"Our baby, in particular, is, we think, allergic to sleep," Reynolds jokes

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Updated December 03, 2020 01:00 AM

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Ryan Reynolds visited The Tonight Show Monday night, and as new parents often do, talked about his newborn baby. (Of course, because it’s a conversation with Jimmy Fallon, you have to get through a few musical impressions, including Michael McDonald, first.)

“Our baby, in particular, is, we think, allergic to sleep,” Reynolds said while talking about his 9-week-old daughter with wife Blake Lively.

“We think that she thinks she’s protecting us from the sleep monsters,” Reynolds continues. “Like, ‘Oh, I have to keep them up or the sleep monsters will get them.’ ”

But in between all those sleepless nights the proud parents have endured, the first-time father came up with a solution. Unfortunately, he adds, his plan has yet to work on his baby girl.

“The trick I try to use is that Baby Einstein stuff,” Reynolds, 38, explains. “But for me, that’s like horse tranquilizer — I could go down on a lit stove.”

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