FAQ

Frequently asked questions

BIBS dummies
Why are BIBS dummies so popular for both mothers and babies?

It's because BIBS pacifiers are made only of natural rubber which allows a child to self-soothe by exercising their sucking instinct the most natural way possible: mimicking the shape and softness of mother's breast. Another great design factor from BIBS is the shape of the shield - instead of a slight curve going towards the face, BIBS is gently outwards curved to prevent skin irritation.

In addtion, BIBS has a wide-ranging color palette to choose from.

What size should i get?

BIBS dummies are available in three sizes to choose from depending on the age of your baby:

  • size 1 – 0-6 months;
  • size 2 – 6-18 months;
  • size 3 – 18 months +.

 

BIBS pacifiers are helpful in satisfying your baby's need for self-soothing, while preventing possible negative effects on teeth and palate formation created by his or her thumb sucking.

How often do BIBS dummies need to be replaced?

To ensure hygiene and safety, it is recommended to change the pacifier every 4-6 weeks.

The water got into the BIBS pacifier. What should I do?

If the water got into the nipple, be sure to squeeze excess water out of the teat part when the nipple is sufficiently cooled.

How to sterilize BIBS dummies?

When cleaning the pacifier just follow these four simple steps:

  1. put the pacifiers in a clean bowl;
  2. pour them with boiling water;
  3. let the pacifiers soak for approx. 5 min.;
  4. pick them up and let them dry.

 

TIP: When the child is over three months old, you can also rinse the pacifier by placing them in a sieve and pouring them with boiling water. This method is partly faster and partly avoids water collecting inside the teat part.

Can I boil BIBS dummies?

BIBS dummies should not be boiled. The nipple is made of 100% natural rubber latex and the dummy may break when cooked. Instead, follow the instructions above, and you are sure to kill the bacteria without compromising the durability of the pacifier.

What are BIBS night dummies?

BIBS NIGHT dummy has a luminescent ring, which shines in the dark. A luminous pacifier is very convenient during nighttime.

Can babies swallow BIBS pacfier?

No. BIBS dummies comply with international safety standard EN 1400+A1. It is impossible for babies to swallow them. In those rare cases the pacifier gets too deep in the baby's mouth. When that happens, you have to remove the dummy as gently as possible. Three holes ensure that the baby does not suffocate.

Does using a pacifier affects baby's teeth development?

Yes, only orthodontic dummies support baby's healthy jaw and teeth development. BIBS dummies are very high quality and are approved by doctors and orthodontists.

How often and for how long during the day should baby be allowed to use a pacifier?

Sucking calms and relaxes babies, but all children are different and have their individual needs. The orthodontic BIBS dummies support healthy development so you do not need to worry about them harming your baby's oral cavity development. However, medical experts recommend using a soother for up to 6 hours a day. This will help to ensure the best possible support for healthy oral development.

How to wean children off the pacifier?

You can follow these guidelines:

  1. restrict usage of the soother. For example baby is only allowed to use the pacifier in bed;
  2. tell your child fairy tales or stories about stopping dummy use;
  3. strengthen the child's self-confidence: big girls and boys don't need soothers!

 

The new BIBS dummy I bought is smaller than the one I had before. Did you send me the right size?

Yes. The rubber is a natural material and the pacifier may swell during use. If you notice that the dummy has swollen, we recommend to replace it. Otherwise, the baby may get used to the size of swollen pacifier and no longer want a new, smaller, pacifier.

My baby's BIBS dummy has changed color. Is this normal?

Yes. The BIBS pacifier is made of natural rubber and it doesn't contain chemicals or anti-oxidants so it can darken over time. This is not a concern; it's simply an effect of using a 100% natural product.

Mushie dummy clips
Are Mushie dummy clips safe for babies?

Yes. Mushie dummy clips are CPSC tested and approved so you can have piece of mind while your little one is wearing Mushie pacifier clip.

Mushie pacifier clips are 100% non toxic, odorless, BPA free, and lead free. The wooden beads are natural and eco friendly. The clasp is also lead free and the nylon string is mold and mildew resistant.

Can all dummies be used with Mushie pacifier clips?

Mushie pacifier clips are suitable for use with all pacifiers, but they fit particularly well with BIBS dummies.

How are Mushie dummy clips cleaned?

Mushie pacifier clip can be hand washed with mild soap and water. Do not put in the dishwasher.

Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew dribble bib
At what age does teething start?

Your baby's first tooth may appear as early as three months or as late as a year or more. The average age is around six months.

What are the symptoms of teething?

Common signs of teething:

  • excessive drooling;
  • red and/or swollen gums;
  • redness on the cheeks and/or chin;
  • refusal to eat;
  • disturbed sleep;
  • face rubbing or ear pulling.

 

Which teeth are the most painful when cutting through the gums?

Some babies are affected by teething more than others, but generally our little ones struggles most with their back teeth. That inspired Cheeky Chompers to create the Neckerchew - it helps to reach the back of the mouth to soothe those hard to reach places.

What can I do to help relieve my baby's teething related troubles?

You can rub your baby's gums with a clean finger to relieve some of their pain. You can apply some teething gel on to Neckerchew and gently apply some pressure to the gum, providing instant relief. Some hard food for them to chew on may help, especially if it is cold. Try chilled cucumber or carrot sticks.

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