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Definitely lavs. Shotguns are great but the modern ones have to be pointed directly at the speaker’s mouth, and the closer the better; however, if you can keep it within 12-18 inches, it should sound pretty good. Perhaps take it off the camera and put it on a boom or c-stand arm. And I second that business about being careful when you put lavs on people. As a matter of fact, have the parent wire up the kid and you just put the finishing touches on it. People are more nervous about their bodies nowadays and more careful with their kids. It’s probably a good thing even though it’s a big pain in the neck for production people.