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 as the name indicates, these particular spoons alter color depending on the temperature of food. Whether hot or cold, the spoon will alert you. Babies have been protected from burning their own lips as well as the mothers when tasting the food.
These kind of spoons are widely used in several industries. At frozen yogurt joints, color changing spoons are used and this makes it even more fan for children. The love for color changing spoons has so much attracted customers to the frozen yogurt joints. 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 mystic as most people think. Scientific concepts have been used to make the spoons sensitive to heat. A reaction known as thermochromic is the scientific theory behind these spoons. Simply put, the materials used in making the spoons are very sensitive to different temperatures. It is the same material that is used in making coffee cups and even mood rings. Color changes when you pour coffee in the mugs.
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. These dyes are a very genius way of telling the temperature of food before inducing it in your mouth. 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 used on the interior of the spoon is silicon and is available in various 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. They are made in such a way that they are tender on the soft lips of your baby.
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.