Getting a newborn to sleep is one of the main challenges parents face when bringing their bundle of joy home from the hospital. That’s why the market is so saturated with baby orthopedic mattresses, cocoon beds, vibrating swings, and more. All these items cost a lot of money and are not always guaranteed to soothe your little one. Well, what if there was an easier way?
Here at Bright Side, we were thrilled to learn about this towel life hack created by Lê Thi Ánh, a first-time mom from Vietnam, who shared her secret with the world by posting a Facebook video that gained the gratitude of over 16 million parents worldwide.
Lê Thi Ánh’s Method
In just over a minute and a half, this first-time Vietnamese supermom demonstrated a simple, easy, and cost-effective way to send your baby off to dreamland. In just 3 easy steps, Lê Thi Ánh ensured that her baby was well-positioned and comfortable enough to drift off into a deep slumber.
Step 1: Find a towel.
- Take a regular bath towel (sized approximately 120×60 cm) and twist it into a long tube.
- Make sure the towel is clean and soft, preferably washed with hypoallergenic baby detergent.
Step 2: Position the baby.
- Make sure that your little one’s clothes are not restricting their movement.
- Place the baby on their right side and begin wrapping the towel around the perimeter of their body.
- Make sure to have part of the towel underneath the neck, supporting the head.
- Put the towel over the newborn’s right hand and under their left hand. This way they can hug the towel while laying on their side.
Step 3: Help the baby settle down.
- Once your little one is in the right position, tuck them in by making sure the towel hugs them snuggly all around.
- Gently pat and stroke your baby to sleep and marvel at how quickly they drift off into a deep and comfortable sleep!
Here’s the video where Lê Thi Ánh demonstrates her clever method. We just love watching her sweet little one falling asleep while snuggling up to its towel.
And here’s a picture of Lê Thi Ánh herself, posing with her little bundle of joy:
What do you think of this method? Will you be giving it a try with your baby? Let us know in the comments below.