Not everybody is born with a silver spoon but in an Indian household one would often find silverware being bought for a newborn. One of the first gifts that your baby gets and is considered auspicious is silverware. Silver spoons, bowls and glasses are being bought for the newborn by most of the relatives when they visit for the first time. You must have often observed silver plates being used in temples and babies being fed from silverware. The practice does not necessarily show pride or status but is mainly because of the medicinal benefits of silver and is easy to maintain compared to copper. Here are few medicinal benefits of feeding your baby from silverware.
How to use silverware for your baby?
Post the phase of breastfeeding when your baby starts consuming solid food, make use of the silverware gifts that you have got! You can feed juices and other liquids in silver glasses and other solid infant food in silver bowls and plates using a silver spoon.
Tips to buy silver utensils for your baby:
Silver is expensive and is a hard metal. Thus, you need to keep few things in mind while you buy silverware for your little one:
Silver has lot of good qualities which are good for the baby. Since my daughter was six months old and we started feeding her solids, she has used silverware. Besides the medicinal benefits, it ensures she is not eating in plastic plates and spoons and also is not breaking the glass ones and hurting herself. Though times have changed and mothers of our generation do things differently, but, there are some things which our grandmothers did and which was good for the baby; silver utensils being one of them.