For a healthy oral development, it is important to clean your child's pacifier at a regular basis. Cleaning the nipple in your own mouth is not a good idea. There are certain bacteria in your mouth that would immediately affect your child's teeth.

1. Rinse the pacifier in running water before and after each use.
2. Hold the nipple so that the water runs over it. Squeeze the nipple a few times. This will rinse out dirt through the air vents in the shield.
3. Now and again you should  give the pacifier a proper cleaning with hot water and detergent. Rinse it enough afterwards so that all the soap is gone before you giving it to baby.

If its impossible to clean your pacifier anymore, maybe its time to get a new one. A good excuse for a fun new color or new Nûby™-design!