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Safety and Cleaning of BIBS pacifiers

Safety and Cleaning of BIBS pacifiers

All BIBS pacifiers meet the applicable requirements and highest standards. All their pacifier shields are carefully designed with holes. This is both to ensure minimum contact with the sensitive and delicate skin around the baby's mouth, which means less chance of moisture build-up from saliva that can cause rashes and sore spots, but it also ensures that in the case where the child put the entire pacifier in their mouth, the baby can still get air. If you experience this, calmly take out the pacifier from the child's mouth. The shield complies with strict requirements to size and shape and cannot be swallowed!

All BIBS pacifiers comply with both the Australian Standard AS2432-1991 and DIN EN 1400, and the European Standard EN 1400+A2.

Completely FREE from BPA, PVC, and phthalates. 

  • Sterilise the dummy by putting it into boiling water before the first use. The dummies can get water into the rubber because of the vent-hole. Simply squeeze the dummy to remove any water.
  • Clean and sterilize the dummies daily. Do not use a microwave or dishwasher or any cleaning products for sterilising, as this will destroy the natural latex dummy.  
  • Renew the dummy after using it for approximately 4-6 weeks - this is for hygiene purposes and also the natural latex will expand over time with use.  It is recommended not to dip the dummy in sugar-containing products or medicine. 

Follow these THREE easy steps when cleaning your BIBS pacifiers:

1. Put the pacifiers in a heat proof bowl, pour boiling water over them to cover and leave for 5 minutes.
2. Remove them from the bowl and let them dry on a  clean towel. 
3. Use the towel to squeeze any excess water out of the nipple.


Download and Print:

How To Clean Your BIBS Pacifiers

TIP: As your baby gets older and over 3 months you can make the process faster and just pour boiling water over them, this method avoids water collecting in the nipple. 

Caution! BIBS often receive inquiries from parents who have followed the National Board of Health’s recommendation to cook the pacifier for 5 minutes before first use and daily afterwards. The result is broken pacifiers. DO NOT COOK. They are not meant to be boiled and are therefore destroyed by the high heat. Instead, follow the instructions above, and you are sure to kill the bacteria without compromising the durability of the pacifier.


How often should you clean them?

Premature infants and babies under 3 months old need thorough and frequent cleaning, everytime it has been on the floor and put in boiling water at least once a day. 
Over three months old babies you should sterilise as above once a day and rinse the pacifier if it has been on the floor. 

More information, download pdf:

BIBS Colour Product Information

Source: BIBS Denmark Official


WARNING! For your baby’s safety - always inspect the product carefully before each use. Especially when the baby has teeth. Pull the dummy in all directions. Discard it at the first sign of damage or weakness. Never attach other ribbons or cords to a dummy, this is a safety issue. The dummy should not be stored in direct sunlight. The nipple is made of 100% natural rubber, which may rarely cause an allergic reaction to babies with latex allergies. 
Please choose your dummies carefully as unfortunately, we can’t offer a return for hygienic reasons.