Mum shares genius hack that guarantees a lie-in
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A mum has shared a ‘genius’ hack that guarantees a lie-in even when you’ve got a little one to look after – although admittedly it is a little sly.
Any parent will know just how hard it is to catch up on sleep when you have children, whether it’s thanks to the constant feeds of a newborn, the early wake-ups of a toddler or the relentless worrying of a teen.
But one woman reckons she’s got the perfect trick to ensure a good night’s kip... well, a better one, at least.
The mum wrote in to LuAnna: The Podcast, hosted by The Apprentice star Luisa Zissman and presenter Anna Williamson.
“I’ve never told anyone this, but my husband and I came to an arrangement when we had our first child that I would do the night feeds, and he would wake up around 5.30am to take our baby girl downstairs for her morning feed, leaving me to get a few hours’ uninterrupted rest before he starts work for the day.
“Around 10 weeks, baby girl dropped her night feeds and I had a blissful sleep.”
Williamson chimed in: “Woohoo!”
Zissman then continued to read out the message, saying: “Plus... additional lie-in time most days after telling my husband how AWFUL my night had been and him thanking me for being so quiet as he had no idea it was such a struggle."
Laughing, Williamson said the evil plan was ‘genius’, with Zissman sharing the final part of the message: "I don't regret it at all. Ladies, we go through enough - let the men have some of the load! Much love, a well-rested mumma.”
She then added: “Winning at mum life!”
In the caption, the podcasters added: “This is the best mum hack EVER. Ladies… do what you’ve gotta do!”
After the clip was posted on TikTok, the ‘hack’ prompted a fair bit of debate online, with some agreeing it was ‘genius’, while others argued it was cruel.
One wrote: “I would totally still do morning feeds, but I would be pretty upset if my wife led me on. Honesty is best policy.”
Someone else said: “Our kid used to wake up in the night. I would poke my husband and say ‘your turn’ as if I’d been up already. I’ve never told him I never got up at all.”
A third wrote: “I’m so doing this if/when I have a baby! Genius idea!!!!”
A fourth added: “Imagine your baby sleeping through at 10 weeks. Mine is almost a year and still doesn’t most of the time.”