An amazing parenting hack is helping new parents to finally get some sleep.
Lauren Session, 31, was caring for her sister’s baby while she was hospitalised, when she rediscovered the power of white noise.
When three-week-old baby A’mire wouldn’t stop crying Session’s tried a hack that used to work when her own child was a baby.
The sound of running water soothed A’mire so much that she not only stopped sobbing but soon drifted off to sleep.
“I hadn’t taken care of a baby in almost five years and this baby was very fussy because I believe she was missing her mum and I wasn’t getting any sleep after just working a 12hr shift,” Lauren said.
Registered Nurse Lauren, has a four-and-a-half-year-old called Dalani, and she said that this trick used to work for her.
“I had tried numerous of things but nothing seemed to work. I then remembered when my daughter was a baby and had a fussy moment, I would go into the bathroom and run the bathtub water and that would soothe her.
“I went into my bathroom and turned on the sink and placed her in a football position and just rocked her and to my surprised it worked.
“I had actually got some sleep that night after numerous of sleepless nights – I was ecstatic.”
Since posting the video Lauren has had numerous messages from people thanking her for the tip, and for a good night’s sleep.
“I’m grateful and I’m so happy I could share my story with people all over the world and help because that’s what I love doing.
“It’s crazy, I would have never thought it would hit over 3 million views and over 500 friend requests and thousands of likes and shares.”