Any parent or anyone who has ever taken care of a baby will tell you that keeping the baby asleep all night can be quite a challenge.

While there are parents who were lucky enough to have babies that do sleep well throughout the night, with just a few cries to ask milk but get back to sleep afterwards, most faced the challenge of finding a way to keep the kids from crying.

One mom has found what she believes to be the best parenting hack she could think of – and it was actually so simple that many parents would soon comment in wonder that they had not thought of that trick before!

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On British parenting site ‘The Motherload’, Laura Gerson shared a photo of her daughter who was sleeping peacefully while sucking on a dummy. But Laura did not just put one dummy with her daughter in the crib.

Instead, she places 10 each night and has found the trick to work so well that she decided to share it with other parents.

Weird bedtime routine that’s worked… Lol. 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% 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!!

I don’t even wanna think about the time when the “Dummy Fairy” comes to take them away though.

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A lot of parents quickly expressed amazement that such an easy trick could actually work. Many wondered why they never thought about this back when their kids were still small.

But many also slammed Laura for letting her child use a dummy, saying kids only get used to a dummy because their parents give them one.

Despite the strong debate on the issue, Laura feels happy that the trick works on her daughter and has kept her sleeping peacefully at night for about 8 months now. At the end of the day, isn’t that what really matters?

Do you think this trick will work on your kids? Feel free to share your special parenting hacks with us.