TEEN Mom star Javi Marroquin is being slammed for not going to check on his 2-year-old son Eli, who was screaming for him.
The 28-year-old posted a video about his son, whom he shares with ex fiance Lauren Comeau, sobbing and calling out to him when he was having trouble sleeping.
Javi Marroquin revealed his son Eli, two, has been having trouble sleepingCredit: Instagram
In an Instagram Story early Thursday morning, Javi explained, while lying on his bed in his dark bedroom, that Eli was once a really good sleeper but that isn’t the case anymore.
The reality star, who also shares son Lincoln, seven, with ex Kailyn Lowry, wearily told fans: “I used to put him down at 6:30 p.m., no tears, no crying, and he would wake up 6:30, 6:45 a.m. the next day.
“This week has been miserable. He’s been crying when you put him down, for like an hour straight.
“Like, crying, screaming. He’s been up since 5:45, just the occasional ‘Daddy!’ here and there.”
He said the toddler is sleep trained and wondered if it’s ‘regression’Credit: Instagram
Javi posted a video of Eli screaming for his ‘daddy’ on the baby monitorCredit: Instagram
That’s when he showed the baby monitor, and followers could hear the toddlerr crying and screaming for his dad.
Javi added in a caption on the video: “I could put him in his crib, no tears, whatsoever. Not one. This week, screaming his head off… waking up like 3x a night.”
After the clip was reshared on an Teen Mom update account, fans began to slam Javi for not comforting his son and for seemingly giving him poor sleep conditions.
One fan told him: “When my kids were like that I just let them stay up and I’d have some cuddle time with them watching a movie.”
Fans slammed the Teen Mom star for not comforting his son, and for seemingly having him sleep in a hot roomCredit: Instagram
A second wrote: “I don’t understand how people can just ignore their kids crying for them”
A third simply said: “Poor baby”
Others pointed out that the baby monitor showed the temperature in Eli’s room as being 78 degrees, which they thought was way too hot.
“Why TF is it 78 degrees in his room?!” one follower asked. “Jesus, I’m anemic and cold all the time and that would be enough for me to wake up.”
Javi has two sons – Lincoln, seven, and Eli, twoCredit: Instagram
After the rough night of sleep, he posted a couple of smiling photos with his two boysCredit: Instagram
A second Teen Mom fan agreed, sarcastically writing: “I mean it’s 78 degrees in his bedroom so that could be why🙄”
Using the Question option in his Instagram Story, Javi asked his fans if Eli was having a sleep training regression or if it was something else.
One fan replied that it’s “just a phase” and that “regression is not a thing when they’re sleep trained.”
Not totally convinced, Javi questioned if that response was true or not because it seemed unusual for this to happen when Eli has been sleep trained since he was about five months old.
He added: “And no I’m not bringing him into bed with me… absolutely not.😂🤔”
He shares Eli with his ex fiance Lauren ComeauCredit: Instagram
Javi and ex Kailyn Lowry are the parents of LincolnCredit: Getty
Later on Thursday, Javi posted a sweet photo to his feed where he’s smiling and cuddling on the couch with his two sons.
“My guys 💪🏼,” he captioned the family snapshots.
Javi and Eli’s mom, Lauren, ended their engagement last year after Kailyn claimed that he tried to “f**k her in a parking lot” and is in on the hunt for a new home for herself.
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Javi denied her claims, insisting she was making “false” accusations, but later admitted that he had made “mistakes.”
Lauren, 29, broke her silence on their breakup in an emotional Instagram Live in January.
Wiping away tears from her eyes, she confirmed she was a “single mom” who is “stuck in Delaware” on the video.
“I’m never gonna air dirty laundry on the internet. My mama raised me better than that. I do think I deserve to come on here and show some real f****** pain,” Lauren continued.
“I’m just here to pick up the pieces with my kid, stuck here with no family or friends.”