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11th Sep 2023

This mum has the best hack for silencing your kids noisy toys

Try this next time your child’s toys are being too loud.

Some days, the sound of a little siren off your child’s truck fades into the background noise of a busy and bustling household.

On other days, it’s all you can hear, and it can be a one-way ticket to sensory overload, a migraine, or breaking point, or all three.

Fear not; there is a solution that doesn’t involve taking the toy away but rather a quick and easy way to silence it so everyone can live in peace.

Content creator Nicole Story Dent, @nicolestorydent, took to TikTok to share a simple hack that will allow you to remain sane and your child to play freely.

Using her child’s flashy and loud toy musical car as an example, she lets the mechanical toy play out and drives itself across the counter.

Nicole then proceeds to pull out the masking tape and use it to cover the speaker of the toy, rendering it completely mute.

@nicolestorydent I hear the songs of their toys in my sleep. Trust me voluming down is better for everyone. #momlife #millennialmom #parentinghumor #relatable #humor #toddlermom #momsover30 #toddlerlife #honestmomconfessions #badmomsclub #momtruths #parentinghack #momtok ♬ original sound – Nicole Story Dent

Many users rushed to the comments to applaud this genius parenting hack.

“Best parenting tip I’ve ever seen,” one wrote.

“I think you just saved my life,” another said.

“You could have told me sooner my brother has that toy and I can’t even close my eyes without hearing it,” one user typed.

Others added some useful tips to make the hack even more successful.

“Use clear packing tape, this way kids won’t be as tempted to peel it off,” one TikTok user shared.

So simple, yet so impactful.