Ingenious Trick: How a Desperate Mother Got Her Baby to Sleep Alone

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.12 - 2024 12:25 PM CET

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How a Mother Got Her Baby to Sleep Alone.

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Having a child is undoubtedly one of the greatest experiences in a person's life.

However, it can also be incredibly exhausting for new parents, especially if the baby struggles to sleep.

New parents can easily relate to the draining feeling of spending hours trying to get their little one to sleep. Melissa Dykstra from Australia faced the same issue as many other parents.

According to, her daughter, Olivia, refused to sleep unless her mother sat beside the bed and held her.

The Genius Solution

After enduring this demanding bedtime routine for a while, Melissa had enough.

She realized she couldn't spend every evening sitting in a dark bedroom with her hand on her little girl.

Then, Melissa came up with an idea.

Her solution has since spread through social media to parents around the world.

She simply took a disposable rubber glove, inflated it, and placed it on Olivia's back after she had fallen asleep. And just like that, the problem was solved effortlessly.

Melissa posted a picture of her solution on Facebook, and the post went viral, inspiring other parents to adopt her method.

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