Mom Stops Her Kid From Crying When She Leaves the Room Using a Cardboard Cutout

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All parents will be aware of just how needy their children can be. And all parents will definitely be aware of just how difficult it can be to escape for ten minutes for a bit of “me” time.

Well, one genius mom has now gone viral after she revealed her crafty little trick in comforting her toddler whenever she leaves the room… And it works! Keep scrolling to learn more about her inventive hack…

The daunting feeling of being completely responsible for another tiny human is enough to send anyone around the bend.

The constant lack of sleep and the feeling of being exhausted.

The days when your late nights and early mornings were when you were stumbling in from the nightclub at 4 am are long gone, sorry to break it to you.

And actually, it isn’t all bad.

The strong protectiveness you feel overpowers the constant crying and lack of showers, trust me.

And all the struggles are worth it in the end.

Any tips, tricks or hacks that any fellow parents have to offer will be welcomed with open arms.

And many people dedicate their social media accounts to sharing their parenting stories and helping other parents who are struggling.

Who shared his crafty “home-made rocking chair”… All this inventive Dad used was a basket and some rope. Simple!

Because let’s be real, the worst part of parenting is your child simply not stopping crying. 

The presence of having their mom or dad nearby can bring a tremendous amount of comfort and reassurance to a child.

Sometimes nap time is the only free time to clean house, do the chores, cook dinner or have a bit of me-time.

Parents have to come up with inventive ways of distracting their children.

Which tricks her child perfectly while she’s busy doing her chores.

The most realistic cardboard cutout you ever will see. Fuki Sato, from Japan, created the life-sized cardboard cutout replica of herself to fool her young son into thinking she was still there.

This cutout depicts Fuki crouching on the floor as though she is about to play with the youngster. Complete and utter genius, no? Though maybe her child will twig that it’s an inanimate object when it doesn’t move after a few hours…

Here we can see Fuki’s son giggling away contently, clearly unaware that his mom is simply an inanimate, cardboard cutout.

And the toddler can be seen gleefully playing with his toys, all while contently thinking that his mum is nearby. The dad, who posted the video, captioned the clip: “It’s hard because my one-year-old child cries as soon as mom disappears. As a countermeasure, I experimented with what would happen if I set up a ‘life-sized panel mother’.”

The toddler was never left fully unattended. His dad explained that the boy was never left alone and he was always there to supervise his son playing, and Fuki was able to pop in and out every twenty minutes to check her child was ok when he was turned away.

Okay, there’s no such thing as “easy parenting”… But there are certainly many nifty tricks like this one that can help you along the journey! As we all know, Christmas is a tough time to be a parent – With the excitement of Father Christmas and lots of candy, kids can go a little crazy. Keep scrolling to read about one mom’s handy trick to stop her children from begging for presents…