A while back it was a big deal trying to control the temperature of food for children. Technology came in to make simple our lives and the invention of color changing spoons made it even better. Nowadays, moms are at a better position and so much advantaged when it comes to regulating temperature for their kid’s food.
Just like the name suggests, color changing spoons change color depending on the temperature of food. Whether hot or cold, the spoon will alert you. This has made it much easier for mothers to protect their young ones and still not burning their own lips tasting the food.
These spoons are not only used at home to feed babies. They are also used at frozen yogurt joints to make it fun for the kids. With the use of color changing spoons, these joints attract a great number of customers due to the fact that kids love them. Not only does the color of the spoon change when you scoop frozen yogurt out of the cup but also when you put it in the mouth.
These spoons are not really as magical as they seem to be. Scientific concepts have been used to make the spoons sensitive to heat. Thermochromic reaction is the science behind these spoons. Simply put, the materials used in making the spoons are very sensitive to different temperatures. Color changing spoons has the same material as those of mood rings and coffee cups. Whenever you put coffee in the cups, there is a drastic color change.
The color changing technology is achieved by use of dyes known as leucodyes. Temperature is what makes the color change the leucodyes. They change color temporarily when they are exposed to heat. Before you put the food in the baby’s mouth, you can be able to tell if the food is of good temperature. The technology behind the use of the dyes is that the molecules reflect light and therefore changes the color of the dye when temperatures change. The material that is mostly used to cover the dye is silicon and comes in a variety of colors.
How safe the spoons are is a question many people have and ask. A good answer would be if you feel safe taking coffee from a coffee mug then you should be okay with the spoons. Organic is another word used to describe safe, the material is made organically. This technology has been around a while and therefore it has been tested thoroughly and proven to be safe. The soft lips of your baby are safe with the use of these spoons as they are also tender.
The spoons are very easy to clean by use of any sterilizer for use by your baby. Don’t worry about washing them separately because they are safe to wash in the dishwasher. You will be glad to know that they can be used even in the microwave when warming food.