Devious mom shares ‘genius’ trick to getting good sleep with a baby at home

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A mother confessed her sneaky life hack on an episode of "LuAnna: The Podcast" that can help many new moms get a full night's rest while daddy puts in overtime.

Earmuffs, dads — this hack’s for moms only.

Bringing a new bundle of joy into your home is beautiful until the sleepless night and baggy eyes begin to settle in.

In a submission featured on “LuAnna: The Podcast,” a British mother confessed the sneaky way she got a full night’s rest while daddy put in overtime.

Comedians and podcast hosts Luisa Zissman and Anna Williamson have since dubbed the parent’s ploy “the best mum hack ever.”

“This is genius,” said Williamson. Added Zissman, “Winning at life.”

Reading the anonymous confessional aloud in a resurfaced TikTok clip, Zissman began, “I have 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 do the day feeds.”

A mom confessed she’s been lying to her husband about her daughter sleeping throughout the night. Marina – stock.adobe.com
A mom confessed she’s been lying to her husband about her daughter sleeping throughout the night. Marina – stock.adobe.com

The couple split feeding shifts: her husband took over in the morning while she covered evenings.

“He would wake up around 5:30 to take our baby girl downstairs for her morning feed, leaving me to get a few hours of uninterrupted rest before he started work for the day,” she added.

Soon, her baby began sleeping in longer stretches throughout the night. Devilishly, the still-sleep-deprived mom devised a plan to score a few more precious Zzzs.

“Around 10 weeks baby girl dropped her night feeds and I had a blissful night’s sleep. Plus, additional lie-in times most days after telling my husband how awful my night had been,” the clever mom chuckled.

The mother submitted her sneaky life hack to Podcasters on an episode of “LuAnna: The Podcast.” everything_luanna/Tiktok
The mother submitted her sneaky life hack to Podcasters on an episode of “LuAnna: The Podcast.” everything_luanna/Tiktok

She continued to take the daughter downstairs while the newborn and she rested up without any disturbance.

“[My husband] would thank me for being so quiet as he had no idea it was such a struggle,” she joked.

She added, too, that she has no intention of revealing her identity, lest blowing up her sneaky sleeping scheme.

“I don’t regret it at all,” she said. “Ladies, we go through enough that the men have some of the load.”

Viewers of the clip on the “LuAnna” TikTok account agreed with the mom’s dishonest behavior, using the comments section to air their own confessions.

“I pretend I need the toilet just to get 5 minutes peace and just sit there on TikTok,” confessed one mom.

“I have said this many times to my husband [and] I don’t feel guilty about it,” added another.

But at least one potential parent came to defend the duped dad, writing, “I would be pretty upset if my wife led me on. Honesty is [the] best policy.”