Some time ago, I was privileged to be invited to the “Feel Comfy, Feed Comfy” event of Huggies Philippines. They introduced their #ComfyFeedingPhilosophy to us moms who were present at the event, and I would like to share what I learned with you, the members of the Truly Rich and Blessed community.
First things first though… What exactly do we mean by a “Comfy Feeding Philosophy”?
Well, basically it’s all about keeping baby comfortable during mealtime and snacktime (or whenever baby wants to eat). It’s also about keeping feeding time as stress-free as possible for both baby and mommy, because our babies can feel it whenever we are stressing out over one reason or another. (I can attest to this, as a mom of four! A stressed mommy = stressed kids! So let’s remember that we’re too #trulyrichandblessed to be stressed!)
I was with our two younger kids at the event so I wasn’t able to take down notes during the talks, but I was able to relate a bit to celebrity mom Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan when she shared about her challenges with her kids when it came to feeding time. She also told us how she succeeded in encouraging her kids to eat more by being patient and taking active steps to make sure they felt comfortable.
Of course, when it comes to having a “Comfy Feeding Philosophy,” we should also take into account our babies’ attire during feeding. According to board-certified pediatrician and Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) fellow Jennifer Concepcion-Lim, M.D., who also spoke at the Huggies event, babies’ tummies naturally expand — at times by as much as 40% — while eating.
This is why it’s important to choose the right clothing and diapers that will not constrict babies’ tummies and cause discomfort which, in turn, makes them fussier and more difficult to feed.
Thankfully, Huggies Dry Pants help provide the comfort our babies need, with a 360 comfort fit waistband that adjusts as baby’s tummy size expands while eating.
Anyway, as mentioned earlier, I don’t have any detailed notes but by God’s grace, Mommy Maricel shared the same tips she gave at the Huggies event in the video below, so I hope you’ll find them useful (she also wrote a post about them here, if you want to read it):
To end, please do remember that many experts say that mealtimes are great opportunities for bonding with our kids, even when they are past the baby stage.
Don’t believe me?
Just google “why family mealtime is important” and you’ll come up with different articles to support this statement. (Start with the article here, if you like.)
So, if you think about it, having a “Comfy Feeding Philosophy” from the very beginning will certainly help you make family mealtime more meaningful and precious!
Do you have your own take on the “Comfy Feeding Philosophy” mentioned here? I’d love to know, so feel free to leave a comment! And if you found this article useful, go ahead and share it with others by clicking any of the buttons below. God bless you and your loved ones!