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This Mom’s Genius Trick That Stops Her Baby Crying Is Going Viral, But Not Everyone Approves It
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This Mom’s Genius Trick That Stops Her Baby Crying Is Going Viral, But Not Everyone Approves It

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One of the most common reasons to cry for a baby is waking up with pacifier fallen out, and the dear baby would so like a replacement.

While many parents have struggled with this over the years, getting up every hour or so to faithfully put the pacifier back while certain that it will soon fall out again, Laura Gerson, user of British parenting site ‘The Motherload’ has come up with an ingeniously simple life hack and it is proving to be very popular. “I’m completely amazed that this parenting tip has gone viral!” Laura told Bored Panda. “We put it on The Motherload Facebook group as a kind of humorous post because she looked so cute with them all around her, and cannot believe the response from it.”

Instead of a single pacifier in the crib, which can easily be misplaced or fall down the sides, Laura decided to place 10 or more pacifiers all around the crib. This is like a ‘bar’ for baby Amelia, who can reach out as soon as the pacifier drops and almost instantly find a replacement. “She isn’t a total dummy fiend and doesn’t even have them through the day. But it really soothes her having them through the night, and having more in there makes it easy for her to find one, and hold one (or two), Laura explained. “She loves the comfort of holding them and the fact that she can find them easily without the stress she causes herself of her waking when she couldn’t find one.”

The post was met with gratitude and amazement from parents who couldn’t believe that they hadn’t thought of such a simple parenthood hack earlier. “Lots of people do use this trick already, but lots of people don’t,” Laura told Bored Panda. “The way I see it is that if it helps just one family get a good night’s sleep while raising kids from something so simple, then it’s absolutely worth it. Happy baby, happy mummy!

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Scroll down below to check out Laura and Amelia’s story, and feel free to share your own parenting hacks in the comments!

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    “Since my little one was about 3 months she’s gone to bed with 10 dummies in with her”

    “I found that when she cried of a night all she wanted was a dummy, then she’d go back off”

    “She isn’t a total dummy-fiend and doesn’t even have them through the day really, but it really soothes her having them through the night”

    Immediately after sharing the post, parents started to congratulate her on the hack, agreeing that it does indeed work

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    Others had a very different pacifier policy

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    And some believe that it’s simply every parents choice, defending those who use pacifiers

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    What do you think about this hack? Would you try it with your children?

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    aliciascheeprs1995 avatar
    Alia
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I've learned not to read comments, even on here you find people getting mad at just plain drawing posts. Be a better person when you step away from your screen.

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    Neeraj Jha
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Had I also learned to not to read comments, I would have missed on this gem - "Be a better person when you step away from your screen." :)

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    Hans
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    There are few topics where you are so quickly judged as when it comes to parenting. This is particularly true for pacifiers. Why black and white thinking? Yes, pacifiers will deform teeth and hamper speaking when worn all day long still by four-year olds. But also yes, pacifies help a lot of babies have a craving to suck, and even for breastfeeding moms it is not feasible to have the baby be on the breast half day long. And would you rather have the baby suck on the thumb, which is equally bad for the teeth if sustained? There is no "thumb fairy", who will eventually come. Thus: being a critical parent is a good choice, judging others is not unless things are really clear.

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    Jay Broderick
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I was coming to talk about thumb sucking. Because my brother didn't have a pacifier, he used his thumb and not only sucked it, but pushed up the roof of his mouth leading to way worse dental problems. You can take away a soother but not a thumb! :)

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    Tess
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I swear the people getting mad about this either had the easiest kids to raise or never have had children. When your baby is crying non stop and you haven't slept for an entirety you do whatever it takes

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    Rafaella Bueno
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I'd say you're lucky if a pacifier is all it takes. According to my parents, the insomnia I still often deal with is from birth, and I often needed one of them to hold me through the night to sleep or I'd cry, and I never liked pacifiers. My twin brother never needed pacifiers either, and he just slept. You put him in the crib, five minutes in he was in deep sleep, and even me crying didn't wake him up. Babies just are very different.

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    aliciascheeprs1995 avatar
    Alia
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I've learned not to read comments, even on here you find people getting mad at just plain drawing posts. Be a better person when you step away from your screen.

    neeraz001 avatar
    Neeraj Jha
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Had I also learned to not to read comments, I would have missed on this gem - "Be a better person when you step away from your screen." :)

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    Hans
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    There are few topics where you are so quickly judged as when it comes to parenting. This is particularly true for pacifiers. Why black and white thinking? Yes, pacifiers will deform teeth and hamper speaking when worn all day long still by four-year olds. But also yes, pacifies help a lot of babies have a craving to suck, and even for breastfeeding moms it is not feasible to have the baby be on the breast half day long. And would you rather have the baby suck on the thumb, which is equally bad for the teeth if sustained? There is no "thumb fairy", who will eventually come. Thus: being a critical parent is a good choice, judging others is not unless things are really clear.

    doulagirl35 avatar
    Jay Broderick
    Community Member
    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I was coming to talk about thumb sucking. Because my brother didn't have a pacifier, he used his thumb and not only sucked it, but pushed up the roof of his mouth leading to way worse dental problems. You can take away a soother but not a thumb! :)

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    tessacalogaras avatar
    Tess
    Community Member
    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I swear the people getting mad about this either had the easiest kids to raise or never have had children. When your baby is crying non stop and you haven't slept for an entirety you do whatever it takes

    rafaellabueno avatar
    Rafaella Bueno
    Community Member
    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I'd say you're lucky if a pacifier is all it takes. According to my parents, the insomnia I still often deal with is from birth, and I often needed one of them to hold me through the night to sleep or I'd cry, and I never liked pacifiers. My twin brother never needed pacifiers either, and he just slept. You put him in the crib, five minutes in he was in deep sleep, and even me crying didn't wake him up. Babies just are very different.

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