Cleaning pacifiers in the microwave For cleaning in the microwave, there are practical accessories such as steriboxes with which pacifiers can be quickly and easily sterilized in the microwave. A particularly great and space-saving way to clean pacifiers when traveling and on the go! You should repeat this process regularly. For babies up to 3 months, it is even recommended to sterilize pacifiers before each use.
How often and when should you change the pacifier? In everyday life, there are several reasons why you should change your baby's pacifier. If the pacifier falls on the floor or has been used by another child, the pacifier should be replaced and boiled first before using it again. If the pacifier falls down in your own home or has been lying around unused for a while, it may be enough to rinse it under water, depending on how dirty it is.
Broken pacifiers should never be used again, as babies can choke on the parts. Whether it is a porous suction part or broken corner of the pacifier plate, broken pacifiers should be disposed of directly!
In general, we recommend changing pacifiers every 8 to 10 weeks and replacing them with new ones, whether they are latex or silicone pacifiers. This way you can avoid the pacifiers becoming porous and your baby choking on them.
In addition, over time, your baby's pacifier size will also change and you should replace it then anyway.
Pacifier size When choosing the right pacifier, it is not only the right design that matters, but also the right pacifier size. In order for your baby's jaw to develop optimally, the right pacifier size plays a special role. However, not every child develops at the same rate, so the size specifications in our online store only serve as guidelines.
In our Baby-Nova online store you will find a total of 5 different pacifier sizes, which differ minimally depending on the manufacturer.
Dentistar pacifier sizes Our Dentistar pacifiers are available in a total of 4 different sizes.
Size 0 = 0 to 2 months
Size 1 = 0 to 6 months
Size 2 = 6 to 14 months
Size 3 = from 14 months
Baby-Nova pacifier sizes Our Baby-Nova pacifiers are available in a total of 5 sizes.
Size 0 = 0 to 2 months
Size 1 = 0 to 6 months
Size 2 = 6 to 18 months
Size 3 = from 18 months
In addition, you can get pacifiers in the size "Uni" in our online store. Due to the suction part, the pacifier is suitable for babies and toddlers from 0 to 24 months.
The pacifier is your baby's most loyal companion in the first months and years of life. He is not only useful, no he is also a small accessory. That is why you will find a huge selection of pacifiers in different colors and designs in our Baby-Nova online store. Discover pacifiers of the brands Baby-Nova and Dentistar, which differ not only visually but also in material, size and shape.
Why do babies need a pacifier? There are parents who choose a pacifier, as well as parents who choose not to. However, many do not even know why a baby needs such a pacifier in the first place.
Babies have a natural sucking reflex, which is partly already satisfied by the breast or bottle. However, it is not too uncommon for this pronounced reflex to want to be nursed even after feeding, so this is where a pacifier can come into play.
So on the one hand, a pacifier quenches your baby's sucking reflex and on the other hand, it has a positive effect on his well-being. By sucking, babies come to rest and can relax better and also fall asleep.
Latex or silicone pacifier? Baby pacifiers are available in latex and silicone. As a new parent, you often ask yourself what is best for your child. We provide you with a brief overview of the most common materials and their advantages and disadvantages. But whether latex or silicone pacifiers, both have one thing in common, it is recommended to change them every 8 to 10 weeks.
Latex pacifier The material latex is a natural product. Latex pacifiers are often recognized by the slightly yellowish color, because this is typical for the material.
An advantage of latex pacifiers is that the material is very durable and has a high elasticity. Therefore, pacifiers made of latex are particularly robust and bite-resistant.
However, latex pacifiers often have their own taste and slight odor. In addition, they are not quite as durable as comparatively pacifiers made of silicone. Frequent boiling can make latex pacifiers a bit brittle, so they need to be replaced more often. Nevertheless, latex pacifiers are the more environmentally friendly option.
Silicone pacifier Silicone is an industrially manufactured material, it is more durable than latex but not quite as environmentally friendly. Silicone pacifiers can often be recognized by their transparent color.
As mentioned above, a significant advantage of silicone pacifiers is that they are much more durable, as frequent boiling does not harm them. However, should your baby chew on the silicone pacifier, the silicone may quickly become damaged. In addition, they are odorless and tasteless.
Cleaning pacifiers: How do you clean and sterilize a pacifier? First of all, if you buy new pacifiers, you should clean them thoroughly before using them for the first time. There are several ways you can clean and sterilize a pacifier at the same time.
Cleaning pacifiers in the pot One of the most classic variants is to sterilize the pacifier in a pot of boiling water. To do this, fill a pot with enough water to completely cover the pacifier. Then let the pacifier boil for about 5 minutes.
When you are done, the pacifier must cool for a few minutes before use. If there is any water residue in the soother, you can remove it by squeezing the soother.