Toddler's cheeky bedtime escape

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 Photo: YouTube

Most parents know the feeling of frustration that comes with unsuccessful attempts to get a toddler to sleep.

But this boy's parents must find it hard not to laugh at their son's cheeky bedtime escape route.

The toddler's mum posted the funny clip on YouTube.

"I have given up," she is heard saying in the video. "After one hour of trying to put Adam to sleep …"

But before she can finish her sentence the little boy has made his way out of the bedroom door.

"Adam, no!" his mother says before her son slides down the stairs on his belly while giving her a cheeky smile.

Judging from his skill at the backward slide down the stairs, this is not the first time little Adam has hatched this bedtime escape plan. 

The clip has been watched more than 260,000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube earlier this week.

"That kid is going places, maybe not college, but places," wrote one amused viewer.