We must be cautious about purchasing small children and worry about whether the item will benefit the baby. When buying a pacifier, you will wonder if silicone pacifiers harm babies’ health.
The most common are silicone pacifiers and latex pacifiers of two kinds. Choosing safe and healthy is the most important. Silicone pacifiers are food-grade silicone as raw material, called food-grade silicone pacifiers, colourless, tasteless, high temperature resistant, not easy to damage, non-toxic and harmless, and closer to the texture of breast milk. The pacifier, a tool used on the bottle to help suck milk, is used primarily by babies. The most common ones on the market now are silicone, latex pacifiers, and rubber ones. Silicone pacifiers are harder than latex ones, while latex ones are soft and effortless to suck up, but they are not durable and quickly aged.
How to operate a silicone teat:
- Mixing: Component A (base rubber) and component B (curing agent) are mixed in the weight ratio of 10:1 or 1:1, and the mixing can be done manually or with equipment.
- Defoaming: The mixed adhesive should be defoamed before filling the mould. A small amount can be used in the vacuum dryer. Under vacuum, the volume of the rubber will be increased by 4 to 5 times, so the importance of the container for defoaming should be 4 to 5 times larger than the volume of the rubber. After a few minutes, the magnitude of the rubber is back to normal when the surface no bubbles escape (about 10 minutes), that is, to complete the defoaming process.
- Surface treatment: The surface of the mold or the surface of the material to be potted can be used as a release agent, such as liquid paraffin.
- Vulcanization and demolding: After mixing and debubbling, the rubber is baked at 120±5℃ for 30 minutes, 60～70℃ for 2～3 hours for curing, and 24 hours for curing at room temperature, and the curing temperature and time can be determined according to the process conditions.
Silicone teat has many advantages, colourless, tasteless, non-toxic, high-temperature resistance, low-temperature resistance, does not contain Bisphenol A, non-toxic and harmless can, using any disinfection method is not easy to make deform, long time disinfection will not have harmful ingredients leaked out, will not produce plastic and other odours, liquid silicone is better than solid silicone.
Convenience silicone and other bottles, in addition to good performance, are also easy to use and practical to do. Disassembly and assembly should be convenient, universal, and interchangeable with other pacifiers and bottles (because most mothers now use glass or plastic bottles).
Now there are silicone bottles that could be more practical to disassemble and decompose: installing slots between the silicone and the plastic cover in the middle and setting up card patterns. The bottle is a daily-use product, so the most critical point is practical and convenient.
In summary, silicone pacifiers are not harmful to children, so that mothers can buy them confidently.