MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifiers

Last updated date: July 2, 2019

DWYM Score
9.5

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We looked at the top 1 Pacifiers and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Savant Magazine, Business Insider, Today's Parent, Best Mom Products, We Moms Life, Parents Need To Know, Product Expert, Baby Advisor and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Pacifier you should buy.

Overall Take

You can finally stop fumbling around in the dark for your baby's pacifier with MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifiers. This top-rated binky features a symmetrical nipple, remaining right-side up no matter which way you turn it. The large air holes prevent skin irritation by keeping drool from getting trapped between the shield and your baby's skin. The glow-in-the-dark element means there's less risk you'll wake your baby as you search for the pacifier, and we liked the neat designs and cute carrying case that comes included. In our analysis of 67 expert reviews, the MAM MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifiers placed 1st when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.1
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
984 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Glow in the dark makes it easy to find in the dark.Maintains a light glow even when not fully charged.
- BestReviews
The super-soft silicone fits perfectly into your baby’s mouth, and the anti-slip texture ensures it doesn’t fall off.
- Savant Magazine
The MAM Glow in the Dark Night Orthodontic Pacifier has a glow-in-the-dark handle that helps sleep-deprived parents find the binkie without overhead lights.
- Business Insider
We also like the feel of its unique silicone nipple, which has an anti-slip texture but is still smooth and soft to the touch.
- Today's Parent
June 30, 2017 | Full review
Sterilizing Case Included. The pacifier comes with a case for clean storage that can also be used to sterilize the pacifier in the microwave.
- Best Mom Products
The design includes an open shield that provides extra air flow while the symmetrical orthodontic nipple supports the toddler’s jaw and teeth development.
- We Moms Life
Its nipple-like pacifier softness is ideal to keep that developing mouth strong and healthy while making your child feel comfortable and less fussy about having some strange and foreign object enter their mouth.
- Parents Need To Know
September 11, 2013 | Full review
We liked this product because it has a very handy design, plus because it also has little holes on the pacifier shield allowing extra air to get to your little one.
- Product Expert
One thing that we really love about this option is the SkinSoft silicone nipple! The nipple has a special soft and silky texture to it. This helps it feel more like actual skin and therefore more like the real deal. This increases the acceptance rate.
- Baby Advisor
What experts didn't like
Some babies don't like the nipple shape.
- BestReviews
Needs a very bright charge in order to glow all night
- Business Insider
It’s also worth noting that you won’t be able to use a traditional pacifier clip with MAM soothers
- Today's Parent
June 30, 2017 | Full review
Dishwasher Not Recommended. MAM recommends sterilizing by boiling or by using the sterilizing case rather than by putting the pacifiers in the dishwasher.
- Best Mom Products
Water gets trapped in the nipple
- We Moms Life
However, the night glow doesn’t last very long which is somewhat unfortunate.
- Parents Need To Know
September 11, 2013 | Full review
Multiple-piece design will require more often replacing than the one-piece pacifier options
- Baby Advisor

From The Manufacturer

MAM pacifiers 6+ months are ideal for babies 6 months and older and the best baby pacifier for breastfed babies. Their SkinSoft nipples are perfectly sized for babies 6 months and older and are designed with parents and medical experts to closely resemble the breast for easy acceptance and a natural feel. In fact, 94%* of babies accept the MAM SkinSoftnipple! Both parents and babies can relax with MAM pacifiers since they are especially designed to comfort baby while promoting proper oral development. *Market research 2009-2017 with 1,508 babies.

Overall Product Rankings

1. MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifiers
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 9
3. WubbaNub Infant Pacifier
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 10
4. Dr. Brown’s HappyPaci 100% Silicone Pacifier
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
5. RaZbaby RaZ-Berry Silicone Teether
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 6
6. The First Years Gumdrop Newborn Pacifier
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Ryan & Rose Cutie PAT All-in-One Pacifier
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
8. BIBS BPA-Free Natural Rubber Baby Pacifier
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 5
9. Nookums Paci-Plushies Buddies Pacifier Holder
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Pacifiers

Pacifiers, sometimes referred to as binkies or dummies, are a source of comfort for babies. Parents who choose to provide their infants and toddlers with a pacifier will want to do a little research before deciding which one is best.

First, pacifiers are sold in several different sizes that are based on the age of the child. You’ll find them in newborn, 0 to 6 months, 6+ months, 12+ months and 18+ months.

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Once you identify the binkies in your baby’s size, check the material that the product is made from. Most are made of silicone, but you also want to check the label to make sure there aren’t any toxic chemicals. For example, the WubbaNub Infant Pacifier states that it is latex, BPA, PVC and phthalate-free.

Next, examine the shape of the binky’s nipple and shield. Dr. Brown’s HappyPaci 100% Silicone Pacifier has a contoured butterfly-shaped shield that curves from nose and cheeks. Other pacifier models have nipples and shields that are the same no matter which way you turn them. That saves a parent from having to flip the binky if the baby puts the pacifier in her mouth upside down.

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Check to see if the pacifier has any recommendations from specialists in the industry. Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier, for instance, is not only the pacifier of choice among 2,000 U.S. hospitals, but its design also adheres to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for newborns. That means parents can feel confident when choosing this brand.

Finally, consider any extras that the pacifier may offer. Do the binkies come in a variety of colors or do they have fun animals or recognizable characters on the front of their shields? MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifiers actually light up at night, which is helpful for parents in the event that the baby drops the binky. Parents don’t want to turn on the lights to hunt for the pacifier and risk waking up their sleeping baby.

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DYWM Fun Fact

Since pacifiers were first mentioned in a German book called “A Guide on Young Children” back in 1473, they have undergone a number of changes. They evolved from sugar or poppy seeds wrapped in a linen cloth to rubber nipples with shields made of bone or ivory. Today, pacifiers are made with either silicone or latex nipples and plastic shields. Some models also added a plastic ring to the shield.

Sears was the first company to sell pacifiers on a large scale out of its 1902 catalog. Now, parents can purchase pacifiers at any grocery store, department store, pharmacy, baby retailer or through a host of online outlets.

The Pacifier Buying Guide

  • There are a few different ways to clean and sterilize your infant’s pacifier. You can soak it in a solution that contains 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Another option is to boil a cup of water in the microwave or on the stovetop and let the binky soak in it for about 4 to 5 minutes. Always rinse the pacifier off after cleaning, and make sure it is back to room temperature before giving it to your little one.
  • Giving your baby a pacifier during naps and at bedtime lowers the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by more than 50 percent.
  • Many toddlers give up pacifiers on their own between the ages of two and four. Since the risk of developing dental problems increases in older children who use binkies, this is a good time to start helping your child wean from the pacifier if he or she has a hard time giving it up on their own.
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  • Always check pacifiers for wear, as they tend to last just a few months before becoming torn or scratched. If the pacifier isn’t made using a one-piece construction, the nipple may even detach. Once the nipples become worn enough to break off, it poses a choking risk to your baby. It’s best to toss the pacifier and purchase a new one.
  • When comparing pacifier prices, you’ll need to look at how many pacifiers are in each pack. On the higher end is the WubbaNub Infant Pacifier at around $14 for just one. In the middle is MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifiers, which come in a 2-pack for approximately $14, making them $7 a piece. Tied for the most affordable pacifier is the Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier 2-count for $4, or $2 a piece, and Dr. Brown’s HappyPaci 100% Silicone Pacifier 3-count for $5, or about $1.50 each.