Hey there, new parents! If you're looking for a natural rubber option for your baby's pacifier, you can't go wrong with the Itzy Soother™ Natural Rubber Pacifier. Made from natural rubber and designed to soothe your baby, this pacifiers is a popular choice for parents both in our local shop in Prince George, BC and across Canada.
But we often get asked about how to best clean and sanitize the soother. Using guidelines direct from Itzy Ritzy, along with information we know about caring for natural rubber, we've prepared some tips and FAQ's on care.
How Natural Rubber Pacifiers Are Manufactured: A Closer Look
Here are tips for cleaning and sanitizing the Itzy Soother™ Natural Rubber Pacifier, as recommended by the brand at the time of posting. This information is for our customers to support them in caring for their pacifiers.
Before first use, boil the pacifier in water for 5 minutes and allow it to cool before squeezing out any excess water from the nipple. This helps to sanitize the pacifier and remove any residue from the manufacturing process.
For ongoing care, clean the pacifier before each use in warm water with mild soap, and rinse thoroughly with clean water. Avoid using abrasive cleaning agents or antibacterial cleaners, as they can damage the pacifier.
Do not clean the pacifier in the dishwasher, microwave, or sterilizer, as these methods can damage the pacifier and reduce its effectiveness.
It is recommended to replace the pacifier after 4 weeks of use for safety and hygienic reasons, as natural rubber pacifiers are more prone to wear and tear than silicone pacifiers.
Natural Rubber Pacifier FAQ for Cleaning
Q: Can I use rubbing alcohol or bleach to clean my natural rubber pacifier?
A: No, it is not recommended to use harsh cleaning agents on natural rubber pacifiers, as they can damage the soft rubber material. Stick to mild soap and warm water for cleaning.
Q: How often should I clean my natural rubber pacifier?
A: It's recommended to clean the pacifier before each use in warm water with mild soap, and rinse thoroughly with clean water. - but let's be real, that most of us don't do that...
Q: Can I boil my natural rubber pacifier to sanitize it?
A: Yes, Itzy Ritzy considers boiling to be a safe and effective method for sanitizing natural rubber pacifiers. However, be aware that this may not be the case for all pacifiers.
For example, BIBS pacifiers are not recommended to be boiled directly, as this may damage the pacifier. Instead, BIBS recommends pouring boiling water over the pacifiers in a clean bowl, leaving them for approximately 5 minutes, and then drying them on a clean towel before use. Always check the manufacturer's care instructions before boiling or using other sanitization methods.
Q: How often should I replace my natural rubber pacifier?
A: It is recommended to replace soothers every 4-6 weeks for safety and hygienic reasons. Regular pull tests on the pacifier will help you identify wear and tear earlier and as needed.
By following these best practices for cleaning and sanitizing the Itzy Soother™ Natural Rubber Pacifier (and similar pacifiers) and checking the care instructions provided by Itzy Ritzy you can help ensure that your pacifiers are clean, safe, and effective for your baby to use.
At Nest & Sprout, we're proud to offer a wide range of Itzy Ritzy products, including the Itzy Soother™ Natural Rubber Pacifier. Shop our selection today and feel confident that you're providing your baby with a safe and sustainable option for their pacifier needs.
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