A mother has shared her genius trick to get her baby to sleep through the night that has other mothers now stealing her idea.
It’s something most mums can relate to — how to get their babies to sleep through the night so they can get their own sleep, too.
Thankfully, one mum has shared her genius trick for getting and keeping the baby to sleep by using around a dozen dummies.
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The secret? Dummies to put baby to sleep
Laura Gerson, from Canvey, Essex, always gets up and replaces her 11-month-old daughter, Amelia’s, dummy at night when she goes to sleep and so she thought of a trick that has now been described by mum as a genius.
At bedtime, Laura puts Amelia in her cot surrounded by almost a dozen dummies scattered inside the cot so that when Amelia’s dummy falls out by accident, she can then easily grab another dummy so she can go back to slumber land.
This means Laura doesn’t have to get up and replace the dummy that fell out.
Laura then shared it on The Motherload Facebook group along with a photo of Amelia in her cot with her dummies.
“Since my little one was about 3 months old she’s gone to bed with roughly 10 dummies in with her.”
“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 per cent 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.”
Her post has become an instant hit with mums now wanting to steal her idea. “Why did I not think of this?,” one woman said.
Another user also shared that she also does the dummy trick with her child at night, but uses light-up ones so they’re easier to see.
Although Laura is now enjoying her trick to keep her daughter asleep, she said she knows that one day, Amelia is going to give up all those dummies.
“I don’t even wanna think about the time when the ‘dummy fairy’ comes to take them away though!,” she posted.
Ways to get baby to sleep
Do you have a baby that has difficulty sleeping through the night? Are you looking for ways to help them sleep better? If so, keep reading. In this article, we will discuss some tips that may help your baby get the rest they need. We hope that you find these tips helpful!
Swaddle baby in a soft cloth
It’s no secret that getting baby to sleep can be a challenge. But there are some tried and true methods that can help. One of these is swaddling baby in a soft cloth. This technique has been used for centuries to help baby feel secure and safe, and research has shown that it can be an effective way to promote sleep.
When swaddling baby, be sure to use a light cloth so that baby can move freely and doesn’t overheat. Also, be sure to leave baby’s face uncovered so that he or she can breathe easily. If done correctly, swaddling can be a great way to help baby sleep through the night.
Place baby in a dark, quiet room
If you’re like most parents, you’ll do just about anything to get your baby to sleep through the night. But sometimes it seems like no matter what you try, your little one just won’t drift off to dreamland. One method that may help is placing baby in a dark, quiet room.
This can signal to baby that it’s time to sleep, and the lack of stimulation can help baby to relax and fall asleep. Of course, every baby is different, so don’t be discouraged if this method doesn’t work right away. Just keep trying different techniques until you find one that works for you and your baby.
Play calming music or white noise
This can help to soothe baby and lull them to sleep. White noise can also help to block out other noises that might wake baby up. There are a variety of apps and CDs available that feature calming music or white noise, so parents can experiment to find what works best for their baby.
In addition, some toys also feature white noise, which can be helpful in getting baby to sleep.
Use a pacifier to soothe baby to sleep
Many parents use pacifiers to soothe their baby to sleep. While this may work in the short-term, there are some potential drawbacks to using a pacifier for sleep. First, baby may become dependent on the pacifier and have difficulty falling asleep without it.
Second, baby may develop a “nipple confusion” and have difficulty breastfeeding. Finally, baby may develop an ear infection if the pacifier falls out during the night. While pacifiers can be helpful in soothing baby to sleep, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with their use.
Make sure baby’s sleeping environment is comfortable (temperature, humidity, etc.)
When trying to get baby to sleep, one of the most important things to ensure is that baby’s sleeping environment is comfortable. This means making sure that the temperature, humidity, and other factors are all within baby’s comfort range. If baby is too hot or too cold, this can make it difficult to sleep.
In addition, if the room is too humid or dry, this can also impact baby’s ability to sleep. By making sure that baby’s sleeping environment is comfortable, you will increase the chances of baby being able to sleep through the night.
Read to baby before bedtime
A bedtime story is a comforting way to end the day for baby (and parent!) By reading aloud, you’re not only introducing baby to the concept of storytelling, you’re also teaching them about the flow and rhythm of language. In addition, the familiar voices and words can help to soothe baby and signal that it’s time to sleep.
When choosing a book, look for ones with simple illustrations and storylines that baby can follow. And don’t worry if you don’t have time to read every night – even a few nights a week can make a difference. So snuggle up with baby and enjoy some quality time together while helping them drift off to sleep.
Experiment until you find what works best for your baby!
There’s no magic answer when it comes to getting baby to sleep. Every baby is different, and what works for one may not work for another. The best approach is to experiment until you find what works best for your baby. Some common strategies include rocking baby to sleep, using a white noise machine, or letting baby fall asleep on their own.
There’s no right or wrong way to do it – ultimately, whatever gets baby to sleep is what’s best! Just be prepared to try a few different things before you find the perfect solution.