Mum shares genius trick for getting toddler to sleep in her own bed – but it terrified her partner

WHEN it comes to getting your child to sleep in their own bed, we guess there are no extreme moms out there who wouldn’t go into their offer for a good night’s sleep.

And a mom may have just found the answer, after testing an awesome hack that involves making a clone of herself with her hair extensions.

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A mum shared her genius trick for getting her toddler to sleep in her own bedCredit: @meggmichelle13/TikTok

TikTok user Meagan Michelle Allen explained that she was tired of sleeping in her two-year-old’s bed, so she found a clever – albeit scary – way to support her toddler.

It involved hilariously wrapping her hair extensions around the head of a stuffed monkey and wrapping it in a blanket next to her son’s bed.

She said: “When you’ve been sleeping in your 2 year old’s bed for two weeks it’s time for him to sleep in his own bed but he has separation anxiety but you really want a good night of sleep, then you make a ‘clone’ for ‘Support’.”

After adding even more hair to the monkey, she teased, “So it’ll either go one of three ways – 1) my son will think it’s me and go back to sleep.

After sleeping next to her son's bed for two weeks, she decided to create a clone

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After sleeping next to her son’s bed for two weeks, she decided to create a cloneCredit: @meggmichelle13/TikTok
Mom covered a monkey in her hair extensions to trick her child into thinking it was her

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Mom covered a monkey in her hair extensions to trick her child into thinking it was herCredit: @meggmichelle13/TikTok

“2) my son is going to cuddle me and “my hair” is falling out and he is screaming bloody murder and scarred for life.

“3) I’m going to wake up, forget I did it, and wake up the whole neighborhood.”

Thousands of people liked the video which has been viewed over a million times online and hundreds commented telling Meagan how “clever” they thought her trick was.

“Why didn’t I ever think of this, I will need an update,” one person posted.

She placed the monkey on the floor next to her son's bed and wrapped him in a blanket

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She placed the monkey on the floor next to her son’s bed and wrapped him in a blanketCredit: @meggmichelle13/TikTok
She was worried her son would realize it wasn't her if he tried to cuddle her in the night

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She was worried her son would realize it wasn’t her if he tried to cuddle her in the nightCredit: @meggmichelle13/TikTok

Another said: “That’s so smart! But my two-year-old wakes up and says ‘mum? and make sure I answer before she goes back to sleep.”

A third teased: “Losing so much sleep you play with trauma and I love it (sic).”

What Meagan didn’t expect, however, was how terrified the move would leave her husband.

Her husband had the best reaction and was terrified of the

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Her husband had the best reaction and was terrified of the ‘girl’ on the floorCredit: @meggmichelle13/TikTok
Other parents loved the hack and wanted to try it for themselves

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Other parents loved the hack and wanted to try it for themselvesCredit: @meggmichelle13/TikTok

Share an update in a follow-up videoMeagan revealed her partner’s reaction.

Horrified, he said, “Baby, what’s that?! Get that out! What’s that? What’s that?

Meagan responded by telling him it was a “monkey with my hair”, but that only terrified him more.

“Oh my god, go get that, are you crazy? What are you trying to do to him? If he sees that and thinks – poor baby… he’ll crawl up to him and start screaming and be traumatized. It will never come back to you,” he warned.

“So scary, I thought it was a girl sleeping there.”

Meagan got the last laugh, however, by revealing that her hack worked like a charm.

As his toddler woke up, he looked at the monkey covered in fur and was so convinced that it was his mother lying there that he fell asleep again every time.

“I can’t breathe, I’m laughing so hard. But seriously, so glad it worked out for you,” another mum commented.

Another said: “Omg congratulations!! I’m so glad it worked for you. Also your husband’s reaction KILLED ME.”

One mum added, “Walking to the store to buy a wig, I didn’t try!”

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