HOW TO STERILIZE THE PACIFIERS
When cleaning your pacifiers, just follow these four simple steps:
1) Put the pacifiers in a clean bowl.
2) Pour boiling water over the pacifiers and let them soak for 5 minutes.
3) Let the pacifiers dry and cool off on a clean towel.
4) Use the towel to press out any excess water inside the nipple.
Most pacifiers are equipped with a valve. If the nipple has a valve, be sure to squeeze excess water out of the nipple after the pacifier has cooled off.
NOTE: You should only sterilize the pacifier before the first use.
TIP: When the child is more than 3 months old, you can also sterilize your pacifiers by placing them in a sieve and pouring boiling water over them. This method is faster and avoids excess water inside the nipple.
Caution! We often receive inquiries from parents who have followed the National Board of Health’s recommendation of boiling the pacifier for 5 minutes. The result is broken pacifiers. DO NOT BOIL. Natural rubber latex is not meant to be boiled and is therefore damaged by the high heat.
Follow the instructions above, and you are sure to kill any bacteria without compromising the durability of the natural rubber latex nipple.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN THEM?
Part of good pacifier hygiene is frequent cleaning. The younger the child, the more important it is to maintain good pacifier hygiene.
Premature infants and babies younger than 3 months need more thorough and frequent cleaning.
0-3 months: The pacifier must be scalded at least once a day. In addition, the pacifier must be scalded every time it has been on the floor.
3+ months: Scald the pacifier once a day and rinse it under cold water if it has been on the floor.