It’s every parent’s worst, sex-related nightmare — getting caught in the act by your child. In a matter of seconds, your child can take a moment from 50 Shades of Grey to 50 shades of red. Now, when you’re the mom of older kids, you usually have an idea of when they’ll be in bed and can plan your sexy romps then. But for parents of newborns, babies become roommates. Some even become bedmates, and co-sleeping can be an obstacle for lovemaking. But don’t let your little one slow down libido. Sex with a sleeping baby in the room may sound totally unromantic (and a tad creepy), but sometimes you just have to strike when the moment’s right.
Keep in mind that your baby has no idea what’s going on, especially if they’re six months or younger. You don’t have to worry that your child is going to end up in therapy one day with a vague memory of their parents getting it on while they were asleep two feet away. Of course, if the idea of having sex with a sleeping baby in the room weirds you out, by all means take it to the kitchen counter or couch with a monitor by your side. But if you’re feeling frisky and want to get it on between the sheets, follow these seven tips for doing the deed while your baby dozes off to dreamland.