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#1 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

As per title, DD has had me up every half hour since 1am to roll her back onto her back.
She rolls onto her stomach and gets stuck, gets distressed and starts screaming.
As we are away with extended family for Chrristmas, she is in a portacot in a new environment and I was tired and a wee bit stressed to start with...
Any suggestions or just commiseration would be very welcome!

#2 Broxie

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:40 AM

No suggestions. I'm having a similar problem
With my 7 month old. He rolls onto his tummy and wakes himself up and needs to be resettled.

I hope someone else can be more helpful.

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#3 mum to1

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:56 AM

Get a safe t sleep keeps them on back allows enough movement to get to side but can't get on tummy, both my kids slept fine with one, although there not for every baby.

#4 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:08 AM

Spend a bit of time in the day practicing  rolling tummy to back.

#5 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:09 AM

Thanks all. Appreciate your replies.

She'll be doing 'rolling from front to back' drills today and will look into the safe t sleep thing.

Unless using a nail gun to attach a sleep sack to the mattress so she can't roll over meets SIDS guidelines...




#6 nome.b

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:17 AM

when my ds3 was smaller we done a far bit of visiting  which ment porta cot  and had the same problem   i used a towel rolled up either side of bub under the sheet  
GOOD LUCK

#7 tick

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:29 AM

It'll pass.  Most people I talked to said this phase only lasted a week or two, and it was short lived for my daughter also.

#8 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:40 AM

QUOTE (tick @ 26/12/2012, 07:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It'll pass.  Most people I talked to said this phase only lasted a week or two, and it was short lived for my daughter also.


Thanks. I will be relying on that hope while I wait for this to pass!

I was looking for a magic wand to make her sleep through so I wasn't a tired and cranky PITA Christmas Day, but Santa didn't deliver that gift, sadly!

#9 axiomae

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

Once she can roll onto her stomach herself it's no longer as much a SIDS risk. My paed said that's when you need to stop wrapping and use a sleeping bag if you haven't already. You can leave her on her belly to sleep - it is a phase and she will either stop or get used to it and be a belly sleeper.

When my DD started this it lasted about a week or so. I didn't always flip her over though - she would roll onto her belly when settling (I sat in the room so I could see her) and at first it was a bit different and I'd only flip her over if she was really distressed. After a few days she would settle on her belly and now rolls over as soon as I put her down to sleep.



#10 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:20 AM

Ethan as just finished going through this stage! it lasted about a week and a half. now he can roll any which way. it will pass. good luck!!

#11 Copper and May

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

As you are away from home and using a porta cot, I would try the towels under the sheet that a PP mentioned, until you can get the safe sleeper thingy, because it is a worry and your bubs is waking up crying, so he needs attention and everyone is so tired after Christmas Day.

#12 lucky 2

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

QUOTE
i used a towel rolled up either side of bub under the sheet

I'd caution against this as the cot is no longer a safe sleeping surface, as in firm, flat mattress with tight fitting cot sheet. It could just be soft surface that baby would get her face pressed up against.
I'd suggest bearing with it, do some rolling practice and wait for it to pass, rather than restrict her movement around the cot (eg making a cocoon with the bedding or restraining her in a special wrap), I'd let her gain some mastery over her body.
I hope you all get better rest soon.




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