Selection Of Cutlery Products For Babies Aged 13 Months?
Dr sorry to want the consul of my friend’s child aged 13 months from the age of 6 months using a tablespoon from Munchki * with BPA and Phthalate free ingredients, but due to the negligence of the nurse, the tablespoon is sterilized every day even though based on the instructions for use the tablespoon should not be sterilized, who wants friends I asked if there was an examination to assess the level of plastic particles from the spoon that might have entered my friend’s child? Then what should he do to prevent the latent effects of plastic particles that have been consumed for months? (decreased immune system, hormonal disorders, developmental disorders, cancer risk, etc.)? Thank you, dr
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The selection of products for babies, including eating and drinking utensils, should be done very carefully. This is because babies have weak immune systems, so the use of inappropriate products has the potential to cause health problems.
In fact, it is safer if you use baby glass-based eating and drinking utensils. In addition to its more stable material components, glass materials also tend to be easier to clean and safe for sterilization, either by boiling, heating, or using a special sterilizer.
However, the use of other ingredients for eating and drinking babies is not prohibited. Most importantly, it does not contain harmful components, one of which is BPA (bisphenol A). This BPA content is often found in products made from plastic. BPA has been studied to have various negative effects on health, one of which increases the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and hormonal disorders, especially when used in the long term.
If the tableware that your colleague uses does not contain BPA, it is actually relatively safe to sterilize this tableware. However, if indeed the product packaging states that it cannot be sterilized, usually this is intended so that the product is not sterilized by boiling. However, if the sterilization process is carried out using a special sterilizer, then there is probably no problem.
Please note in advance, in what way did the nurse sterilize the tableware?
Some ingredients for eating utensils are not recommended to be sterilized by boiling. This is intended to prevent harmful particles from being dissolved in the equipment into the food or drink that is consumed. However, there is no special way that can be done to detect the presence of these particles in the body. Likewise, the methods that can be done to remove these particles from the body.
The best way that needs to be done to address this is:
Pay close attention to how to care for tableware and other items used for babies (including how to sterilize) Perform sterilization using a special sterilizer (this equipment is widely sold in baby supply stores or electronics stores) --- this method is considered safer than boiling with boiling water Balance the risk of the effects arising from the consumption of harmful particles from these tableware by getting children to adopt a healthy lifestyle, namely by: Drinking lots of water Eat healthy, nutritionally balanced and antioxidant-rich foods. and hazardous chemicals Avoid smoking and its smoke. For more information on equipment care for babies and children, you should consult directly with a pediatrician.
How to sterilize children's and baby equipment
Choosing children's eating and drinking utensils
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah