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Pacimals Help Moms

Mommy's Lil Helper: Pacimals

Created by a female doctor, who is also a mom, Pacimals ($20) help mom out by keeping pacifiers in baby's mouth instead of on the floor (at least most of the time).

Parents who lament over going into their child's nursery throughout the night to plug the mouth of their newborn might find this product a lifesaver. The Pacimals are fuzzy stuffed animals that have silicone pacifiers attached to the back of their heads. The furry creatures help baby hang onto the pacifier and make it easier to self–soothe, giving mom and dad a break.

It may seem a little unsanitary, as your baby will be sucking on something so close to a stuffed animal. But the creator solved that problem by making the pacifier removable so you can throw the animal in the laundry. You can also throw the nipple in the dishwasher so the whole product is as clean as a whistle!

And when it's time to give the pacifier the old heave–ho, you just snip it off and present your babe with the revamped version of his old plush friend. You can choose from these zoo animals: bear, duck, pig, monkey and rhino.

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pacimal-founder pacimal-founder 9 years
Hi All! I just found my product here - how cool! I appreciate your comments and feedback, and I'd like to address a few of them. First, there are many comments about putting babies to bed with stuffed animals - you are right, many publications admonish those who put stuffed toys in the crib with babies. Pacimals have a patented joint that allows you to remove the toy, so at nightime just take off the toy and your baby can go night-night with his/her Paci. The Paci is the one-piece silicone pacifier that comes with Pacimals, it is the sort that is reccomended by the American Academy of Pediatrics along with the study that found lowered SIDS incidence with babies who slept with pacifiers. I personally let my baby sleep with her Pacimal because it is light (35 grams total weight - and 9 inches in total length (3.5 inches wide (not quite as wide as her head mamseacat:))) and designed not to obstruct breathing, but the packaging does reccomend to remove the toy at bedtime or when not supervised. Also - I love the comment about toddlers and pacifiers, these are also designed to help with weaning. If you allow your child to play with the toy, when it is time to wean, the joint can be permanantly removed, leaving your baby with just the toy. On my packaging I reccomend that you start weaning at 12 months...Mac is 14 months and still sleeps with her Pacimal, but it does not leave the crib. I thought it was interesting that pediatric dentists (I have worked with them in the creation of this tool) don't have a problem with Pacifiers up to 3 and 4 years of age - that's far too old in my opinion. Thanks again for your comments - I am very proud of Pacimals and love to hear what others think. As for sales - they will be available nationwide in boutiques and online January 2008!!!
oiseaux oiseaux 9 years
it's a cute idea. i just perused the website. it could use an extnded clip attachment of some sort on it to strap it to stroller or car seat. i wouldn't see using it at night, but during the day could be helpful for both mom and baby.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
cute baby & "pacimal"! haha
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
I'm just glad that my daughter didn't take a paci!!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
It looks like the baby is sucking the poor things brains out.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
My main problem would be that they'd just drop the stuffed animal and now both animal and pacifier have to be cleaned. I much prefer the pacifier holders that clip to them, no floor drops with those.
amybtvco amybtvco 9 years
I think this idea is genius. I dread hearing the sound of the pacifier hit the floor. I never thought that I would give my child a pacifier but sleep deprivation calls for desperate measures.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
I think these are dumb! Why hide your baby's face behind something like this? And as for toddlers, it's bad enough seeing them sucking on pacifiers. Now I have to look at toddlers sucking on a bear or a duck or some stuffed animal the size of their heads.
laura6567 laura6567 9 years
I contacted the site, and it says they're out of stock and won't be available until mid to late January :( If you contact them (I wrote directly to the email address, not signing up) inquiring about the product, they say they'll contact you directly once they're available. I think it's an actual person and not an automated service because they responded on a Sunday night at about 10 PM EST.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
aww, you guys are those by-the-book-mommies . . .how cute.
lasweetee lasweetee 9 years
jennifer76... Thanks! Hm, yes I did visit the site. I still didn't see where they can be bought. I see where I can give them my contact info but I have a feeling it'll just fill up my inbox with junk. Oh, well. I guess I'll just wait, or forget about it.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
lasweetee - Click on the link in the above post and it takes you to Schnappycat - Yah, I was told to keep all stuffed animals out of the crib as well. And attaching a stuffed animal to your child's face seems so far beyond just having one in the crib. :?
sweetk8ty76 sweetk8ty76 9 years
Great idea!!
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
No, I meant the actual stuffed animal could be a suffocation hazard. From my understanding, infants shouldn't have stuffed animals in their cribs. Unless I'm misunderstanding how the product works.
lasweetee lasweetee 9 years
Maybe I missed something.. but where would I buy this?
JoelleDolceBebe JoelleDolceBebe 9 years
well.. this doctor must have done her homework. I would hope so. Less likely to suffocate with that big stuffed animal attached. So glad it can be removed to wash. This could be a HUGE life savor at night. save alot of time & sanity!! Great baby shower gift!
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
I thought the same thing too, jennifer. Especially to have been created by a doctor.
spiceG spiceG 9 years
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
That seems like that could be a suffocation hazard when sleeping. :?
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