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Dad Got His Baby to Sleep in the Most Unconventional Way

Photograph by Laura Bentley/Caters News

When Australian dad Brad Bentley was struggling to get his baby to sleep, he unwittingly followed in the footsteps of Samantha from "Sex and the City." Remember that episode when Samantha watched Miranda's baby and the vibrating seat broke? Well, Samantha whipped out her new vibrator as a replacement, and it worked like a charm.

Apparently, that's exactly what Brad did, too.

When his wife, Laura, went to the gym, the dad was in charge of getting his daughter to sleep. The 10-week-old isn't a great sleeper during the day, according to Mom, and the parents have had to lull her to sleep by gently rocking her bed. But after spending 20 minutes rocking Lucie's bassinet, Brad wanted to try something else to produce soothing motions and realized that, well, a vibrator vibrates.

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I'd like a refund on my baby please. The hospital sold me a sleeping baby and now she's this screaming, crying, fidgety, grunting baby. The assholes didn't even include an instruction manual so I can't work out what's wrong with her or how to fix her. We've been cluster feeding for 2 days. You can actually see my bum print in the lounge because I swear I sit in the same spot for at least 9 hours in the day. I'm tired, cranky and perpetually hungry. The more she eats, the more I eat. My whole "healthy mum" thing went out the window when I had my 3rd piece of chocolate cake before 10 this morning. I've shooshed and rocked and wrapped and unwrapped and burped and fed and cuddled and played and I'm still at a loss. . We played this super fun game yesterday where all the kids got a turn in trying to make the baby stop crying. It didn't work. Nothing works except my nipples. I think I've come up with a brilliant money making idea. You know how you can make casts of babies hands and feet? Well, maybe you can do the same with your nipples and make dummies that are shaped just like them! It's either going to make me millions OR I'm just rambling like a crazy woman who hasn't slept in weeks πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ HELP! What worked for your baby? What am I doing wrong and why can't I stop eating chocolate cake?! 🐷

When Laura came home, he told her about his little trick and how it put the baby to sleep right away.

"He used a non conventional sleep aid today and it worked surprisingly well," the mom of four shared on Instagram. "Almost choked on my tea when he told me."

Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

Laura told Kidspot that some people have suggested buying a vibration mat or something a little less conspicuous. But the mom said the batteries for the sex toy last pretty long (they have yet to change them) and it "is not being used for anything else at the moment" (something many moms of babies can relate to).

If you're still having a hard time getting the baby to sleep, try to personalize their sleep schedule, learn about their sleep signals or even try this "dream feeding" method that another mom swears by.

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