Skip Nav
Babies
38 Timeless Photos of Moms Breastfeeding Their Children at Every Stage
touching stories
This Is What IVF Looks Like — and It Was Beyond Worth It For 1 Grateful Mom
Humor
Woman and Her Fiancé — a Paraplegic — Hilariously Announce Unexpected Pregnancy

Cell Phone Helps Mommy Feed Baby

Babysugar Diaries: Back Light

Feeding an infant in the middle of the night is a stealth operation. When my tot screams for milk at 3 a.m., I sneak into his nursery, pick him up gently, tiptoe over to the glider, and nurse him before laying back down to sleep. In an effort not to wake him completely, I never turn on the lights in his room for fear he will think it's time for the rooster to crow. Unfortunately, that means I can't see what I'm doing either. My solution? A cell phone.

Though I feel like a tracked beast on Animal Planet, I use my cell phone's back light to help guide my son to the breast in the dark. I can practically hear the voice-over, "Like a lioness, the mother directs her cub to the source of milk even in the darkness of night." But hey, it beats the overhead lights inciting a 4 a.m. play period, and also helps me keep track of feeding times.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i always use my cell to guide me around in the middle of the night if i have to go to the kitchen ot the bathroom this is a good idea...and it's not genius but people sometimes don't even think of it
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i always use my cell to guide me around in the middle of the night if i have to go to the kitchen ot the bathroomthis is a good idea...and it's not genius but people sometimes don't even think of it
jessie jessie 7 years
never used my cell for that purpose..but of course my kids are older. but i do use it for getting out of our room in the wee hours of the morning so i don't trip over anything..don't want to have to turn the light on and disturb hubby
How to Entertain Kids at the Pediatrician's Office
Signs of Super Moms
High Back Booster Seat Reviews
Baby's First Steps
Answering Children's Questions
Children's Birthday Parties
Sharing Diaper Bags

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds