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BIBS Colour is the original pacifier with a round shield and a cherry shaped nipple. The cherry shaped nipple and matte lightweight shield is designed to imitate the shape of a mother’s breast.
BIBS Pacifiers are designed and made in Denmark, and have been a trusted name in Europe for over 30 years.
Available in sizes 1, 2, and 3. These different sizes are only a guide for you to follow.
Size 1 Suitable from newborn.
Nipple: H:27 mm x W:15 mm
Shield diameter: 4.5cm
Size 2 labelled as 6-18 months
Nipple: H:30 mm x W:14 mm
Shield diameter: 4.5cm
Size 3 suitable from 18mo+
Nipple: H:33 mm x W:18 mm
Shield diameter: 4.5cm
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, letting 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 present 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 round lightweight shield faces away from the sensitive and delicate skin around the baby's mouth to ensure minimum contact with the baby's nose and mouth, which means less chance of moisture build-up from saliva that can cause rashes and sore spots.
The shield comes in one size no matter the nipple size.
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 to maintain good pacifier hygiene.
Before first use, place the pacifier in plenty of boiling water for 5 min. to ensure hygiene. This only applies before first use.
When cleaning the pacifier subsequently, follow these three simple steps:
After cleaning it is not unusual that water remains in the nipple. This is due to the fact that all our pacifier nipples are equipped with a valve, letting 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 present inside the nipple after cleaning and sterilization. If this is the case, simply just squeeze the nipple flat to press out the excess water. If water drops remain in the nipple, just let the pacifier air-dry.
Natural rubber latex can in rare cases smear off to the shield, so it is important to scald in plenty of water and not too many pacifiers at a time.
Do not cook!
Pacifiers 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.
TIP: When the child is over 3 months, you can also rinse the pacifier by placing them in a sieve and pouring them with boiling water. This method is faster and avoids water collecting inside the nipple.
How often should I clean the pacifiers?
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 to maintain good pacifier hygiene. This is mainly because small children’s immune system has not yet managed to get acquainted with all the different bacteria, and therefore it will not have learned to “defend” against them yet.
Premature infants and babies up to 3 months need more thorough and frequent cleaning than babies over 3 months of age. Therefore, the pacifier must be cleaned more often when the child is under 3 months. We always recommend that pacifiers are scalded at least once a day.
Renew the dummy after using it for 4-6 weeks because of safety and hygiene reasons.
If the baby – by mistake – has got the dummy too far in the mouth, please remove the dummy gently. The three holes make it sure that the baby doesn’t suffocate.
It is recommended not to dip the dummy in sugar-containing products or medicine owing to the baby’s teeth and health.
The nipple is made of 100% natural rubber, which may rarely cause an allergic reaction.
The product fulfils the Australian standard for consumer good (Babies’ Dummies and Dummy Chains) Safety standard 2017.
For your baby’s safety
Do 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.
Only use dedicated dummy holders tested to EN 12586. Never attach other ribbons or cords to a dummy, your baby may be strangled by them.
The dummy is not allowed to be stored in direct sunlight.
Please choose carefully as due to hygienic reasons we can’t offer a returns or exchanges on pacifiers.