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Lap feeding: 5 Tips to feed your child on your lap

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Make mealtimes an extra special bonding time by feeding your child on your lap!

Using a weaning table or high chair for your child’s mealtimes has its own benefits, but so does one-on-one feeding on your lap. Plenty of parenting sites and sources discourage lap feeding not because it’s bad for baby, but because it’s messy. But what’s a little mess compared to real quality time with your baby?

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Not only are one-on-one mealtimes on your lap an effective way to feed your child, they also help fulfill your child's social and emotional needs so that you can attend to your other children and tasks later on in the day. Lap feeding also strengthens your relationship with your child, so both you and the baby benefit from mealtimes.

On the next page: Tips on lap feeding.

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