Being a mom is one of the most beautiful things in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. One of the biggest challenges new moms face is sleepless nights because it’s really difficult getting babies to sleep.
No one knows this better than Melanie Darnell, a social media influencer who went viral when she shared her restless kids’ bedtime routine with the world. After waking up tired every morning, she decided to film herself sleeping, and she couldn’t believe what she saw while watching the footage the next morning.
Meet Melanie Darnell
Melanie Darnell started sharing her motherhood journey long before her sleeping video went viral. Her Instagram page fitmomma4three has over 90,000 followers and counting. She’s committed to sharing the ups and downs of being a mom with the world.
On Instagram, she describes herself as an “active mom of 3” raising a “vegan family” who’s dedicated to “gentle parenting” and a “daily dose of movement”.
The mom is no stranger to sharing helpful parenting advice and she was about to share her more shocking revelation yet.
While it sounds like Darnell’s got this whole mothering thing figured out—like every mom, Darnell has faced her fair share of ups and downs.
After giving birth to her children, she did a great job getting back into shape and inspiring her kids to fall in love with healthy eating. Her gentle and open approach to parenting makes it clear that she’s a great mom, but there’s one part of motherhood that she struggled with as much as everyone else—putting her kids to sleep.
Following the birth of her third child, Darnell couldn’t get over how many mornings she would wake up still feeling exhausted. No matter what time she went to bed and how many hours of sleep she got, she would wake up the next morning feeling more tired than she was the night before. The mom of three couldn’t figure out why she was so exhausted because she was getting enough sleep.