IF you have a baby who is learning to walk, you'll know the back pain that comes with helping them.
But one mum has come up with a genius hack to avoid that pain, and it costs just £1.
Paediatric occupational therapist Mia took to Instagram to share the clever trick, showing herself as she would be without the hack, bent over to help her child walk.
"Back hurt from bending over to help a new walker?" she wrote.
"Use a pool noodle!"
She then demonstrated how she used the pool noodle in front of her for her baby to hold on to as they toddled along.
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"Try to keep it low enough so baby’s arms aren’t way over their head," she explained.
"You can stand up straight and baby can still lightly hold on to something."
"The pool noodle is thick enough that baby can hold onto it lightly, and long enough that you can use proper body mechanics," she added in the caption.
Mia's hack was quickly praised by people on the social media site, with one writing: "This is such a good idea!
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"Mine started walking holding our fingers at 4 months, and is short for her age – my back was completely broken!"
"BRB buying a pool noodle so I can be the best auntie without killing my back," another added.
"This is GENIUS!!!" a third commented.
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"Stop. You’re a genius," another comment read.
Pool noodles are readily available in stores such as The Range, Wilko or the Pound Shop, and cost from just £1.
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