When we raised our kids there were no fancy gadgets to get them off to sleep. In fact, half the product that fill up a babies room now were never seen in our homes. No fancy jogging strollers, no convertible cot beds, no baby monitors. We were lucky if we had a change table instead of just using the bed. Not like parents today.
Nowadays you can pretty much buy anything for a babies room to make the job easier, but it will cost you. But there are a few videos doing the rounds that show how innovative parents can be, and using items they already have around the home rather than forking out on all the wiz-bang fancy contraptions for babies.
While parents today might not believe what we used to do to get a baby to sleep (brandy on a dummy or in milk, anyone?) it’s hard to believe what they will do too.
This video demonstrates how the make an automated bouncer using a KitchenAid, ribbon and a clip.
It has sparked a few copy-cat versions, not all that run as smoothly.
This one show a hilarious attempt to do the same thing, using a cheaper hand held mixer. In the video it looks like Dad and Grandpa create their ultimate baby accessory watched on by a cautious Mum and concerned Grandma.
I guess we can laugh all the harder, knowing we get to give the grandkids back when it is bed time.