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@CJscott (4184)
Canada
October 22, 2010 5:51am CST
Watched a baby sleeping...not a new born, but like a 8mon-3ish year old...face down, butt high in the air...How in the world do they manage that? I have tried, and oh boy its odd. At first I thought it was just my crazy munchkin, but my wife she runs a day care, and all the kids do it.... You figure they are just trying to get all the blood to rush to their heads ?? What do you think?
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@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
25 Oct 10
I think that the reason that children do this is because of the fact that it is comforting to them. You see, sleeping in that kind of a position is the closest that they are able to get to being in the same position that they were in prior to the time that they were born. My son just turned four years old about two weeks ago and there are a lot of times that I will find him sleeping in this exact position, I think that it looks sweet though I also admit that it looks quite uncomfortable.
• United States
28 Oct 10
I have to agree with this reasoning. I love to watch my son sleep. He tosses and turns like crazy most of the time but he does like that butt up in the air pose often! Kids are so adorable!
• Australia
24 Oct 10
I have a photo of my daughterat 6 months old sleeping this way & I know there is a photo of me at about 18 months old sleeping the same way...I honestly don't know how anyone could sleep this way...
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
24 Oct 10
This is actually a Yoga pose, called," The Pose of the Child!" Its beneficial to health for, as you say,to get a blood rush to the head. As a Yogi for many years this is one of my favorite Asana's. I enjoy sleeping this way for a short time most nights. First I lie on my stomach, then bring my legs up under my body, fold a pillow under my head, turn my head to one side, and complete relaxation is automatic. This pose cannot be assumed for long periods. When my legs eventually lose circulation, I automatically turn onto my side without waking.
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
23 Oct 10
Back in the day I used to watch my kids sleep. I don't know why, but I would sit there and watch them sleep for hours. Yes, it is cute how they sleep when they get just a bit older. I used to love how incredibly peaceful they look.
• United States
22 Oct 10
I know what you're talking about...when my brother was about 3 or 4, he slept like that. So did another kid in our neighborhood (we had the same babysitter and stayed in the same house). I imagine that it feels good on the lower back and the hips? I'm guessing because I do yoga and that can feel great any day.
@Cargoleta (726)
• Spain
22 Oct 10
My brother used to sleep like that when he was a baby too... maybe it's just a typical baby thing? I don't really know if I slept like that when I was a baby though, but maybe it's something quite common indeed.
@donsky14 (5964)
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
Lol...that's kinda cute. My baby is still 5months old...so I'll check in 3months.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
HAHA! I guess that's part of the mystery and privilege of being a child.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
22 Oct 10
i've nevef heard of this when it comes to toddlers or watched it. that's odd that all of them sleep that way. i guess i would notice this but i don't have a kid to raise.