MyPacifier™ Personalized Pacifiers Catching on in USA

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MyPacifier™ Personalized Pacifiers are taking the USA by storm. Six months ago today, the company that invented personalized pacifiers introduced them to America. has enjoyed phenomenal acceptance from parents across the United States in the relatively short time since MyPacifiers™ were introduced here.

Most parents have experienced the problem. Children’s pacifiers get lost at day care or end up in other children’s mouths, spreading germs and causing ownership mix-ups. With MyPacifier, your child’s personal name is permanently engraved on the pacifier. The pacifier problem is solved.

The invention came about when a young mother in Denmark experienced the pacifier problem. Pia Callesen, the Danish mother and creator of MyPacifier, says “When I went to day care to pick up my son Frederik, more often than not I found that his pacifier had disappeared and Frederik had another child’s pacifier in his mouth. I began searching for a pacifier product with a name on it, but I got the same answer in all the shops, ‘buy a permanent marker pen and write his name on the pacifier.’ I thought it should be possible for all parents to buy a quality pacifier with their child’s name engraved on it. Apart from looking good, it could then also survive repeated sterilization.”

Pia Callesen went on to invent the personalized pacifier, something she thought was sorely needed for mothers everywhere. Callesen spent months researching to find the right mix of a quality pacifier and the best-possible engraving equipment. “Since its launch in Denmark and Sweden, under the name, there has been great interest in MyPacifier,” says Callesen. “When my family in California heard about my idea and how popular it was becoming, they decided that the time was right for personalized pacifiers to come to the United States. In partnership with, Kim and Carol Pedersen of Fremont, California have made MyPacifier available to all American parents via their website,”

“Since opened for business, we have gotten many wonderful, positive responses from our customers,” says Carol Pedersen, co-owner of MyPacifier. Carol’s husband and co-owner, Kim Pedersen, says, “We get fantastic e-mail from mothers thanking us and telling us what a great invention my cousin created with personalized pacifiers.” has gotten attention beyond satisfied parents and babies. MyPacifiers were shown on national television on The Tony Danza Show in April of 2006. Danza proudly put his grandson Nicholas on the show, who was happily enjoying a MyPacifier personalized pacifier with his name on it. Audience members oohed and ahhed at the MyPacifier and one asked Tony where he got it. MyPacifier has also been in American Baby, Parents, and Parenting Magazines.

“We know it’s a great idea,” Kim Pedersen says, “because imitators have started to sprout up here and there. None of them appear to have the high-quality pacifier we do though.” In the USA pacifiers must have two holes on the shield, per requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. MyPacifiers, have seven holes on the shield, five more than required. This makes MyPacifiers preferred by pediatricians, because they are safer and help prevent rashes on the baby’s skin. Pedersen says, “The imitators also haven’t figured out our family’s secrets for dark, permanent engraving on MyPacifiers.”

The MyPacifier personalized pacifier is a wonderful product for day care, or wherever pacifiers end up on the floor and don’t always end up in the right mouth afterwards. Day care staff and parents can now see the child’s name on the personalized pacifier, putting an end to mix-ups and reducing the sharing of germs and bacteria. MyPacifier also solves the problem of disappearing pacifiers, as each MyPacifier is easily recognizable.

MyPacifier is a quality European-produced product, approved by the American Consumer Standards Association and certified to EN Standard 1400. MyPacifiers come in sizes for infants, 0-3 months, and for children older than three months. MyPacifiers can be purchased on the Internet at They are available in packs of three for only $15 plus $3 shipping and handling. Discounts are given to those purchasing more than one pack.

MyPacifiers are available in different colors and with either silicone or latex nipples. There is room for up to two lines of text on each MyPacifier. At, you can preview just how a child’s name will look when engraved on one of our pacifiers for free, before placing an order. MyPacifier makes a great gift, as well as a wonderful keepsake.


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