How to Get a Baby to Fall Asleep in 42 Seconds

By Alyse Borkan  |  Apr 10, 2015
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The internet is full of strange tricks designed to help parents get their babies to sleep. There’s countless articles, forums, and videos all created with the goal of getting newborns to fall asleep and stay asleep longer. From a few drops of lavender oil to co-sleeping and dream feeds, there’s a varied collection of unconventional practices, but here’s one we’ve never seen before.

Nathan Dailo from Sydney uploaded this video to YouTube, which shows his own unorthodox method for getting his three-month-old son Seth to close his eyes and catch some zzz’s.

Dailo strokes Seth’s face repeatedly, and very gently, with a sheet of tissue paper. In a mere 42 seconds, the baby goes from being a ball of energy to sleeping soundly.

One online commenter said the trick had worked five times. Another wrote: “I’m gonna tell my neighbours right now with their damn crying baby during the middle of the night!”

If only this simple trick worked on adults, too…

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