It is a common misconception that it is acceptable to inflate balloons using your mouth.
Balloon products are not usually sold with a balloon pump, yet you may be surprised to learn that all balloons should only ever be inflated with a balloon pump. Although it makes light work of inflating balloons - there are other reasons why you should only inflate balloons using a pump:
It avoids a potential balloon bursting over your face
It protects your hearing from the loud 'bang'
It is easier to control and inflate
It's more hygenic
Some balloon pumps inflate on both the 'in' and 'out' stroke, whilst most common pumps inflate only on a single stroke.
Pumps come in all shapes, sizes and colors. The nozzle is usually a tapered angle to ensure balloons of all sizes can be inflated.
Look out for the WARNING: Inflate using a balloon pump.
You may also come across WARNING: Do not inflate by mouth
Always use a balloom pump
Always use a
Do not inflate
We reccomend use of a combination of the two symbols by the industry which clearly emphasises 'Use a pump, not your mouth' when inflating balloons.
Look out for the WARNING: Use pump, not mouth