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My little boy is now two years old, and one of his favourite phrases at the moment is 'dummyyyyyyyyyyyy?!' when he can't find one. He also enjoys chucking them around the house during a tantrum, much to my dismay.
Anyway, I digress... my favourite brand for dummies (or soothers, diddys, pacifiers, whichever your preferred term) is MAM. Before, and just after little Mr dummy-missile-launcher-in-a-tizzy was born, I'd hoped that I wouldn't use a dummy for him, as I wasn't keen on the idea. I was attempting to breastfeed, and unfortunately my milk didn't come in, so he was quite fractious. We ended up bottle feeding, but in the interim I was desperate for a way to calm my little cherub down, and picked up some MAM mini ulti soothers for him from Boots.
The mini ulti version are essentially for newborns, up to 2 months. They are smaller, especially for tiny little mouths, and have ventilation holes in the shield, for air flow to baby's sensitive skin. They come in a variety of colours and designs (his first ones were pale blue and said 'sweet pea' on them - so cute!) and come in packs of two. They also come in a plastic carry case which you can sterilise and then put them in to take out and about. As I'm writing, my son has come to see what I'm doing and is pointing to the picture saying 'look! dummy!'
MAM dummies can be found at Boots, Superdrug, Mothercare, all the major supermarkets, and various independant chemists. They retail for around £4.30 for a pack of two. They look adorable and not at all obtrusive or uncomfortable on your baby's face, and are an effective way of keeping them calm and soothed. The only problem now is getting my little monster off them!
The last but most important bit, the FSID (foundation for study into infant deaths) is now in partnership with MAM. New research has shown that babies settled to sleep using a dummy can reduce the risk of cot death. For more info I would advise anyone to have a look at the FSID website.
With a small latex teat for newborns. Specially designed to be extra kind to newborn babies sensitive mouth and face.