Palec ali duda?

pacifier

Ob vsem trudu biti dobra mama, se večkrat počutim kot kup nesreče. Ni stvari, ki je zanjo ne naredim. Ne jem, ne spim, samo, da ji dam 100% sebe. IN POTEM ZAČNE TA MOJ OTROK SESATI PALEC! Nič kaj hudega sluteč, sem poklicala mamo, ki mi je kot strela z jasnega odgovorila ,,veš otroci, ki sesajo palec, imajo običajno premalo pozornosti!” Ja pa kako?! Vsaj 6 ur na dan preživim na vseh štirih, kričim vse živalske zvoke, berem pravljice, telovadim z njo… moj otrok pa nima dovolj pozornosti? No, tukaj sem vedela, da zajec tiči za drugim grmom, saj je Izabela izjemno zadovoljen dojenček, ki se neprestano smeji ali pa spi. In spet sem na obisk povabila strica Googla..

Z grenkim občutkom slabe vesti, sem vsa željna iskala boljši razlog, predvsem, da pomagam Izabeli, malo pa tudi, da sebi operem slabo vest. Oddahnila sem si, ko sem prebrala, da je razlogov lahko več, predvsem pa ta, da pri starosti 4-6 mesecev začnejo svet spoznavati preko ust.

Potožila sem se prijateljici Mateji, ki mi je dala zelo logičen nasvet, in sicer naj palec vztrajno menjavam z dudo (Izabela dudo načeloma uporablja vse od 2 tedna starosti, vendar jo po le nekaj minutah spretno izpljune in v usta vtakne svoj palec.). Moram priznati, da mi je čez dan še uspevalo slediti njeni novi razvadi, a ponoči nad njo nisem imela kontrole. Tako sem po več neuspelih poskusih le prišla na idejo, da pa morda zamenjamo dudo.

V preplavi dud, od tistih iz kavčuka vse do silikonskih, od navadnih, do ortodontskih, sem se znašla v dilemi. Vedela sem le, da želim dudo, ki ima izpolnjene naslednje lastnosti:

da je cucelj dovolj mehak, da se lahko prilagaja (pomembno za razvoj čeljusti), 

– da je iz silikona (Iz kavčuka ji je 2x počila v ustih po mesecu dni uporabe),

– da je cucelj anatomsko izoblikovan, da preprečuje napake v razvoju, 

– da ne vsebujejo kemikalij, še posebej, da so BPA free

in da se enostavno očistijo


Po vseh poskusih, raziskavah ter slabi izkušnji z dudo iz kavčuka, smo se nato odločili za silikonske dude Mam, in sicer čez dan uporabljamo Mam Original in Trends, ponoči pa Mam Perfect Night. Izpolnjujejo prav vse karakteristike, ki sem jih pri dudi iskala (iz silikona, anatomsko izoblikovane in 4x mehkejši in 60% tanjši cucelj). Izabela jo je, tako kot vse ostale dude, hitro sprejela, vendar je razlika ta, da je ta duda ostala v ustih. Mali korak za človeštvo, velik korak za Izabelo.

Dudice Mam Perfect so znane po izredno mehkem cuclju ter nežni in koži prijetni teksturi. Mehkoba cuclja je bistvenega pomena za pravilno izraščanje zob. Mehkejši je, boljše je, saj ne ustvarja pritiska na dlesni in zobke, zato je manjša potencialna škoda.

Izabela pa je še posebej navdušena nad Mam Perfect Night dudo, ki se ponoči sveti. Sedaj smo v fazi, ko je lučka waauuu. Nočne dude Mam so predvsem priročne, da otroka v temi takoj opazite, ali v kolikor dudo izgubi, jo takoj najdete. Kar pa navdušuje mene, je enostavni način sterilizacije s pomočjo sterilizcijske škatlice, v katero se nalije 20 ml vode ter vstavi za 3 minute v mikrovalovno pečico. Zelo enostavno in hitro v primerjavi s prekuhavanjem.

Po proučitvi vseh prednosti in slabosti dud Mam, sem sedaj brez dvoma, da je veliko boljša alternativa za palec, kot katerakoli druga duda. Res je, da bi bila vesela, če Izabela ne bi potrebovala ne eno ne drugo, pa vendar menim, da so ortodontske dude Mam manjše zlo. Četudi bo čez leta nosila aparat, bo pa vsaj palec ostal cel.

Z ljubeznijo

Xoxo,

Vanesa Rola



THUMB OR PACIFIER?

In a constant battle trying to be the best mum, I sometimes feel like a failure. I don’t eat, I don’t sleep, just to give her 100% of myself. And then my baby becomes an expert in thumb sucking! Without knowing what’s going on, I called my mum and she immediately explained that thumb sucking babies lack for attention. What?! I spend at least 6 hours a day playing with her on the floor, screaming all the animal noises, reading fairy tales, exercising with her … and then my child doesn’t get enough attention? Well, I knew there must be another reason for her new habit, as Izabela is extremely satisfied baby who is constantly laughing or sleeping. So again, I went to visit uncle Google.

With a bitter sense of guilt, I was eager to look for a better reason, especially to help Izabela, and a little to wash the guilt off my shoulders. I was relieved to read that there could be more reasons, but most of all, that at the age of 4-6 months, they begin to learn through mouth.

I called my friend Mateja, who gave me very logical advice, to constantly change thumb with a pacifier. During the day I managed to keep up with her new habit, but at night I had no control over her. So after several unsuccessful attempts, I just came up with the idea that maybe we should change the pacifier.

I was in a dilemma what kind of pacifier should I buy. All I knew was that I wanted a pacifier that had the following characteristics:

– designed to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth

  – that it is made of silicone (made of rubber twice in her mouth after one month of use),

 – that they are free of chemicals, in particular that they are BPA free

– and easy to clean

After all the attempts we decided to go with Mam silicone pacifiers, using Mam Original and Trends during the day and Mam Perfect Night at night. They fulfill all the characteristics I was looking for (silicone, anatomically shaped and 4x softer and 60% thinner teat neck). Izabela had no problems adopting new pacifier, but the difference was that pacifier remained in her mouth. Small step for humanity, big step for Izabela.

She is even more thrilled about her new Mam Perfect Night Pacifier, which lights up at night. They come in handy for moms to immediately see the baby in the dark. And I am even more thrilled with easy cleaning using a sterilization box. Very easy and fast compared to boiling pacifiers every day.

After examining all the pros and cons of a Mam pacifiers, I’m now without a doubt that they are much better alternative for a thumb than any other pacifier.

With love,

Vanesa Rola

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