Bored father devises phone-friendly baby feeder

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A young father, bored by endless night feedings of this baby, had solved the problem creatively by making a special feeding device. Parents can now check emails or SNS, and play games while feeding their children.

The Swipe & Feed device was designed by 34-year old Tim Causa from Virginia. It’s a plastic tool attaching the feeder to a smartphone, which makes it possible to hold the phone while the gadget is holding a baby bottle at the right angle. The other hand is free, so you can hold the baby in any way comfortable.

Mr Causa said many had welcomed the device, which he is hoping to crowdfund

Mr Causa said many had welcomed the device, which he is hoping to crowdfund

According to Mr. Causa, his baby son needs to be fed for 25 minutes every hour as he has a trouble with acid reflux. He says that as every 25 minutes of every hour of the day are busy, it’s a good thing that you can check emails and get some pieces of work done while feeding.

Some people, though, criticized the new device, as they think such a distraction may break the right bond between baby children and parents. Researchers said last year there was a risk that parents who were distracted by phones and television as they breast or bottle fed might overfeed their babies.

One contributor to Mumsnet wrote: “No, not even remotely attracted to this one. Sitting down to feed is a nice time to cuddle your baby, have eye contact, chat to them.”

A Facebook user wrote: “Seriously? You can’t just simply hold a baby? You have to play on your stupid phone?”

However, another wrote: “Well at first glance I thought it looked like a terrible device but then realised the baby and phone were in basically the same locations as when I breastfed!”

Mr Causa said many had welcomed the device, which he is hoping to crowdfund. He said: “Feeding and using the phone is increasingly a fact of life, so it’s better if people can do it safely.”

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