"I've never told anyone this" - Would you try this controversial trick to get more sleep?
A British podcaster on TikTok has shared her very controversial secret to getting a bit of a sleep in when her baby was young… Would you do it?
Presenter and podcaster Luisa Collins (née Zissman) has shared her best-kept secret for getting a much-needed sleep-in when you have a baby. On her podcast Everything LuAnna, which she co-presents with Anna Williamson, she called her method the "best mum hack ever" and it's since racked up nearly three million views.
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Some parents have agreed with her, saying things like ‘you gotta do what you gotta do', but some are calling the tactic deceitful and manipulative.
Luisa starts by saying: "I've never told anyone this.”
She goes on to explain her hack: “My husband and I came to an arrangement when we had our child that I would do the night feeds and he would wake up around 5:30 am to take our baby girl downstairs for her morning feed, leaving me to get a few hours uninterrupted rest before he starts work."
But then at around the 10-week mark, her little one dropped those night feeds.
"I had a blissful sleep plus additional sleep-ins most days after telling my husband how AWFUL my night had been and him thanking me for being so quiet as he had no idea it was such a struggle."
She then admits: "I don't regret it at all. Ladies, we go through enough - let the men have some of the load!"
So… the big question is, how do you feel about it? Would you do it? Do you think it's fair?