MAM Pacifiers & Pacifier Wipes {Review}

I received the MAM pacifiers and pacifier wipes several weeks ago and so far so good! Two more great products from MAM! 61Zmb1yo73L._SY679_

Both of my kids have been “binky babies,” so I was kind of anxious to see if my nearly one year old (at the time) would take to a new brand of pacifier. Since birth, we have pretty much stuck to using the AVENT Freeflow Pacifier. I also used them for my daughter when she was younger. I never really shopped around or tried different ones, but these pacifiers seemed to work with my kids, so I stuck with them.

The MAM pacifiers I received are very similar. My son honestly didn’t miss a beat when I swapped his usual soother for the new ones – that’s a huge plus! Now, I do know that some kids are more particular about certain products, so I think it’s important to note that my kids really haven’t been picky when it comes to pacifiers, teethers, bottles, etc. The specific MAM pacifier I reviewed is the Glow in the Dark Night Orthodontic Pacifier 6+ months.

Here are some of its key features:

1. It glows in the dark – This is great! I thought this feature wouldn’t be that big of a deal to me, and41WSjIl2Q6L then I saw how well it glowed in the crib in the dark room at night. I was immediately sold. It was so much easier to find! And I didn’t wake my little one in the process! The only part that glows in the dark is the portion directly opposite the nipple, not the entire shield.

2. Silicone nipple – The pacifier my little guy was used to was also silicone. I’m sure this made the transition easier for him. The silicone is said to feel “familiar, like mom,” so I thought this was important for my breastfed babies.

332aef0d-2b9a-4d61-b07d-a520ab74b815.JPG._CB322275667__SL300__3. Symmetrical nipple is also “anti-slip”. I like that there isn’t a right or wrong side with these pacifiers. It just makes it more convenient and easier for babies to put their binkies in their mouth independently. It is also better for their incoming teeth. I honestly didn’t notice any differences with the “anti-slip.” You might notice this more with younger babies.

4. They’re BPA Free!

 5. There are small openings on the curved pacifier shield. This is important to me because the holes allow air to circulate and my little guy’s skin to breathe better. I don’t have to worry about him getting rashy or his skin breaking down and he is comfortable with the curved shape!
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6. MAM offers two sizes, 0-6 month and the 6+ month size pacifier to accommodate growing babies and their development.

7. $5.99 for a 2-pack on Amazon – you can’t beat the price! These pacifiers last and are of good quality. Perfect registry item or shower gift. Buy yours here: MAM Glow in the Dark Night Orthodontic Pacifier

To go along with my new pacifiers, I also reviewed MAM’s Pacifier Wipes. These were not a product that I was super accustomed to using. I’m a Mom who finds a bathroom and rinses off her baby supplies or applies the 5-second rule when things get dropped. I will admit, these were nice to have in a bind or on-the–go and their small size (each wipe is 4”x6”) made them even more convenient. I still would not consider them a “must- have.”  40 wipes come in the package and they are advertised as not containing any harsh chemicals and also as being non-toxic. They contain no alcohol, dyes, or parabens. To me, those are important things, especially when I’m wiping off items my kids are going to put61e41kfDQ3L._SX522_ right back in their mouths. I wasn’t crazy about the scent. It wasn’t overpowering, it was just unpleasant to me. You could use these to clean any baby item – teethers, toys, pacifiers, etc. You can purchase MAM Pacifier wipes on Amazon for $3.99 here: MAM Pacifier Wipes

Overall, I would give both products great ratings. My son adapted to the pacifier right away, which I think speaks volumes. Even though I wouldn’t use the wipes on a daily basis, they are smart and convenient to use, especially in a pinch.

Be sure to take a minute to visit MAM’s website to check out more of their innovative, and award-winning products for every stage of baby that they have been developing for the last 40 years!

You can also follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook!

– Megan

**BurritoBuzz received these products at low or no cost for the purpose of review or testing. No compensation for a positive review was provided. All product reviews are based 100% off of our personal experiences and we never guarantee a positive review.**

 

 

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Bambino Bib {Review}

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I recently purchased a few Bambino bibs, after being frustrated with the bibs that I had. Now that my son is eating mostly finger foods, he’s dropping bits and pieces all over the place. I was getting pretty tired of picking pieces of food off the floor, out of the crevices in the high chair, and even pulling pieces out from the inside of my son’s shirts. 

While my son still throws food all over, this bib has really solved my problem of the food pieces ending up in his lap during meal time. The bib has a large area for catching food that stays open (a problem I had with other bibs was that the “catcher” portion didn’t hold its shape and often ended up flush against the bib.. 6193trVL6sL._SY355_doing very little good for its intended purpose.

The Bambino bib has a silicone pocket, but the top portion is comfortable because it is made of nylon, a huge improvement from bibs that are silicon the entire way up.

The back closure is Velcro, but I was absolutely amazed by the quality. It isn’t the sort of Velcro that is raised and easily scratches skin. Instead, it is a flat and soft Velcro that won’t hurt your baby should it brush up against their skin.

It also rolls up for travel. This is ideal for a restaurant where, as a parent, I don’t want to be the person cleaning up the high chair and floor for 30 minutes after my family has finished eating. The bib contains the mess, and you can quickly wipe it out and be on your way.

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It currently comes in four colors: pink, yellow, green, and blue.

A two pack retails $24.45 on Amazon. For me personally, this is a steep price point. Purchasing it on sale helps (currently $19.45 on Amazon.) Realistically, you’d spend this much on a week’s worth of cloth bibs that need washed every day. Instead, this gives you the option to purchase two that can be quickly cleaned and reused day after day. Still, the price is the only hindrance I see in this product. They would make for a great registry add on item.

BambinoCo baby bibs (free of BPA, phthalates & bPVC) are FDA approved & safe. Machine-washable. I have even put mine in the dishwasher and it’s held up great.

I love this bib, and I definitely give it five stars!
Grab your own here:
Pack of 2 BambinoCo Soft Silicone Bibs – Easily Adjustable & Comfortable Roll up Silicone Pocket Baby Bibs – Soft, Hygienic, Durable & Machine Washable – Attractive Blue & Green

-Katie

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Aden+Anais Toddler Bedding: Liam the Brave

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My son is finally a year old, which is a huge milestone for bed time! We kept Lucas’ crib free of any bedding/extras for the entire first year. After he turned one we got the go-ahead from the pediatrician to give him a blanket. (In all reality, he moves around enough in his crib that it’s rarely on him anyway.)

I really wanted to find something that was breathable since he still smashes his face up against his bedding. I love Aden+Anais, and their muslin products, and Lucas got the Liam the Brave set for his birthday. It’s a full bed in a bag, with a crib sheet attached to a thin muslin sheet, a thicker comforter, and a pillow. All were great quality.

The bed in a bad can be found on Amazon for between $70-$80. A little pricey, but because they 91bNuj6827L._SX522_have such a good reputation, I thought it was worth it to have some safe, quality bedding. It has washed very well, with no fraying.

The pillow is exceptionally thinner than it appears in the photo (so thin, that I actually thought it was part of a sheet at first.) Again, my LO doesn’t keep his head on it right now anyway… and it’s breathable, so I don’t have to worry about him bunching it up. It’s a good introductory pillow, but he’ll eventually need one a little thicker, I’m sure.

 

I highly recommend Aden+Anais for your toddler’s first bedding set!

-Katie