Post # 1
My 2 week old little one will not sleep flat on her back, or in any flat position which makes bedtime interesting. Just wondering who else has experienced this and what solutions did you use? Did they sleep in a swing? Bouncer? Nap Nanny? It’s kinda unnerving since all the rules say for your baby to lay on their backs but she is just not a happy camper like that (understatement). I have our next appt with the pediatrician tomorrow, but anyone facing this problem- was it due to any sort of reflux/gas issue? Just curious. Thanks!
Post # 3
@FutureMrsZapper: I’ve read that some parents put a thick book under one side of the matress to create an incline.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA
L slept in my arms, inclined in her bassinet in her pack and play, on my chest, or in the Moby for the first 4 weeks of life. She spent most of the 4th trimester cuddled up like she was in my tummy… and didn’t like sleeping “normally” til past that 3 month mark.
Post # 5
ahh, we are in the same boat here with our 2 1/2 week old son. This started about 5 days ago for us! The last 2 nights he has slept in my arms on my chest, this freaks me out but DS wont sleep on his back in the bassinet. Last night we put him in the car seat and he slept for 3 hrs, we dont know what to do either.
Post # 6
Just try putting towel or something under the matress to make an incline… My son was the same way, still is. as ling as there is something under him he is fine.
Post # 7
We had the same issue with our son…he screamed and screamed when he was flat on his back. We used a sleep positioner, which have since all been discontinued and are now considered unsafe, to keep him on his side. He slept great that way.
The reality is that back is best but if your baby won’t sleep that way then your options are to either let them sleep in the swing etc or let them sleep in the position that is comfortable. I think if I had to let him sleep on his stomach then I would get an angel care monitor. They sound an alarm if no movement or breathing is detected.