Skip Nav
Visitors in Hospital After Birth
Personal Essay
New Moms: Just Say No to Frequent Visitors Right After Birth
Unusual Girls' Names
Pregnancy
100 Unique Yet Beautiful Girls' Names
Signs of Asperger's Syndrome
Little Kids
10 Signs Your Child May Have Asperger's Syndrome

Pacifiers in Crib to Self-Soothe

Genius Parenting Hack to Help Babies Self-Soothe While Sleeping Is Going Viral

When Laura Gerson's daughter was about 3 months old, she watched Amelia on the video monitor struggle to find her pacifier in her crib after it fell out of her mouth, and then cry all night looking for it. Since then, the mom has had what some would consider an unconventional bedtime routine with her 11-month-old, but we're calling it genius: she puts Amelia down to sleep with 10 pacifiers all around her.

Laura shared how her parenting hack came to be after that one night of crying.

"Just put a couple [pacifiers] in [her crib] the next night, but lost one down the side of the cot, so over the next few nights just put more in there," Laura told POPSUGAR. "Ninety-nine percent of the time she just wanted her dummy to soothe her back to sleep . . . When she had lots in there she was quite calm, falling asleep with them in her hands, too. 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, and having more in there makes it easy for her to find one and hold one (or two). Just made sense that if that was all she wanted to make it easier for her to get to them without getting herself stressed when she couldn't. Happy baby, happy mummy!"

Along with a photo of Amelia surrounded by her pacifiers, Laura shared the sleep tip to The Motherload Facebook group, and from there it's gone totally viral. And for good reason: Laura says Amelia, who turns 1 at the end of this month, sleeps between 12 and 13 hours a night — AKA a mom's damn dream — thanks to this simple hack.

Image Source: Laura Gerson
From Our Partners
Old Parenting Advice
Do Babies Cry in the Womb?
Can You Choose Your Baby's Sex Through IVF?
Why You Should Give Your Kid a Middle Name
Rules of Sleep-Training
Baby Teething Guide
Disney First Birthday Party Ideas
Baby Boy Names 2018
Best Natural Baby Products 2018
Are Baby Classes Really Worth It?
Tips For Families With Allergies
Why IVF Is Only Half the Battle
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds