Babies are very sensitive little humans. They cry when they are uncomfortable, in pain, or when they’re hungry. On top of that, their immune systems aren’t fully developed yet. That makes them more susceptible to bacterial or viral infections from the external environment.
It’s essential to keep your babies safe enough to prevent any infection that could become dangerous to their health. One way to do this is to use baby-safe items and toys such as silicone baby bowls for feeding.
What makes silicone baby bowls different from other baby feeding items? Their secret lies in the material they’re made of. Here’s why silicone is special:
- Silicone is 100% food-grade.
Silicone is a manmade material that is sourced from silica, a type of sand. But just because it’s manmade doesn’t mean it’s unsafe. In fact, it was made specially to be non-toxic and hypoallergenic. The material can withstand heat and cold without leaching off harmful chemicals, unlike other polymers. These properties make silicone baby bowls incredibly safe for contact with food. They’re not only non-toxic—they’re also odour-free and stain-resistant.
- Silicone is BPA-free.
BPA or bisphenol A is a chemical found in many plastics and resins. It’s harmful to human health, seeping into food or beverages when a container with BPA is heated. The substance is known to affect the brain and blood pressure of adults and kids alike.
Fortunately, silicone does not contain any BPA, making it a safer choice over plastic bowls or plates.
- Silicone is soft and flexible.
Silicone is a very soft material, much like rubber. Bowls and plates made of silicone won’t break into several sharp pieces when dropped, making them safe for your child. Plus, they are easier to clean and store.