Recommended age of use: 0-6 months and/or babies without teeth

WubbaNub FAQ

How do I clean the WubbaNub Lovey?

Hand washing or surface cleaning the plush with cold water and air drying works best. We do not recommend immersing in water.

What is the recommended age of use?

Recommended age is 0-6 months and/or babies without teeth (not suggested for the stage of teething).

What if my WubbaNub is damaged?

We believe our products will live up to your highest expectations. In the event of a damaged or defective WubbNub product, we may, at our discretion, issue a replacement. This policy does not cover ordinary wear and tear or damage caused by improper use and care or accidents, and is limited to a one-time replacement per customer.

For more information, please visit our Returns Policy page.

Are WubbaNub pacifiers orthodontically safe?

Yes, they are made with a pacifier and are orthodontic. The collapsible and symmetrical nipples respect the natural development of baby's palate, teeth and gums.

Is the plush animal’s fabric non-toxic?

Because of our commitment to safety, all of our dyes are non-toxic. They do not contain any lead or any type of heavy metals making them all non-AZO dyes. In addition, all of our fabrics are tested for color fastness.

Can my baby sleep with the WubbaNub pacifier?

WubbaNub pacifiers can be used under observed napping and awake sucking. We're advocates for safe sleep as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. For extended overnight sleep, use a pacifier without the plush. For more on safe sleep habits, visit our safety page.

How do I clean the WubbaNub pacifier?

Pacifier Nipple: Wash the nipple before initial use: Place the nipple portion in warm water using a mild liquid soap. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Remove it from heat and pour into a mug. Then place the nipple portion of the WubbaNub into the water for 2 - 4 minutes to sterilize. Allow it to cool and squeeze the nipple to release the excess water inside. Now it's ready to use!

Plush: WubbaNubs are made lovingly by hand, so hand washing is the best method to preserve quality. It is also machine washable – place the WubbaNub in mesh laundry bag, wash on gentle cycle and allow to air dry. Make sure to wash the nipple before use (see above)

Sterilizer: A moist heat sterilizer unit can also be used with the WubbaNub product.

Is the WubbaNub dryer safe?

Never place the WubbaNub in the dryer, as the heating element can affect the integrity of the silicone pacifier.

Are WubbaNubs dishwasher safe?

For sanitary reasons, we do not recommend placing the WubbaNub in the dishwasher.

Why does the WubbaNub I bought online have different packaging than the one I bought at the store?

Authentic WubbaNubs come in several types of packaging. To see the different packaging types, visit our authenticity page. For authorized retailers visit our store locator page.

How do I get my baby to use the pacifier for the first time?

Suckling is a natural reflex and is soothing for babies. Introduce the pacifier when baby is content and happy or showing signs of wanting to suckle. Make it fun and share a loving interaction with baby. Touch the pacifier to their lips to encourage them to open their mouth. Lightly shaking the pacifier a little bit while in baby’s mouth or lightly tapping it with your finger nail will help in triggering baby’s instinct to suckle.

What if my baby is still unable to keep it in their mouth?

No worries, baby may need a little practice! While awake sucking pull it away slightly. This will help baby to learn how to suck it back before it is completely out of baby’s mouth. The WubbaNub is a great pacifier training tool because it will not go far and the perfect size to cradle in baby’s arm avoiding it from rolling away.

Can I switch out the pacifier?

The one-piece design is what makes WubbaNub unique! The pacifier is permanently attached to the plush.

My baby has a latex allergy. Is this pacifier made of latex?

This pacifier is a latex free, 100% silicone pacifier. It is also BPA and Pthalate free.

Is there a next-stage pacifier available?

If your older infant finds comfort using a pacifier, we recommend the Philips Avent Super Soothie. Currently, we do not have a next-stage WubbaNub available. For updates on new product releases and availability, join our WubbaClub email list at the bottom of our site.

Why do some WubbaNubs have beans and others don’t?

We have removed the pellets from our product for sustainability reasons. It is possible that there are WubbaNubs on the market with pellets in the feet. If you would like to confirm the contents of your WubbaNub, please refer to the retail packaging and the label sewn into the plush animal. For more details please visit the sustainability page.

Are the beans in the limbs of the plush baby safe?

Yes! The beans are sewn in separate safety sacks within the plush. The WubbaNub conforms to the ASTM F963-96a safety code requirements and is baby safe.

Where can I get WubbaNubs with beans/pellets?

We do not have any WubbaNubs with beans/pellets in the feet left in distribution. If you would like to confirm the contents of your WubbaNub, please refer to the retail packaging and the label sewn into the plush animal. For more details, please visit the sustainability page.

Why does the color of my WubbaNub look different from the last one I bought?

WubbaNubs are made lovingly by hand, therefore it is likely there may be a variation in color and pattern.

How would I suggest a new WubbaNub design?

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Detachable WubbaNub Care Instructions

Before initial use, wash pacifier nipple in warm water.

Plush: hand wash with soft cloth to maximize use and durability or machine wash in a mesh laundry
bag, gentle cycle. Allow to air dry.

What attaches the pacifier to the plush? (Detachable model)

The WubbaNub detachable design uses a clip. Contains no snaps for safety or hook and loop fasteners
for increased durability.

How to detach and attach your pacifier (Detachable model)
  1. Push on plush’s head to trigger the clip
  2. Slide on or unhook pacifier tab
  3. Push clip back inside plush’s head