We love MAM pacifiers (and so do pediatric dentists): Here’s why


When a product is a lifesaver and actually beneficial for babies, we can’t help but fall in love. MAM, a family-owned company that has been creating baby products for almost 50 years, has captured our hearts with its pacifiers.

Why do we love MAM pacifiers? The cute colors and high-quality materials certainly help, but really, it’s the fact that MAM seeks input and partnership from pediatric dentists to design their products with oral health in mind. “I feel confident recommending any MAM pacifier,” shares pediatric dentist, Jeremy Dixon, DDS. “A lot of other pacifiers can cause dental problems that I see with young patients, so MAM is the way to go.”

Every mama wants to know that what she’s offering her baby is safe and recommended by professionals, and MAM provides that peace of mind. Here’s what to know.

MAM pacifiers are the right shape for baby’s mouth

MAM pacifier nipples are designed to be thin and symmetrical.

Dr. Dixon explains that thumb-sucking or using a pacifier with a round or cherry-shaped nipple can cause oral development issues, including misaligned teeth that can be both costly and burdensome to correct as your child grows. While both thumb sucking and pacifiers meet baby’s suckling reflex, it’s a whole lot easier to wean your little one from a pacifier than their thumb. “This weaning process is generally easier with a pacifier for the simple fact that the pacifier is not attached to the body, like the thumb,” he shares. “Parents have much more control over these habits with a pacifier.” 

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MAM pacifiers grow with your baby

MAM’s pacifier shields are designed to gently curve with the shape of their face for extra comfort, and allow plenty of room around the nose for breathing while air holes allow the skin the breathe. We love that the brand offers several sizes and styles of pacifiers, which are designed specifically to fit various babies’ needs at each stage. As baby grows, you can size up to the larger version so both the shield and the nipple fit comfortably.

And for the mamas worried about whether pacifiers and breastfeeding can coexist? The answer is yes! Studies suggest that once breastfeeding is established, using a pacifier for soothing is not likely to interfere with breastfeeding. Dr. Dixon adds that pacifiers are also recommended for pain relief, and can even help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using a pacifier to reduce the risk of SIDS.

MAM pacifiers are made with SkinSoftTM Silicone

MAM’s pacifier nipples are SkinSoft™ silicone, which is extra soft, offering a comforting familiarity for babies.

MAM’s Comfort Pacifiers are full silicone, one-piece pacifiers that are flexible and extra lightweight (36% lighter than other tested pacifiers). Lighter pacifiers make it easier for your baby to keep in their mouth, which is a major plus when the pacifier is soothing the baby to sleep. We also love the commitment to safety─adhering to both US and European safety standards and made without harmful chemicals like BPA or phthalates. 

MAM pacifiers can glow in the dark 

IYKYK: finding a pacifier in the middle of the night can feel like an impossible task. Enter MAM’s Night collection to the rescue! This glow-in-the-dark version makes finding the pacifier in the dark easier, saving you from a potential meltdown. Fewer wake-ups and more sleep equals a happy baby and an even happier mama. Plus, the glow-in-the-dark option is just plain cool.

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Sources:

Jaafar SH, Ho JJ, Jahanfar S, Angolkar M. Effect of restricted pacifier use in breastfeeding term infants for increasing duration of breastfeeding. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016(8).

Jullien S. Sudden infant death syndrome prevention. BMC pediatrics. 2021 Sep 8;21(Suppl 1):320.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Policy on  pacifiers. The Reference Manual of Pediatric Dentistry. Chicago, Ill.:  American  Academy  of  Pediatric  Dentistry;  2023:77-80.





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