the floor!
It has saved us hours of scrabbling around trying to find dummys, and loads of money going out and replacing them!
We actually lost it one time when I took it off her coat, she went 2 days without it, in which time I spent half the night rummaging under her cot as she thought it funny to throw her spare dummy, and I lost count of how many times in just 2 days she 'lost' her spare.
Its slightly pricey, I paid £4.29 from Boots for a pink one, but in the long run, it saves you a small fortune in having to replace lost dummys, and saves you hours of sleepless nights!
Its a simple concept, just slip the firm rubber band round the decorative part of the dummy, and slide the clip on bit back, attach it to clothing and slip the clip back into place!
Well ive had a huge problem with dummys, first of all i didnt realise when i first boguht htem when they were newborn that they had funny shaped orthodontic teats so i really struggle to find them and i have to say the babies dont help always throwing them out of the pushchair lol.
So i decided enough was enough and needed something which would prevent it and went looking for some straps, i have found that at the moment these seem to be the only one for sale. I looked everywehre.
Anyhow i boguht these from boots for £2.99, i used my advantage points so it didnt cost me anything but for what they are i did find them a tad expensive.
I was really confused when i opened it and the instructions werent clear. I also dont use mam dummys so had to figure a way to put them on. Im not keen on the way they attach to doddy if it has a handle as theyve to be threaded through and it leaves a big loop.
However i now have found soem new dummys which dont have a handle adn these attahc perfectly and really easily so all in all im quite happy with them now.
They do tend to get dirdty very quickly so i dont think it will be long until ive to replace them again!
these dummy clips fit around your mam dummy with a rubber ring shape very easy to do then the clip at the other end clips onto whatever clothes, buggy straps whatever you desire. the ribbon length is about a foot long and these clips usually cost around 3.00 pounds to buy. you can get all colors usually boys and girls ones to be honest they are almost like a fashion accessory with the different designs and colors you can get, but they really are handy to have my daughter plays with hers and always puts her dummy in herself as she always knows where the ribbon is. people make special clips on ebay some made to order and for the real designer babies they even do bur berry ribbons, Dior ribbons whatever you want someone will make it for you. so overall a very handy baby accessory to have if you little bundle takes a dummy
I recently bought one of these for my 9-month old baby, who is very keen on his dummy and can't quite manage to find it for himself, particularly not at night.
The packaging says that it fits ALL soothers so I thought we'd be ok - my son uses a Tommee Tippee clear dummy and won't have any other sort. Well, it does fit but its not easy! You have to push the soft plastic ring through the loop on the dummy, and then push the plastic clip through the ring so that you've made a loop with the dummy on it. This is quite hard to do with the Tommee Tippee dummy, and leaves a large loop of cord/plastic on the dummy on the baby's face.
The clip end is a y-shaped piece of plastic with a slider that moves up and down to open or close the clip. So it fits neatly on to the edge of a piece of clothing but is difficult to fit to the front of a t-shirt etc.
And the instructions advise that you shouldn't use it at night, which is fair enough I suppose. Also, if you do use it at night, where do you clip it? How do you know whether your baby will choose to sleep on his front or back that night?
Oh well, back to strewing the cot with dummies!
Easily attach the soother to baby's clothes for safe keeping!