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Baby Sleep Positions: “Snow Angels”


Baby Sleep Positions Snow Angels


Romping around in the snow can be a blast. Especially if you’re small, clumsy and full of seemingly inexhaustible atomic energy, like a kid or baby. There are so many fun things to do and so few ways to get seriously hurt doing them! And it seems like snow angels were invented for babies in particular, on account of their limited mobility and superb laying skills. Heck! I bet you a baby invented them in the first place. They’re cleverer than they will ever let on. No, seriously. Watch out.

Anyways, with snow angels, you’re really down in it, getting frosted or soaked. But babies have even thought of a way around this one as well. Why not play in the snow… in non-snow! The soft, poofy drifts of snow-like bedding can serve as a great way to have all the fun without risking getting a Slurpy in the diaper. And, here’s the best part, they can do it while they are sleeping! Right there between mom and dad. Fun for the whole family. All – night – long!

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36 Responses to “Baby Sleep Positions: “Snow Angels””

  1. Stephanie G. says:

    my daughter is definitely a culprit of this one hahaha

  2. Cheryl M. says:

    Well, my 5mo must be a genius then, because he’s been making bed snow angels since he was about 3 1/2 months old. My personal fave is the monkeylike iron-fisted grip they use on various body parts – bringing you instantly from the sleep of the dead to standing upright in agony! (My son’s favorite spots are the area where your upper lip joins your cheek…narrowly missing your eyeball, and the super-tender spot in front of your armpit.)

    • andy says:

      Ouch! They call that “dirty boxing” in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Definitely a genius, but still, wear protective gear. Geniuses can still inflict pain. 😉

  3. Jenn Fox says:

    Ah yes, I haven encountered the night time snow angel as well. At the moment, sleeping width wise in the bed and then practicing kickboxing moves . . . think roundhouse kick to the jaws of said parents . . . seem to be the most popular. Ah, one day he will sleep in his own bed . . . one day.

    • andy says:

      Ha ha! Remember, it’s not about “the day,” it’s about how many days separate you from it. Okay, I’m not super sure that made full sense, but it’s my birthday! So I can sound super dumb and expect a standing O. 😉

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  5. Avara says:

    “Slurpy in the diaper”… LOL! 🙂

    • charlie says:

      hehehe… we know about that one.

    • andy says:

      Ha ha! I didn’t know if that would be funny to anyone. It’s hard to tell if something’s going to funny or not when you’re so tired you can’t feel your face anymore.

      • Cheryl M. says:

        So tired you can’t feel your face!

        OH MY GOD – you guys feel my pain! Hubby gets spared because he has a job and I don’t, but he just doesn’t get it.

        • andy says:

          We feel your pain. Actually, we don’t. We feel your face numbness. I’m sure he does, too. Lizzie rocks everything, my facenumbness comes from the removal or inhibition of sleep/relaxation/sex/quiet/calm. Even us worker bees know face numbness. 😉 Keep on keepin’ on! If just so you can laugh all the way to your toes when your kid has a kid(s) and complains to you. Ha ha! No laughter deeper than that.

  6. DaDa Rocks! says:

    my kids does more of the H 😛 lucky for me I get the head in my ribs, while my wife on the other hand usually get kicked in her ribs 🙂 #WINNING!

    • andy says:

      Someone should develop breathable, padded sleep suits for sharing a bed with a little one. Like those outfits people wear to demonstrate being attacked by a dog.

  7. Skye Diaz says:

    Love this post! LOL And I just went through your other “Instructional Diagrams” too, they are so great! Hey, at least you are still ON the bed and not in the “Dog House” baby sleep position! Looking forward to more of these IDs from you guys. 🙂

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  9. Shachi says:

    This is HILARIOUS! I just showed this to my hubby and we both looked at our daughter sleeping on the bed between both of us and laughed out loud!!!!!

    • andy says:

      This makes me sooooo happy. I hope you can fully appreciate how much, you see, I’ll rock out on a diagram like this until some insane hour from a list Charlie and I have created from experience, midnight baby foot proctological exams and the endless etceteras, and then I read this… and it’s like you’ve invited me in to your life and you’ve accepted our invitation into ours. Amazing! I’m glad you laughed! It’s what makes me go. 😉

  10. I just learned the joys of this position while in San Diego for Comic Con last weekend! I’d say that my partner also learned its joys, but he was busy sleeping it out on the floor. How one 35″ person can take up that much bed space is beyond me . . .

  11. Nathan says:

    Our kid prefers this and climbing the headboard. I call it the “Spider-Baby”

  12. Tracy says:

    And those snow angels are why my toddler just got a floor bed, and we are trying to ween her off the co-sleeping where one night last week, she actually slept all by herself. All night. I end up spending half the night,most nights, on her floor bed. It’s way better than dealing with those silly snow angels.

  13. Sebastian says:

    You’re making me cry with these… A: They’re funny B: They’re happening to me on a regular basis.. Love the site!

    • andy says:

      The site loves you back. We programmed it to. Not some crappy free WordPress “Love Visitors Back” plugin, neither, but the real deal. Glad you cried. Ha ha! ;)…

  14. Amber says:

    We just returned from our 1st road trip w/ our son (2). I bought him a fancy cot to sleep on…of course that wouldn’t work, and he’s ALWAYS slept in the crib, so it was our first time sleeping with him in our bed…This is beyond funny because this is our exact trip!

  15. Daniel says:

    A few nights ago our younger son (1) was sleep w/ us. In the middle of the night I was dreaming that somebody was kicking my face. Just to help myself I bit the enemies leg. Immediately I heard our son’s cries 🙂 That was a priceless wake up 🙂

  16. K says:

    Ahhhhhhhh… good times. Now she’s in her crib but I can recall those nights vividly. It always ended in what we referred to as the ‘Torpedo’ position, or ‘The Battering Ram’. Dad was always getting to be the target of said torpedo’ing or ramming but I wasn’t left out, I was the lucky mom-spring-board to launch said attacks on dad from. I was lucky when she used my ribs, the bad ones were when she used my face as the launch site.

    Although I complain, I find hours of endless entertainment from these moments and will gladly accept a little bruise or claw marks in exchange for the amazingness my daughter has brought to our lives.

  17. There’s a variation of this sleeping position that I like to refer to as the “H” formation. I even wrote about it here, if you’ll allow me:

  18. Vyckie says:

    Happens everynight in our house. But times 2. Try dealing with this with 2 year old twins. Toddler beds are being set up soon. I’m tired of waking up with a foot in my back or my head.

  19. Kate Buckley says:

    We had more than our fair share of snow angels last night with a leaky nappy thrown in for good measure!

  20. Jessi says:

    I remember, VIVIDLY, how my oldest’s feet ALWAYS found their way into our butts. He’s 16 now. But, lucky me, I’m starting all over with a 2 month old now, who is SUPER active. Sooooo….. can’t WAIT to see what kind of damage he inflicts. Hahaha!!!!

    • andy says:

      Yeah the foot-to-butt mining maneuvers of our little co-sleepers can be a parent’s fastest access to wakefulness. I think it’s adorable, but that doesn’t stop me from levitating a foot off the bed for a moment.

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