How to clean your Bibs Pacifers

by Bailey Bouwman

Recently you picked up a package of Bibs Pacifiers, and you're wondering how to care for them? Well you've come to the right place because if you grabbed the natural rubber Bibs pacifier, you do need to practice some caution. 

Unlike silicone pacifiers, natural rubber is less durable and can break down easier. This means you need to consider some best practices when carrying for your natural rubber Bibs Pacifiers. 


How to clean the Bibs Pacifiers

These are the care instructions provided by Bibs, and would be a great guideline to apply to other types of natural rubber latex products to ensure longevity. 

Natural Rubber latex pacifiers are not intended to be boiled. Do not boil your Bibs pacifiers. 

Bibs Pacifier Care Instructions for Sterilization

  1. Put the pacifiers in a clean bowl
  2. Bring water to a boil and pour boiling water over pacifiers.
  3. Let the pacifiers soak for approx. 5 minutes.
  4. Pick them up and let them dry.
  5. The pacifier nipples may retain water, simply squeeze the nipple to release and lay to cool and dry for 3-4 hours.

If the pacifier shows any irregularities, we recommend that you discard right away. Due to our pacifiers being made with natural rubber, the nipple may expand with use.

Additional Information

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. 

How often should you clean your pacifiers?

Part of good hygiene is the frequent cleaning of the pacifiers. You may want to clean them more often for younger children who are more at risk. 

  • 0-3 months: The pacifier must be scaled every time it has been on the floor. In addition, the pacifier must be scalded at least once a day.
  • 3+ months: Rinse the pacifier once a day and rinse it under the cold tap if it has been on the floor.

How often should you replace your pacifers?

It's best practice to replace your Bibs Pacifers every 4-6 weeks to ensure that the latex is not breaking down and causing risk to your child. 

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