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FAQ's

Please note that most of our products are hand made to order therefore our turn around time is 10-14 working days. Please keep this in mind when placing your order with us.

Congratulation with your BIBS pacifier!

We want you to experience and treasure every moment you have with your little one, and we truly believe that introducing BIBS pacifiers to your baby is a key to secure calmness, and let your baby learn to self-soothe. This guide is for you who want to secure the quality of your baby’s pacifiers and how you can identify an original BIBS pacifier. When you buy a BIBS pacifier please always remember to:

Pull test

To check the pacifier, pull the nipple in all directions and inspect it carefully before use and replace the pacifier at the first sign of damage or weakness.

Replacement

We recommend a replacement of pacifiers every 4-6 weeks for both safety, hygienic reasons and since the natural rubber latex nipples in some cases can expand. Whenever you experience a change in the material the pacifier must be replaced.

Natural rubber latex pacifiers must be replaced when you see the following signs:

  • Changes in the surface
  • Changes in size
  • Change in shape
  • Rupture in the material
  • Becomes brittle or sticky

Replace the pacifier immediately if you notice any of these changes. When your baby has teeth make sure to pull the nipple in all directions and inspect it carefully before use and replace the pacifier at the first sign of damage or weakness.

Cleaning

Before the very first use, sterilize the pacifier by boiling it in plenty of water for 5 minutes. This only applies before first use. When cleaning the pacifier subsequently, follow these three simple steps:

  • Put the pacifiers in a clean bowl. Pour them with plenty of boiling water.

  • Let the pacifiers soak for approx. 5 minutes.

  • Pick them up and let them dry on a clean towel.

 

Natural rubber latex vs. silicone

Natural rubber latex is a natural material and is affected by sunlight, high temperatures, and moisture which accelerates the aging process of the latex material. Always check the pacifier before
use. If you experience changes in the surface, changes in size and shape, or rupture in the material the pacifier must be replaced. Silicone is an industrially manufactured hypoallergenic, odorless, and taste-neutral material that is known for its purity. The smooth transparent nipple is not as soft as natural rubber latex, but it retains its shape, and can withstand high temperatures.

Don’ts:

  • Do not leave latex pacifiers in direct sunlight.
  • Do not put the pacifiers in the dishwasher.
  • Do not use UV sterilizers for latex pacifiers.
  • Do not freeze the pacifiers.

 

Standards and certifications

All our pacifiers are 100% free from BPA, PVC, and phthalates.
They are all designed and made in Denmark/EU. Further, they are all certified to conform to the EU directive concerned with safety,
health, and environment: EN 1400+A2.

BIBS Baby Glass Bottle – Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is the BIBS Baby Glass Bottle BPA-free?

Bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol S (BPS), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are chemicals that can be found in some plastics. There have been concerns about the potentially harmful effects these chemicals can have on babies, and many countries have implemented laws that ban the use of these chemicals in all baby products. Glass baby bottles are naturally BPA, BPS, and PVC-free.

Can the glass bottle break?

Our baby bottle is made of borosilicate glass which has many benefits. Among others, it is temperature- and thermal shock-resistant, durable, and much more. But even though borosilicate glass is much sturdier and harder to break than regular glass, it is still glass and can of course break if subjected to sufficiently intense force.

What is the difference between slow and medium flow?

The flow rate refers to the size of the hole(s) in the nipple, affecting how quickly milk flows into your baby’s mouth. Our baby bottle nipples are available with both slow and medium flow. However, every child is different, and many factors determine which flow rate suits your child! That is also why we have not age-specified our nipples and their flow rate.

However, for newborn babies, a slow flow rate is recommended for slowing down bottle-feeding to better mimic breastfeeding, to better control milk intake, and secure babies do not overeat. Normally, will the flow rate change over time as the baby grows, and the older the baby gets he or she will prefer a faster flow rate.

What does the funnel do?

The funnel makes it easy for you to fill up the bottle with less milk/formula waste.

What does anti-colic mean?

Colic is when a baby cries a lot, with no obvious cause. All newborns cry sometimes, but if your baby cries for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for at least 1 week, then they may have colic. It is very common and affects about 1 in 5 babies. Doctors do not know what causes colic. Some suggest it is due to digestion problems or a sensitivity to something in the baby’s formula or the breastmilk. A tip for trying to reduce colic is to help your baby swallow less air while feeding. When breastfeeding this could be trying to burp your baby more often, and when bottle-feeding it could be choosing a bottle with a ventilation system. The BIBS Baby Glass Bottle features a valve in the nipple that ensures a smooth milk flow, that reduces air swallowed while feeding.

Is the BIBS baby glass bottle recyclable?

Glass can be recycled, but glass’s acceptance in recycling programs varies by jurisdiction. Check your local recycling programs to find out what is recyclable in your area.

Can the baby bottle go in the microwave?

Our glass bottle can withstand microwave heating. The plastic parts and bottle nipples cannot! However, when microwave heating milk can so-called localized overheating occur. Always mix/stir the heated milk and check milk temperature before feeding the child!

Can the baby bottle go in the freezer?

The glass bottle and plastic parts (cap, milk lock, screw cap, foldable funnel) can be frozen – not the nipple.

Can the baby bottle go in the dishwasher?

The glass bottle and plastic parts (cap, milk lock, screw cap, foldable funnel) can be washed in the dishwasher – not the nipple.

How to clean the baby bottle?

Before first use, disassemble and clean the product by placing all components in boiling water for 5 min. to ensure hygiene.

Subsequently cleaning:

The latex nipple must be cleaned and sterilized before each use by scalding.

  1. Pour it with boiling water and let it soak in the water for approx. 5 min.

  2. Pick it up and let it dry on a clean towel.

The cap, milk lock, screw cap, foldable funnel, and glass bottle can all be cleaned and sterilized by:

  1. Washing with hot water and soap or washing in the dishwasher.

  2. Pour them with boiling water, to make sure all soap residue is gone.

  3. Let all the parts dry completely before re-assembly.

Should the latex nipple be replaced?

Yes, like with our pacifiers we recommend a replacement of bottle nipples every 4-6 weeks for both safety and hygienic reasons. Keep an eye out for any changes in the surface, changes in size and shape, or rupture in the material, and replace the bottle nipple if you notice any differences. Natural rubber latex is a natural material and is affected by sunlight, high temperatures, and moisture which accelerates the aging process of the latex material. Therefore, the material changes its properties and can become brittle or sticky. Whenever you experience a change in the material the pacifier must be replaced.

 

 

GNASH PRODUCT FOQ's

 

Is it safe for my baby?

Yes! All the silicone we use is food grade, which means they are BPA / Lead / Cadmium and Mercury free - No nasties! The wood we use is unvarnished and completely natural.

How do I clean my teething toy?

All our products are dish washer safe (Top shelf ONLY) or wash in warm soapy water and allow to air dry.

What is the life span on your baby teethers?

Despite sterilization we can not guarantee the cleanliness or integrity of the product after 6 months. We advise that all teething items be replaced after 6 months.

How long will my order take to be shipped?

All our products are hand beaded, we therefore ask for a minimum of 10 to 14 working days for your order to be shipped.

Returns?
 
Due to the nature of our products we can not accept returns.

 

Please feel free to email us for any further questions you may have.

Disclaimer: Gnash teethers are composed of small parts - please use common sense when using with a child. Gnash Kids is in no way liable for any harm or injury which may occur in connection with our products.Never leave your baby unattended.