Yay For Inventions That Make Our Lives Easier

We Love The Lap Baby
30 May 2016

Well this is just about the coolest thing I've seen in a while.

Have you heard of the Lap Baby?

Billed as a hands-free seating aid for babies, the Lap Baby is suitable for use from three months and comes in a handy travel bag.

The appeal is obvious - no more wedging your wriggling tot on your lap while you eat lunch / do an online shop / take a flight. Just pop the Lap Baby on, secure your little one in place and voila - your hands are free at last!

The Lap Baby creator says this about it:

"I came up with the idea for LapBaby 2 years ago whilst on maternity leave with my first child. I hand-sewed a very early prototype and found myself using it so much that I knew I had to develop the idea! My friends placed orders as soon as they witnessed me eating and relaxing at our get-togethers handsfree, while they all struggled with one arm wrapped around baby, the other chasing food around a plate. I used the prototype on a flight to Greece and the whole experience was so much more enjoyable as I could read and entertain my daughter throughout using both hands! Mums and grandparents are always approaching me in restaurants asking where they can buy one.....my husbands 'eureka' moment was when he realised he could use it to play the Xbox!"

Alas, my youngest is already too old for this but it would have been a life-saver when my lot were little - and the perfect pressie for a new or expectant mum.

I particularly love this feedback from a Grateful Granny on the Lap Baby website:

"My daughter has just brought this around to my house and I can't believe how useful it is, not only for her but for me when I'm looking after my grandson. I've just spent the past half hour with him on my lap playing the piano – that's four hands on the keyboard – great fun!"

Lap Baby costs £24.99 and you can buy yours here.

So will you be snapping one up, or do you wish they existed when your tots were tiny?


  • Rachel P.

    im actually considering getting this!

    • Steph H.

      OMG this looks amazing!!

  • Amanda K.

    Only while your sitting down! How often is that?? :joy: x x

  • Faith B.

    Perfect for my wriggly baby!

  • Chantelle W.

    Me sharing my food?? :thinking: xxx

  • Mary B.

    really? That's amazing :grin:

  • Sarah R.

    this could help at mealtimes :joy:

  • Robyn M.

    Great idea!

  • Jennifer S.

    We need one of these for when we try and eat at cafe and they both wake and try and join in!! Haha Xx

  • Laura D.

    Does it come with arm restraints :thinking::joy: my 2 would have had that plate straight off the table :joy:

  • Jacqueline J.

    Looks ace!! X

  • Lauren S.

    Love this!!! I want one

  • Karen D.

    its all about what makes life easier....

  • Kirsty H.

    I can't help but think this has a few design problems. They would grab your plate being one. On the original post they suggested moving your plate further back but I can't help but think you'd then have to lean forward to get your food and the baby would then be headbutting the table

    • Nicola J.

      So flawed!

  • Charlotte C.

    Just put your baby down whilst you eat!!!!

  • Beverley R.

    Re-inventing the wheel #babyslings...

  • Nia M.

    I sort of use my sling like this already but I hate spilling food on it :speak_no_evil:

  • Maria D.

    Crazy !!

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