By Tracy G. Cassels
We’ve seen some incredibly cute and funny pictures around the internet of parents and their babies bedsharing, but what about when siblings bedshare? I asked that very question on EP on Facebook and got some amazing photos to go with it.
I must first say that some of the images LOOK unsafe. If these were positions families were in all night, they would be. However, ALL the images with young infants are all examples of older siblings insisting on caring for their younger sibling all with a parent (or parents) keeping a watchful eye (and moving them apart when parents went to sleep or left the room). How else do you think they got the picture?? These are NOT examples of families leaving their children to sleep unsafely.
When we think of how close and intimate sleep is (see here), I can’t help but feel such warmth for these siblings who have each other. They probably fight some days (like any other sibling pair), but at night, when their defenses are down, you can truly see the love they feel for each other by the closeness they seek. I hope you enjoy as much as I did!
Without further delay, I present to you, a collection of bedsharing siblings (Note that if you send pictures I can and will update this!)
[Note: To protect privacy, no names are used.]