Mum Makes Different Life-Size Cardboard Cut-outs Of Herself To Stop Baby Crying

by : Emma Rosemurgey on : 14 Dec 2019 15:08
Mum Makes Different Life-Size Cardboard Cutouts Of Herself To Stop Baby CryingMum Makes Different Life-Size Cardboard Cutouts Of Herself To Stop Baby Crying@sato_nezi/Twitter

A resourceful mum has come up with the perfect way to stop her toddler from crying when she leaves the room.

As many parents know, some toddlers burst into tears the second their mums leave their sight, so it’s hardly surprising one woman decided to find a resolution to prevent the ear-piercing squeals from her one-year-old every time she left the room.


Twitter user @sato_nezi shared the genius hack he and his wife came up with to keep their son calm.

The couple had printed life-size cut-outs of the mum to place around their son to trick him into thinking his mum is actually there and keeping an eye on him.

He shared three photos showing the woman in two different positions. One of the cut-outs depicts the mum standing and looking down, appearing as though she is watching the child, while the other shows her kneeling down with her hands in her lap as she smiles warmly.


Absolutely genius.

Translated into English, he wrote:

It’s hard because my one-year-old, mum, cry as soon as she disappears from sight. As a countermeasure, I experimented with what would happen if I set up a ‘life-sized panel mother’.

The man also shared a video of his wife carefully positioning the cut-out in the child’s eyeline, before stepping out of the room without her son’s knowledge.


You can see the young boy continuing to play with his toys as if there is nothing amiss and his mother is still in the room.

The dad went on to explain that thanks to the cut-outs, the mum was able to be away from the child for about 20 minutes at a time, and I’m assuming this means the child is in the care of his dad or other family members during this time.

He also shared the link to where they bought the genius cut-outs, explaining that they ordered the ‘Big Dummy’ to get their life-size cut-out of the ‘Big Mommy’.


I’ve honestly never felt so much respect for a parent trying to deceive their child, and it seems to work like a treat.

All I can think is, what will the child have to say when he grows up to realise he was duped by a piece of cardboard?

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist who started her career by producing The Royal Rosemurgey newspaper in 2004, which kept her family up to date with the goings on of her sleepy north east village. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining Tyla (formerly Pretty 52) in 2017, and progressing onto UNILAD in 2019.

Topics: Life, Parenting, Parenting Hack


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