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#1 spinder

Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:47 PM


my 5 and a half month old has just learnt to roll and is rolling onto her tummy in her cot. She can't roll back and can't sleep on her tummy so the last few nights I have been up several times rolling her back and resettling her.

any ideas to a) keep her on her back? b) teach her to roll back on her back? c) sleep on her tummy? d) anything else?

#2 ♥Teags♥

Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:57 AM

My DD started doing this at around the same time, and still does it 3 months on. It sends me  wacko.gif  as she whinges because she can't/won't get back. I don't have any advice, but you're not alone.

(Next step is crawling  ph34r.gif )

#3 Mamaidh

Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:01 PM

You can kind of help to teach them by encouraging them to roll, and kind of giving them a bit of a push once they are onto their side to help them over that last bit. Otherwise,you could try putting a rolled up towel on either side when they are asleep to prevent them going over.

#4 themelster

Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:03 PM

No advice as I'm in the same boat.  If you look at my previous posts you will see the exact same question posted not so long ago!

My DS is 4mo and has been doing this since he was 3mo and is still doing it.  The only different thing is now he is more comfortable sleeping on his belly (he actually prefers it) so I'm not resettling him so much during the night.  Also I'M more comfortable with him sleeping on his belly.  I was freaking out about it but there was nothing I could do.  I always put him to sleep on his back but he flips straight over.

Now I am consistently moving him back from being squished in one corner or headbutting the end of the cot and re-settling.

I don't know why he moves around so much in his cot - he doesn't do it when he is awake.....

Sorry, I'm not much help to you..

#5 mumto3monkeys

Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:07 PM

Don't worry about it. We are up to baby number three and they all did it. Just make sure there aren't any soft toys, cot bumpers, pillows or blankets bub can get stuck against. Use a baby sleeping bag so they don't get tangled in blankets.

If bub is strong enough to roll then they can lift head sideways. Newborns don't have that strength and that is why they advise "back to sleep".

If it is keeping you awake at night, try teaching bub to roll back during the day and give them plenty of tummy-time to strengthen neck muscles.

DD is seven months and sleeping on tummy as I type. I am actually relieved as she has caught a horrible cold from big brother and sister and is all stuffed up so she is able to breathe better tummy-sleeping as the snot drains away! original.gif

It won't be long before bub is rolling all over the cot, getting legs and arms stuck through the rails and bumping their head. original.gif

#6 -Lila-

Posted 10 March 2009 - 07:05 PM

EB is amazing. Its so compforting to see someone ask the same question you want.

DS is doing this aswell.

I have done what a pp suggested and so far its working.

Under the fitted sheet I put a towel that is rolled up at both ends so he has a little ditch. It sits really neat, and so far its too hard to rool out of.

As with everything, its cant last too long  tongue.gif

#7 majolini

Posted 10 March 2009 - 07:20 PM

Ds was also doing that around the same age and at first would whinge as he couldn't roll back so I would go and flip him onto his back.

After a few weeks though I found he actually prefered to sleep on his tummy so I would leave him that way, then soon after he figured out rolling both ways.

Now I completely leave him to find a comfortable position on his own, the only drama we have now are limbs getting stuck between the cot bars biggrin.gif

I have nothing in his cot at all, no toys, blankets, pillows or bumpers, he just has a Gro bag and a safe n sound movement monitor thingy so I'm somewhat comfortable letting him sleep on his tummy.

#8 zazab

Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:16 PM

If they have good next strenght they should be ok original.gif

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