How To Use A Pacifier Clip

Using a pacifier clip is the best way to make sure your baby’s pacifier doesn’t get lost or dirty. If you’re a new mom or dad trying to figure it out for the first time I can help you out! There are a few different styles of soother clips on the market; I’ve featured instructional photos and directions below on how to use the two most common types (a fabric ribbon pacifier clip or a food grade silicone pacifier clip). In addition, I’ve put together a simple video tutorial you can watch and learn from. Let’s take a look at how to attach a pacifier holder to your baby’s soother so you can easily attach it to your baby’s clothing.

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How to use a pacifier clip

  • Step 1:
    • Soother and clip are separate from each other
  • Step 2:
    • Thread the top loop through the handle of your soother
  • Step 3:
    • Thread the metal clip through the loop
  • Step 4:
    • Pull clip through the loop and pull tight to finish
How to use a pacifier clip
How to use a pacifier clip video tutorial

What to look for in a pacifier clip

If you’re purchasing a brand new pacifier clip, there are a few things you should look out for before making the purchase. Because these types of products are used by small children and go next to their skin, and in your baby’s mouth, it is important to pick one that is a safe length and made of safe materials. A safe soother clip is:

  • BPA free
  • PVC free
  • Lead Free
  • Cadmium Free
  • No Phthalates
  • Safety Certified
  • Food grade silicone
  • won’t cause skin irritations
  • too short to wrap around the child’s neck

Best pacifier clip and teether toys

There are some beautiful pacifier clips on the market that are made from colorful beads or soft fabric ribbon. For sanitary reasons, pacifier clips should not be shared so it’s important that each of your children has their own soother and soother clip. This is why pacifier clips make perfect gifts for baby showers! Pacifier clips like these can also be used to attach a small toy like a teether or little item of your choosing to your child’s clothes. At the first sign of wear you’ll want to replace pacifier clips (as well as the pacifier itself) so they don’t become a hazard. These types of pacifier clips can also be used as teether clips as a practical solution to make sure your baby has easy access to a safe toy to chew on.

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How to wash a pacifier clip

Make sure you are frequently washing your pacifier clip, as well as your baby’s pacifier that is attached to it. A pacifier clip is such a practical product that is a great way to ensure your baby’s soothers stay clean for longer but the whole thing should still be washed often. Here are some tips on how to wash your pacifier clips:

  • warm water
  • mild soap
  • rinse all soap off  thoroughly
  • hang dry
  • do not soak (can cause rust)
  • do not put in washing machine or dryer

Additional pacifier clip info

  • Only let your baby use a pacifier clip under adult supervision
  • Never leave your baby alone with a pacifier clip
  • Never let your baby sleep with a pacifier clip
  • Pacifier clips are not a toy
  • At the first sign of wear you’ll want to replace pacifier clips so they don’t become a hazard.

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