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23rd July 1935: Girls take an afternoon siesta in the sunshine at the National Children's Home at Alverstoke, near Gosport. (Photo by E. Phillips/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

If you’re looking for a way to keep your kid still and calm, look no further than glow-in-the-dark pajamas and a little white lie.

That’s what one mom, Jessica D’Entremont, did with her two daughters. She said, “Tell them they have to lie really still under the light to ‘charge’ them. I’m not even sorry!”

It all started after a particularly hectic and busy day with her girls. When they got home, she knew they all needed to calm down, and the girls have sensory processing disorders, making common sounds sometimes painful or overwhelming–so, Jessica’s idea came to life and she took to social media to share her new parenting hack with others.

It has become a part of their daily bedtime routine and Jessica says it helps.

“We do it every day before bedtime now as a part of their sensory diet,” she explained. “We also use essential oils to help support sleep and calm so this is a great way to get some stillness.”

A Mom Told Her Kids They Needed to Stay Still to Charge Their Glow-in-the-Dark PJs, and It's Brilliant

Mom of two Jessica D'Entremont knows that sometimes a little white can go far for parents. Recently, she explained in a now-viral Facebook post how fibbing about her kids' pajamas paid off in spades. "Looking for a way to keep your kids still? Buy them glow-in-the-dark pjs," explained Jessica.