A clever mum has come up with an expert-level hack to end dead-of-night dummy recovery missions, and it’s so simple, you’ll be able to try it tonight.
Laura Gerson sent the internet into a spin with her easy way to end replacing dummies into little mouths throughout the night and all you need is about 10 dummies. Laura posted her trick on The Motherload, prompting a wave of ‘why didn’t I think of that moments’.
She says, “Since my little one was about three-months-old she’s gone to bed with roughly 10 dummies with her. I found that when she cried of a night all she wanted was a dummy, then she’d go back off to sleep again. Through trial and error with her losing a few down the side but 99 per cent of the time she feels around, finds a dummy, sticks it in and she’s sorted! I haven’t had to go into her of a night for about eight months now … WINNING!”
A standing ovation for Laura – what a champion idea! But the Essex mum does agree that this little hack may make giving up the dummy a little more difficult down the track. “I don’t even want to think about the time when the ‘Dummy Fairy’ comes to take them away though,” Laura laments.
If you’re searching for some other ways to send bub off to the land of nod, check out these tips on how to settle a baby to sleep in a cot.