With my first born I was a typical, crazed mom, who over thought everything.
There were certain things that I said that I would NEVER do.
*Let's all laugh together*
Now, of course a lot of that went out of the window once the sleep deprivation set and it and things got a little desperate around here, things changed. But, some of them I did stick too. I don't know if that makes me a good mom or just stubborn or what, but I did stick to my guns on a few things. My oldest daughter slept the long stretches of the night in her crib from the first day that we brought her home, in her own bedroom, while I stalked her every breath on the baby monitor.
Second, no pacifiers.
The sleep decision I still stand behind, we all actually slept from the time she got home. I knew she was in a safe environment, up away from the dogs, tighly fitting sheets, swaddled, on her back. Plus, when she woke up I went into her room and nursed and my husband slept because he was still working there was no point in both of us getting up. This kept our sanity. We plan on doing the same with our second.
With the pacifiers I had other less rational fears. She'll be addicted until she is five! They will mess up her teeth! I will be constantly running to the sink to clean it when she chucks it across the room! It will fall out of her mouth in the middle of the night and she will scream bloody murder because she can't find it!
See what I mean? New mom = not the most rational person. I researched baby bottles to death for a brand that is best and eases the transition from breast. This time around I have both feet firmly planted on the ground, realize that every baby is different and I put on my research hat to reconsider the pacifiers. Because, I can now be reasoned with and I know that I can not be this child's only source of comfort (sorry poor second baby). Also, I don't know if it was luck, or me projecting my fears on to my first born but, she is thumb sucker, which, depending who you ask is far worse that giving a pacifier, all bets are off this time around.
In my quest for answers and finding the latest greatest and best in a category of baby gear where I am a complete novice. MAM pacifiers fit the bill. They pretty have an answer to all of my irrational concerns and I really don't have an argument left.
"A recent independent study by Dr. Yvonne Wagner, a pediatric dentist at the Jena University Hospital (GER)* examined the effects of the MAM Perfect pacifiers on the development of the teeth and jaws. The study shows that switching from a conventional pacifier to the MAM Perfect minimized the risk of developing an open bite and an increased overbite.:"
Boom! NO extra dental bills.
They also just release a GLOW IN THE DARK pacifier! Now they can spot it in the middle of the night in the crib!?
In my older, more experienced, rational state of mind I realize this new baby may take a pacifier, and hey, thats ok! I don't want to be caught empty handed when the time comes around so I will be keeping some on hand for a rain day. We all know "when it rains it pours."
Anyways, I am sold, and I want you to be too! Head over to my Instagram to sign up to win a $30 MAM assorted gift package. Just follow the instructions on the post to enter.
If you don't want to win free baby stuff, they have a sweet deal going on right now where you will receive a free pack of MAM pacifier wipes with the purchase of two MAM Perfect pacifier packs so you should definitely take advantage of that.
After you enter the Insta Giveaway, come back here and tell me what you call pacifiers in your house(nuk, paci, bow bows?) for an extra entry, please leave your @instagram handle so I know who to give the extra entry to!
I received complimentary product in exchange for my honest review and to facilitate this giveaway. Please know that I will never encourage you to buy anything from a company that I don't trust or a product that I don't believe in.
Shauna Hyler, mommy of two beautiful girls! Working, blogging, and adventuring with the hubby and my sweet girls.