As adults we often struggle to fall asleep in our own beds, but tired toddlers can doze off almost anywhere—in the middle of a pizza party at Chuck E. Cheese, in the front row of the Nutcracker Ballet (my son did this), at an outdoor rock concert. And the toddler pictured above nodded off in a shopping cart at Ikea. The head resting on the cart handle and the missing shoe are classic! (Where is that shoe? Hmmm…maybe she stuck it in a Birkeland dresser drawer?)
This hilarious image recently attracted a lot of attention on Reddit. CeriLKilla posted it with the caption ”Ikea is like a triathlon to a toddler.” But a blogger wisely pointed out over at the Huffington Post, Ikea is a triathlon for everyone.
We love this image so much that we thought it would be fun to create a photo gallery of kids and babies sleeping in crazy places. What’s the most unusual place your kid has ever fallen asleep? Did you capture the moment with a photo? If so, please add it to our Sleeping Babies photo gallery. Or you can email images to firstname.lastname@example.org; please include “Sleeping Kids” in the subject line. Thanks!