Frigg: how to clean your pacifier
Our pacifiers need a proper amount of care in order to protect our little ones from bacteria and viruses and maintain a good pacifier hygiene.
Pacifier cleaning – step by step:
1. Put the pacifier in a clean bowl
2. Pour with boiling water
3. Let the pacifier soak for approximately 5 minutes
4. Pick up the pacifier and let it dry
5. Squeeze excess water out of the pacifier when it has cooled down sufficiently
Caution! Do not boil the pacifier in a pot. Our pacifiers are not meant to be boiled; they will therefore be ruined by the high heat.
Pacifier cleaning – how often?
The younger your child is, the more important it is to protect it from bacteria and viruses and maintain a good pacifier hygiene. This is partly due to the fact that a young child’s immune system doesn’t mature until they are three months old. Premature babies, infants, and babies up to 3 months do not tolerate as many bacteria and viruses as babies over three months. Therefore, the pacifier must be cleaned more often when your child is between 0-3 months old.
Premature babies, infants, and babies up to 3 months old:
The pacifier should be cleaned with hot water every time it has been dropped on the floor. In addition, the pacifier should be cleaned with boiling water at least once a day.
When to replace your FRIGG pacifier
If you take good care of your child’s pacifier and replace it in time, you can safely enjoy the peace and sense of wellbeing the pacifier gives your child.
Pacifier replacement – how often?
Pacifiers must be replaced after 4-8 weeks of use – all depending on how much the pacifier is used during this time. Some babies have a very strong suction or only use one pacifier at a time, and in these cases the pacifier may be ready for a replacement after less than 4 weeks.
There is also a hygienic reason to replace the pacifier regularly. The older the pacifier gets, the more bacteria will hide in them. For this reason, your child shouldn’t use the same pacifier for more than 8 weeks – even if it seems like it is in perfect condition.
Always check the pacifier before use
Before giving the pacifier to your child, you should always examine it for visible traces of use – do this by pulling the nipple. If the nipple has tooth marks, cracks, or other signs of wear, you must replace it immediately.
How to make the pacifier last longer
If you take good care of your child’s pacifier, it will naturally last longer. Dirt will cause a lot of wear and tear on the pacifier, and therefore it is a good idea to store it in a clean and dry place. When you are on the move, the pacifier should be stored in a protective pacifier case.
NB! If the nipple of natural rubber pacifiers gets bigger, it means that it is time to replace the pacifier. Natural rubber pacifiers are not as long-lasting as silicone pacifiers – they can actually get old just by being stored in the closet. For that reason, you shouldn’t buy more natural rubber pacifiers than you need.