With baby number 6 on its way, can you believe I am already 28.5 weeks!?!, I am preparing for his or her arrival by gearing up on affordable baby items that I can easily buy in boy and girl colors since gender neutral and I really do not get along. Now you may think that because I do exclusively breast feed my children that I wouldn’t introduce them to pacifiers to not cause any confusion but you would be wrong. See after I had my first couple children use ME as their pacifier I decided to introduce a pacifier right away to my children from then on and I am proud to say we have had no issues and I do not get used as a human pacifier as much.
I was pretty excited to learn that one of our favorite pacifier brands, MAM, was announced as NPPA winners! You can read more info about this below:
MAM products including the MAM Mini Air Pacifier, MAM Perfect Pacifier 0-6 months and 6+ months and the MAM Trainer training cup have been named 2013 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) winners. The Perfect Pacifier was a Gold Winner in the Maternity/Breastfeeding category and MAM’s Mini-Air pacifier and Trainer cup were Silver Winners in the Maternity/Breastfeeding category.
NAPPA’s independent, expert judges and parent testers evaluated hundreds of submissions for their innovation, safety, quality and the degree to which they make parenting easier. After weeks of stringent testing, 25 products were selected to receive the coveted Gold Award while 60 received Silver and 41 were chosen as Honors.
The MAM Perfect Pacifier was recognized as it provides a perfect start, especially for newborns. Its innovative design incorporates an extra thin, super-soft and flexible nipple specially engineered to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth. The unique Dento-Flex™ nipple neck is 60% thinner and 3 times softer than those of comparable pacifiers*; the thinner, softer nipple provides less pressure on baby’s jaw and teeth to help reduce the risk of jaw deformations and malocclusions. Extra small and lightweight, MAM Perfect is available for babies age 0-6 months and age 6 + months. Suggested retail price: $5.99 each.
MAM Mini Air
A mini version of the award winning MAM Air pacifier, the MAM Mini Air features a lightweight shield curved for maximum comfort, Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple to stay securely and comfortably in baby’s mouth due to the anti-slip texture and symmetrical nipple ideal for baby’s jaw development. Wide openings in the shield provide extra air flow allowing for baby’s skin to breathe and the Mini Air comes in a reusable storage case that can be placed in the microwave to sterilize pacifiers.
Suggested retail price: $5.99
The MAM Trainer cup was recognized for features including the cup’s small handles ideal for babies learning to become more independent. A soft spout helps ease baby’s transition from sucking to drinking. Available in an 8 ounce size and recommended for babies age 4+ months. Suggested retail price: $6.99.
“Each year, the experts and parent testers on our jury dive in and review, play with and meticulously test each entry we receive,” says Julie Kertes, NAPPA General Manager. “The products honored with the NAPPA seal this year stood out because of their innovation, quality, and the creative ways they help make parents’ lives easier.”
A complete list of all 2013 NAPPA Parenting Resources winners can be found at www.NAPPAawards.com.