Why is it dangerous to use silver spoon for baby?
I came from a country of which giving silver spoon as gift for newborn babies is not a custom (also the usage of the silver teether for baby, etc). I have a 6 mo baby now (still breast fed her). I have received a silver spoon as a gift for my baby daughter, and started using it to feed my baby for the past few days. Only then, I browsed at FeelBaby.com - and found that there is an open question about the danger of using the silver spoon for baby, without elaborating what is the danger that is lurking. What I want to know is, what is exactly the danger? What harm could it be for the baby in the longer run? I am scared to continue using the spoon, afraid that I would endanger my baby's health.. Could you please give me some information please? Thank you!Answers:
e, too, the chance that the baby could do something like use the spoon himself and maybe hit his throat with the hard spoon would be an issue. As you know, baby spoons are now made with either a soft coating or else out of plastic. They usually have short or curved handles as well - so maybe the hard, stick-like, handle could be an issue if the baby starts to use the spoon himself.
Do some research yourself on yahoo search and then you can make your own decision. I used a silver spoon with my kids and see no side effects.
There is no such danger. That person was either trying to cause trouble or is misinformed. People have been using silver spoons to feed babies for hundreds of years.
Firstly it can hurt the baby... c'mon it's a silver spoon!
If it can harm the baby... I wouldn't risk it.
In fact, "born with a silver spoon in his mouth" is also a reference to health as well as wealth. In the early 18th century, babies who were fed with silver spoons were healthier than those fed with spoons made from other metals, and silver pacifiers found wide use in America because of their beneficial health effects.
Today silver is used in many health-care products. Specifically silver sulfadiazine is used by every hospital in North America to prevent bacterial infections in burn victims and allow the body to restore naturally the burnt tissue. It is used worldwide under the trade name "Silvadiene." Increasingly, wound dressings and other wound care products incorporate a layer of fabric containing silver for prevention of secondary infections. Surgical gowns and draperies also include silver to prevent microbial transmission. Other medical products containing silver are catheters and stethoscope diaphragms.
In a world that is showing increasing concern about the spread of diseases silver is being increasingly tapped for its biocidal properties. Research is ongoing on the use of silver and its compounds for therapeutic uses and on its potential use as a disinfectant in hospitals and other medical facilities. Already, climate control system components and ductwork using a silver containing coating are in place to prevent the transmission of bacteria that cause Legionnaires disease. The successful preparation of nano-sized silver particles offers additional capabilities in the fight against pathogenic organisms and research programs are under way to exploit these features.
THE FEAR IS THAT A BABY COULD GET HURT IF ONE SHOVES IT IN TO HARD OR BITS DOWN AND BREAKS ONE OF THEIR NEW LITTLE TEETH, HOWEVER IT IS STILL UP TO YOU WHAT YOU USE . REMEMBER YOUR THE PARENTS. HOW DO YOU FEEL? DO WHAT MAKES YOU KNOW THAT WHAT OR HOW YOU FEED HER THAT YOU'LL MEVER HURT HER !!
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