Mum shares genius trick for getting toddler to sleep in her own bed – but it terrified her partner
WHEN it comes to getting your child to sleep in their own bed, we guess there are no extreme moms out there who wouldn’t go into their offer for a good night’s sleep.
And a mom may have just found the answer, after testing an awesome hack that involves making a clone of herself with her hair extensions.
TikTok user Meagan Michelle Allen explained that she was tired of sleeping in her two-year-old’s bed, so she found a clever – albeit scary – way to support her toddler.
It involved hilariously wrapping her hair extensions around the head of a stuffed monkey and wrapping it in a blanket next to her son’s bed.
She said: “When you’ve been sleeping in your 2 year old’s bed for two weeks it’s time for him to sleep in his own bed but he has separation anxiety but you really want a good night of sleep, then you make a ‘clone’ for ‘Support’.”
After adding even more hair to the monkey, she teased, “So it’ll either go one of three ways – 1) my son will think it’s me and go back to sleep.
“2) my son is going to cuddle me and “my hair” is falling out and he is screaming bloody murder and scarred for life.
“3) I’m going to wake up, forget I did it, and wake up the whole neighborhood.”
Thousands of people liked the video which has been viewed over a million times online and hundreds commented telling Meagan how “clever” they thought her trick was.
“Why didn’t I ever think of this, I will need an update,” one person posted.
Another said: “That’s so smart! But my two-year-old wakes up and says ‘mum? and make sure I answer before she goes back to sleep.”
A third teased: “Losing so much sleep you play with trauma and I love it (sic).”
What Meagan didn’t expect, however, was how terrified the move would leave her husband.
Share an update in a follow-up videoMeagan revealed her partner’s reaction.
Horrified, he said, “Baby, what’s that?! Get that out! What’s that? What’s that?
Meagan responded by telling him it was a “monkey with my hair”, but that only terrified him more.
“Oh my god, go get that, are you crazy? What are you trying to do to him? If he sees that and thinks – poor baby… he’ll crawl up to him and start screaming and be traumatized. It will never come back to you,” he warned.
“So scary, I thought it was a girl sleeping there.”
Meagan got the last laugh, however, by revealing that her hack worked like a charm.
As his toddler woke up, he looked at the monkey covered in fur and was so convinced that it was his mother lying there that he fell asleep again every time.
“I can’t breathe, I’m laughing so hard. But seriously, so glad it worked out for you,” another mum commented.
Another said: “Omg congratulations!! I’m so glad it worked for you. Also your husband’s reaction KILLED ME.”
One mum added, “Walking to the store to buy a wig, I didn’t try!”
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