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Mum's genius hack for keeping her baby asleep goes viral

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Yahoo Style UK
Mum’s genius hack for keeping her baby asleep goes viral [Photo: Facebook]

Any parent who has ever struggled for hours to get their baby to sleep, only for them to wake up crying for their dummy minutes later, then this hack is for you.

Laura Gerson, a mother from Essex took to Facebook to reveal her simple yet genius trick for keeping her 11-month-old daughter, Amelia in the land of slumber night after night.

Laura claims that since she discovered the clever move eight months ago, she hasn’t had to resettle her daughter during the night.

“Since my little one was about 3-months-old she’s gone to bed with roughly 10 dummies in with her,” Laura started the post, which she shared on The Motherload Facebook page.

“Found that when she cried of a night all she wanted was a dummy then she’d go back off.

“Realised that if she had one to hand then she would just find it of a night, trial and error with her losing a few down the side but 99% of the time she feels around, finds a dummy, sticks it in and she’s sorted.

“Haven’t had to go into her of a night for about 8 months now… WINNING!!”

The mum litters her baby’s cot with dummies [Photo: Facebook]

Unsurprisingly, parents were quick to comment on the post, praising Laura for the genius idea.

“Why did I not think of this?” one woman wrote.

“My little one loves his dummy and I am always getting up to put it back in.”

Another person said she also does the dummy trick with her child at night, but uses light up ones so they’re easier to see.

Despite the success of her parenting hack, Laura admitted she was worried about eventually weaning Amelia off the dummy, adding: “I don’t even wanna think about the time when the ‘Dummy Fairy’ comes to take them away.”

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