Wordless Wednesday: The Family Bed

This week we asked: What does cosleeping in a family bed look like?

(For more on cosleeping options and safety, please visit our resource page on Ensure Safe Sleep, and enjoy this week’s articles on the family bed, such as “Five Benefits to Cosleeping Past Infancy.”)

The view of our family bed
The view of Momma Jorje’s family bed from the tiny apartment kitchen during nap time

still nursing to sleep at 16 months
Sasha still nursing to sleep at 16 months
Read more at Momma Jorje’s blog.

The ArtsyMama's view every morning of Little Man and her hubby
Took quite a bit of convincing but finally — this is The ArtsyMama’s view every morning of Little Man and her hubby, while sharing sleep.
Read more at TheArtsyMama blog.

hotel-style co-sleeping
The family bed while traveling — hotel-style co-sleeping. Max (9 months) and Presleigh (2 1/2)
See more pictures from Toni at Sweet Pea Photography and Wisconsin Water Birth.

impromptu late-night parties
Stefanie’s family bed means impromptu late-night parties.
Stefanie blogs at very, very fine.

cosleeping at 11 weeks
Cosleeping with baby Mikko…

…and still today, at 3 years old
Lauren blogs at Hobo Mama.

family bed arrangement
Melissa’s family bed arrangement with Aelyn 17 months, Melissa, Lane, and Layla 4 years (left to right)

Aelyn at 9 months sleeping with Mama
Aelyn at 9 months sleeping with Mama
Melissa blogs at Simple Whimsy.

Tell us: What do sleep arrangements look like in your family?

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23 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: The Family Bed

  1. Melissa (MamaWhimsy)

    Such sweet pictures! Thanks for including ours.

  2. Momma Jorje

    Aw, all of them are so sweet! Thanks for featuring us, too!

  3. Sara@MommaFindings  

    It’s kind of funny because I recognize Hobo Mama’s little boy now from visiting her #WW every week. I was like, “Hey! I know that kid!” lol

    Thanks for linking up at MommaFindings! Happy Wordless Wednesday to you.

  4. Aleksandra  

    Love the pictures! Nothing like slumbering families 🙂

  5. Luschka @ Diary of a First Child  

    oh boo! I totally forgot to send you one from us! I was going to send one of a recent camping trip too!

    (I say forgot, but in truth I’ve had my head in the toilet for two days – and no, I’m not even pregnant!)

  6. Green Momma  

    Such beautiful pictures of pure love. Warms my soul. 🙂

  7. Slee  

    Love the co-sleeping pictures. Cosleeping is one of the best things, ever.

  8. Sara  

    I loooooove seeing cosleeping/bedsharing photos. The snuggles, cuddles and comfy sleepers are so sweet.

  9. Darcel @ The Mahogany Way  

    Love all of the pictures! Co-sleeping is awesome.

  10. Lindsay  

    Love all the pictures. Cosleeping is such a beautiful thing.

    How do we submit our own for the next week? I’ve probably missed it but I don’t see a call for submissions or anything.

    • Dionna  

      Lindsay – watch on our Facebook page. We usually announce the theme on Sunday or Monday, submissions are due to Lauren {at} NaturalParentsNetwork {dot} com by Tuesday at 1:00p.m. You need to send the pic with a caption (subject to our edits) and a link to your blog, if you’d like. Thank you!

    • Lauren  

      I also try to tweet it from @NatParNet, but don’t rely on that… The FB page is more certain!

  11. Tammi  

    Great memories for later – wonderful pics!

  12. Chelsey  

    I co-sleep with my 4 year old and every Friday we have a “family” sleep over with my 7 year old joining us.

    These pictures are so sweet…

  13. Lauren  

    I love all these pictures! Getting cosleeping pictures is challenging, as I know from my own experience — low lighting, groggy people, no camera handy, the photographers are asleep (heh heh) — so I’m really impressed we had such gorgeous ones submitted!

    I love the expressions of the boys on Stefanie’s party pic. It really does look like a party, doesn’t it? 🙂

  14. stefanie

    These are all so sweet! Thanks for including us!

  15. Heather

    These are sweet pictures, I really love it! My daughter, almost 4 years old, cosleeps with us and has since birth. It is amazing and we would not have it any other way! It’s such a powerful way to foster good sleep habits for when they are ready to move into their own bed. They will feel that night time is a safe time!

  16. Christy  

    Such sweet pictures, I photos of co-sleeping! They always look so sweet and tender and innocent.

  17. @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman  

    Yep, mine sneaks in the bed about 1am every night.

  18. K La

    I love it. I have a treasured pic of my hubby asleep with my LO. Just perfect