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.
Color changing spoons change color depending on the food’s temperature even as the name indicates. Whether hot or cold, the spoon will alert you. This has made it much easier for mothers to protect their young ones and still not burning their own lips tasting the food.
These kind of spoons are widely used in several industries. They are also used at frozen yogurt joints to make it fun for the kids. 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. There are scientific theories that have been employed to make color changing spoons heat sensitive. 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. 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.
Leucodyes is the technology that is used to achieve to this color changing technology. Temperature is what makes the color change the leucodyes. When exposed to heat, they change color temporarily. These dyes are a very genius way of telling the temperature of food before inducing it in your mouth. 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 mostly used to cover the dye is silicon and comes in a variety of colors.
One thing though that troubles people is if the spoons are safe for kids. The simple answer to this without going into the technicalities would be that they are made using the same technology with your coffee mug. The leucodyes are made of organic material and are therefore not harmful to your baby. 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.
The spoons are very easy to clean by use of any sterilizer for use by your baby. Again they are dishwasher safe. You will be glad to know that they can be used even in the microwave when warming food.