Nipple guide

How to choose the correct for your child

Why is it important to choose the right nipple?

Motherhood is an incredible journey and it can often be confusing for new mums to know which products to use at which stage of the baby’s life. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

When it comes to nipples no size or shape is right or wrong because all babies different. When feeding your baby it’s important to try out different shapes and sizes to find the perfect fit for your child. During the baby’s first year you will have different needs from a pacifier and find that your baby will adjust to different shapes as it grows and develops.

From birth to weaning the nipple size and shape will change to suit the babies needs and growth. When weening the baby from breast to bottle it’s important to change to a model that has minimal pressure for sensitive jaws and gums. As your baby starts to develop it's important to wean the baby to alternative pacifiers and get them used to different shapes and sizes.

BIBS COLOUR Pacifier

Round Nipple

The nipple at our BIBS Colour pacifier is a round nipple, which resembles that shape and size of the mother’s breast to offer comfort to your baby.

The nipple is equipped with a vent hole, letting out the air to make the nipple shape naturally like the breast. The nipple is produced from naturalrubber latex or silicone. All of our pacifiers are made from natural materials– color variations may occur. 

Our round latex nipple is claimed by midwifes to support breastfeeding, supporting a correct sucking technique by the baby.

Available in size 1, 2 and 3.

BIBS DE LUX pacifier

Round Nipple

The nipple at our De Lux pacifier both comes with a round latex and silicone nipple.

The nipple is equipped with a vent hole, letting out the air to make the nipple shape naturally like the breast. The nipple is produced from natural rubber latex or silicone. The rubber is a natural material – color variations may occur. 

A round nipple is claimed by Midwifes to support breastfeeding caused by giving the baby a correct sucking technique.

Available in size 1 and 2 for natural latex and One Size for silicone.

BIBS SUPREME

Symmetrical Nipple

The nipple at our Supreme pacifier is flat drop-shaped, to reduce pressure on teeth and jaw, supporting correct jaw development.

The silicone nipple has an innovative pattern in the nipple which makes it more resistant to baby’s first, sharp teeth than regular silicone pacifiers.

Symmetrical nipple in both latex and silicone.

Available in size 1 and 2.

BIBS COUTURE

Anatomical Nipple

The nipple at our Couture pacifier is an anatomically shaped nipple, for the most sensitive choice for baby’s jaw and gums.

The nipple mimics the mothers breast while breastfeeding. Fitting baby's mouth perfectly to reduce pressure on teeth and jaw.

The nipple is curved at the top for natural fit to the baby’s palate, with an angled tip for proper tongue placement

Anatomical nipple in both latex and silicone.

Available in size 1 and 2.

Teeth & Jaw

The pacifier impact on teeth

Dental expert advice

Our BIBS babies love our pacifiers, and when we introduce the pacifier at birth, we choose todo so of needs and demands that is necessary for the newborn. At newborn stage we don’t think about their teeth, it is an emotional journey and it is natural to have only their comfort and wellbeing in mind.

As your baby develops and grows it will adjust to what you have provided in terms of comfort for their teeth and gums. It is important as with anything to wean your baby off their pacifier in small, gradual moments to adjust their mindset and get them used to life without it but still providing that comfort as and when it is needed at toddler phase.  

The following text is translated from the Danish Dentist association and is meant to provide a general understanding of how pacifiers affect the teeth, how you can avoid it and safely let your child use a pacifier for some time.

Pacifier habits and teeth

Babies are born with a very strong sucking reflex, and with most children the need for suckling continues for some time, even if they are no longer breastfed or using a bottle. The pacifier therefore becomes a comforting companion for many children. It gives the baby a sense of security, and it can be difficult to wean the baby off the sucking habit.

Stop in time

It is best for the development of the teeth, that the baby stops using the pacifier before the age of three. Children who still use a pacifier after the age of three risk that their tooth position changes. This can affect the baby's chewing or biting ability, and it can have consequences for the baby's jaw joint and its appearance. This may ultimately mean that the child must have adjusted the permanent teeth with braces. However, if the baby stops sucking before the age of 3, the baby teeth will usually straighten on their own and the position of the permanent teeth will not have been affected. The Danish Dentist Association

If it is not possible to wean the baby off the sucking habit before the age of three, try to get the baby to suck as little as possible and with the least possible intensity.

It is important to remember that all children are different, and it is the long-term use of the pacifier that influences the alignment of the teeth. It will depend on how much they use it, for how long and the intensity. You know your child best, and if you are in doubt you should take the advise of your dentist.

This text is intended to promote general knowledge and understanding of the development of teeth when using a pacifier. It is not a substitute for professional advice or diagnosis. Seek the advise of your dentist if you have questions about your child's teeth.