If you’ve ever tried to get a crying baby into a car, you’ll likely know ~the struggle~.
Aussie mum Teagan came up with a brilliant solution, issuing a PSA on the Mamamia Parents Facebook page that frankly deserves some sort of parenting initiative award.
“My baby would scream as soon as I put him in the car and not stop until he was back out again,” she shared of her all too familiar plight.
“Although this is so cringeworthy I need to tell other parents what helped us! A blown up photo of your face. I found this one from about 15 years ago; it has worked 100% of the time for us, all he needs is his mama’s face smiling at him and he sits quietly looking at it, talking to it or falling asleep. If this car nightmare sounds familiar to you this is worth a go!”
Of course, this isn’t the first parenting hack to go viral. It’s not even the first parenting hack to go viral this week. We’re all looking for quick and easy ways to keep our kids happy while getting them to do what we want them to do.
Bribery can get expensive, so hacks are the way to go... even if they’re occasionally, ahem, slightly questionable.
Mamamia has brought together the best ones on the internet, many of them sourced from our own parent readers.
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Mum of four Melissa wanted to do some grocery shopping, and her husband Michael insisted she leave the kids behind so she'd have some peace.