MAM Soother use – The Pull Test


We always want to be as helpful as possible to all MAM fans. So we have put together some key reminders for the usage and sterilising instructions, for all our MAM Soothers!

  • ALWAYS check each soother before and after handing it over to your child, we at MAM call this ‘The Pull Test’ (video below) – pull the soother teat in all directions, and discard at the first signs of damage or weakness.
  • We recommend that you REPLACE soothers every 1-2 months for safety and hygiene reasons.
  • The MAM teat is designed to have an air vent, which allows the teat to retain its orthodontic shape. Expect to see water inside the teat after sterilising. Therefore, squeeze remaining water from the soother teats with sterilised teat tongs before giving to your child.
  • REMEMBER your soother carry case can also be used as a steriliser box! Remember to pre-wash the soothers before sterilising (using any method of sterilising).

Do you know about ‘The Pull Test’? We were surprised when we found that 86% of mums who give soothers to their babies’ think there should be more awareness of the Pull Test and its benefits for parents with small children.

MAM are now making it their mission to ensure that every parent who uses a soother is aware of this important issue and have created this video to help raise awareness.



We hope that this has helped our MAM fans! If you were to have further questions on these reminders, then please contact our customer service team at

You can also read frequently asked questions here


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