Baby will use tableware every day, and adult tableware size is too large with low security, so we need to prepare special tableware for children. In conclusion , what are children's dinnerware? What are the advantages of children's meals? How to choose the right cutlery for your child? What is the use method of children tableware? And how to maintain it? What is children's tableware? It refers to tableware designed for children. In order to meet the needs of children of different ages, there are many kinds of children's tableware on the market. In the design of products, according to the characteristics of children of different ages for personalized design, such as color, thermal conductivity, cup handle and other auxiliary functions. Therefore, the children's tableware suitable for different ages is not the same, parents should choose correctly. Advantages of children's tableware Easy for baby to eat Designed for children, the product is very suitable for them to use, easy to eat. Good for brain development If the baby USES children's tableware when eating, it can exercise the baby's finger flexibility and the coordination ability of hand, eye and mouth. Use children's tableware for a long time, can let the baby become more intelligent. Develop a hands-on eating habit Most of the children's tableware on the market is brightly colored, and there are all kinds of cartoon shapes. Using such products can not only improve the appetite of the baby, but also develop the habit of eating by themselves. Features of children's tableware The colour Children tableware color is often very bright. Often use the tableware with bright-coloured color, can stimulate the cerebral nerve of the child, let the thinking ability of the child get rise, become more clever. 2.Shape In line with the child's use characteristics and physiological characteristics. As a result of the child is small, cerebral development is not mature, begin ability is not agile, need to take corresponding measure to help the child USES tableware correctly. For example, parents can choose cutlery for children to stimulate their children's interest in eating. Resistance to fall off The child is active, accidentally may drop the cutlery on the ground. Broken cutlery can easily hurt children and cause accidents such as cuts. And children tableware has very strong fight drop a gender, although drop, also can be in good condition on the ground. Thermal conductivity Children's tableware has good thermal conductivity. Baby's skin delicate, sensitive, heat resistance is poor, if the use of children's tableware can avoid scald accident. What are the ingredients of children's meals Plastic (1) advantages: good appearance, can catch children's interest in eating, and it is also anti-fall. (2) disadvantages: easy to adhere with oil and dirt, with long time using , it’s more difficult to clean. In addition, the corners of the hair can easily get out , may let the baby hurt. (3) advice: do not put food in oil or over heat. The proposal chooses colorless and transparent or color simple but elegant product. What need to pay attention to is that ,you’d better not buy the product that contains printing inside, in addition the color is too bright or the tableware that has peculiar smell is unfavorable to buy. 2.Imitation porcelain tableware (1) advantages: smooth appearance, similar to the feel of porcelain, not easy to deformation, anti-falling, but also heat preservation. (2) disadvantages: due to its complex production, it is easy to be adulterated. In order to make huge profits, black-hearted merchants will use toxic materials as raw materials when making. (3) suggestion: choose products with uniform color, no deformation and smooth surface. Here is a way to identify the quality of the product, put it in boiling water to cook for a period of time, if it is shoddy tableware, there will be white and black spots. 3.Stainless steel tableware (1) advantages: easy to clean, not easy to breed bacteria, and can be used for drinking water. (2) disadvantages: it is easy to burn your hands, and there will be heavy metals if the product quality is unqualified. The longer the time, the more toxic substances will be released, such as heavy metals nickel and chromium. (3) Suggestions: it is advisable to choose products that meet the relevant standards and pass the quality standard. Here is a way to determine whether the quality of its clearance, stainless steel tableware code is mainly three kinds, respectively: "13-0", "18-0", "18-8", the higher the number behind, the better the quality. Wooden cutlery (1) advantages: good insulation performance, the feeling is very delicate, the baby is very safe to use. (2) disadvantages: the tableware with painted surface is easy to contain toxic substances and difficult to clean. In addition, it is prone to produce bacteria, which is bad for health. (3) advice: in order to prevent lead poisoning, it is recommended to buy natural wooden tableware. Most of the painted wooden tableware on the market contains the heavy metal lead, which can adversely affect the health of babies if used for a long time. 5.Bamboo fibre tableware Advantages: environmental pollution, light weight, not easy to deformation, heat preservation, safe and convenient for the baby to eat, can be heated and will not produce toxins Disadvantages: poor anti - drop, shallow plate depth, small capacity Advice: when buying bamboo fiber tableware, choose to buy tableware with rubber chassis or rubber cover, so that the food will not be spilled on the floor when the baby eats. Matters need attention Attention Appropriate selection of products in line with the characteristics of the baby's age. It is recommended to choose the small and cute, easy to use and carry, round shape, not easy to scratch and leakage products. Appropriate choice of brand products, its color is pure, material is more guaranteed, ensure safe and non-toxic, can be assured to use. Try to choose tableware with external patterns and avoid products with paint. Pay attention to the details and avoid buying products that are brittle, prone to breakage and rough edges. Wash dishes immediately. To avoid germs, store children's dishes separately. Avoid using plastic cutlery for warmer foods. Use of children's tableware At the early stage of learning to use tableware, because the baby is still small and has poor operation ability, parents can prepare a spoon with short handle and deep bowl for the baby, so that the baby can eat food conveniently and stably. When buying forks for your baby, if your baby is small, choose a fork with a short spoon handle. It is important to note that do not choose too sharp fork, only need to have a certain hardness, do not let the cutlery give the child hurt . After the use of tableware, parents should do timely cleaning, ensure the hygiene of tableware, so as to avoid bacterial infection of children, leading to gastrointestinal diseases. If necessary, it is best to sterilize once after using twice to avoid "diseases coming from the mouth". Children's tableware should be sterilized regularly after use. Tableware disinfection method has a lot of, common have: high temperature disinfection method, chemical disinfection method, and special children tableware disinfection cabinet. Cautions (1) high-temperature disinfection Use the high temperature of boiling water to kill the virus, in order to achieve the purpose of sterilizing tableware. Put tableware in boiling water to cook, the duration should not be less than 5 minutes. (2) chemical disinfection Basically be to use disinfectant to undertake disinfecting to tableware. Specific practice is, put tableware in disinfectant first, lasting time must not be less than half an hour. After removing, rinse with running water. It should be noted that this method is mainly applicable to glass products and other high temperature resistant tableware. (3) sterilizing cabinet for children's tableware It can save time and use safely. However, it should be noted that children's tableware is not suitable for plastic tableware, so as to avoid toxic substances and odors during disinfection. And be aimed at the baby that does not have 1 year old, can choose and buy steam bottle sterilizer, already practical can achieve very good disinfection effect again.