Pacifier Cleaning Guide

Pacifier Cleaning Guide

Ensuring Proper Pacifier Hygiene

Maintaining good pacifier hygiene is essential, especially for young children whose immune systems are still developing. To help you make the best choices for cleaning and sterilizing pacifiers, we've outlined various methods below:

**Before First Use:**
- It's crucial to sterilize pacifiers when removing them from their packaging.
- For both latex and silicone pacifiers, immerse them in plenty of boiling water for 5 minutes.

**Sterilization by Scalding (Recommended for Regular Cleaning):**
- Place the pacifiers in a clean bowl.
- Carefully pour boiling water over the pacifiers.
- Allow the pacifiers to soak for approximately 5 minutes.
- Pick them up and let them dry on a clean towel.

This method is gentle yet effectively eliminates bacteria without compromising the durability of the pacifier. Remember that boiling pacifiers is recommended only before first use, not for subsequent cleaning, as repeated exposure to high heat can damage them. Follow the instructions mentioned above instead.

**Sterilization by Microwave (Silicone Pacifiers Only):**
- Ensure the microwave temperature does not exceed 110°C / 230°F.
- Use food-grade silicone pacifiers only.
- Most microwaves require a maximum of 60 seconds at 800W.
- Place the pacifiers in water in a sterilization box designed for this purpose.

**Sterilization by Electric Steam Sterilizers (Silicone Pacifiers Only):**
- Ensure the temperature does not exceed 110°C / 212°F.
- Use electric steam sterilizers designed for silicone pacifiers.

**Sterilization by UV Sterilizers:**
- We do not recommend UV sterilization for any of our pacifiers.
- Natural rubber latex can be damaged by UV light.

**Sterilization by Sterilizing Solutions:**
- We do not recommend sterilizing solutions, as they can damage the material if left in for too long.

**Sterilization by Dishwasher Cleaning:**
- We do not recommend cleaning our latex pacifiers in the dishwasher, as cleaning agents can damage the material and it may not reach sufficient sterilization temperatures.  Our Classical Child silicone pacifiers are dishwasher safe, however below the age of 9 months we recommend sterilizing.
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**Removing Excess Water:**
- After cleaning, you may notice water remaining in the nipple.
- Our pacifier nipples have a ventilation system, and water can collect inside after cleaning.
- Simply squeeze the nipple flat to release excess water.
- If water droplets remain, allow the pacifier to air-dry.

**Cleaning Frequency:**
- Frequent cleaning is vital, especially for younger children with developing immune systems.
- Small children's immune systems are not yet fully acclimated to different bacteria.
- Sterilize your baby's pacifiers regularly but avoid overdoing it.
- Our general recommendation is to scald pacifiers once a day.

Maintaining proper pacifier hygiene is crucial for your child's well-being. It's essential to strike a balance between cleanliness and avoiding excessive sterilization to ensure your pacifiers remain safe and durable.
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