What utensils should not be used before the baby is 3 years old
Although the tableware made of glass, ceramics and other materials is beautiful, because the little hands of children are still very awkward, “misses” may occur frequently.
This aspect will result in waste, which may still scratch the child, and thus easily lose the child’s confidence to learn to reset itself.
Too big or too small tableware Too small tableware The child’s small hands are not easy to control, and too small tableware may cause the soup to overflow when the child is placed, which artificially increases the difficulty for the child to learn on his own.
Tableware for adults is generally designed for adults, and is not suitable for children in terms of volume or weight.
In addition, the other disadvantage of using tableware with adults is that it is easy to transmit adults’ diseases to children.
Western-style tableware Western-style tableware is very fashionable nowadays, so some families want to let children contact early.
As everyone knows, the knives and forks in western-style tableware are both hard and sharp, which can easily puncture children’s lips.
If your child falls, it can easily cause more serious trauma.
Chopsticks Many parents believe that since using chopsticks can help children’s intellectual development, they should let children learn to use chopsticks as soon as possible.
However, the use of chopsticks must be through the precise coordination of multiple joints of the hands, wrists, elbows, arms and even shoulders, rather than the simple flexion and extension of five fingers.
Therefore, it is more suitable for children to learn to eat with a spoon before the age of two.
Generally, children can only practice using chopsticks when they are 3-4 years old.
If you ask your child to use chopsticks too early, not only will it be difficult for you to learn, but you may also scatter your meals because of uncoordinated movements.
If parents are not patient enough at this time to blame or reprimand the child, the child’s enthusiasm for eating will be dampened, and appetite will be affected.
It is true that colored tableware can attract children’s attention, but the chemical pigments used in drawing are extremely harmful to children’s health.
For example, the color pictures on ceramic tableware are presented in color glaze, and the color glaze contains a large amount of lead-acidic food can dissolve the lead in the color glaze, so it may enter the child’s body at the same time as the food.
Everyone knows that children can absorb lead 6 times faster than adults. If the lead content in children is too high, it can have irreversible distortions in children’s intellectual development.
Another example is the painted chopsticks. In the process of use, there are often small pieces of paint peeling off, and it is naturally harmful to the health of children with food.
Certain tableware made of chemical materials is not the case, even though all manufacturers vowed to guarantee the absolute safety of their products.
Therefore, when purchasing tableware for children, parents must choose qualified products from high-trust manufacturers.
Difficult to clean tableware The shape, design or size of some tableware are usually not easy to clean, or they cannot be sterilized at high temperature, so that oil and bacteria can easily adhere to it, so they are not ideal tableware for children.