Mom turns her infant son’s nap positions into awesome activities with a pen

November 7, 2012 | By Abraham | 70 comments

You’ve probably seen Adele Enersen’s photography before. She’s the mother and artist who dressed her baby up for naps and set her in various imaginary “dream” settings made out of everyday items. The photos made the rounds a couple years ago and then became a book.

This past summer she did a similar but simpler series with another child, this time snapping pictures of his naps with her iPhone and then quickly sketching his “activities” onto the photo…

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    1. Rachael says:

      What on earth are you talking about? There is no existing recommendation for babies to solely side sleep. Further, if the mother is with the baby, the baby can sleep in whatever position is comfortable, now what some random poster on the internet thinks is best.

      1. Mandy says:

        Shes WRONG. Babies are to sleep on there backs only. Side sleepers recommended if needed for reflux etc. A child turns there head to the side if spitting up. But, in this case its all moot as Mom is obviously present and maybe even moving him the same way all photographersa do when a childs asleep. Give me a break. Turning a beautiful momento and dedication into your personal comment feed column. Its a psecatacular, artfully done exhibit of love. Way to go Adele!

        1. Rhianne says:

          Mandy, are you seriously that retarded? Rhonda was obviously replying to Lulu saying the mother was RIGHT THERE with the baby so there’s nothing to worry about. Next time read properly hun.

          1. T says:

            you’re all wrong. babies are not to sleep with cellos or politically incorrect representation of native americans

    2. Chelsi says:

      What’s more, you’re not even correct.

      “Research has found a link between sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and babies who sleep on their stomachs (in the prone position). Experts now agree that putting a baby to sleep on his/her back is the safest position. Side-sleeping has a higher risk for SIDS than back sleeping.”

      - Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (http://www.lpch.org/DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/newborn/behrslep.html)

      1. Marina says:

        Really? Some of you should be blocked from this website. You’re acting like 12-yr old catty little girl bullies.
        This is ridiculous, and such a waste of time & energy.

    3. angienvic says:

      Wow, com’on Lulu. They are just creative pictures n you took it too a whole other unnecessary level! Nice idea Mommy!!

    4. Picture Perfect says:

      Just another person trying to start an argument over NOTHING at all.
      The baby isn’t even actually asleep in these pictures and the mom is RIGHT there with him, but either way, it’s the mom’s concern, not yours, mine, or anyone else. She decides what she feels is best for him. This isn’t about a debate on baby sleep positions, it’s about the photography/art. Appreciate it and move on.

  1. canoehead says:

    Right Lulu- and if she leaves that child out in the rain, or chinning over the fence like that, he’s sure to be injured. Good on you for pointing out ANOTHER example of incompetence on the internet.

    1. Francis Crayfield says:

      you “like” it?? How bout LOVE it, clearly this is the work of a genius. Except of course for the whole sleeping on the back/stomach thing, that’s the work of an idiot.

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  3. honey says:

    Surely there is more chance of a baby inhaling its own vomit on its back. I registered as a childrens nurse in the 60′s and we were told never to leave a baby on its back. I prefer to follow this rule than risk a child vomiting on its back, which could then lead to pneumonia.

    As for these pictures the baby is on his tummy ‘awake’ and half awake on the others and Mum is there obviously watching over him to be able to do the drawings.

    As for the remark about it being dangerous baby climbing a fence, leaving a child out in the rain and being injured, and the music hurting his ears…..give the Mum a break it’s all in fun and something for baby to look back on in the future. What a creative Mum you have baby.

    1. Marci says:

      Things have changed in the last 50 years…. I worked at a daycare in the nursery for 2 years and we are only allowed to put children on their backs when they sleep.

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  5. Rach says:

    A pure demostration of the politically correct. Way to take away from the fun idea of an evidently fun mother. It’d be really cool for the baby to have these when they’re older!

    1. Chris says:

      YES! Harold and the Purple Crayone was SO creative! That’s what we need more of these days! The delight of simplicity!

  6. Kate S. says:

    I am surprised that no one mentioned/complained about the fact that she drew the baby doing a “rain dance”. You’d think that would’ve sparked more controversy than what position the baby should be in when they’re sleeping!

  7. Natama says:

    wow! some comments are just wow. May I should add mine. Im Native American and so upset she use this stereotype on the baby to mock all Natives. Can I sue her?

    yeah just kidding

  8. crazysos says:

    The pictures are so adorable. I love how you were creative with how your baby laid. And to all those people going way to far on a simple photograph that is meant to be a cute creative baby picture and taking way out of proportion shut up for real enjoy the pictures and move on.

  9. sherry z says:

    Babies have survived years sleeping many ways. I have 4 kids, all slept on their bellies…….. guess what they all survived. They came up with the whole “back to sleep” campaign when I had my 3rd. Doctors change their minds and the stats change all the time. They recommended back sleeping because of SIDS and babies with weaker lungs. Then babies on their back vomited and choked so they said put them on their side…………. Guess what. Do what is best for your child.

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