Almost every household will have one or two children, and in the same way, everyone pays great attention to the healthy growth of children. When choosing a bottle for our children, generally, everyone will first choose silicone milk bottles. Of course, this is because Its various advantages have conquered us. So what should we pay attention to when choosing silicone products?
If we want our babies to grow up healthily, we must strictly prevent “disease from the mouth”, not only to ensure the safety of the food itself, but also to ensure that the tableware is clean. Not only baby bottles, pacifiers, dinner bowls, soup spoons, etc., but also toys, as long as they may be put in the baby’s mouth, their safety cannot be ignored.
So how to ensure the safety of BB tableware and utensils? Most people only know about cleaning and disinfection, and ignore the fundamental-material safety. BB products can generally be made of plastic, silicone, stainless steel and other drop-resistant materials, while most “import” products use silicone, such as silicone baby bottles, silicone pacifiers, silicone toothbrushes…Why do these common “import” BB products choose silicone What? Are other materials insecure? We will explain them one by one below.
The baby bottle is the first “tableware” for the newborn baby, not only for feeding, but also for the baby to drink water or other infusions.
In fact, the baby bottle is not necessarily silicone. In terms of materials, baby bottles are roughly divided into three categories: glass baby bottles, plastic baby bottles, and silicone baby bottles; among them, plastic baby bottles are classified into PC baby bottles, PP baby bottles, PES baby bottles, and PPSU baby bottles. It is generally recommended for babies from 0-6 months to choose glass bottles; after 7 months, when babies can drink with their own bottles, choose safe and drop-resistant silicone bottles.
Among the 3 types of baby bottles, glass is the safest material, but it is not resistant to falling. So the question is, why should I choose a silicone baby bottle instead of a plastic baby bottle after 7 months?
The first of course is security.
Silicone pacifiers are generally transparent and are food-grade materials; while rubber pacifiers are yellowish, the sulfur content is likely to exceed the standard, and there is a potential risk of “disease in the mouth”.
In fact, both silicone and plastic are very resistant to falling, and the hardness of silicone is moderate, and it feels better. Therefore, in addition to glass milk bottles, milk bottles generally tend to buy food-grade silicone.
The nipple is the part that really touches the baby’s mouth, so the material requirements are higher than that of the baby bottle. The pacifier can be made of two types of materials: silicone and rubber. When selecting materials, in addition to ensuring safety, the softness of the pacifier must be better realized. Therefore, most people will choose silica gel.
Silicone has excellent flexibility, especially liquid silicone, which can be stretched and tear-resistant, and has a better shaping effect on the product. In addition, the softness of silicone can mimic the touch of the mother’s nipple, which can calm the baby’s emotions. The rubber will be harder to achieve this effect. Therefore, baby pacifiers, whether they are standard bottle or independent pacifiers, mostly use liquid silicone as the raw material.
Silicone baby bottles are made of liquid silica gel, which is non-toxic and tasteless, and can be used as food-grade applications; but for plastics to achieve good product characteristics, they need to add a large amount of antioxidants, plasticizers, stabilizers, etc., which are harmful to the human body. The second is the stability of nature. Because baby bottles need to be cleaned and disinfected frequently, silica gel is stable, acid and alkali resistant, heat resistant (-60°C-200°C), and moisture-proof; but plastics are less stable and may decompose harmful substances at high temperatures ( Such as PC material).