How to sterilize pacifiers in BIBS Pacifier Box
Sterilize by scalding
You can sterilize both natural rubber latex and silicone pacifiers using boiling water in the pacifier box.
- Take out the insert and put the pacifier in the pacifier box.
- Pour boiling water over the pacifier, and make sure the nipple is submerged in the water.
- Let the pacifier soak for approx. 5 min.
- Pick it up and let it dry on a clean towel.
- If water remains in the nipple, simply just squeeze the nipple flat to press out the excess water
- Put the insert in after sterilization to preserve the pacifier box's form
Sterilize by microwave sterilization
We only recommend this method for silicone pacifiers - not pacifiers in natural rubber latex.
- Leave the insert in (or put it in immediately after sterilization to preserve the pacifier box’s form)
- Add two spoonsfulls of water to the pacifier box and place the pacifier in.
- Put the box in the microwave for approx. 60 seconds at max. 800W.
- Leave the box to cool off before removing the pacifier.
Use with caution! Children should never be near the product when it is used for sterilization!
Do not microwave sterilize latex pacifiers
We always recommend only sterilizing silicone pacifiers in the microwave - not pacifiers in natural rubber latex.
The reason for this is that latex will break down if the temperature exceeds 100°C. Even though silicone endures higher temperatures than latex, our general recommendations are that to use microwave sterilization you must check the manufacturer’s instructions about heat and watts, to make sure the temperature does not exceed 100°C.
Always remember to put the pacifiers in water in a sterilization box made for the purpose. Never place the pacifiers in the microwave without!