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Parents are known for going to pretty extreme lengths to get their baby to go to sleep. If you're a parent yourself, you'll be familiar - driving them round in the back of the car at 3am, cuddling them for two hours even though you're dying for a wee... whatever it takes.
But one mum was shocked by the slightly unexpected lengths her fella went to to get their daughter to sleep - having found a vibrating sex toy in her bed.
Aussie mum-of-four Laura Bentley said she 'choked on her tea' after stumbling on her husband's unconventional parenting hack, which involved leaving the pink plastic sex toy in 10-week-old Lucie's bassinet so that it would continuously vibrate.
Thirty-three-year-old Laura, who hails from the Gold Coast, Queensland, said she had been flooded with messages from other sleep-deprived parents eager to try the strange but effective trick for themselves.
Laura has her own Instagram blog called Attempting to Mum, while also running her own business with husband Brad, 34.
Also mum to Will, 10, Indie, four, and two-year-old Zahli, Laura said: "Lucie is baby number four so we are used to it by now, but she does not do very well at day sleeps.
"We've found to put her down, we have to literally stand behind her rocking the bassinet to replicate the movement of the car.
"On Monday, I was at the gym and Brad got done with spending 20 minutes rocking the bassinet, so he decided to force the process and thought, 'What can I use to make the vibrations?'
"He had to go digging for it, I had no idea where it was because we've just had a baby!
"I came home, and he just said, 'I used the vibrator to get the baby to sleep.'
"The thing is, it sent her to sleep straight away! It's amazing and works so well.
"It's now more inconspicuously hidden in the bassinet, but we're still using it."
Laura explained that she was initially a bit concerned that keyboard warriors wouldn't see the funny side of what happened.
However, she added that many other parenting blogs have spoken about the use of vibrators to get the little ones to sleep.
Laura continued: "When I first posted the picture I was petrified people wouldn't see the funny, humourous side - the fact it works is so funny.
"But so many people have been agreeing with me - the reaction has been amazing.
"There have been a few negative Nancys out there, but mostly it's been completely positive.
"When you have a child, you will literally do everything you can to get them to sleep.
"Afterwards, Brad spent some time Googling vibrating motors so we could come up with another similar method, which wasn't a sex toy.
"But other parenting blogs suggest it as well, and it's even in an episode of Sex and the City.
"I wasn't trying to offend anybody, and my followers are aware of my sense of humour and that I'm very light-hearted and sarcastic."
Whatever you think, you can't deny that it's certainly creative...
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