Childrearing

This Just Might Be The Best Lazy Parent Hack Ever

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When my son was a baby, he had terrible reflux and could only sleep in a bouncy chair that kept him somewhat upright. The first time I put him in it, I made the mistake of rocking it to help him fall asleep. After that, he could only fall asleep if the chair was moving, which got real old REAL fast. If I’d seen this brilliant parent hack back then, I would have been tempted to try it.

 

The person who came up with this parenting hack is a genius!

In the r/shittyrobots subthread on the popular site Reddit, user GallowBoob uploaded a gif titled, “Parenting Hack KitchenAid Bouncer w/ White Noise.”

Parenting Hack KitchenAid Bouncer w/ White Noise 

In just four days, the GIF  has been viewed more than a million times.

I can’t tell if that’s a piece of fabric or a rubber band connecting the KitchenAid mixer with the bouncer, but it appears to be sturdy enough to withstand the constant tugging. And yes, I definitely see the potential dangers of using a large mixer to rock an infant bouncy chair, but there’s no denying it’s pretty ingenious. It’s a great way to keep the baby moving while giving the parents a hands-free break.

Of course, a parent could just buy baby seats and bouncers with built-in motors, but I guess not everyone can do things the easy way.

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