This caring papa just wanted to see his upset daughter soundly asleep, but as soon as he decided to quell her cries by lying down in her crib with herpancaked on his tummy, we knew he would have a very hard time climbing back out again. The edited video is just under four minutes of the pinned dad trying to wiggle his way back out of the sleeping tot’s cramped crib.
We are totally swooning over the screencap moment of the two sleeping soundly together, but perhaps just a rocking chair moment would have helped to calm her down enough to return to her crib, while saving the dad a ton of time and toe cramps. Of those few toddler memories we have left, we distinctly remember mom rocking back and forth as we lay on her chest listening to her soothing breaths as we slipped away dreamily.
If this dad truly coveted the crib nap experience enough to try it again, we suggest he keep his sleeping princess snuggled up beside him instead of sprawled over him, to make climbing out when she’s finally asleep a thousand times more probable.