Mom stops her baby crying when she leaves the room with cardboard cutouts

Mom stops her baby crying when she leaves the room with cardboard cutouts

A mom's parenting hack has gone viral on social media this week, after she cleverly used cardboard cut-outs of herself to fool her crying baby into thinking that she was still in the room with her.

Per British tabloid newspaper The Sun, Japanese mother Fuki Sato was confounded by the fact that her young son would always burst into tears the instant she left the room. So to counteract his disruptive misunderstanding of object permanence, she used a cardboard cutout of herself to trick her baby boy into thinking she was still there.

Check out this awesome video of her parenting hack in action:

Her husband, who goes by the handle @sato_nezi, on Twitter, was so impressed by her innovative solution that he filmed the cutout hack in action and uploaded it to social media, and now thousands of people have watched the footage and been left super-impressed by the concept.

The proud dad reportedly captioned the clip: "It's hard because my one-year-old child cries as soon as mum disappears. As a countermeasure, I experimented with what would happen if I set up a 'life-sized panel mother.'"

Take a look at this video of a mom spotting her own daughter in a news report: 

In the video, the trick appears to work perfectly, with Fuki popping in and out of the room roughly every 20 minutes to check and make sure that her child was alright when he was turned away.  The little boy can be seen cheerfully playing with his toys, none the wiser as to her ruse since he thinks his mom is nearby.

But this isn't the first time we've written about how useful cardboard cut-outs can be. Check out this article we penned all about how you can now buy a cardboard cut-out of your best friend.