8 Hilarious and True Sleeping Positions for Parents = Exactly Why I Haven’t Slept in 11 Years

These sleeping positions for parents are the real deal! When you announce that you are expecting a baby, one of the first things people say after “congratulations” is “get your sleep in while you can!” Sleep deprivation and becoming a parent are two things that go hand in hand. Some days you wonder if you will ever get a proper amount of sleep again. But what no-one tells you is that once enveloped in the fog of sleep-deprivation, you discover a whole new range of positions which you never realized you could fall asleep in.

Sleeping Positions #1: The Lounger*

Lying back against the pillows, reclining at a 45 degree angle with a baby fast asleep on your chest. You doze fitfully in this position, waking at thirty-second intervals, torn between the fear that the baby could roll off your chest and the knowledge that they’ll wake up the minute you put them down in the Moses basket.

Sleeping Positions #2: The Dozy Moo* 

Those middle of the night feeds – a sleepy snuggly baby nestling against you whilst you sit bolt upright, trying to stay awake but still finding yourself nodding off every few minutes or so.

The Dozy Moo sleeping position for parents

Louise George
Louise George
Hello - I’m Louise, mummy to two beautiful little girls.  My eldest daughter was born with a complex congenital heart defect which means she has half a working heart and my youngest is heart-healthy.  Our journey as a heart family has been all about stepping out in faith and seeing miracles happen. I blog about parenthood and life as a heart family over at Little Hearts, Big Love and am passionate about raising awareness of congenital heart defects.  You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.

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