This seemingly exhausted dad was filmed by his wife as he gets up in the middle of the night to prepare a milk bottle for his nine-month-old baby but drinks it himself and goes back to sleep.

His wife, named Ms Huang in local media, said she accidentally captured the hilarious incident while wanting to record his nightly routine at their home in Meizhou, in south-eastern China’s Guangdong Province on 23rd August.

The mum explained that her husband has an alarm set for every morning at 4:00am to get up and feed their baby daughter.

But the constant early wake-ups apparently got the dad severely sleep-deprived as he is seen getting up to prepare the baby formula, then chugging down the milk himself.

Seemingly only half-awake, he then goes back to the bed and lies down next to his crying daughter.

Ms Huang said she then had to get up herself and prepare another bottle for the baby after her husband fell back asleep.

A man drinks his own baby’s milk after preparing it in Meizhou, Guangdong, China, undated. The wife thought he prepared it for the baby but she was wrong. (25112375659/AsiaWire)

The video attracted widespread attention on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, where many users poked fun at the father’s failed attempt at consideration, while others shared similar experiences.

One user titled ‘Sugar sugar is sweet’ said in a comment: “He was so dozy he even tried to sleep with his glasses on.”

While user ‘1538689367789’ wrote: “During the postpartum period, in the middle of the night, my baby pooped in the diaper. I woke up my husband and he sleepily went to the bathroom, spent some time there, and then came back to tell me he couldn’t poop.”

And user ‘Xinxin~’ said: “How many times do you wake up in one night as a parent? I’ve lost count. Waking up four or five times a night will have you going crazy.”

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