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28th Jan 2020

Mum goes viral after sharing her hospital bag must-have

Keeley Ryan

Mom hack level 1,0000.

A mum’s method of keeping her husband awake in the delivery room has gone viral.

Last month, Samantha Mravik-Miller took to Facebook to share a photo from the hospital – and revealed that she had packed a Nerf gun in her hospital bag, in a bid to make sure her husband didn’t fall asleep while she was up with their newborn.

“Worried about the nights in the hospital with your newborn & dad sleeping,” she began the post. “Well… then don’t forget one of these in your hospital bag.”

“I packed it because when my 5-year-old was born my husband slept through him crying in the hospital,” the mum-of-three told Romper of the toy, which she borrowed from her sons.

And it looks like her idea has really struck a chord with other parents.

The post has gotten thousands of comments from mums who have found themselves in similar situations – or who are keen to avoid them themselves.

“I want this as a push present,” one person wrote, while another added, “I know what we’re getting.”

“Threw 2 shoes at my husband to get him to wake up,” a different mum said. “First night at the hospital after a c section and I couldn’t get out of bed easily.”