A while back it was a big deal trying to control the temperature of food for children. Technology has made it so much easier with the invention of color changing spoons. With the invention of technology, controlling food temperature using color changing spoons has been simplified and it is a very safe way for our kids.
Just as the name indicates, these particular spoons alter color depending on the temperature of food. It does not matter the temperature of the food, the color changing spoons will always give you an alert. Babies have been protected from burning their own lips as well as the mothers when tasting the food.
Color changing spoons have a wide range of use not just for home purposes. At frozen yogurt joints, color changing spoons are used and this makes it even more fan for children. This is one way the outlets gain their customers because kids find it so fascinating that the spoons change color when the temperature changes. 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. There are scientific theories that have been employed to make color changing spoons heat sensitive. 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. When exposed to heat, they change color temporarily. This is a clever way of determining how hot the food is before you eat it. With rise and fall of the temperature, the molecules in the dyes reflect light therefore changing the color of the dye. The material that is used on the interior of the spoon is silicon and is available in various colors.
One thing though that troubles people is if the spoons are safe for kids. If you use coffee mugs which generally are made of the same material, then you can use the machine. The material used to make leucodyes is organic and you can’t get any safer than that. Knowing the fact that this system has been around for quite a long time also assists in understanding the safety it comes with. The soft lips of your baby are safe with the use of these spoons as they are also tender.
They can be easily sterilized when you want to feed the baby. Again they are dishwasher safe. You will be glad to know that they can be used even in the microwave when warming food.