Type of tip: round
The round nipple resembles the shape and size of the mother's soft nipple and promotes a tongue positioning and sucking technique similar to breastfeeding, as the round shape allows the sides of the tongue to rise and wrap around the nipple.
The nipple has a valve that lets air out when the baby closes the nipple. This venting system allows the air in the nipple to be expelled through the valve, which flattens the nipple so that it naturally conforms to the shape of the baby's mouth cavity. The valve is also the reason why water can get inside the nipple after cleaning and sterilization. In this case, simply squeeze the nipple flat to get the excess water out.
This original BIBS pacifier has been on the market for over 40 years. It features the signature BIBS round shield with three vent holes and a round BIBS engraved handle ring. The shield is carefully designed to stay away from the sensitive and delicate skin around the baby's mouth to prevent moisture build-up. The nipple shield is one size fits all, regardless of nipple size. The color is available in natural rubber latex in sizes 1, 2 and 3.
Base: Food grade PP
Nipples: Natural rubber latex
How to sterilize pacifiers
For hygienic reasons, you should clean pacifiers frequently. The younger your child is, the more important it is to protect him or her from bacteria and therefore to sterilize the pacifiers.
To do this, there are several methods available to you. In this blog post, we will go into more detail about the different methods, but also about their advantages and disadvantages:
Before first use
Don't forget to sterilize the lollipops when you take them out of their packaging! To do this, soak them for 5 minutes in plenty of boiling water. This applies to both rubber and silicone soothers.
The natural rubber can sometimes come off the flange. So be sure to sterilize them separately in plenty of water. This only applies to the first use.
Sterilization by boiling
Next, here is the recommended method for cleaning both rubber and silicone soothers:
This method is gentle, but still removes bacteria, without affecting the durability of the pacifier. We recommend boiling the pacifiers before first use. However, this method is not recommended for subsequent cleanings. Continuous exposure to high heat is not suitable for pacifiers, which were not designed to be boiled frequently. Please follow the instructions above instead.
Please note that rubber is not resistant to temperatures above 100 °C / 212 °F. We therefore do not recommend sterilizing rubber in the microwave.
Silicone is more resistant to high temperatures than rubber. Therefore, please only use the microwave for silicone soothers. However, make sure that the temperature does not exceed 110°C / 230°F. The neck of the pacifiers is made of PP, a material that is not resistant to temperatures above 110 °C / 230 °F. Also, regular exposure to temperatures above 100°C will damage the pacifiers, reduce their durability and shorten their lifespan over time.
In general, we recommend that you consult the manufacturer's instruction manual for your microwave to ensure that the temperature does not exceed 100°C / 212°F before sterilizing for the first time. For most microwaves, this means heating the lollipops for a maximum of 60 seconds at a maximum of 800W. Remember to place the lollipops in water and in a sterilization box designed for this purpose. Never put the pacifiers directly into the microwave!
Sterilization with electric steam sterilizers
Please note that rubber is not resistant to temperatures above 100°C / 212°F. We therefore do not recommend sterilizing rubber soothers with an electric steam sterilizer.
Silicone is more resistant to high temperatures than rubber. You can sterilize your silicone soothers in an electric steam sterilizer. However, make sure the temperature does not exceed 110°C. The neck of the pacifiers is made of PP, a material that is not resistant to temperatures above 100°C / 212°F. As with microwave sterilization, be careful not to expose the pacifiers too regularly to temperatures above 100°C, as this can harm them. In general, we recommend that you consult the manufacturer's instructions for your electric steam sterilizer to ensure that the temperature does not exceed 100°C / 212°F before sterilizing for the first time.
Sterilization with ultraviolet sterilizers
We do not recommend sterilizing natural rubber or silicone soothers with an ultraviolet sterilizer.
Rubber is a natural material that ages more or less quickly, depending on external factors such as ultraviolet light. Therefore, please never sterilize our rubber soothers in an ultraviolet light sterilizer, as this will damage the material itself. Also, never leave natural rubber in direct sunlight.
In addition, ultraviolet light only kills bacteria and is only truly effective if it directly irradiates the surface of the product with the bacteria, unlike steam which is a gas and can reach every nook and cranny of the pacifier, regardless of its shape. We also do not recommend sterilizing our silicone soothers in an ultraviolet sterilizer.
Sterilization with a sterilizing solution
We do not recommend using a sterilizing solution, regardless of the material of the pacifier, rubber or silicone. These solutions can damage the material if the pacifiers are left to soak longer than necessary in these products.
We do not recommend sterilizing rubber and silicone pacifiers in the dishwasher. Detergents can damage materials such as rubber and silicone and make them more fragile. Also, most dishwashers do not reach high enough temperatures to properly sterilize pacifiers.
If water remains in the pacifier
Water may remain in the pacifier after cleaning. This is due to the valve on our pacifiers, which lets air out when the baby presses on the pacifier. This venting system allows air to be expelled into the nipple, through the valve, and causes the nipple to flatten to fit naturally into the child's mouth. It is because of this valve that water can collect in the nipple after cleaning or sterilizing. In these cases, simply squeeze the nipple to expel the water. If there are still drops of water in the nipple, let the pacifier air dry.
How often should I clean the pacifiers?
For hygienic reasons, you should clean the pacifiers frequently. The younger your child is, the more important it is to protect him or her from bacteria and therefore to sterilize the pacifiers. This is mainly due to the fact that your child's immune system is not sufficiently developed and prepared to defend itself against bacteria that it does not know about.
You should therefore sterilize pacifiers regularly, but not too often. Depending on the method used, sterilization can harm the pacifiers. So we recommend scalded once a day.
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