Parents Catch Son In Hilarious Sleeping Habit On Camera
Cailyn Finkel 12/3/2018
There's a reason why the saying "kids do the darndest things" is so popular. Gabriel Moore, a proud new father, got to learn this firsthand when he put his baby boy to sleep. Gabriel couldn't hold back his laughter when he saw what his baby was doing while fast asleep.
The hilarity began when Gabriel and his wife went in to check on their son, Tyler, while he slept peacefully in his nursery. The happy couple watched their son as he dreamed - but when Dad touched his arm, something strange started to happen!
Their son's behavior was unlike anything they had ever seen before. They knew they had to film his funny behavior!
All parents know getting babies to fall asleep can be an extremely difficult, mentally taxing task. But making sure they stay asleep can be even more frustrating! But when Gabriel saw his son's weird moves, he couldn't stop himself from bursting out with laughter. This was too funny - if he woke the baby, so be it.
Dad simply moved Tyler's arm down and, just as it lowered, the other arm shot up into the air with a jolt. Mom giggled too - her son's movement was somewhat robotic, but that wasn't the most interesting thing about it...
The most surprising part of this video is that Tyler didn't wake at all while making such jerky movements in bed. Most of us would shoot up, wide awake, but the Happiest Baby website explains that little ones are much more prone to sleep - making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
"Infants have 5 times more REM sleep than adults (8 hours versus 1.5). This gives them enough time to sift through all the day's chaotic happenings to figure out which new memories to file away and which to forget...
Adults probably need much less REM (rapid eye movement) sleep because our lives are pretty routine. Most of the things we encounter each day-like finding which grocery store aisle has dog food-are either not new to us or just too trivial to remember. But for babies, everything is new and fascinating.
In fact, our babies' brains quickly fill to the brim with all the cool things they want to remember (like the bell on the cat's neck, the first swing ride, the ceiling fan, and the smell of fresh cookies.) No wonder infants need to nap every few hours. Unlike adults, who first enter restorative sleep before we move on to REM, young kids dive immediately into REM to process their inbox of memories."
This goofy scene is certainly something they'll want to look back on in the years ahead. As funny as it was in the moment for Gabriel and his wife, it is just hilarious to watch the footage for us! Sweet little Tyler definitely has some comical sleeping moves.