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As baby grows, so does the size of their palate. Therefore, they require a larger pacifier baglet for proper soothing. NUK® offers pacifier sizes at every stage of development starting from Newborn to 36 months. We suggest you change your baby's pacifier size at 2 or 3, 6 and 18 months of age. Our suggested ages & sizes are the following:
Newborn: 0-2 months
100% Silicone: 0-3 months
Size 1: 0-6 months
Size 2: 6-18 months
Size 3: 18-36 months
You can also find our ages & sizes on each NUK pacifier packaging. For hygiene and safety reasons, we recommend replacing pacifiers after 2 months of use.
The original NUK® orthodontic nipple is asymmetrical to promote healthy oral development. Its natural shape mimics mom’s nipple while breastfeeding and the scoop bottom nipple allows for maximum tongue movement. NUK pacifiers also promote the natural development of baby's teeth and jaw through integrated channels on the orthodontic nipple that reduce jaw and palate pressure.
That's totally up to you and your baby's preference!
Before your baby uses a new NUK® pacifier for the first time, sanitize the pacifier by boiling it in water for 5 minutes. For daily cleaning, wash with hot water and mild detergent, then rinse clean. NUK pacifiers are dishwasher-safe, top rack only. Water may get inside the nipple during cleaning, and can be removed by squeezing the nipple. For hygiene and safety, replace pacifiers after 2 months of use.
For hygiene and safety reasons, we recommend replacing pacifiers after 2 months or if any tear or crack appears.