How To Sterilize Bibs Pacifiers – Step by Step

For daily cleaning of the pacifier, just follow these three simple steps:

1) Put the pacifiers in a clean bowl and pour over plenty of boiling water.
2) Let the pacifiers soak for approx. 5 min.
3) Pick them up let them cool off and dry on a clean towel.

All our pacifiers are equipped with a valve, so be sure to squeeze excess water out of the nipple when it has cooled down.
TIP: When the child is over 3 months old, you can also rinse the pacifier by placing them in a sieve and pouring them with boiling water. This method is partly faster and partly avoids water collecting inside the seat part.
Caution! We often receive inquiries from parents who have followed the National Board of Health’s recommendation to cook the pacifier for 5 minutes, both before first use and daily afterwards. The result is broken pacifiers.
DO NOT COOK. Natural rubber latex is not meant to be boiled and will be destroyed by the high heat. Instead, follow the instructions above, and you are sure to kill the bacteria without compromising the durability of the pacifier.

If you experience water in the nipple

After cleaning it is not unusual that water remains in the nipple. This is because all our pacifier nipples are equipped with a valve, letting out air when the baby closes down on the nipple. This ventilation system causes the air from inside the nipple to be pushed out through the valve thereby flattening the nipple to shape naturally after the baby’s oral cavity. The valve is also the reason why water can be present inside the nipple after cleaning and sterilization. If this is the case, simply just squeeze the nipple flat to press out the excess water. If water drops remain in the nipple, just let the pacifier air-dry.

How Often Should I Clean Them?

Part of good pacifier hygiene is frequent cleaning of the pacifiers. The younger the child, the more important it is to protect it from bacteria and to maintain good pacifier hygiene. This is due, among other things, to the fact that the child’s immune system has not yet managed to get acquainted with several different bacteria, and therefore also will not have learned to “defend” against them yet.
Premature infants and babies up to 3 months need more thorough and frequent cleaning than babies over 3 months of age. Therefore, the pacifier must be cleaned more often when the child is under 3 months.
0-3 months: The pacifier must be scalded every time it has been on the floor. In addition, the pacifier must be scalded at least once a day.
3+ months: Scald once a day and rinse it under the cold tap if it has been on the floor.

Do not use UV or steam sterilizers for natural rubber latex.
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