Kids differ from one another and should be treated differently. This is why parents have to be innovative and always look for new ways to take care of their kids. Sometimes it might even require them to conjure up clever tricks and hack just to keep their parenting game top notch. Parenting is definitely not easy and innovation is a huge part of being a great parent.
This is what 23-year-old Abigail Rivera Garcia from Massachusetts came to learn with her newborn. She encountered a peculiar problem that required her using some unconventional but clever tactic to take care of her baby. The young mother seeing how helpful the trick is decided to share it online for other women in her condition to learn from as well.
With a 16 months old and another two months old baby, Abigail literarily has her hands full at the moment. Both of her babies were preemies so she is used to the unusual and demanding level of care that she has had to give her babies. But her Second daughter 2 months old Ananyah was more of a handful than her first baby was. The little girl was colic and reflux which made her super cranky and she was always wanting to be held. Of course, this was always tiring and was not always possible.
“It got to the point where I couldn’t put her down for more than 10 minutes without her crying,” she wrote in a piece for Love What Matters.
But luckily for Abigail, while surfing online she came across a hack on Pinterest that has proven to be quite valuable in relieving her of some of her worries about her little girl. The hack involved laying her baby down on her stomach and placing a glove filled with rice on her back.
It worked like magic. Abigail says its “the BEST THING” she’s done yet. The baby immediately stopped crying as the rice-filled glove mimicked the mother’s hand on the baby’s back. It would definitely be a few more years before Ananyah would be old enough to find out her mother’s little trick. Hopefully, by then, she wouldn’t need the glove anymore.
But as expected not anyone seems to agree with the hack for their own personal reasons. Here is what Abigail has to say about that. “Of course, everyone has their own opinion on this hack. Some like it and some don’t but every mother knows their child. My daughter loves it and is doing just fine. I had to post it because I know how hard it is to not have a break and if I can help a mom out, I definitely will!” she said
She also had to add a little disclaimer on her post to clarify something about the picture she posted.
“Note: My baby never sleeps with all the blankets around her or near this window; she has a crib for that. This was just a quick picture and she was being monitored the whole time,” she explains.
Abigail’s post has since gone viral as many parents seem to resonate her feelings about the hack. “My baby loved this when she was in NICU and so did the nurses,” one mom commented on Facebook. Hate it all like it, Abigail’s hack works for her and the baby and that is what really matters at the end of the day.