I bought new pacifiers, but they seem smaller than the old one.
The latex nipple can age by external influences, like temperature, saliva, light and heat. These changes are expressed in swelling, discoloration, stickiness and loss of stability of the nipple by tensile load and correspond with the natural aging process of latex.
The enlarged pacifier nipple indicates that the nipple is in use for a while and resulted in swelling of the latex material. Therefore, the present size can differ from the original size and the new pacifier seems smaller than the old one.
When should you replace your pacifier?
- Inspect carefully before each use. Pull the nipple in all directions. Throw away at the first signs of damage or weakness.
- Replace the pacifier between 4-6 weeks of use, for safety and hygiene reasons.
My baby does not want the new pacifier that I bought
This could be caused by several reasons. It could be that you have used the old pacifier for too long. This is one of the reasons why you should replace the pacifier every 4 – 6 weeks in order to avoid changes which might occur over time.
Why is my latex pacifier getting sticky on the surface?
Natural rubber latex is a natural material and is affected by sunlight, high temperatures, moisture which accelerates the aging process of the latex material. Therefore, the material changes its properties and can become brittle or sticky. Whenever you experience a change in the material the pacifier must be replaced.
For how long can I use a pacifier
It depends on how often it is used, but we recommend a replacement every 4 – 6 weeks. Keep an eye on any changes in the surface, changes in size and shape or rupture in the material and replace the pacifier if you notice any differences. When your baby has teeth make sure to pull the nipple in all directions before use and replace the pacifier at the first sign of damage or weakness.
Can I put my pacifiers in the dishwasher?
The pacifiers should not be cleaned in the dishwasher as this may damage the material. Furthermore, most dishwashers do not reach temperatures, which are high enough to sufficiently sterilize the pacifiers. Anyway, a sterilization procedure still needs to take place.
Can I use UV, microwave or other sterilizers for my BIBS?
We advise you not to use Sterilizers for sterilization of latex pacifiers. This might cause material defects. Latex is a natural product and underlies a natural aging process, which can be influenced by moisture and direct sun exposure.
There is water inside the nipple after cleaning?
After cleaning it is not unusual that water remains in the nipple. The residual water can be removed by squeezing the nipple after cooling off. Are there still water drops remaining in the nipple, just let the pacifier air-dry.
Why does the pacifier make a sound when in use?
Sometimes, when water remains in the nipple after sterilization it can cause a sound when the pacifier is used by your baby. There is no harm in a little water inside the nipple.
Why is the nipple clear on one pacifier and foggy on another?
Latex is a natural product which has many positive properties like softness, high bite endurance and tensile strength. However, latex is subject to natural material fluctuations which can become noticeable through a different optical appearance. Therefore, the nipple can vary in clearness and color. The quality or product safety is not affected thereby.
Can I freeze the pacifiers when my baby is teething?
We would advise you not to freeze your pacifiers with or without water inside for two reasons:
- The latex nipple is not destined for that kind of use. Therefore, we cannot ensure that the material or the material properties stay the same after such treatment.
- The latex nipple has a low wall thickness. Hence, you should always avoid skin contact if frozen. Direct skin contact and even indirect skin contact with ice can cause skin injuries and frostbite.
How often should I clean the pacifier?
Sterilize the pacifier by putting it in a bowl with boiling water for 5 minutes before the first use.
- Place the pacifiers in a clean and heat resistant bowl and pour boiling water over them.
- Leave in the water for 5 minutes and let them dry on a clean towel afterwards.
- Use the towel to press excess water out of the nipple.
Make sure it is completely cooled down before giving it to your baby. Keep it clean by washing it with hot, soapy water after each use.
OVER 3 MONTHS: When the child is older than 3 months, you can also rinse the pacifier by placing them in a sieve and pour with boiling water. This method is partly faster and avoids water collecting inside the nipple.
Replacement: We recommend replacing the pacifiers after 4-6 weeks due to hygienic reasons. Do not use a pacifier that shows any changes in color or other irregularities. Because it is natural rubber latex, the nipple may expand over time.