From adding auxiliary food to the baby, we should prepare tableware suitable for the baby, from bowls and spoons to chopsticks that the baby will use when he is older. And choose baby tableware, to avoid several categories!
Some decorative patterns of tableware and some colorful plastic tableware have potential safety hazards. For example, the pigments used in colorful ceramic tableware generally contain a certain amount of lead, and some contain cadmium. When using these tableware for a long time to contain foods with high organic acid content such as vinegar, juice, vegetables, etc., the heavy metals such as lead in tableware will dissolve and enter into the human body with the food, which will cause chronic lead poisoning over time. Babies absorb lead six times faster than adults, and excessive lead can have a negative impact on their intellectual development.
Easily broken tableware
Because baby’s small hand is also very clumsy, “Miss” may occur frequently. On the one hand, it will cause waste of food and utensils, on the other hand, it may scratch the child, in addition, it is easy to lose the confidence of the child to learn to eat by himself. We can choose regular and safe porcelain like and plastic tableware, such as polyethylene, polystyrene, polypropylene plastic products, etc. Do not use recycled plastic or dark colored plastic or non food plastic to contain or package food. At the bottom of the porcelain like tableware are the detailed information of the enterprise and the QS mark and number of the production license; see whether the products are evenly colored, deformed, and smooth on the surface; after buying the tableware, boil it in boiling water for half an hour, and then boil it for half an hour after airing it for four times. If there are white and black spots, they are substandard products.
Cutlery for adults
Don’t let baby use adult’s tableware to save money. You should know that these tableware designed for adults are not suitable for children in terms of volume or weight. Children’s small hands are not easy to control, which increases the difficulty for children to learn how to eat by themselves. In addition, another harm of sharing tableware with adults is that it is easy to spread adult diseases to children.
There are hidden dangers for children to contact Western tableware too early, because the knives and forks in Western tableware are both hard and sharp, which is easy to puncture the children’s lips and cause injuries. In addition, the knives and forks in Western-style tableware are usually made of stainless steel, and salt, soy sauce, vinegar, etc. cannot be kept for a long time. Stainless steel bowl is a good choice, but it can not be heated by microwave oven, and it should be often boiled with hot water or steamed at high temperature to remove oil dirt and disinfect.
Hard to clean tableware
Because of the shape, design or texture of some tableware, it is not easy to clean them, or it can not be sterilized at high temperature, so oil and bacteria are easy to attach to them, so they are not ideal tableware for children.
Generally, the baby can only practice using chopsticks when he is 3-4 years old. Some parents will ask their babies to use chopsticks too early, which may not only encourage their babies to grow up, but also make a meal because of their uncoordinated actions. In addition, some parents have a hot temper to blame or reprimand, the enthusiasm and appetite of the baby will be greatly reduced. In addition, we should also pay attention to the chopsticks used by adults. The traditional color paint chopsticks in China will peel off during use, which will also enter the baby’s body with food, which is harmful to health. It is suggested that parents choose non-toxic and hygienic bamboo chopsticks or wooden chopsticks.
Therefore, the simpler the tableware is, the better. Too complex or fancy tableware will affect children’s attention and thus reduce their interest in eating. If you want to know more about how to disinfect children’s tableware, you can go to Baibai safety net to search!