Mothers face some problems when choosing tableware for their babies, in the end, what kind of tableware is most suitable for babies? What material tableware is safer?
With ceramic tableware, poor insulation is easy to burn the baby, fragile, easy to scratch the baby. With stainless steel tableware and contains metal nickel and metal chromium are heavy metals, long time holding dishes, easy to cause the precipitation of metal ions. And stainless steel in the encounter with saline will also be corroded, because it contains more kinds of elements, corrosion of the various types of heavy metals released in the human body after the accumulation will cause harm to the baby. Wooden tableware is good, light to use but easy to breed bacteria, long mold and other problems, short life, need to be replaced regularly. Plastic tableware is not resistant to high temperatures, in the high temperature will release harmful chemicals, and plastic tableware on the oil stains, not easy to clean. So choosing good tableware is vital to the growth of your baby. So what kind of tableware should be the best choice?
In recent years, the rise of silicone tableware, especially in many countries in Europe and the United States, silicone products are in short supply.
So what are the advantages of silicone products?
Silicone tableware is made of food-grade silicone through molding, safe, non-toxic and tasteless, high temperature resistance. Chemical stability is good, can withstand the temperature of 240 ℃ without deformation, -40 ℃ will not produce hardening phenomenon, can be put in the microwave heating, hot water disinfection, after high temperature steaming, will not produce harmful substances. And drop-resistant, good feel, long service life.
Many silicone utensil set shape beautiful, shape, color variety, can increase the baby's motivation to eat.
Silicone feeding tableware compared to ceramic, plastic, hardware tableware, silicone dinnerware and temperature with the harmonious, whether the food is cold or hot, can protect the temperature of the food itself, reduce the temperature change and loss, a period of time in the silicone bowl or basin of food can also maintain the original temperature, to solve the problem of baby eating slowly, but the food is still warm. And the silicone material itself has a different special characteristics from other materials so that it falls silent, tableware can be folded, kneaded, can be turned over, carried in the pocket also does not take up space, and will not absorb oil. Its own desiccant role, and will not be long-term storage and mold, quality change.
The benefits of preparing tableware for babies
Convenient for baby to eat: parents can't ask baby to eat with a bowl and eat with chopsticks at the beginning like adults, the bottle is the baby's patent, baby drink milk, water, juice with a bottle, just fill the bottle, the rest is baby sucking beautifully, convenient and time-saving!
Raise baby's interest in dining: special tableware has a delicate cartoon shape, bright colors, will directly stimulate the baby's visual organs, driven by the strong curiosity, the baby will even take the initiative to eat on their own
Cultivate baby's hands: baby can start learning to use tableware after the age of 1, baby special tableware is conducive to the development of baby's hands, promote the flexible movement of the fingers, so as to exercise the baby's hands, eyes, mouth coordination ability
Develop good habits for the baby: parents can tell the baby, this is the baby's own tableware, which helps to prompt the baby to take the initiative to clean the tableware and put the object back into the lunch box, can help the babies to develop good habits of hygiene, discipline.
Babies use tableware at different growth stages
The first stage - bottle
While breastfed babies gain a great sense of security from sucking on their mother's teat, the key for artificially fed babies is to choose a good bottle.
As babies do not have a big appetite in the newborn stage, but drink milk more frequently, it is best for mothers to prepare more bottles. If the baby is fed purely by hand, it is usually necessary to prepare 3 bottles, 2 120ml and one 200ml.
Stage 2 - Water cups
After the baby is 2 weeks old, it is not recommended to use the bottle, then mothers need to pick a suitable cup for the baby, mothers can slowly train the baby to use the water cup from the baby is 6 months old, when the baby's hand has the ability to grasp firmly, 18 to 24 months, the baby should completely learn to use the cup.
At the beginning of the exposure of the baby to the cup of water, the mother can let the baby hold the cup with both hands and the mother help to send it to the mouth, the amount of water in the cup should be from little to much.
The cup should keep pace with the baby's growth, the cup should transition from duckbill to straw and then to drinking training type, from soft mouth to hard mouth, can be gradual or jumping progression, the mother should pay attention to the baby's habits and preferences.
The third stage - small bowl and small spoon
From the beginning of adding complementary foods to your baby, you can give your baby a special small bowl and small spoon. At this time you can't completely ask your baby to feed himself, just to develop the baby's awareness of using a small bowl and small spoon. Generally babies can feed themselves without tipping the bowl over or feeding their rice into their nostrils until after 15 months.
Silicone bibs and silicone placemat are a must after your baby starts to eat on their own. Waterproof silicone bibs can protect your baby's clothes to keep them clean, and silicone bibs are especially good for cleaning, just wash them with water and they will be clean, because silicone bibs do not absorb oil and dirt, and they can also dry in seconds, which is a great time saver.
This is a food-grade silicone baby plate, strictly selected food-grade silicone material, BPA-free, can be placed in the microwave heating, can be placed in the refrigerator, high-temperature heating, safe and non-toxic, can withstand temperatures of 220 ℃ without deformation, -30 ℃ will not produce hardening phenomenon, can be placed in the microwave heating, hot water sterilization.
Plate rear suction cups, adsorption dining chair or smooth desktop, super suction, do not worry about the baby meal when the plate knocked over the problem, plate design separation, to solve the problem of food crosstalk, so that the baby eat more fragrant. Silicone material is strong and highly elastic, resistant to pulling and not break. The plate is designed with a partition, can be put at the same time the main food, vegetables, fruits, soups, dips, can match the baby nutritional meal, saving a lot of dishes, but also to meet the baby's various dining needs. The plate is also designed with a straw, which is removable and rotatable in direction, solving the problem of spilling soup everywhere for babies.