If you’re a mum, then you’re sure to recall the early days of becoming a parent when you’re going to do something to make you feel human again.
Before kids, we prefer to take stuff like getting a hot shower and sipping a cup of coffee for granted.
When you’re dealing with a new kid, you’ve got to be at their backs and call 24/7.
Well, Australia’s mum Melissa Dykstra came up with a genius hack that allowed her to sneak away from her sleeping baby for enough time to have a hot shower and finish her coffee.
Melissa packed a rubber glove with some sand and put it on her one-month-old daughter’s tummy. This imitated the feeling that Melissa’s hand was there, which comforted her baby and allowed her to sneak off softly.
Melissa posted a brilliant tip to the Baby Hints and Tips Facebook community, where she quickly became viral.
“I sat down with her, and she wasn’t upset when she woke up; she just looked a little confused,” said Melissa.
“She’s going through her first ‘leap’ (in her mental development), so she’s been extra clingy in the last few days and makes it so hard to even go to the bathroom, so I thought I’d try it, and I was surprised how well it worked,” she said.
So if you’re a new mum (or grandma) and you’re scratching on your own for a few minutes, this brilliant tip seems to be worth a shot! Big thanks to Melissa for sharing her wonderful secret!