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. 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.
Color changing spoons change color depending on the food’s temperature even as the name indicates. It does not matter the temperature of the food, the color changing spoons will always give you an alert. 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. When you scoop the frozen yogurt out of the cup, the color changes as well as when you put it in the mouth.
These spoons are not mystic as most people think. The fact that the spoons are sensitive to heat, scientific ideas have been used. The science behind these spoons is known as thermochromic reaction. Materials used in developing the spoons are sensitive to a variety of temperatures. The material used in making coffee mugs and mood rings is the same used in color changing spoons. Whenever you put coffee in the cups, there is a drastic color change.
Achieving this color changing technology is done by use of dyes known as leucodyes. The leucodyes are very sensitive to temperature. They change color temporarily when they are exposed to heat. This is a clever way of determining how hot the food is before you eat it. 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. You will get the spoons in a variety of colors.
One thing though that troubles people is if the spoons are safe for kids. A good answer would be if you feel safe taking coffee from a coffee mug then you should be okay with the spoons. The material used to make leucodyes is organic and you can’t get any safer than that. This is not a very new technology and has therefore been used for a while. They are made in such a way that they are tender on the soft lips of your baby.
They can be easily sterilized when you want to feed the baby. Again they are dishwasher safe. They are also microwavable adding more to the joy of using these spoons.