About BIBS Dummies
BIBS Dummies is a best selling brand for safe and stylish baby dummies. Created in the 1980s in Denmark, the brand produces 100% BPA, PVC and phthalates-free pacifiers for newborns and toddlers. The baby soothers are designed and manufactured completely in Denmark. With a vision of selling only the very best baby products, BIBS Dummies continues to innovate year after year to continue producing just that. At the memo, we stock a curated edit of the best pacifiers from BIBS Dummies in stylish colours including baby blue, turquoise, olive green, peach, violet and more.
What are pacifiers?
Also known as dummies, pacifiers are nipple substitutes you can give to your baby to help soothe and comfort them between feedings. Made from either rubber, plastic, or silicone, they normally are made up of three parts; a long teat where they suck, a mouth shield and a handle.
Why do babies need pacifiers?
There are numerous reasons to invest in a dummy to help both yourself as well as your little one. Newborn babies are born with a natural reflex to suck, so the action of sucking on a dummy is actually entirely normal for them too.
Your baby will benefit from sucking on a dummy because it:
- Helps your baby to fall asleep and stay sleeping
- Relaxes and self-soothes them
- Helps your baby to stay satisfied until it’s time for them to feed
- Helps to soothe babies when they are fussy, anxious or frightened
- Helps to distract babies when they are travelling, sick or collicky
- May even help to prevent SIDs in newborns according to several medical studies
- May help to relieve ear pain from air pressure changes if you’re flying with your baby
Why do pacifiers work?
Pacifiers work because they replicate and remind your baby of being in the womb. It is actually one of the five womb sensations capable of triggering a baby’s ability to self-soothe. Sucking on a dummy (or the motion of sucking in general) lowers the heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels, which makes dummies very essential tools to have when you’ve got a new baby.
Can babies sleep with dummies?
Wondering if it’s safe to give your bub their dummy to suck on all night long? The answer is yes! There are many benefits to putting your newborn to sleep with their dummy as it can help to relax and soothe them as they fall asleep and even keep them asleep for longer. If they wake up, they can continue sucking on their dummy instead of crying and thus waking themselves up. Most interestingly, several medical studies have found the using dummies when your baby sleeps can even help to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Are dummies bad for babies?
As we’ve explained above, there are numerous benefits to giving your baby a dummy. If you’re going to breastfeed, it’s recommended to wait at least a month before giving your newborn a pacifier. This helps to reduce the risk of ‘nipple confusion’ and your baby preferring to latch onto the dummy instead of your breast. Some parents resist giving their babies dummies in order not to form habits, but up until the age of six months old, babies are not habit-forming so you can safely give a pacifier to your child. Finally, it’s really important to practice good hygiene with dummies and keep them clean to avoid bacteria and infections.
At the memo, we offer the best natural rubber pacifiers for your babies. Made from 100% natural rubber latex, BIBS Dummies will become an indispensable tool for the whole family’s ability to maintain relaxation. The BIBS Dummies are available in two sizes- one for newborns and a slightly bigger size for children 6 months - 18 months old. We love the round and soft shaped design that resembles mum’s breast for her bub and is soft and breathable against your child’s delicate skin. The dummies come in a 2 pack as you should swap out your baby’s dummy every 4-6 weeks to maintain hygiene and their shape.
Dummies and newborns
If you’re trying to decide when is the right time to give your baby a pacifier, it comes down to how you’re intending to feed them. If they will be bottle-fed from birth, then you can give your newborn a dummy straight away. If you’re trying to breastfeed your child, then it’s best to wait until you establish a good feeding rhythm with your bub and have them latching onto your breast easily. If you introduce a dummy too soon, it may create difficulties with latching onto your breast and cause them to become confused between their dummy and you.
Dummies for toddlers
Is your toddler still using a dummy? When your child gets to about 12 months’ old, it’s a good time to start weaning them off their dummy. You know they’re ready to come off the pacifier if they begin to chew on it instead of suck on it. Some tips to wean your toddler off a dummy include:
- Offer an alternative way for them to self-soothe with a blanket or toy
- Try simply removing the dummy with no replacement until the habit fades
- Limit your child to only using the dummy when sleeping
How to sterilize baby pacifiers
We advise you to sterilize BIBS dummies after every use. Sterilising dummies will remove any bacteria and prevent your baby from developing an infection. It’s quick and easy to sterilise dummies, simply follow these steps:
1) Pour boiling water over the dummy in a bowl and let it soak for 5 minutes.
2) Let the dummy dry and cool off on a clean towel.
3) Use the towel to press out any excess water inside the nipple.
We don’t recommend you put your pacifier in the dishwasher as they often don’t reach a high enough temperature to properly sterilise the dummy. You can keep your dummy clean between sterilising it with warm soapy water.
How to buy BIBS Dummies
If you’re ready to buy an eco-aware dummy, try BIBS Dummies from the memo. It’s really easy to shop, simply choose your favourite colour, add to cart and proceed to checkout. If you’re picking up a dummy as an add-on to your other shopping, you can enjoy free delivery over $99. Just getting the dummy? Why not use our click & collect service if you want to skip the delivery fees and it’s convenient to get to our Moorabbin warehouse!
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