A baby named Kaden is only 5 months old, but he’s already going viral thanks to his hilarious morning routine!
Kaden’s parents swaddle him at night to help him sleep, but they noticed he developed an adorable and quirky habit whenever they unwrapped him: throwing his hands in the air. Kaden’s dad, Kent, couldn’t get enough of Kaden’s adorable routine, so he started filming him every time he woke up… then he added a clever twist!
In the video below, Kent captures Kaden stretching against a background of music and movie quotes pertaining to putting one’s hands up in the air. There’s a quote from Braveheart, a Beyonce jam, and– a classic– “YMCA” just to name a few!
Kent posted the video to YouTube, saying Kaden “starts every day like a well-rested basketball player coming off the bench… PUT ME IN, COACH!” His enthusiasm is definitely contagious!
Some commenters expressed concern, thinking perhaps Kaden was putting his hands up because he doesn’t like keeping them down while swaddled, but Kaden’s dad clarified that he loves being swaddled and it helps him sleep.
Kaden LOVES being swaddled. It provides him comfort and security when he sleeps. As many clinical professionals can attest, swaddling is very much a pediatrician-recommended method for soothing babies when they sleep. So long as the baby is not rolling over himself / herself, it’s completely safe. Kaden has a strong startle reflex (also known as the Moro Reflex) which causes him to jolt a lot at night and wake himself up. Since we started swaddling him, he sleeps much better and he loves it. Hope this helps clarify things!
And we definitely believe Kent. Just looks at how happy little Kaden is!