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How to manage moving around and rolling in crib?
DD has taken to this new habbit.


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#1 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

Hello EBers, I was hoping that sombody out there might have some advice for me. DD is 7.5 months and has been sleeping through the night for a good 3 months now, and has been sleeping in her own room/crib for the past 1.5 months without issue. Now for the past week she has become rather mobile in her sleep. It started as her wiggling and spinning herself around on her back and I would find her spun 180 or some other weird direction, Ok, funny little girl, but now she is also rolling onto her tummy, and often ending at the head of the crib. she doesn't wake, but its a bit odd that she has suddenly begun to do this, and my main concern is the tummy sleeping. Have any of you dealt with this problem? Is it something that needs fixing, or at 7.5 months is tummy sleeping not so big of an issue? How can I prevent her from doing this if she wont sleep in a sleep bag (since newborn hated being wrapped etc, and it is HOT!)
Thanks.

#2 imamumto3

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

I researched this when ds was about that age because I was worried about the SIDS risk.  apparently it is not such an issue by that age, because they will roll back or wake up.

I wouldn't worry if she doesn't wake up, she obviously is not cold being summer.  in winter she may get cold if she gets out from under the covers.  if she won't tolerate a sleeping bag what about one of the polar fleece all in one suits



#3 MAGS24

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:14 AM

It sounds normal to me. At that age she should have not problems sleeping on her tummy and would probably sleep better that way. I don't think you need to worry about it.

#4 Tigerdog

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

Once they can roll on their own you can't control tummy sleeping anyway so I wouldn't be worrying about it.

#5 chickenpants

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

My little guy is 13 weeks and is doing this same thing - he sleeps through the night but is always somewhere else when I go in to get him of a morning - 90 or 180 degrees from where he started and on his side.  This morning he was on his stomach (and woke up a real cranky pants, he hates being on his tummy).

I do wrap him of a night, pretty tightly, yet he leaves it behind or it is just wrapped around his feet/legs depending on the amount of wriggling he's done.

I wander in there when I wake up to let the dogs out and if he's all wonky gently put him back to where he should be and cover him again.. or just drop a blanket over him where he is, depending on what sort of a position he's in. Sometimes he's stirring and after tucking in again, goes back off to sleep for another hour or two.

Should I be worrying about the tummy sleeping at this point? He's just started rolling from his back to his front.

#6 Orangecake

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hi OP
Our DS did the same from around 6 months and still does at 11 months.
I was worried about tummy sleeping but our GP, health nurse etc all said it was fine at this stage. The SIDS site recommends still putting them down on their back and following other guidelines (no toys, fluffy bedding etc). I just use a very light sleeping bag in summer as DS seems to sleep better with it


#7 PurpleNess

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Relax, it's normal, my son started doing the same thing & now sleeps on his knees! I believe it corresponds with a developmental phase like learning to crawl.  
Good time to phase out the wrap if you are still using one.

#8 axiomae

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

Geez my 6 month old DD is such a wriggler! Crawls, rolls, spins squirms all over the place! I could never have co-slept, even if I wanted to!

#9 Toothfairy01

Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:14 PM

My 13week old has been wriggling this week (started when she was 12 weeks). She can't roll yet and has only twice toppled onto her back whilst up on her forearms during tummy time.

She normally sleeps in a Love to Dream or Ergopouch swaddle, so I've let one arm out a few times. I'm not sure if it's a recurring pattern but she wriggles and spins 180deg if both arms are in and stays reasonably still if one arm is out. I've only tried the arm out a couple of times so I'm not sure if it's a coincidence. I woke up to her head banging on one of the slats of her cradle the other morning (both arms swaddled).

I'm not sure what to do. I'll keep leaving one arm out. Having the cot moved to our room is not an option and I don't want to move her out of our room yet. Do you think this is a sign of her wanting to roll in the near future? and hence, just a matter of time when it will be safe for her to do what she wants in the cradle and be able to get out of trouble or at leave cry out if she's stuck?

#10 pinkcupcakes

Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:57 PM

G, i could've written your post myself! ds is exactly the same at 6.5 months. i've found him in some really funny positions in the morning! happy.gif

i agree with everyone, i think at this age they'll just do it anyway, regardless of how many times you readjust them. i wouldn't worry.you're a good mum. wink.gif

#11 mandala

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

Toothfairy01, around 10-12 weeks most babies discover that they have hands and there's a lot of wriggling to play with them. I bet that when your DD has her arm out, she puts her hand in her mouth to suck on it, and that the wriggling is to try to get her hand into her mouth.

I think one arm out is a good idea for the moment, as well as plenty of tummy time and opportunities to practise rolling.

#12 Peppery

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:26 AM

DD started rolling from her back to her stomach around 12 weeks and decided she would become a tummy sleeper. She also would move around in the cot, never in the same position I left her in.

I contacted my local SIDS office to ask for advice. They have a safe sleep hotline that you can call.

DD is now 4 and sleeps in the weirdest positions in her bed.

#13 Toothfairy01

Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:54 AM

KRT - yep she's always sucking her fingers and hands. I've kept a hand out for every sleep over the weekend and only once done a 180deg spins. She does get herself over to the side and ends up with her head on a wooden slat but she gets annoyed and I wake up, she'll keep sleeping for a bit longer if I fix her up.

I'm just worried she'll hit her head the slats of her cradle.


QUOTE (Peppery @ 17/02/2013, 09:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DD started rolling from her back to her stomach around 12 weeks and decided she would become a tummy sleeper. She also would move around in the cot, never in the same position I left her in.

I contacted my local SIDS office to ask for advice. They have a safe sleep hotline that you can call.

DD is now 4 and sleeps in the weirdest positions in her bed.


What did the SIDS hotline tell you??

#14 Who is me

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

Once they start to roll on their tummies, there's very little you can do to stop them. When ds started to do this, the nurses advised that I stop wrapping, and give him plenty of tummy time when awake to strengthen his neck and back, so he could lift his head well. It is not recommended that you use any kind of restraint to stop them from rolling.

#15 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

I saw this in today's topics and I was like "Ooo somebody else has a sleep roamer like my DD!" But it is my old thread haha
Well DD is now 9 months old and still does her sleep acrobatics. I have given up on trying to stop her because she is very determined to continue her sleep habits Just dress her warmer so she wont get cold on her adventures. It is weird, she does a bum shuffle to get around during the day (not properly crawling yet) but will crawl and wriggle around in bed all night!


Edited by Glorious, 18 February 2013 - 08:18 AM.


#16 Beancat

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:23 AM

Completely normal OP!  Don't stress.   just make sure your little one is in a sleeping bag and their are no sheets/doonas, bumpers in the cot. This will reduce the SIDS risk and your stress

ETA - as PPs have said, make sure she is not wrapped any more as she could get tangled

Edited by Beancat, 18 February 2013 - 08:26 AM.




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