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Teethers

 

Q: My child is five months old, but already has growing teeth. Can he use the Training Teether Step 2 even though he is not yet seven months old?

Your child may use the trainer at less than seven months. Though seven months is indicated as the standard age at which a child begins to teethe, the trainer Step 2 may be used safely before that age. The trainer Step 2 should be used only under adult supervision.

 

Pacifiers

 

Q: How old does my baby have to be to use PIGEON pacifiers?

Pacifiers satisfy a baby’s desire to suck and suckle, and they help with the natural development of babies’ chin, cheek, and tongue muscles. They also stimulate natural breathing through the nose. Our diverse lineup includes pacifiers that can be used from birth until the time a child naturally outgrows the need for a pacifier. Pacifiers for Use During Breastfeeding (from 0 month) calm babies and help train them to breastfeed. Pacifiers for Use During Weaning (from around four to five months) calm babies and help train them to eat baby food while weaning. Pacifiers for Promoting Breathing Through Nose (from around eight months) calm babies and help them learn to breathe through their noses, rather than through their mouths.

 

Q: Why does water build up in the clear parts of the Rattle Teether.

No adhesives are used in our teethers. This lack of adhesive, however, means that water may build up through the seams. The pacifier will dry out if left to sit for half a day or so. To keep the pacifier clean, wipe it down with a clean towel dipped in warm water or with our Anti-bacterial Wet Tissue.

 

Q: What should I do to keep my baby’s pacifier or Rattle Teether clean?

Hygiene is very important to a growing baby. It is good to wash your pacifiers or rattle teethers after each use. We recommend using Pigeon Liquid Cleansers which is made of 100% food grade ingredient to wash your pacifiers and teethers. Follow cleaning instructions on the Liquid Cleanser packaging and rinse thoroughly after each wash. You can also sterilize both items if necessary. Always remove trapped water before use.

 

Q: I have heard that using a pacifier can damage the alignment of a baby’s teeth. Is this true?

Sucking the thumb after three years old, when all the child’s teeth have grown, involves biting a thick object and can, in some cases, put strong pressure on the teeth, which may affect the alignment of the teeth. PIGEON pacifiers cover three developmental steps. They are designed with the development of oral cavity functions in mind so as not to negatively affect the alignment of the teeth. All three steps are made of soft silicone rubber, and are designed to easily collapse under the pressure of a baby’s mouth. Step 2 pacifiers are designed so that the parts that touch the baby’s teeth and gums are thinner than the rest of the pacifier. Since a baby’s lower chin is positioned further back than adults, Step 3 pacifiers are thinner underneath. Also, pacifiers are thought to have little or no effect on teeth alignment when used by babies who have not begun to teethe.

 

Q: The inside of the pacifier nipple gets dirty. Can the pacifier be taken apart?

The pacifier cannot be disassembled. To prevent babies from accidentally swallowing the nipple while sucking, the pacifier is specifically designed so that the nipple cannot be separated from the plastic plate. To remove dust and other dirt that gets inside the pacifier through the air release hole, soak the pacifier in a solution of neutral dishwashing liquid diluted with warm water, and squeeze the water out of the pacifier through the hole in the nipple. Return the pacifier to your baby after all water has been removed by pointing the hole downward and squeezing the nipple, and the pacifier has been dried.

 

Q: When my child turned eight months old, I switched her pacifier from Step 2 to Step 3, but she cannot seem to get used to it. Is it a problem if she stays with the Step 2?

Continued use of the Step 2 does not pose a problem. The nipples of our pacifiers are specifically designed for three stages to follow a child’s stages of development, but the ages indicated for use are intended only as a guideline. Make the switch to the next stage pacifier when your child is ready.

 

Q: Is the pacifier hood sold separately?

Unfortunately, retail stores do not sell PIGEON pacifier hoods separately.

 

Q: How do I sterilize the pacifier?

All PIGEON pacifiers currently on sale may be sterilized by boiling, steaming in the microwave, or soaking in chemical sterilizing solutions.

 

 



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