Let’s face it, most of us count down the
hours minutes until the kids go to bed. By the end of the day, we’re all frazzled and in desperate need of switching off. So why would anyone want to keep their baby up until midnight?
Before we all start clicking our tongues and clutching our pearls, we need to hear why a mum-of-two has decided that midnight is the perfect bedtime for her seven-month-old. Victoria Yavnyi has shared on her TikTok account that her baby daughter, named Grey, hits the hay at midnight, and she’s ‘never understood why parents would put their babies to bed at 7pm’.
“That just means when they have had their full 12 hours of sleep, they would wake up at 7am,” she explains. “And us being stay at home parents, this isn’t very necessary. As long as the baby has their needed amount of sleep, the time you put them to bed doesn’t matter. So this is a man made thing. She sleeps from 12am – 1pm, and that’s what works for our family.”
The video, which has been viewed more than a million times, has attracted both supportive and judgemental comments. “My baby sleeps at 12am too! It’s so much more convenient for many reasons,” writes hierkatie.
“What about when she starts school? You got it coming,” added laurellsims5. “It’s called circadian rhythm,” said another commenter. “It is biological, not man made.”
“So basically you’ve decided to give the baby the sleep cycle of an unhealthy teen so you don’t have to parent for the first six hours of the day,” commented duckpancakes1.
@toriyavReply to @annabelle_wood614 ##CowboyBebop ##MunchiesWithTubi ##Sing2gether ##momlife ##momsoftiktok ##baby ##babiesoftiktok ##sleeptraining ##babygirlgrey
The huge interest in her post, prompted Victoria to answer some of the most common questions, including when does she have time with her husband? “All night long,” she replies. “I usually fall asleep around 3am/4am.”
The 24 year-old also refuted claims that she’s setting her baby’s circadian rhythm now for the rest of her life. “Bedtime is a social construct,” Victoria says, “And ‘circadian rhythm’ only exists because of society. You don’t need to put your kids to bed at 8pm to be successful.”
Victoria also explains that she has an older daughter who is in grade three, so she does get up in the morning to help her get ready for school. And she says her school-aged daughter had the same sleep pattern when she was younger, and didn’t take long to adjust to getting up early for school.
In a series of TikToks Victoria shows her baby’s day, including having her first bottle at midday, and breakfast at 1pm. It’s followed by milk at 5pm and 8pm before dinner and another bottle at 11.30pm.
Read These Baby Sleep Articles Next:
- Baby Sleep and Sleep Cycles: What You Need To Know
- Toddle Bedtime Fading
- How To Survive Witching Hour
Would you put your baby to bed at midnight? Let us know in the comments below.We may get commissions for purchases made using links in this post. Learn more.