This guide is for you who want to secure the quality of your baby's pacifiers and how you can identify an original BIBS pacifier.
When you buy a BIBS pacifier always remember to monitor the baby when using the pacifier and:
To check the pacifier, pull the nipple in all directions and inspect it carefully before use and replace the pacifier at the first sign of damage or weakness.
Replace the pacifiers every 4-6 weeks for both safety and hygienic reasons. If your child has teeth, please be extra aware of signs of damage or weakness in the material.
Part of good pacifier hygiene is frequent cleaning of the pacifiers. The younger the child, the more important it is to protect it from bacteria and to maintain good pacifier hygiene.
Signs that the pacifier needs to be replaced
Since natural rubber latex is a natural material, it can in some cases expand. Whenever you experience a change in the material the pacifier must be replaced. Natural rubber latex pacifiers must be replaced when you see the following signs:
• Changes in the surface
• Changes in size
• Change in shape
• Rupture in the material
• Becomes brittle or sticky
Natural rubber latex vs. silicone
Natural rubber latex is a natural material and is affected by sunlight, high temperatures, and moisture which accelerates the aging process of the latex material. Since latex is a natural material color variation may occur. Silicone is an industrially manufactured hypoallergenic, odorless, and taste-neutral material that is known for its purity. The smooth transparent nipple is not as soft as natural rubber latex, but it retains its shape and can withstand high temperatures.
Before the very first use, sterilize the pacifier by boiling it in plenty of water for 5 minutes. This only applies before first use. When cleaning the pacifier subsequently, follow these three simple steps:
• Put the pacifiers in a clean bowl. Pour them with plenty of boiling water.
• Let the pacifiers soak for approx. 5 minutes.
• Pick them up and let them dry on a clean towel.
• Do not leave latex pacifiers in direct sunlight.
• Do not put the pacifiers in the dishwasher.
• Do not use UV sterilizers for latex pacifiers.
• Do not freeze the pacifiers.
• Do not use disinfectant “sterilizing solution” for latex pacifiers.
Standards and certifications
All our pacifiers are designed and made in Denmark/EU. Further, they are all certified to conform to the EU directive concerned with safety, health, and environment: EN 1400+A2. On the North American market, our pacifiers go through additional testing and are all certified according to the ASTM
F963 + 17 standard.
Pacifiers with latex nipples have a best-before date of 2 years, whereas silicone is 5 years. You can always find the manufacturing date by reading the batch numbers on the packaging.
How do you recognize BIBS pacifiers?
If you are in doubt whether your pacifiers are original BIBS
pacifiers our pacifiers have the following characteristics:
Logo on nipple
We are currently working on applying the BIBS logo to all our nipples. However, a nipple without the BIBS logo is not a sign that the pacifier is a copy. It is simply that we have not implemented the new design on all our pacifier nipples yet.