For our feeding trays and bibs, silicone is a game-changer. It's anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic, stain-resistant, easy to clean, and free of nasty toxins and chemicals. Kiddo Feedo products are made from food-grade BPA-free silicone that is 100% safe for babies. They are super easy to use and good for the environment, too. What is silicone exactly, and why is it the best choice for our products? Let's take a look at this miraculous material.
What is Silicone?
Without getting too technical, silicone is a smooth, colorless, non-stick, and elastic polymer. Silicone is resistant to heat and cold, so you can use it in the oven or the freezer. It forms a tight, waterproof seal. It's also extremely durable and flexible. High-quality silicone products like our Kiddo Feedo products will not warp or wear over time.
Is silicone rubber or plastic?
Although silicone feels a little like rubber, it is not rubber. It's not plastic, either. Rubber comes from the rubber tree while silicone is man-made. Silicone and rubber are both flexible. Silicone has a higher tolerance to heat and is free of chemicals often used in rubber. Silicone is different from plastic in many ways. The biggest difference is that it is pliable, soft and safe to use at all temperatures. There is no risk of melting. Silicone is tightly sealed, so bacteria and other nasties cannot easily penetrate over time.
How do you wash silicone?
Silicone is really easy to wash. It's smooth, so you can wipe clean with nothing sticking to the surface. You can wash your Kiddo Feedo Freezer Tray or Feeding Bib by hand in hot soapy water or pop it into the dishwasher. Drying takes no time at all.
Does silicone stain easily?
Thanks to silicone's natural stain-resistance, stains are a thing of the past. Wash your trays and bibs and let them dry naturally to keep them lasting longer.
Does silicone pick up odors?
Nope. Good quality silicone will not absorb smells. When you wash your trays and bibs after use, you won't have to worry about any lingering odors. Before you use them for the first time, you may notice a slightly rubbery smell – this goes away as soon as your trays or bibs are used and washed.
Is silicone safe for the environment?
A huge benefit of silicone is its eco-friendly credentials. Unlike rubber, which is made from the sap of rubber trees, silicone is renewable. It does not contain harmful ingredients that harm the environment. This means that it's good for the planet and safe for humans. As you can see, silicone is the perfect material for food prep and feeding. View our product range to stock up on our must-have silicone products for your little one.