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SOOTHERS

What is the difference between round, mango and orthodontic soother shape?

Baboo’s soothers, also known as dummies and pacifiers, come in three shapes: round, orthodontic and mango.
Both round and mango shapes are the closest imitation to a mother’s nipple. The mango shaped soother gets the name because of its rounded and slightly elongated shape. It is the smallest of the three and most likely to be accepted by your little one whilst he or she is being breastfed.
The round or cherry shape is still a close imitation of mother’s nipple, as well as the most similar to the teats of our bottles. This means that your baby is most likely to enjoy this shape if bottle fed.
Lastly, the orthodontic shape has a round top and a flat bottom. It is designed to prevent interference with a baby’s oral development, such as tooth misalignment.
However, just as with the material of the soother, your baby will have a personal preference. The type adored by one baby, can be refused by the other. Our advice is to experiment with a few shapes and find out which makes your baby the happiest.

What is the difference between silicone and latex soothers?

Soothers, also known as dummies and pacifiers, that are made from silicone are sturdier and hold their shape better than the one’s made from latex. Silicone soothers also don’t trap odours, while latex pacifiers can. However, your baby will find latex soothers softer in their mouth. They are also more flexible and withstand bites better.
Babies often have their personal preference to both the material and the shape of a pacifier, so if you are a new parent and just starting the shopping, picking up a few different types and seeing which one your little one prefers would be the safest option.

How does the glow-in-the-dark handle work?

Multiple Baboo soothers are equipped with a glow-in-the-dark handle, to simplify the late nights. The handle is charged, or absorbs, the normal light, be it daylight or created by the lamp, and then releases it during the dark hours.

How often should the soother be replaced?

Baboo’s soothers are made from the highest quality materials, but due to the daily use they still start to show signs of wear and tear. Inspect the soother before each use and if it has any signs of damage, including rips and discolouration, replace it.
Besides wear and tear, we would like to note that the soothers come in two sizes: 0+ and 6+. Meaning, that all of your soothers should be replaced once your baby turns 6 months old.

Can babies swallow the soother?

No, Baboo soothers can’t be swallowed by your baby. Your baby’s safety is our main concern, which is why all Baboo soothers are designed with paediatricians contribution and meet European and International safety standards and size regulations. The mouth guard offers even further protection to keep your baby safe and parents relaxed.

How to clean the soother?

Before the first use, as well as after the soother was dropped outside, sterilise it in boiling water for no longer than 5 minutes. When a soother is dropped indoors, a wash in a hot soapy water and a rinse will be more than enough.

How often and for how long during the day should children be allowed to use a soother?

To ensure that your little one can reach for the pacifier every time he or she needs to relax, all Baboo soothers support your baby’s healthy development. So you don’t have to worry and can follow your little one’s individual needs for soothing.

BOTTLES

Is it possible to express breast milk directly into one of your bottles and then freeze them?

No, you have to use milk storage bags which is the process of production.

Can I give my baby a bottle whilst continuing to breastfeed?

Yes, you can give your baby a bottle whilst continuing to breastfeed. It is advisable to start doing so once the breastfeeding has been established, which usually takes around 4 weeks.
For yours and your little one’s convenience, all Baboo bottles are designed to imitate mother’s breast. The flexibility and softness of the tip imitates the breast shape, while the satin texture surface replicates mother’s skin. These features combined create a natural feeding process that maintains baby’s nursing skills and can be easily combined with breastfeeding.

Are Baboo bottles leak-free and transportation friendly?

All Baboo bottles come with a protective cap that will help you avoid leakage when mixing the formula or during transportation. Rest assured, your bags will be spill free.

How can colic be avoided when bottle feeding?

You don’t have to worry about colic when using Baboo feeding bottles. The reason for this is that all Baboo bottles are equipped with innovative design teat, that not only ensures smooth milk flow, but is also equipped with a superior three air valve system. This system prevents extra air ingestion, which is the main cause for colic.

How often should the bottle teat be replaced?

While Baboo bottles are made from the sturdiest materials ensuring their longevity, the teat might need replacing, especially when your little one starts teething. Inspect the teat regularly and if it starts showing signs of damage, such as rips and discolouration, it’s time to replace it.

How to clean the feeding bottles?

Before the first use, the teat together with the bottle should be sterilised in boiling water for no longer than 5 minutes. Afterwards, disassemble the bottle and wash the parts in hot water with gentle detergent and rinse thoroughly.

Which teat size is the right one?

The teat size depends on your little one’s age.
Baboo Slow Flow teat is suitable from 0+.
Baboo Medium Flow and Variable Flow teats are suitable from 3+.
Baboo Fast Flow and Thick Flow teats are suitable from 6+.

FEEDING

When does the baby switch over from the bottle to the drinking cup?

As you already know, every baby follows their own timetable. Most babies are prepared for the drinking cup between 6 and 9 months and paediatricians recommending the 9 month age as the optimal one.
You should wean off your little one from the bottle completely by the first birthday, as if frequent sipping from it continues past the age of one, it can lead to tooth decay.

Are bowls and plates microwave and dishwasher safe?

Yes they are.

How often should the feeding products be replaced?

Baboo bowls and plates are made from highest quality materials, ensuring their longevity. They might not need to be replaced before your little one switches to more fragile dishes.
When it comes to Baboo cups, they are made from the same highest quality materials and can withstand years of use, too. However if you see any discolouration or the cup starts to leak, consider replacing it.

When should you start feeding with solid food?

You can start introducing your baby to solid foods, also known as complementary feeding, at the age of 6 months.
During the first attempts do not be concerned with the amount your little one eats. It’s all about getting them used to the idea of solid food, as they continue to get their nutritions and energy from breast milk or formula. The amount, as well as variety of food, will increase gradually.

Are the cups microwave and dishwasher safe?

All Baboo bowls and plates, as well as cups, are all microwave safe. So you don’t need to worry about moving foods and liquids from one dish to another.

How to clean the feeding accessories?

To minimise the hassle for the parents, all Baboo plates and bowls, as well as cups, are dishwasher safe and can be placed in the upper compartment. They can also be washed manually in hot water with a gentle detergent, but make sure to rinse thoroughly.

Are the drinking cups leakproof?

Baboo cups that include a cover or a lid are leakproof and can be thrown into your bag without a worry of spills.

Are the dishes shatterproof?

All Baboo dishes, including plates, bowls and cups, are made from high quality materials ensuring their longevity and making them shatterproof. No matter how many times your little one throws the bowl off the high chair, it will survive.

BREASTFEEDING

How to use the Manual Breast Pump?

To begin with, ensure that your hands, as well as the breast pump are clean and then find a place you feel comfortable in and can relax.
  • Place the breast pump’s nozzle on your nipple, it should easily go inside it.
  • Once your nipple is inside the nozzle, place your hand on the ergonomic handle.
  • Begin squeezing the handle, the milk now should be pumping into the bottle.
  • Continue squeezing the handle until your milk flow slows down, it usually takes around 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove your nipple from the nozzle.
  • Repeat with the other breast.

GENERAL

I am looking to purchase some spare parts for a Baboo product, do you carry a range of spares?

Currently we offer a variety of spare teats for both Wide and Narrow neck bottles, to ensure that Baboo feeding bottle is growing together with your little one.

I’ve got another question, what should I do?

If you have a question that was left unanswered, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will make sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

I’ve got another question, what should I do?

Send us an email on question@mybaboo.co.uk

Why does Baboo offer BPA-free products?

Your baby’s safety is always the main priority to us, which is why none of Baboo products contain BPA and they never will.
Furthermore, under European Commission guidelines, all baby bottles have to be made using BPA-free plastics and all Baboo products meet the safety guidelines of EU.

Where can I purchase Baboo products?

Baboo products can be purchased through multiple online and in-store retailers, see a full list of our stockists here.

What is Bisphenol A (BPA)?

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the production of polycarbonate: transparent and rigid plastic. The material then is used to make food storage containers, as well as beverage bottles, it was previously used in the making of baby feeding bottles, as well as tableware, too. European Union has banned the practice since, and water companies followed voluntarily.
Being in close proximity to food, the chemical can migrate into it, leading to humans consuming it. The consumption of BPA showed a link to multiple illnesses, including infertility, diabetes and heart disease.
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