'It settled her straight away': one mum's vibrator hack for soothing her teething baby 4 months ago

'It settled her straight away': one mum's vibrator hack for soothing her teething baby

A vibrator is a very handy device to have to hand - and now one mum is even recommending using one to help calm teething babies.

Danni Atkins came up with the idea after months of trying to comfort her daughter Lyra.

The baby is 13 months old and has only slept through the night twice over her teething, Danni told Café Mom.

"She’s been teething really badly since six weeks old; constant dribble and screaming."

To help get Lyra to sleep at night, she bought a white noise machine.

This worked in helping calm the little one at bedtime but Danni was caught short one evening when the machine ran out of batteries.

"I was wandering around the house looking for something to make white noise because it really soothes her," she said.

It then occurred to her that her vibrator's low hum might do the trick.

'It settled her straight away': one mum's vibrator hack for soothing her teething baby

She turned it on and left it beside baby Lyra's cot on the floor.

"I wondered if it would work and I’d been rocking her for over an hour with no joy but as soon as she heard the noise, it settled her straight away.

"I was giggling to myself that I could hear it thrashing about."

The comforting sound of the vibrator worked so well, in fact, that Danni shared the tip on the Motherload Facebook page.

"If it gives someone a laugh then that’s all I wanted to do," she said.

This isn't the only time we've heard of a new mum getting extra use out of her vibrator.

Breatfeeding women have been known to use a vibe to help with their mastitis and get their milk flowing - read more here.

Do you have any odd tricks you used to get your baby to sleep or to soothe them throughout teething? Let us know in the Facebook comments.