Andy at How To Be a Dad recently wrote about the blurry eyed, early morning (or late night!) wake up to a little one staring you back in the face. In his diagram (3rd below) he calls this the "Stalker" sleep position. Anyone who shares sleep with their baby knows that there comes a point, usually right around that first birthday party, when nighttime acrobatics become commonplace in the family bed. We've laughed about it, cried about it, and ultimately, come to truly treasure these fleeting moments with our children who quickly grow up to want a room of their own. Looking over these sleep positions, there may just be a couple you recognize as well.
For more on safe sleep sharing, visit the Safe CoSleeping page on Facebook, and look into research cataloged on the Baby Sleep Resource Page.
If you have a photo you'd like to contribute to the How CoSleeping Happens album, we'd love to hear from you. Write to DrMomma.firstname.lastname@example.org This can be a photo of your sleep sharing set up only, a photo of cosleeping 'in action', or both. The gallery will serve as a snapshot of how families around the world share sleep with their little ones - a sociological reflection of our present time in history.