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The birth and growth of newborn babies always make mothers excited and worried. When your baby is 6 months old, he will start to grow his teeth, and biting can make the baby get used to the discomfort caused by teething. How to choose a safe silicone teether is naturally a matter of great concern to moms.
The following are the main materials and identification methods for baby silicone teethers. (Although most teether products are marked with material on the product label, if moms can identify the material themselves, they will feel more at ease).
The First One - Silicone Material
Many teethers use this material. Silicone is a very environmentally friendly material that meets the requirements of food-grade FDA, non-toxic and odorless. Free of o-phthalate plasticizer and bisphenol A. It is a safe material.
How to distinguish silicone?
Touching the surface of the teether gel, the texture of the silicone will be very smooth; pressing the thin part of the edge of the teether gel, it will blush at the bent position.
Silica gel is a thermosetting material with a long processing cycle and cannot be recycled. Some teether production plants also use other thermoplastic materials, such as TPE, to produce teether due to cost considerations.
The Second One-TPE
TPE is also a commonly used material for teethers. TPE is a food-grade material, non-toxic and odorless. Also free of o-phthalate plasticizer and bisphenol A. TPE materials can be processed quickly and can be recycled and reused repeatedly. In addition to teethers, in recent years, many other products have been used to replace silicone.
How to distinguish TPE material?
The TPE material has a softer feel and no odor, and the bent part is not whitish, and the rebound is faster.
The Third One-PVC
Although there are currently environmentally friendly PVC and medical PVC, basically, PVC is rarely used in products that directly contact the oral cavity. However, it cannot be ruled out that all the teethers on the market are not made of PVC.
How to distinguish PVC material?
The PVC material feels relatively stiff, not soft enough, and rebounds slowly.