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How to Clean Silicone Pacifiers and Other Silicone Products

March 23, 2020 / Meagan Erwin

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At Ryan & Rose, many of the products we offer are made of 100% medical or food-grade silicone, which means they are very simple and easy to clean.

With our current situation, we believe it's important to educate you on several cleaning processes to ensure that your baby stays safe and healthy while using our products. Cleanliness and safety is our top priority no matter what. 

Watch Our Pacifier Cleaning Video (Including Cutie Tensils & Cutie Bits):

Cleaning Method #1: Mild Soap & Warm Water

Simply use a mild soap and warm water to clean your Cutie PATs, Cutie Tensils, and Cutie Bits. You can use a clean towel/rag or hand wash with a mild soap.

We recommend using this method daily before giving a Cutie product to your child. After washing, point the nipple up to let water drain and to allow the pacifier to completely dry. 

**The second, third, and fourth methods are for use on Cutie PATs, Cutie Tensils & Cutie Bits only. Other Cutie products, such as teether rattles and Cutie Clips could be damaged during these methods of cleaning. 

Cleaning Method #2: Sanitize in Boiling Water

The second method for cleaning our Cutie products is to sanitize them in boiling water on the stove-top for three minutes.

  1. Bring water to a boil 
  2. Place your Cutie products (excluding clips and rattles) in the boiling water
  3. Set a timer for 3 minutes and allow your Cutie products to sanitize 
  4. Carefully remove products from the water and allow to cool and dry 

While sanitizing in boiling water is not required on a daily basis, we recommend you boil your Cutie PAT pacifiers, Cutie Tensils, and Cutie Bits before initial use. Sanitizing in boiling water guarantees all germs and bacteria are removed and the products are well sanitized for use. 

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Cleaning Method #3: Sanitation Bag in the Microwave

The third method for cleaning Cutie products involves the use of a sanitization bag in the microwave. 

You can use sanitation bags, such as Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags, which are typically used for breast pump parts but can also be used for pacifiers and our Cutie Tensils and Cutie Bits. 

Sanitation bags are simple to use and easy to add to your routine of cleaning bottles, breast pump parts, etc. 

If you're looking for a quick way to sanitize and want a deeper clean than hand washing with water and soap, then grab a sanitation bag, follow the instructions for the particular bag, and sanitize your Cutie PAT pacifiers, Cutie Tensils, and Cutie Bits in a matter of minutes. 

All sanitation bags vary in use, so please follow the instructions per brand for correct use. 

Cleaning Method #4: Wash in the Top Rack of the Dishwasher

The last method for cleaning Cutie PATs, Cutie Bits & Cutie Tensils is to place them in the dishwasher—top rack only.

The beauty of our Cutie PAT pacifier is that it's a one-piece silicone pacifier (well and other beautiful things too!) which makes it easy to pop in the dishwasher and clean along with everything else you're cleaning in the kitchen. 

Easily drop the pacifier in any holders you have within the top rack or even slip the pacifier down one of the prongs through the breathing hole. 

You can also lay Cutie Tensils in the top rack along with Cutie Bits for quick cleaning and sanitation. 

This method makes cleaning fit perfectly with the rest of your routines and dish cleaning.

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Discover More...

If you're interested in learning more about our Cutie products—from Cutie PATs to Cutie Tensils and more—we encourage you to follow us on Instagram @ryanandrose and join the Cutie Community where other incredible members have built a meaningful community to help one another. 

Named of its function, the Cutie PAT is both a Pacifier and Teether in one. It's made of 100% medical-grade silicone and comes in three styles: round stage 1 (for babies without teeth), round stage 2 (for babies with teeth), and flat (for babies that prefer a flattened nipple).

You can shop all of our Cutie PATs here on our website, including limited edition colors, or you can find our core colors at your local Target store and on their website

 

 

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