My husband ran across this compilation of diagrams of parents sleeping with babies on Facebook. (The original diagrams ran on separate blog posts on www.howtobeadad.com. Here’s a link to the posts by Andy Herald and Charlie Capen about the sleep positions.)
We definitely recognize several of these sleep positions.
Our 4-year-old climbs into bed with us when she’s cold or scared, and we are quite used to sleeping with feet in our backs. She puts herself to sleep by digging her toes into your back or hip. It does not feel good. A few years ago I noticed a giant bruise on my hip and couldn’t figure out what it was from. I finally put it together – it was from her toes digging into me.
Walsh was always a horizontal sleeper. Top of the bed, bottom of the bed, he was always sideways.
The dads have some other funny – if slightly gross — diagrams on their blog such as types of diaper loads.
They also include quotes from their wives – such as “I thought we agreed you wouldn’t discuss your nipples in public?”
Check out their site and see what you think. Do you recognize any of these baby/parent sleep positions?