Mums share the weird and wonderful methods that help their children nod off to sleep.
We asked the question and you answered with some very funny and some very insightful responses.
What weird and wonderful methods help your children nod off to sleep?
Lisa shared – My now 3 yr old has always played with fingernails to go to sleep.
Kyra shared – I have to put a load of washing on. I did it with all of my kids and if my 15yo is struggling to sleep, she puts a load on during the night – works every time!
Terri shared – My daughter has to twirl her hand in my under arm… It’s so weird but she’s done it since I can remember.
Miriam shared – My 8 month old loves to snuggle up with me and pushes her face into my arm pit. She doesn’t like it when I’m freshly showered, so I usually go when she already fell asleep, sniffling my “stinky” armpits lol
She also needs one hand on one boob and a foot on the other.
Katy shared – My nearly 4 yr old plays with a mole i have on my chest. Has done since he was a newbie breastfeeding…he calls it a belly button tho lol
Sarah wrote – My hair.. my son won’t leave it alone. Even in his sleep he reaches for it. Daddy’s hair is not good enough apparently and neither is the doll we bought him in an attempt to give my locks a rest!
Paul shared – Our 7 month old won’t nap or sleep during the night unless he has his rabbitohs soft rugby ball to cuddle.
Katie said – My kids an elbow tweaker. Straight arms only for full flesh grabbage.
Kate shared – My youngest child gets full body gentle tickles. Face, hair, neck, arms, torso, legs and feet. It’s a lengthy process but it works. My other kids are happy with a cuddle and kiss and a bit of time spent talking.
Tina said – My daughter has to hold both my thumbs (limiting me from doing anything) and my son has to weave my hair between each of my fingers and hold it up to his cheek.
Rebecca shared – My youngest rubs my eyebrows for comfort when tired or upset and when falling asleep. Weird and annoying but also sweet and loving all at the same time.
Kiarna shared – My middle Child had to hold mine or her dads Ear until she fell asleep Wouldn’t do it with anyone else but us.
Penny wrote – My oldest son used to rub a mole on my upper arm with his thumb.
How do you get your child to sleep each night? Share with us below.
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