Nipple shape: 100% Natural Rubber ‘Cherry’ shaped nipple like mother’s breast, the favourite pacifier for most children.
The round nipple promotes a similar tongue placement and sucking technique when breastfeeding, since the round shape allows the sides of the tongue to elevate and cup around the nipple, just like it does during breastfeeding.
The nipple is equipped with a valve, that lets out air when the baby closes down on the nipple. This ventilation system causes the air from inside the nipple to be pushed out through the valve thereby flattening the nipple to shape naturally after the baby’s oral cavity. The valve is also the reason why water can be presented inside the nipple after cleaning and sterilization. If this is the case, simply just squeeze the nipple flat to press out the excess water.
The nipple is produced from natural rubber latex. Since natural rubber latex is a natural material, colour variation may occur.
It is important to to note, different sizes should be used as a guide only. Our experience is that the following sizes are the general and therefore also our common recommendation.
- Size 1: 0+ months
- Size 2: 6+ months
Safety and standards
Complies with the European Standard EN 1400+A2.
BIBS develop products with the greatest consideration for the planet and for the children who will inherit it.
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 maintain good pacifier hygiene.
There are different methods of sterilizing pacifiers. Below we will go through all of them:
Sterilization by scaling
This is the method we recommend for cleaning both latex and silicone pacifiers subsequently:
- Put the pacifiers in a clean bowl. Pour boiling water over the pacifiers.
- Let the pacifiers soak for approx. 5 min.
- Pick them up and let them dry on a clean towel.
This method is gentle, but still gets rid of bacteria without compromising the durability of the pacifier. We only recommend boiling the pacifiers before the first use – not subsequent cleaning. Pacifiers are not meant to be boiled repeatedly and can be destroyed by continual exposure to high heat. Instead, follow the instructions above.
Before first use
Remember to sterilize the pacifiers when you take them out of the packaging! This is done by putting the pacifiers in plenty of boiling water for 5 minutes. This applies to both latex and silicone pacifiers.
Natural rubber latex can smear off to the shield in rare cases, so it is important to sterilize in plenty of water and we recommend sterilizing latex pacifiers separately. This only applies before first use.
Replacement is recommended after 4-6 weeks, in regular use.