Unlike old people, children’s bodies are very vulnerable to exposure to bacteria or germs. Your child is generally born with immune systems that have not been able to work perfectly. The risk of infection, either viral, bacterial, and fungal and other microorganisms from the environment also seemed to threaten, including through eating utensils.
It’s also important to recognize parents. All parent must trying to choose the tableware and baby bottles are safe and of materials that are harmless. The families entrust cutlery from a particular brand judged best qualified for their baby.
“As parents, we have a great responsibility to look the children so as not to hurt,”.
We are also always consider how to wash and clean eating utensils to avoid germs or bacteria are absorbed in “nested” and infect children. It is now widely available on the market plates, cups, and spoons for children made from various types of materials.
Dr Dicky Personal MKes SpA, a specialist in children at Hospital Family Partners, to remind parents to be observant in selecting cutlery that is safe for baby. Materials manufacturer is different from an old people. Plastic or melamine for example, find a non-toxic.
According to him, it is best stated the recycling logo with the number 5 in the middle, as well as the writings of PP (polypropylene). This type of plastic material is the best choice, especially for food and beverages, such as a place to store food, drink bottles, and most importantly, drink bottles for infants. Characteristics of polypropylene is stronger and lighter with low vapor permeability, good resistance to fats, stable to high temperatures, and quite shiny.
Choose also a bisphenol-A or BPA free. BPA is particle binder material to form a plastic polycarbonate is one of the alternative material for making various plastic device.
“Make sure the good condition of the utensils. That is not damaged or scratchy,” said Dicky in educational talk show with the theme “Keeping Kids Health and Hygiene” in order to launch coir white Scotch-Brite sponge for children cutlery in Cilandak Town Square.
As a parent must also be considered, according to Dicky, is maintenance of equipment after it is used. Utensils must be washed clean. We recommend using running water, washing with soap is sold in the market and uses a special sponge that does not damage the equipment and to prevent germs. Dicky said, if a sponge is used in washing, including the bad category, it will be easy to scratch the silver and the more difficult to clean and keep hygiene utensils.
That way, germs or bacteria will easily attach to and eventually lodged in there, especially bacterial pathogens or disease-causing bacteria such as salmonella sp and E coli. This will cause the scratches are difficult to clean eating utensils are washed way.
“Do not joke about bacteria. Although only a small scratch, many bacteria are gathered there,” said Dicky.
Therefore, he advised, immediately dispose of the silver that has been damaged and scratched, or at least six months after first used. He also suggested to separate the placement of children with eating utensils commonly used in the home parents and siblings. So, we must consider of hygiene eating utensils for children to maintain healthy child.