A mother has come under fire for revealing that she will let her seven-month-old daughter go to bed at midnight.
Mother of two Victoria Yavnyi posted the video on her TikTok account toriyav, where it was viewed over 500,000 times.
Victoria, 24, who is believed to be from the United States, stated in a video that she put her daughter to bed at 12 a.m., which led some users to ask why.
The mother responded on a video and wrote, “I never understood why parents put their babies to bed at 7pm.
“It just means that you wake up at 7am when you have a full 12 hours of sleep.
“And as parents who stay at home, it’s not very necessary.
“As long as the baby is getting the amount of sleep it needs, the time you put them in bed doesn’t matter.
“Time is a man-made thing, so it sleeps from noon to 1pm and that’s what works for our family.”
Although Victoria stated that this routine worked for her entire family, many people disapproved of the idea of putting a baby to bed at 12 o’clock in the morning.
One user exclaimed, “This is such irresponsible parenting. You are selfish and clearly unwilling to be a mother.”
Another user commented, “You are setting your circadian rhythm now for the rest of your life, it’s not about what’s comfortable for you.”
A third person replied, “So basically, you’ve made a decision to give the baby an unhealthy teenager sleep cycle so you don’t have to raise for the first six hours of the day.”
However, some users defended the mothering method of parenting, agreeing that every family is different.
“I like this idea, I always put my first baby to bed late (9-10pm), I’ve never slept so much in my whole life, it was the best!” Said a mother.
Another user agreed, saying, “I work from home and my baby sleeps from 11pm to 11am, it allows me to wake up, clean the house, make all my calls to work and she wakes up on time for us . “
“Yes! My son has a schedule from 10pm to 10am and we love it!” Another mom wrote.
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