We know how hard it can be separate a little from their pacifier or bottle but sometimes a deep clean is necessary to keep everyone happy and healthy. If you are unsure about anything discussed below be sure to ask a caregiver for help!
Do not wash with any alcohol based cleaners may damage customization.
While pacifiers may seem like they’re all fun and games it’s important to remember that just like a little they require lots of attention and care. Properly storing and periodically cleaning your pacifier will go a long way towards extending its longevity and keeping it free of icky germs. Sometimes after lots of use, pacifier nipples may even become worn down or damaged. It's important to remember to inspect them often and replace them whenever necessary!
It is not necessary to disassemble a pacifier in order to wash it. Filling a sink with some warm water and adding in a touch of food-grade dish soap is all you need to clean things up. Put the pacifier into the water and then gently use a cloth to clean all over. Once done, rinse with fresh water and let dry for a few minutes before it’s once again ready to use!
Do not put pacifiers into the dishwasher as this will put stress on the nipple and cause it to gradually degrade. We also do not suggest that you boil your pacifiers. For best results, and to extend the life of a pacifier for as long as possible, only hand washing is recommended.
When a pacifier is not being used, storing it in a safe, clean place will ensure that it’s ready to go the next time your little one needs some comfort. There are two different types of pacifier nipples: silicone and latex.
Silicone nipples are less picky and can be stored just about anywhere. However, using a pacifier storage pouch is recommended to keep the pacifier clean and also to make it easy to find or transport.
Latex nipples on the other hand should be kept away from sunlight and moisture as much as possible. Higher temperatures can also cause the shape of a latex nipple to slightly deform or degrade, so storing them in a temperature controlled environment is recommended.
If your favorite pacifier’s nipple begins to wear out, don’t despair! We have replacement nipples available which can be swapped out to make your pacifier as good as new. We recommend periodically changing which pacifier you use, or substituting any worn out nipples with new replacement ones.
Regardless of what your little is drinking you’ll want to make sure that their bottle is thoroughly washed between each use. Not doing so is a sure way to guarantee temper tantrums and fussy nap times.
Fill a sink with warm water and add in a touch of food-grade dish soap. Remove the cap from the bottle and separate all of the pieces so that they can be washed one by one. Use a cloth to thoroughly clean the top and underside of the nipple, as well as the cap if your bottle has one. Be sure to completely submerge the bottle into the water and scrub the inside. Once done, rinse the bottle and all of its pieces with fresh water and leave them in a rack to dry.
Bottles come in two varieties: glass and plastic. Both can be washed in a sink as noted above. However, only glass bottles can also be washed in the dishwasher. Please be aware that any prints or designs that adorn your bottle may be damaged by the dishwasher’s cycle. Because of this, we recommend only washing glass bottles in the dishwasher if they are completely clear.