One of the most challenging tasks a new parent faces is putting a newborn baby to sleep. For a very lucky few, putting a newborn to sleep is not a problem. But for the rest of us, who have hit a wall in the sleep department, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Cue the tissue tickle! One clever (and possibly sleep deprived) dad had nothing to lose when he grabbed a tissue to repetitively stroke his baby’s face. In 42 seconds — that’s right, seconds — he was able to put his little one to sleep. Now if you haven’t already, watch this short clip, pick your jaw up from the floor and give this technique a go!

Do you have any sleep tricks?

—Francesca Katafias