Why Do Babies Sleep with Their Bottoms Up in the Air? Some thoughts from parents:
1) Gas relief
2) It mimics thee fetal position, similar to how they were in the womb
3) He is cold, and trying to stay warm
4) Babies need to sleep with their legs in the frog position, so if they are on their stomachs it pushes their bottom up
5) Takes pressure off their stomach/diaphragm making it easier to breath
6) He has to urinate
7) It's comfortable
8) Again, mimics being in the womb balled up
9) Preparing to crawl.
10) Worms? One mother thought a baby might sleep this way because he has worms. I never even knew that this was an issue for babies. I looked it up and sure enough, pinworms is actually a fairly common problem similar to lice. It is now a sign of poor hygiene and is often transmitted from one child to another. Some signs that your baby may have pinworms is disturbed sleep, squirming, itchiness, and upset stomach. Often there are no symptoms. Ewwwie...
Heart Beat Moment: Today, Aohdan was really having fun playing while standing. He also learned very quickly how to signal to me that he wanted to stand up. He would reach and grab my pointer fingers on both hands and then raise his arms up. He also was very good about trying to hold on to the chair to pick something up. I had to help him, but he was standing (while leaning against the chair) all by himself for a few minutes. He is growing up so fast!