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Baby Sleep Positions: “The Petting Zoo”


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Guide to Baby Sleep Positions Book Andy Herald and Charlie CapenYeah. It’s actually a book now. Yeah. We pretty much can’t believe it either.

Here’s a sneak peak at one of the new Baby Sleep Positions from our book, The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions. Get the book for all new illustrations and some survival tips for co-sleeping!


Maybe you had “kids” before you had kids. Furbabies. Furry kids.

Pets are sort of like little kids, except they never grow up. And most of them lick themselves. A lot. Pets, I mean… Okay, maybe some kids are like that, too.

When you’ve got a family critter that comes into bed with you, you already have some idea of some of the sleep mayhem you’ll encounter if you co-sleep with your little human.

You probably know that sudden earthquake when Rover leaps up onto the bed to play snoozing nighttime security guard to your night’s “sleep,”* announcing himself by flogging you with a happy tail before settling down on a limb. Cats are more stealthy, so it might be a nostril-full of hair or a set of needlelike claws that announce their presence when they’re navigating the unusable surface of the bedding, your pillow or your face.

Whatever your pet, when you co-sleep, pets in bed can quickly become pests in bed. Good luck!

* The word “sleep” gets ironic quotes from the time you become a parent to… forever.


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12 Responses to “Baby Sleep Positions: “The Petting Zoo””

  1. Carter says:

    We once had a co-sleeping cocker spaniel try to kill our new shelter kitten in bed … at 2:30 a.m. Apparently, the kitten tried to nurse on the cocker spaniel. The kitten survived, although I had to pry her head out of the jaws of the cocker spaniel. The kitten did not try again to nurse on the cocker spaniel, and they became great pals.

  2. nicolelorraine80 says:

    This looks like my bed, but with two cats because our dog is too old and small to be able to jump in.

  3. I am cruel (and paranoid) but I kicked my 2 cats out of the bedroom entirely when our son was born. My female cat has never truly gotten over being replaced ๐Ÿ™

    • Andy says:

      Exact ditto. Our two cats got the heave-ho from the bedroom entirely, not just at night. Wait! That means I’m cruel and paranoid? Eh. I’m okay with that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Laurie says:

    This is great! I am so happy and excited for you guys!!! I will be buying your book to give as part of a gift!!

  5. Kevin says:

    Yep just like our bed, except with two cats and no dog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Andre says:

    My pregnant cat blessed us with 4 Persian kittens at 2 am in a bloody wet pregnancy mess on our bed. Oh joy!

  7. Benjamin says:

    This is only tangentially relevant since my wife and I do not cosleep with either the boys (ever) or the dogs (anymore), but we now refer to the dogs as furry plants. About all they get anymore is water.

  8. Adrienne says:

    Amazing. Do you have anything with a 5 year old that likes to sneak in the middle at 2am? Double Roundhouse? Its a beautiful scene we have at our house. “Baby Sleep Positions: Advanced.”

  9. Louise says:

    This is exactly what I got the other morning! Me on an inch of pillow, toddler on my neck and cat curled up against my legs! And then the toddler woke up, saw the cat and turned mummy into a bouncy castle trying to get to it. If you believe those two, mummies don’t need personal space, restful sleep, unbroken ribs, or oxygen.

  10. Tessie says:

    Right now, we have three cats in bed. Hopefully, we can afford a bedroom door before the baby gets her and quarantine them.

    The two youngest have been with us since they were ten days old, and expect to be let in whenever they yowl loud enough, so there will be some long sleepless nights of training time.

    Our current apartment is modified from the first floor of a row home. When the folding closet doors used by previous tenants to close off the bedroom rotted away, the landlord replaced it with a set of shower curtains. Since he is loathe to fix anything, we will have to pay for them ourselves and find a way to get them home (we have on car).

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