Mum reveals genius hack for keeping her baby entertained using a £1.40 emergency foil blanket – The Sun

A MUM has shared her genius hack for keeping her baby quiet using nothing more than an emergency foil blanket.

Nicole Goodman took to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing & Bargains UK, run by money saving mum Holly Smith, where she shared her top tip.


She wrote: “Mums and dads if you won't to keep baby entertained while you get some ironing done or just so they can have fun get some of this she loves is cheapest toy I've brought her.”

She accompanied her post with a video of her daughter who is kept quiet and content as she wiggles around on the blanket, usually used to keep people warm in emergencies.

The blankets can be purchased for just £1.42 for a pack of two on Amazon and can also be found in Poundland, making for some very cheap entertainment.

Fellow group members were seriously impressed with Nicole’s tip, with many agreeing they would be trying it on their own babies.


  • Emergency Foil Blanket, set of two, from £1.42, Amazon – buy here

One commented: “Absolutely brilliant idea, the sensory feedback this little one is getting will be amazing…good thinking mummy, gold star for you.”

Another agreed adding: “A fantastic idea x my little boy laid on this at baby group and loved it.”

A third added: “The perfect type of toys for babies are SENSORY ones. This making crinkle noises and being reflective would be the perfect thing to keep them entertained. Fabulous!”

However, mums were quick to warn that parents should always supervise their baby to avoid risk of suffocation.

In other parenting news, a mum revealed how she uses a £2 head scratcher to keep her tot quiet.

Plus this mum-of-six says she only bathes her kids three times a week and lets them eat with their hands.

And we told you about the thrifty mum who makes her son a DIY advent calendar for just £10 using an empty tray, pound shop sweets and toys.

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