[ARTICLE] The device that allows you to bottle feed and use your phone at the same time: Essential Baby October 2016

Now Tim Causa, from Northern Virginia, has come up with a potential solution to that ‘problem’: he’s designed a device that allows you to use your phone and bottle feed your baby at the same time.

He came up with the idea after feeding his baby, Jack, in the middle of the night.

“For 25 minutes at a time I was in a dark, quiet room feeding my son. It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone.”

He searched online for solutions, but that there was nothing on the market.

“That’s when I decided to seize the opportunity and solve the problem myself.”

Thus the ‘Swipe & Feed‘ was born.

But midwife Amanda Bude says it actually is different, for many reasons.

Firstly, she’s worried about the potential effects of having a mobile phone so close to a baby’s growing brain.

Also, she says mobile phones emit blue light. She says this kind of light exposure can then disrupt both a parent and child’s melatonin secretion, which can affect sleep.

She’s also afraid about the effect it would have on the parent-baby relationship.

“This would absolutely disrupt bonding,” she says.

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