The mum behind MyDummy™
My name is Pia Callesen, mum to Frederik, Emma, Smilla and Christian and creator of MyDummy™ - the personalised dummies for babies and young children.
I came up with the idea of personalising dummies in 2005 when my son Frederik started at day care. More often than not when I came to pick him up, I found that not only had his dummy disappeared, but another's dummy had found its way into his mouth. Far from happy about this unnecessary spreading of germs and bacteria, and the constant replacement of dummies, I decided to do something about it.
I began searching for dummies with names on them, but I got the same answer in all the shops, 'buy a permanent marker pen and write his name on the dummy or stick a name tag on it.' But none of these solutions were good enough as they could not withstand the necessary sterilisation of the dummy.
It was then I decided that it simply had to be possible for all parents to buy a quality dummy with their child's name engraved on it. A dummy that would look both stylish and survive the rigours of sterilisation. And so MyDummy™ was born!