Could this mum’s genius hack be the secret to babies sleeping through the night?

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  • Developing a successful sleep routine that their little ones stick to is something many parents will admit they struggle with.

    But one mum appears to have nailed night time by coming up with an idea that encourages her young daughter Amelia to soothe herself.

    And much to the mother’s delight, the amazing (and super simple) hack means that she also gets to enjoy extra time undisturbed in bed.

    ‘Since my little one was about 3-months-old she’s gone to bed with roughly 10 dummies in with her’, Laura Gerson wrote on the Facebook group ‘The Motherload’.

    ‘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.

    Image: Laura Gerson

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

    Laura accompanied her words with an adorable picture of her baby girl sound asleep in her crib. With a pacifier in her mouth, one clutched tightly in either fist and a couple scattered around the pink sheets, the tiny tot appears to be very relaxed.

    It’s safe to say that fans of The Motherload were extremely impressed by Laura’s clever hack, with one exclaiming: ‘Why did I not think of this?’

    Another quipped light-heartedly: ‘This will be me tonight! Sleep training has started – send help! Wish me luck!’

    And clearly thrilled to see Laura using with a method she tried out herself, a third mother kindly offered up her own tip for ensuring success: ‘We did this! You can buy glow in the dark ones- we got loads!!!’

    Will you be trying this mum’s hack? Let us know in the comments!