VIDEO: Baby refuses to let her mother sleep

By Drum Digital
09 December 2014

Wriggling, poking , hair-pulling and falling asleep on mommy's face are all part of the fun and games for this little one.

A mom from Texas learned the hard way that taking a nap with her baby doesn’t allow her to close her eyes for a second. However, she does get poked in the eye and experiences gassier disturbances.

Esther Anderson posted a video on YouTube of the humorous anti-naps and cleverly titled it, Why Co-Sleeping is No-Sleeping.

Since being posted on December 2 the video already has over 1,140,000 views. “Every morning I ask myself why I didn't just put [my baby] back in her crib,”Esther wrote in the YouTube caption. “I think I'm not alone in this.” 5 Tips for a good night's sleep

1. Recognize the signs that your baby is tired - Don’t wait until your baby is overtired to put her to bed. An overtired baby has more trouble falling and staying asleep. Rubbing eyes, yawning, looking away from you and fussing are some of the common signs of tiredness.

2. Set a bedtime routine - It's never too early to start trying to follow a bedtime routine. It can be something as simple as getting your baby changed for bed, singing a lullaby, and giving him a kiss goodnight.

3. Make sure your baby is content - By this we mean, make sure your baby is well fed, dressed nice and cozy, and the room is proper temperature. Even a wrinkle in the sheet is enough to upset some babies. So make sure everything is just right.

4. Wait before going in - If your baby wakes at night, wait a few minutes before going in. Many parents run in at the first sound of their baby's whimper. Sometimes baby's need to fuss and whine a little bit, in order to learn how to fall back asleep on their own.

5. Use music - Play lullabies or nature sounds at nap times and if your baby wakes up in the night, so you can all get your rest.

-        Compiled by Janine Nel

Sources: mirror.co.uk, webmd.com, whattoexpect.com, mom365.com

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